2021 Legislative Session

2021 Legislative Session
The 130th Legislative Session is underway. We are back at work advancing legislation to protect and expand the rights of all Mainers.

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.)

Priority Bills to End the War on Drugs

Nearly five decades of the failed war on drugs have disproportionately targeted and harmed people living in poverty, families, women, and communities of color.

January 8, 2021

LR 1831: An Act to Amend the Maine Bail Code

The bail system is supposed to ensure people most people can be free awaiting trial. But it’s not working: today, the majority of people in Maine jails haven’t been convicted of a crime.

January 8, 2021

Legislative Advocacy Tools

Throughout the legislative session testifying on bills and writing letters to the editor are tried and true ways to make your voice heard. We've put together these guides to help you get started.

January 8, 2021