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Maine House Release Resolution Condemning Governor Paul LePage

Posted on January 13, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Statement put out by Maine House Democrats this evening:

    House resolution affirms lawmakers’ commitment to Maine values
    Resolution includes pledge to honor commitment of public office

    AUGUSTA – The Maine House on Thursday will take up a resolution that affirms lawmakers’ commitment to the standards the public has the right to expect of its public officials.

    DSC_0120“We have the opportunity to show Maine people – and indeed the rest of the nation – that we stand for the Maine values of civility, progress and respect for diverse ideas and backgrounds,” said Assistant House Majority Leader Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, who is offering the House resolution. “No matter what our political affiliation, we reject the politics of retribution, intolerance and divisiveness. We take seriously the commitment we made to serve Maine people.”

    Gideon and House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe on Wednesday invited all members of the House, regardless of party affiliation, to support the nonpartisan resolution. Under the resolution, members pledge to “honor the responsibilities entrusted to us by the people of the state.”

    “At a time when Maine is grappling with serious challenges, we should come together and remind ourselves and our constituents that we need to rise above partisanship for the people of Maine,” said McCabe, D-Skowhegan. “We have a drug epidemic that is taking the lives of five Mainers each week, a need for good-paying jobs and an economy that continues to lag. To move forward, we need healthy debate without fear of retribution. This nonpartisan resolution is an important first step.”

The resolution is below.

The House will take up the resolution, along with what could be the first steps towards impeachment of the governor, tomorrow morning.

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Sanders 2016 Campaign Opening Maine Office

Posted on January 13, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

The media advisory reads as follows:

bernpressBernie 2016 To Open Maine Headquarters in Portland

    PORTLAND, MaineU.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Wednesday will formally open its Maine headquarters. The office opening will feature local elected officials, campaign staff and volunteers. This is the first official campaign office in Maine.

    Here is the itinerary:

    Wednesday, January 13th

    6 p.m. Bernie 2016 Office Opening, Maine Headquarters, 465 Congress Street, Mezzanine Level, Portland

    Information for the public: Doors open 4:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served.

Here again is video from last summer’s Portland rally, as Senator Sanders was introduced by former Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash.

Sanders supporters have been conducting phone banks all over the state (Augusta, Waterville and Bangor to name a few) for months.

With now seven weeks to go until Maine’s caucus on March 6, the new headquarters allows for even more push to undecided Democratic voters and comes on the heels of news that support for Hillary Clinton is either slipping dramatically or completely gone, depending on the polling.

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