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MEJP Supports Smart Welfare Reform

 We Can Change Course to Protect Maine Children and
Create Opportunity for Maine Families

Troubling trends for Maine children demand an immediate response.  Compared to the rest of the nation, the well-being of Maine children has taken a dramatic turn for the worse.

Smart Welfare Reform: The Future of Maine Children Depends on It

Most Mainers agree that our welfare system is broken.  Contrary to what some would lead you to believe, however, poor people are not the cause of this broken system.

So-called “reform” has taken Maine in the wrong direction

So-called “welfare reform” proposals of recent years have greatly reduced the number of people receiving aid, while increasing the number of families living in deep poverty.

Over the last 5 years:

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