Maine People’s Alliance

Maine People’s Alliance‘s purpose is to bring individuals and organizations together to realize shared goals. MPA focuses on leadership development to increase the number of citizen leaders prepared to work for positive social change.

MPA is known for our ability to do grassroots organizing and education that reaches more than 100,000 Mainers each year with direct personal contact and quality leadership development work that has yielded dozens of leaders and staff for MPA and other organizations.

MPA was founded in 1982 (and officially incorporated in 1983) in the Lewiston/Auburn area with a focus on housing, rent and utility rate reform issues. In 1984, our C3 sister organization, the Maine People’s Resource Center, was created.

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MPA has three main chapters, in Lewiston, Portland and Bangor, where members meet each month to work together to advance the issues they care about. For more information, contact the MPA organizer in your area.

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Take action TODAY with MPA and send a letter to the editor to support voting rights!

Next week, we anticipate that the Secretary of State will certify the signatures we’ve gathered for the People’s Veto to protect voting rights. Together we will have officially gathered more valid signatures more quickly than has ever been done before by a grassroots campaign in Maine.

But this campaign is far from over and opponents of voting rights haven’t been sitting on their hands.

While we’ve been gathering signatures and preparing for the campaign, they’ve launched a media blitz in local newspapers all over Maine.

Republican legislators who proposed and voted for the bill eliminating same-day voter registration have been flooding local papers with letters and opinion pieces defending their actions, attacking our coalition and minimizing your hard work.

Let’s not let them get away with it. Click here to use this online form to quickly and easily send a letter to the editor to one of more than 70 Maine newspapers. We need to counter these smears and make sure Maine people know that…

  • Election Day registration has worked in Maine for more than 40 years. There’s absolutely no reason to eliminate it.
  • Maine’s town clerks association fought against eliminating Election Day registration because they don’t want to deny people the right to vote.
  • Maine people all over the state have come together for this cause in a grassroots campaign that will be successful in restoring our rights.
  • Mainers should VOTE YES in November to protect voting rights