Maine Chapter Features

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Chapter Spotlight: Maine SSN Works to Improve Poll Worker Recruitment and Trust in Elections

“Poll workers are an integral part of Maine’s election system. The research that Dr. Glover, Dr. LaBouff and Dr. LeVan are conducting is giving us more information about the motivations that bring poll workers to serve in this capacity and what is effective in reaching them for recruitment. This will...
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Member Spotlight: Two Different Perspectives, One Impactful OpEd

What do a sociologist and an engineer have in common? For professors Michael Haedicke and Jean MacRae, who study environmental pollutants from different disciplinary perspectives at The University of Maine, it’s the shared concern over a man-made contaminant found in many aspects of modern life. And the two researchers have...
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Introducing Maine SSN Policy Fellows

The Maine SSN Chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network is pleased to introduce their first cohort of Policy Engagement Fellows. This is a unique, localized fellowship opportunity for public policy engagement. The fellowship provides an opportunity to link Maine-based scholars and researchers to pressing public policy questions while receiving one-on-one...
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Maine - Understanding and Supporting Election Poll Workers

Project Objective: Identifying the important role poll workers play in building trust in elections, the project launched a research-practice collaboration. Beginning with a survey in collaboration with the Maine Secretary of State’s Office, Maine Town and City Clerks Association (MTCCA), and the Maine League of Women Voters, the survey’s primary...
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New Member Spotlight: Winifred Tate Advocates for Drug Policy Reform

“The need for expanding the Good Samaritan law is urgent. To stem this grim tide of death, we must do more, and we must empower everyone, especially those most likely to witness overdose deaths, people who use drugs and their loved ones, to keep people alive. The first step is...
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Chapter Spotlight: Maine SSN Builds Relationships with State and Local Policymakers

“SSN scholars can bring real stories from real Mainers and real Maine families…The things we are trying to decide—when we can talk about it in terms of our own Mainers, our own neighbors, our own community members, it’s just really invaluable.” - Charlotte Warren, Maine House Representative In a small...