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Legislative Update for January 19, 2023

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE January 19, 2023 Happy New Year Community Advocates! Welcome to the First Regular Session of the 131st Maine Legislature, which convened for the first time on December 7, 2022, and is set to adjourn on June… Read More

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United Way Takes Action for Families Experiencing or At Risk of Homelessness

Southern Maine is facing a fast-growing emergency as more than 1000 individuals, including many asylum seekers, are on the verge of losing their housing. Since 2021, the federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program has helped families and individuals… Read More

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Fall Public Policy Update

United Way Southern Maine’s Fall Public Policy Update United Way of Southern Maine wants every eligible voter to have the opportunity to cast your ballot. It’s a great way to let your voice be heard and drive positive… Read More

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UWSM Legislative Update, 5/2/2022

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE May 2, 2022 Greetings Community Advocates, THANK YOU! With your help, we achieved some major victories for our community during the Second Regular Session of the 130th Maine Legislature. Today, we are celebrating. We also want to… Read More

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UWSM Legislative Update, 3/23/2022

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE March 23, 2022 Greetings Community Advocates, This week is expected to see a lot of activity around the supplemental budget. The Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee is busy holding work sessions to discuss and vote on… Read More

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UWSM Legislative Update, 3/9/2022

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE March 9, 2022 Greetings Community Advocates, It’s almost time to spring forward! As Daylight Savings Time begins and we get closer to the end of the Legislative Session, many decisions will be made by the Maine… Read More

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UWSM Legislative Update, 2/16/2022

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE February 16, 2022 Greetings Community Advocates, Thank you for taking action and using your voice to make real change in our community and across the state. Welcome to our regular Legislative Update for the Second Legislative… Read More

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Child Tax Credit cuts childcare costs for York County family

For many families, childcare is a growing expense. Lindsey and her husband, Jonathan, pay $18,000 in childcare costs for their two daughters. Even as a dual income household, the family could not cover the amount without compromise.

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UWSM Legislative Update, 1/13/2022

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE January 13, 2022 Greetings Community Advocate, Welcome to a new year and a new round of bi-weekly Legislative Updates from United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM). This update is our welcome back communication warm-up for the… Read More

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Cassandra puts community, family first with tax credits  

From her family to her community, Cassandra prioritizes helping others.

“No matter what I do in life, I’m always going to help people…that’s what I love,” said Cassandra. 

In her personal life, Cassandra cares for her three-year-old son Tyson and is always free to lend a hand to friends and family. But her selflessness doesn’t stop there. As a student and professional Cassandra gives back to her community. It all started when Cassandra was a practicum student, working toward her associate degree. 

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