Equity & Racial Justice

Equity & Racial Justice

We envision a world in which tackling the climate crisis, confronting environmental injustice, and strengthening our democracy lead to cleaner and healthier communities, good-paying jobs, and a more just, equitable, and sustainable planet for all.

Recognizing that racial justice is inextricably linked with our pro-environment, pro-climate, pro-democracy mission, MCA prioritizes equity and racial justice within our organization, in our relationships with partners and decision-makers, and in all of our work. We are striving to build a racially-inclusive base of power to advocate for climate action and a stronger democracy.


Tribal Sovereignty

The Wabanaki – the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Mi’kmaq Nation, Passamaquoddy Tribe, and Penobscot Nation – are the original people of this place. We stand with the Wabanaki Alliance, advocating for legislation and policies that improve the lives of Wabanaki citizens, protect and preserve the environment, honor tribal history and culture, and recognize the inherent rights and sovereign powers of the Wabanaki Nations. 

Energy Justice

A just transition to clean, affordable energy must work for ALL Maine people. We work across the energy system – from generation and transmission to workforce development and consumer service – with a focus on building energy literacy, securing environmental justice for impacted communities, and holding utilities accountable to ratepayers and our climate future.

Vision for a More Equitable Maine

The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare underlying problems and inequities in our systems and laws – and our recovery invites us to create a more just and equitable Maine. Along with dozens of organizations and hundreds of individuals, we call on legislators to advance a Vision for an Equitable Maine.