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We are the Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP), dedicated to finding solutions to poverty and improving the lives of people with low income in Maine.

Building Bridges to a Better Future for Every Mainer

During the summer of 2014, Maine Equal Justice Partners and the Every Child Matters Education Fund went directly to Maine people to ask for their thoughts about poverty. The results may surprise you. Mainers shared common ground about the cause of poverty and the best strategies to reduce it—with striking agreement among conservatives and liberals, men and women, and people of all ages and income levels.

Read our report: Maine People Agree: Opportunity is the Bridge to a Better Future

Learn More About Building Bridges to Opportunity for Every Mainer

Lynne Martell

Lynne and her husband live in Kennebec County. Their adult daughter and her partner recently moved in with them after she lost her job and couldn’t get unemployment benefits.  Lynne’s Dad also recently moved in so they are now a three-generation household of 5.  More...

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