On March 16, days after COVID-19 arrived in Maine, the Maine People’s Alliance launched Mainers Together, a community relief effort. Over six months, Mainers Together fielded more than 1,500 requests for help, organized more than 1,000 volunteers and sent more than 850 grocery cards to those who have needed help. We are proud of the work our response team has done to help so many neighbors in crisis.

We are proud, but we are also frustrated. Our elected officials are not rising to the challenge of this moment. Our leaders in Augusta and Washington need to know that their constituents are still struggling and that there is much more they can be doing to keep people safe, housed and healthy. Please join this movement, share how COVID-19 has impacted your family and connect with others working on a campaign to push for the relief this moment requires.