ISSUES

Fighting for Maine's 

Working Families

Mainers are working longer days and more hours because wages and incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living, health care, or education.  Meanwhile, greedy corporations are making huge profits and paying lower taxes.  We need solutions that lift up all Mainers and don’t deny us the right to live a safe, happy, and productive life. When working families do well, Maine does well. 

  • PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE FOR EVERY WORKING MAINER

    Our communities and workplaces thrive when our families are healthy. Whether caring for a newborn or for an ailing parent or grandparent, Mainers work hard and have earned the ability to look after their families when they’re needed most.

  • AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE HEALTH CARE FOR MAINE'S WORKING FAMILIES

    Families are struggling to keep up with the rising costs of healthcare. Meanwhile, corporate special interests are trying to roll back the modest progress we’ve made to expand access to quality care. We need to stand up to corporate special interests to make sure that every Mainer has access to affordable and quality care, with no surprise billing and better prescription drug pricing. 

  • OVERTIME PAY EXPANSION TO ENSURE WORKERS ARE PAID A FAIR WAGE 

    Maine families work harder and longer days yet still struggle to pay the rent, put food on the table,  or pay for needed medications, because greedy corporate executives aren't looking out for their employee’s best interest.  Americans lose out on $1.2 billion annually in lost overtime wages. Time is money, and greedy corporations shouldn’t just get both.

  • FAIRER TAXES FOR WORKING FAMILIES, ENSURING CORPORATIONS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE

    We need to grow opportunities in Maine that benefits families and workers, not just the wealthy CEOs, corrupt politicians, and big banks. The Earned Income Tax credit is one of our most effective ways to reduce the struggle of working families and children. It helps working families, particularly unmarried women with children, to afford food, housing, and the most basic of necessities.

  • AFFORDABLE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FOR WORKING FAMILIES

    The economic cost of parenthood is making it harder and harder for Mainers to stay in Maine and raise their families. We need to reduce the pocketbook burden of early childhood education,  increase childcare tax credits, and provide access to full-day, universal pre-K/K.

© 2019 Mainers for Working Famililes