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2011-02-11

No Better Place Than Here. No Better Time Than Now.

by Rachel Bishop 2011-02-11 16:24

I heard the big news from Egypt today when I was on a conference call with several leaders from different youth organizations, discussing our shared strategy on Jobs and the Economy. Suddenly, I didn’t want to be on a conference call discussing our organizational capacity. I wanted to be out in the streets. I felt like I was 13 again, blasting Rage Against the Machine and reading ridiculous anarchist blogs, itching to make something change, damnit, change. read more...

2009-11-06

ALL IS NOT LOST…MAINE

by Joshua Fahiym Ratcliffe 2009-11-06 16:40

To say it was sad day for the LGBT community on November 4th was an understatement. Here’s a community, tax-paying citizens I might add, whose rights (or lack thereof), as a result of their bi-weekly paycheck deductions to the Federal government and their respective states deserve more than just politically-correct lip service – at the very least. read more...

2009-11-04

Equal Rights: A struggle to be seen not as Equal, but as Us

by Moni'ca Brown 2009-11-04 17:07

History has shown again and again, that to be truly equal, we must be seen as equal. This isn't found in laws and legislature, but in the eyes of those who live next to you, walk beside you in the subway, on the streets, and stand next to you in line at the grocery store. Equality is having those all around you look at you and see You. read more...

2009-10-20

Immigrant Youth Speak Out For Equal Education

by Jenna Vendil 2009-10-20 10:45

As The League became more involved on the issue of educational equity, it became increasingly clear that young voices, especially immigrant experiences, had been left out of the debate around education in our schools. These are the stories that need to be heard firsthand by our elected school officials and education leaders... read more...

2009-08-19

What Would Jesus Do… About Healthcare?

by Hakim Bellamy 2009-08-19 13:03

What I said was, “To the opponents of healthcare I would pose this question, ‘what would Jesus Do?’” Then, I facetiously followed up with, “Probably write his Congressperson or Senator, of course, because we all know Jesus wouldn’t want any of his lil’ children to suffer, right?” read more...

2009-08-04

Maine League Helps Pass The Peninsula Transit Study!

by Hilary Frenkel 2009-08-04 13:00

The Peninsula Transit Study passed unanimously by the City Council tonight! I thought we would never get to the vote. I did learn, however, that ‘Naked Shakespeare’ is simply Shakespeare without costumes and is not nearly as provocative as it sounds. read more...

2009-03-05

The Different Shades of Green

by Steve Romain 2009-03-05 17:14

At Powershift 2009, individuals of every color, creed, gender identity and age were united in a sense of hope for the future and passion for the cause. The stereotype of 'privileged white folks' as environmentalists could exist no longer - at this moment, on this day, if your heart was beating and your eyes were wide, you understood. You got it. You were now part of a movement that could not be stopped. read more...

2009-02-05

The Honeymoon's Over. What Do We Do Now?

by Steve Romain 2009-02-05 15:35

While the newspaper rarely prints anything that is overwhelmingly positive, the dismal sense of hopelessness has taken over for many. It feels like every day, things are getting worse and we have no control over our lives anymore. However, as dark as the night may be, we – as a community – can solve the problems that plague us. read more...

2009-02-04

A little time now could be worth a lot of time later

by Matthew Isgro 2009-02-04 14:45

How old are you? Do you know how old your district's City Council representative is? One clue: the youngest is 30. And why do I ask? I have to answer that question with another question: have you heard of peak oil, or permaculture? read more...

2008-11-12

Now that the dust has settled, what can involved people do?

by Katie Diamond 2008-11-12 14:47

The League of Young Voters has a agenda for progressives that touches all bases. read more...

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