We need to change our drug laws to save lives. Maine recorded its highest number of overdose deaths last year. More than 500 people died. Decades of experience have shown we cannot arrest and punish our way out of drug use and overdose deaths.
We are approaching the session with a racial equity lens, and have prioritized supporting legislation to end the failed war on drugs and reform the bail code, to achieve this larger goal of racial justice.
Learn more about our priority bills and how to get engaged in the legislative process.
(Note: this webpage will be updated throughout the Legislative Session to track the progress of our priority bills. Please check back.)