Ways to Support
You don’t have to look further than your mailbox or the notifications on your phone to experience the negative impact of corporate power on our democracy.
- Unprecedented corporate spending on referendums, giving big business interests extraordinary influence over issues that affect all of us.
- The toxic mix of media control and growing political clout exercised by Facebook and other social media giants, unraveling our democracy and thwarting regulation.
- Corporations that took a stance after the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection, but have since quietly returned to funding politicians who spread the “Big Lie."
But it's not all doom and gloom. People are also finding creative ways to push back against corporate power and expand our democracy with Clean Elections.
In 2021, we took a big step to reduce corporate influence with the approval of legislation banning corporate contributions to Maine candidates and legislators. When it comes to healthcare, jobs, tax policy, and the environment, corporate interests won’t have that extra influence over our elected officials.
We couldn’t do this without you. Your $5, $25, $100 or $500 contribution puts power back in the hands of Maine people.
NOTE: Looking to contribute $5 to the Maine Clean Election Fund? If you have a preferred candidate and want to make a $5 qualifying contribution to their campaign, click here to get started.
Give a One-Time Donation
By donating to MCCE, you will receive access to a range of direct action activities, updates on MCCE, events information, and volunteer opportunities. Please consider supporting MCCE with a gift of $25 or more. Donate today!
Become an Of, By, For Advocate
Of, By, For Advocates are the foundation of MCCE's work. Through monthly donations, you will provide MCCE with a consistent and reliable source of funding throughout the year and allow us to plan ahead.
Become an Of, By, For Advocate today by making an on-going tax-deductible monthly donation and:
- Help MCCE strengthen the Maine Clean Elections Act
- Combat the influence of big money in Maine elections
- Encourage citizens from all walks of life to run for political office
- Put your donation to work immediately.
I'd rather send a check
If you prefer to contribute by check, that's great, too! Please mail it to:
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections
PO Box 18187
Portland, ME 04112
Maineshare Workplace Giving
MCCE is a proud member of Maineshare. Maineshare is a nonprofit organization that helps direct tax-deductible payroll donations to other nonprofits in Maine. Maineshare is a convient way to give a few dollars to MCCE from your paycheck and provide MCCE with a steady steam of support. To sign up for workplace giving, please visit https://www.maineshare.org/workplace-giving/start-a-campaign
Does your company match?
Many employers, like Motorola and Unum, sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. That means that if you make a gift of $50 today, and your company matches gifts, your support to MCCE doubles!
Contact your HR department to see if your gift to MCCE is eligible for a match and for additional instructions.
If you want to leave a lasting legacy in Maine's democracy, please consider a bequest to Maine Citizens for Clean Elections. Our 20+ year track record of delivering meaningful election reform means your gift will continue to be executed faithfully and effectively. For sample bequest language or more information, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.