Maine Voices: Federal relief funds should target Mainers hit hardest by the pandemic

Portland Press Herald

Beyond channeling resources into Maine communities and households, these federal recovery dollars have the potential to address inequality and spur a recovery that fixes the cracks in our society where too many people fell during the coronavirus outbreak. One of the most evident lessons of the pandemic is that our health and economic well-being are bound together, and that we can all become weaker when some people are left behind. If Maine takes this opportunity to invest in a more equitable recovery, we will all emerge stronger.

Click here to read the full op-ed by MECEP policy analyst Sarah Austin, first published July 14, 2021 in the Portland Press Herald.