March is Women’s History Month! We're celebrating some of our favorite champions, from Maine and away.
Florence Brooks Whitehouse 1869-1945
Florence Brooks Whitehouse, feminist, novelist, playwright, and activist for international peace, lived at 108 Vaughan Street in the West End in Portland during her most active years as a leader in the women’s suffrage movement in Maine.
Last year the ACLU released a groundbreaking report that chronicled in remarkable detail the vast racial injustices that persist throughout the United States with respect to enforcement of marijuana laws. It was not a pretty picture, but it was a story that had to be told.
In response to the Governor’s recent proposal to amp up the failed War on Drugs by adding 14 new law enforcement positions, 4 new assistant attorney positions dedicated specifically to drug crimes, and four new district court judges that would exclusively hear and decide drug-related cases - there has been some discussion about also expanding the availability of drug courts here in Maine.