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Your voice is one of the many things that is unique to you. You can use your voice to share your experiences with others about how a service or program has impacted your life. There are many ways to do this. Check out the Ways to Advocate section for more details.

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CA$H Maine has many advocacy opportunities statewide.  Click the link below to find advocacy resources and to contact a coalition near you.

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Tax prep volunteer puts minds at ease

Posted February 28, 2017

Longtime L-A CA$H volunteer Monica Lee sits at the Lewiston Memorial Armory recently during a daily tax preparation session.   Lee, who has been assisting residents with taxes for 10 years, says the program helps people “ease their mind.” Written by Andrew Rice and published in the Sun Journal on February 20, 2017. Not many… Read more

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CA$H Maine Celebrates EITC Awareness Day

Posted January 27, 2017

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? Each year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) supports the financial stability of over 27 million of low-and moderate-income workers by reducing the regressive federal tax burden on low-wage earners.  Depending on a worker’s income, the amount of taxes owed may be less than the credit and… Read more

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Help Close the Debt Trap

Posted September 6, 2016

According to the Maine Center for Economic Policy “Payday loans notoriously carry high APRs (annual percentage rate). In Maine, the rates are as high as 217%! Strategically located in low-income neighborhoods or on the internet, payday lenders intentionally trap borrowers in debt that they cannot escape. The average payday borrower is trapped by ten transactions… Read more

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CA$H Maine is able to provide free tax preparation to qualified filers during tax season and educate hard-working families and individuals about programs in the community that can increase their income, reduce debt, and build savings through the support of grants and donations from generous donors like yourself. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will help us to continue to empower Maine individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability.

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