2015 End of Legislative Session Newsletter

Early Care & Education This past session, much of our advocacy efforts focused on promoting policies and practices that would benefit young children and their families. We were able to make a strong case for the importance of early intervention in child development. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle introduced several bills to strengthen … More 2015 End of Legislative Session Newsletter

BDN Letter to the Editor: Tax credits reduce poverty

Letter to the editor by MCA Board Member Margaret Leitch Copeland. Read the original letter published in the Bangor Daily News July 17, 2015.  I applaud Gary Laweryson for his July 8 BDN OpEd, which highlighted how the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit boost the financial security of veterans and service … More BDN Letter to the Editor: Tax credits reduce poverty

MCA and Partners Join For Census Data Release

Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) collaborated with Maine Center for Economic Policy (MeCEP), Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) and Maine Community Action Association (MCAA) to host a press event for the latest American Community Survey data release (Sept 22). The event, held at the State House Welcome Center, featured speakers: MeCEP Executive Director Christopher “Kit” St. … More MCA and Partners Join For Census Data Release