Maine Conservation Voters (MCV) ensures that state decision makers keep the environment protected, healthy, and vibrant. For more than 35 years, we have been helping elect environmental champions, holding our elected leaders to the highest standard, and building statewide momentum for climate action and environmental protection through innovative accountability, coalition building, and voter outreach efforts.
Through our work, MCV is committed to making sure all Maine people have access to a healthy environment, a strong democracy, and a sustainable economy.
Maine Conservation Voters protects the environment and our democracy by influencing public policy, holding politicians accountable, and winning elections
Guided by our core commitments to the environment, democracy, equity, and collective impact we are working toward a future where Maine becomes a national model for how a rural state can take bold action to tackle the climate crisis while ensuring a fair and equitable economic transition for communities. A future where we have identified systemic barriers to full participation in the state’s clean energy economy and people in every corner of Maine are benefiting from affordable clean energy both as consumers and for their livelihoods.
A future where Maine is on track to meet or surpass the ambitious goals set out in its current Climate Action Plan. The air, land, water, and wildlife have added protections and funding to conserve them. Our democracy is healthier, with more people in Maine who have been systematically underrepresented voting regularly and running for office and new policies are in place that increase the integrity, resiliency, and efficiency of our voting systems.
We envision a future where we have built and maintained broad political support for the ongoing structural and societal changes needed to address the threat of climate change, protect the environment, advance racial justice, and ensure an inclusive democracy.