MCC in the News

Maine faith leaders host drug overdose death vigil at State House

Faith leaders gathered in Augusta on Wednesday to host a vigil for the hundreds of people in Maine lost last year to drug overdoses.

‘Mainers for Health Care’ pressure lawmakers to implement Medicaid expansion law

http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Mainers-for-Health-Care-pressure-lawmakers-to-implement-Medicaid-expansion-law-478099873.html

AUGUSTA, Maine. (WABI) A coalition working to see Maine’s Medicaid expansion law goes into effect is pressing lawmakers and the governor to uphold the will of the voters. Health care providers, members of the faith community and others from… Read More

Religious leaders against off-shore drilling plans

Religious leaders against off-shore drilling plans By Abigail Worthing Staff Writer  Biddeford/Saco Courier 3/22/2018 SACO – A group of religious leaders from Maine have joined with others from across the country in signing a letter put forward to… Read More

Letter to the editor: It’s important to speak up for principles, against hate

from the Portland Pres Herald, What is the message our society is giving to students like Meghan Scott Curran from Falmouth, who is performing at Footlights Theatre in a play about the Holocaust? Through the voices of survivors,… Read More

Letter to the editor: All Christians don’t share Civic League’s LGBTQ view

from the Portland Press Herald 3.14.2018 Those reading Scott Thistle’s March 9 front-page article “Bill outlawing gay ‘therapy’ clears hurdle” might draw the mistaken conclusion that all Christians in Maine share the Christian Civic League’s view of L.D…. Read More

Activists gather in Portland to support ‘Dreamers’

by WGMEThursday, February 22nd 2018   PORTLAND (WGME) – Dozens of immigration activists gathered in Congress Square Thursday. They want protections for so-called “Dreamers.” They’re hoping to send a message of encouragement to Senator Susan Collins, who was… Read More

Maine Faith Leaders: GOP Tax Plan ‘Neither Just Nor Moral’

The rally comes as the Senate prepares to vote on the bill later this week.

Maine Voices: Congress needs to show compassion, respect and caring for others

As lawmakers move ahead in the budget process, we pray they will vote for the vulnerable and voiceless. BY BONNY RODDEN / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD  FALMOUTH — There’s an inconvenient truth when it comes to cutting taxes: You… Read More

Initiative Aims To Clear Up Stereotypes, Misconceptions About New Mainers

Fowsia Musse during a recent Communities Against Hate meeting in Lewiston.
by SUSAN SHARON / MAINE PUBLIC / NOV 6, 2017

Letter to the editor: Another round of applause for Sens. Collins and King on health care

from the Portland Press Herald, August 3, 2017 Sen. Susan Collins deserves our thanks for putting people above politics. By bucking her political party and voting along with Sen. Angus King to oppose the “skinny repeal” of the… Read More