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Dana Baldwin: Why I serve on the Board

posted: , by Heather Wasklewicz
tags: Adults | Parents & Teachers | News

“Libraries have always been a big part of my life. My mom was a librarian and growing up in a family of book lovers, going to the library was a regular family outing. Serving on the board of PPL, I see the many roles the library plays in the community. I love that, in addition to checking out books, I can go to the library to see an art exhibition, watch a movie, listen to a talk about climate and Casco Bay, or get advice from a librarian about how to best research an issue I’m dealing with at work. And the frugal part of me loves that it’s all free!”

Dana is the Program Officer at the Sam L. Cohen Foundation where she works with a wide-range of nonprofits in Cumberland and York Counties. Before joining the Foundation, Dana served as the Program and Communications Director for the Maine Philanthropy Center. In this role she worked with foundations, nonprofits, and individual philanthropists on a diverse range of issues affecting Maine. Prior to MPC, Dana worked in art museum education at the Portland Museum of Art for almost 20 years. She is also a Board member of Pineland Farms and an active volunteer for Portland Public Schools.


FREE – Consumer Action Handbook

posted: , by Williams Bandoma
tags: Adults | Business | Government | News

Do you want to get the best value when you shop to feel confident about your purchases regardless of what you are buying? The Consumer Action Handbook can help you achieve these goals.

The Consumer Action Handbook brings together consumer information from across the government. It includes practical questions to ask and factors to consider when you buy products and services. It features topics that affect everyone, such as banking, credit, education, employment, food and nutrition, health care, housing, insurance, and more.

This Handbook is by kind curtsey USAGOV; your guide to Government Information and Services.

Stop by any Portland Public Library Branch and pick a FREE Copy of the Consumer Action Handbook.

E-version is available here

 

       

 


Easy-to-Read Voter Guide (June 2018 Primary Election)

posted: , by Williams Bandoma
tags: Recommended Reads | Adults | Business | Government | News

The League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund has released its Easy-to-Read Voter Guide for the June 12 primary election. This is the League’s 11th Voter Guide and its first guide for primary elections. This guide covers  the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor, federal races for the U.S. House of Representatives in Districts 1 and 2, and the U.S. Senate race. It also covers the special referendum election, open to all voters regardless of party affiliation, featuring one ballot question that will be decided by voters on June 12th.

The 2018 primary also marks the first time in our nation’s history that ranked choice voting will be used in a statewide primary election. Maine voters will use RCV to choose the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representative race in Congressional District 2. (There is also an RCV primary in state legislative district 75, although that race is not covered in the statewide voter guide.)

For the easy-to-read guide for the City of Portland

For the easy-to-read guide for the State of Maine

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