Maine Equal Justice Partners
Maine Equal Justice Partners understands that finding solutions to poverty and improving the lives of low-income Mainers can only be achieved by engaging the people who are directly impacted by these issues in the efforts to find solutions. Maine Initiatives has made multiple grants to MEJP in recent years to support their work uniting poor people from across Maine to effectively advocate for themselves in the decisions that affect their lives. For instance, MEJP’s legislative trainings and advocacy conferences provide participants with concrete tools and resources for telling their stories effectively to individual legislators, at public hearings and at press events, and in advocating for policy change. Our grant support for MEJP builds the power of everyday people to come together and conduct effective advocacy efforts that are winning concrete victories for justice and equity in our state.