Maine’s children, youth and working parents urgently need your help.

The Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee is working on a plan to close an anticipated gap in the budget for the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Committee is currently considering many of Governor LePage’s original budget proposals. These include:

  • Elimination of all state funding for Head Start and Child Care subsidies.
  • Reduction of funding for the Maine Families Home Visiting Program.
  • Elimination of MaineCare coverage for all 19 and 20 year olds with incomes below 150% FPL and parents with income between 100 and 133% FPL.

TAKE ACTION: Contact your legislator TODAY and urge them to protect these vital programs!

To find out who your legislator is and their contact info, go to the Voter Lookup Website. Fill out your address and town. When the next page pops up, click on elected official tab and that will give you phone number and e-mail for your legislators. Send a quick, short e-mail or call your legislator.  Or you can leave a voice message for your Representative at 1-800-423-2900 and for your Senator at  1-800-423-6900.

The health and well-being of thousands of Mainers is at risk. Things are moving fast in Augusta and if you don’t make your voices heard today or this weekend, you might not get another chance to have an impact.

Please help us send a message that we need our lawmakers to do what is right  — and protect these essential programs.


The Maine Children’s Alliance is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes sound public policies to improve the lives of children, youth, and families in the state.

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