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Kate Sykes

Kate Sykes is a writer, editor, and community organizer in Portland, Maine. She is co-chair of the Maine DSA Electoral Committee, and an organizer with People First Portland.
Articles by Kate Sykes
Artist Denies Cop Collaboration on Parkside Mural

Artist Denies Cop Collaboration on Parkside Mural

“Have you seen this?” a DSA comrade messaged me. “It’s a police badge!" Linked were two news stories about a mural at 82 Gilman Street in Portland, Maine that depicted two cats—one white, one dark blue, overlooking a sea of fish, with the words...

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Landlords Resist Granting Tenants Rights

Landlords Resist Granting Tenants Rights

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Justice Marygay Kennedy heard oral arguments in Portland’s Maine Superior Court for a case that cuts to the heart of the new rent control law in Portland: the ability of people to regulate the rental market during an...

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People First Portland’s Campaign – A Perfect Storm

People First Portland’s Campaign – A Perfect Storm

People First Portland’s Campaign: A Perfect Storm “Woah! Something’s not right.” I don’t remember who saw it first. It seemed like we all saw it at once. The vote tally on the City Clerk’s spreadsheet seemed way off compared to the other races....

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