Permanent Commission Seeks to End Systemic Injustices
This article looks at the history of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations in Maine and its accomplishments to date. Legislation for its creation was proposed three years ago by Rachel Talbot Ross. She currently co-chairs the Commission along with Penobscot Nation Tribal Ambassador Maulian Dana. Significant accomplishments include 2022 passage of LD 2, "An Act to Require the Inclusion of Racial Impact Statements in the Legislative Process" which examines the potential impacts passage of bills could have on existing disparities. Among the Commission's other focus areas are hosting community listening sessions and working to pass a bill that would allow foreign-trained physicians to practice in Maine.
Harp, Stephanie, "Permanent Commission Seeks to End Systemic Injustices" (2023). Maine News Index – Amjambo Africa!. 121.