We’re Not “Polarized” Everywhere. In Maine, Democracy and Green Energy Win Big

State Rep. Chloe Maxmin and allies celebrate the Maine AFL-CIO signing onto the Green New Deal in April of 2019. (Photo: Maxmin’s Twitter)

How often I hear that in “polarized” America rural voters will reject a green agenda out of hand. For them, green means liberal, tree-hugging snobs, unconcerned about the struggles of real working people.

But last week that frame busted for me when I had a chance to speak with Chloe Maxmin, a 27 year-old Maine legislator.