Democracy Maine works to make government more equitable, inclusive, and accessible by improving elections, protecting and engaging voters, increasing civic engagement, and reducing the influence of private money in politics. Democracy Maine is a collaboration between three nonpartisan organizations — League of Women Voters of Maine, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, and Maine Students Vote — that partner on advocacy and education efforts.
As Democracy Maine, we work together and with other partners to make government more equitable, inclusive, and accessible by improving elections, protecting and engaging voters, and reducing the influence of private money in politics.
Through fiscal sponsorships and other partnerships, Democracy Maine serves as an home for emerging organizations (such as the Maine Immigrant Housing Coalition), temporary collaborations (such as the Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative), and democracy reform campaigns (such as Fair Elections Portland).
Democracy Maine was also the founding convener of Mainers for Modern Elections and remains a leader within that coalition.
Our projects and programs include:
- Advocate for and testify on all bills in our high-priority areas
- Voter Information and Education
- Ranked Choice Voting Education
- Supporting Clean Elections
- Civic Education in Public Schools
- Maine Suffrage Centennial
About the League of Women Voters of Maine
LWVME is a chapter of the League of Women Voters, a citizens' organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage our communities in the decisions that impact our lives. The League operates at national, state, and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues in all 50 states, as well DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong.
About Maine Citizens for Clean Elections
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to ensure that Maine’s campaign finance laws, elections, and government serve the public interest, both in principle and in practice. We engage Maine people from across the political spectrum, using research, education, and outreach to further fairness, inclusion, and opportunity in our politics.
About Maine Students Vote
Maine Students Vote is a network of student and civic leaders that are focused on increasing democratic engagement on college campuses and high schools in Maine. We support campuses and schools in developing voter education materials, organizational action planning, training and mentoring civic captains, and coordinating get-out-the-vote efforts. We have been on the ground since 2015, and work collaboratively with other national and local youth voting organizations.