The measure would require the state to print the state constitution in its entirety, including Maine’s treaty obligations to the Wabanaki Nations
(Portland, MAINE) – On this Indigenous People’s Day, Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund (PPMEAF) announces its support of Question 6, a statewide ballot measure that would require printed copies of Maine’s state constitution to include all sections, including a portion detailing the state’s treaty obligations to Wabanaki Nations.
Maine lawmakers voted in support of this measure during the most recent legislative session, and PPMEAF is proud to stand with our allies in support of this initiative. The printing of Maine’s Constitution in its entirety is critical to a fair and transparent government and will encourage understanding of shared history and state commitments made to the Wabanaki Tribes.
Statement from Nicole Clegg, Acting CEO, Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Northern New England
"Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund strongly supports efforts to address Maine's current and historic racial inequities, the impact of which reverberates throughout the state, including in health outcomes and access to care for the people we serve. In our work to expand healthcare access and address healthcare inequities, PPMEAF recognizes the harm of reproductive oppression faced by tribal communities in and at the behest of the State of Maine. Question 6 is a first step in acknowledging a shameful history and confirming our commitment to justice for Indigenous people in Maine."
Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England in Maine. PPNNE has four health centers in Maine and sees more than 12,000 patients a year.