EventsHealthcare

June 29th, 2020

Healthcare for All: Now More than Ever – Panel & Discussion

This event will take place on June 29th, 2020 from 5:30-7:00pm over Zoom. Please register at the link below. Over 500 people and 30 organizations joined our call to Governor Janet Mills to implement universal healthcare and protect the rights of essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. We brought our demands to the Blaine House in…

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StatementsHealthcare

April 27, 2020

Sign The Petition – Tell Gov. Mills: during this pandemic, we need universal healthcare!

Please sign the petition here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-gov-mills-during-this-pandemic-we-need-universal-healthcare Gov. Mills must utilize every resource available to address the healthcare needs of all Mainers amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has initiated a public health and economic crisis unprecedented in our lifetimes. Important steps have been taken by Gov. Mills to respond to our circumstances, the situation however, is…

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Events

March 31st, 2020

Virtual Meeting: The Peoples Town Hall

This event will be a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom by The Southern Maine Workers Center on Tuesday, March 31st from 5:30Pm – 7:30pm. Fill out the form to register for the event and we’ll text or email you the call information before the event begins. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PDs1HgqKdJr-w7radOvXa-c474aqdqE5rsCyd8OfBmM/edit#responses

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ResourcesCovid-19

March 16, 2020

Hotline and Legal Clinic Response to COVID-19

Thank you so much for contacting us about your work problem. You’ve bravely taken the first step to get the support and answers you need. We are always here to provide services and resources but due to COVID-19 some of our options have temporarily changed. Please be advised of the following: Our weekly Workers’ Support…

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PressHealthcare

March 5, 2020

Folks rally at the State House for lawmakers to support expanded dental care

A few dozen folks rallied at the State House Thursday advocating for a bill that would give more Mainers access to dental care. It would allow people who make under $17,000 a year to get basic dental prevention and treatment. The only Medicaid dental benefit for adults in Maine is limited emergency care. Supporters say…

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PressHealthcare

March 5, 2020

Sharing stories of pain and stigma, low-income Mainers call on lawmakers to pass dental bill

Dozens of working-class Mainers rallied at the State House on Thursday to demand their legislators vote to support a bill to guarantee comprehensive dental coverage for low-income adults through MaineCare, Maine’s Medicaid program. LD 1955 is the second attempt to secure dental coverage for low-income adults after a similar bill, LD 1453, passed both the state House…

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PressHealthcare

January 27, 2020

Dental care improves lives

On Jan. 23, I flashed my toothiest smile at Gov. Janet Mills. As a member of the Southern Maine Workers Center, I rallied with coalition partners at the State House to support LD 1955. If passed, LD 1955 will expand MaineCare to include comprehensive dental care for adults. Access to dental care is essential to good health. People who do…

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MembersHealthcare

May 20, 2019

Dental Care Is Healthcare And Healthcare Is A Human Right

The Maine legislature is considering a bill that would provide access to basic dental care for adults and children on MaineCare. “An Act To Improve Dental Health for Maine Children and Adults with Low Incomes” (LD-1453) would be an important step forward for Maine. As someone who’s been impacted by not having access to dental…

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Events

November 22nd, 2018

Studying Social Change: A Collective Study for Stronger Social Movements

Following up on our T.O.A.S.T (Transformative Organizing and Skills Training) series, we are launching a new series of events to help us grow our skills and knowledge as organizers. Social change requires both action and reflection. In this study group series, we will explore topics identified by our members in order to deepen our collective…

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Events

February 3rd, 2018

T.O.A.S.T: Transformative Organizing And Skills Training

Introducing T.O.A.S.T: Transformative Organizing And Skills Training, a ten-part series of workshops for members (and friends) of the Southern Maine Workers’ Center. We’ll build-up the skills we need for the growth of our committees, the power of our campaigns, and the sustainability of our organization. We’ll be learning the crucial building blocks of grassroots organizing,…

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