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A Great Diary from Daily Kos on Shenna’s Walk

A Great Diary from Daily Kos on Shenna’s Walk

Check out this great diary (click on “Continue Reading” below to activate the link) of Shenna’s walk posted on today’s Daily Kos.  “It’s Monday night in Sherman, ME and Shenna Bellows (ME-Sen) is two days and 33 miles into the adventure of a lifetime: Walking 350 miles in 21 days, from the northern border town of Houlton to Kittery, at theContinue Reading

Shenna Begins Walk Across Maine

Shenna Begins Walk Across Maine

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows started her 350-mile Walk Across Maine for Jobs and the Economy Sunday with a noon kickoff press conference at the Houlton walking bridge. Bellows is walking from Houlton to Kittery to meet voters, hear their stories and raise up the voices of communities left behind by big-money politics. BellowsContinue Reading

Jay McCreight of Harpswell Selected as New Democratic Nominee of HD 51

Jay McCreight of Harpswell Selected as New Democratic Nominee of HD 51

Joyce “Jay” McCreight of Harpswell is the new Democratic nominee for House District 51, covering Harpswell, West Bath and part of Brunswick. McCreight was selected at the July 14th Democratic caucus in Harpswell to replace candidate Jeremy Saxton, who is no longer seeking re-election. “I am running because I feel strongly about ensuring that allContinue Reading

Denise Tepler Selected as New Democratic Nominee of House District 54

Denise Tepler Selected as New Democratic Nominee of House District 54

Thirty-five enthusiasticTopsham Democrats braved the July heat to nominate DeniseTepler as the new Democratic nominee for House District 54. Tepler was selected July 8th at the Democratic caucus in Topsham to replace candidate Andrew Mason, who has withdrawn his candidacy due to the demands of his new job. At the same meeting the caucus electedContinue Reading

Shenna Announces Major Women’s Rights Endorsements

Shenna Announces Major Women’s Rights Endorsements

Maine Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows today announced the endorsements of Feminist Majority and NOW PAC, the National Organization for Women political action committee. The newly announced support is a major boost to Bellows’ campaign and represents the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements. Bellows was a leader in the Maine Choice CoalitionContinue Reading

Seth Berry’s Bill To Help Foster Children Finish College To Become Law

Seth Berry’s Bill To Help Foster Children Finish College To Become Law

Maine will be the first state in the nation to support foster children with higher education through the age of 26.  LD 1683, Resolve, To Improve Degree and Career Attainment for Former Foster Children, was signed by Gov. Paul LePage on Monday. The measure becomes law 90 days after the Legislature adjourns.  Sponsored by HouseContinue Reading

GOP Shows How Out of Touch They Are With Working Mainers

The Maine Democratic Party issued the following statement in response to comments made by Republican State Representative Amy Volk in an interview with MPBN. In the article, Rep. Volk states her opposition to raising the minimum wage, even going as to far to claim that there aren’t “many” adults in Southern Maine that currently make theContinue Reading

EMILY’s List Puts Shenna Bellows “On the List”

EMILY’s List Puts Shenna Bellows “On the List”

On the heels of Sen. Collins’ vote to block legislation working to end gender discrimination in pay, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, put Shenna Bellows, candidate to represent Maine in the United States Senate, “On the List.”  The EMILY’s List community now stands more than three million members strong. “OnContinue Reading

DeChant: Kudos to Sheriff Joel Merry

Here’s a good letter to the editor in today’s Times Record from Jennifer DeChant, our State Rep in Bath, on Sheriff Joel Merry’s appointment to the State Board of Corrections. Kudos, Sheriff Merry To the Editor: I would like to add my voice to the unanimous support that the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal JusticeContinue Reading

LePage Attacks Social Security, Medicare, Insults Seniors

LePage Attacks Social Security, Medicare, Insults Seniors

In a shocking press release today, Gov. Paul LePage referred to Social Security and Medicare as “welfare,” saying: “It doesn’t matter what liberals call these payments, it is welfare, pure and simple.” The press release, which was sent by the Office of the Governor, was an attempt to explain away Maine’s poor economic performance but quicklyContinue Reading

Geoff Gratwick, Seth Berry Honored as Friends of Youth in Care

Geoff Gratwick, Seth Berry Honored as Friends of Youth in Care

Senator Geoff Gratwick and House Majority Leader Seth Berry are this year’s recipients of the Friend of Youth in Care Award. Maine’s Youth Leadership Advisory Team is recognizing the lawmakers for their work on a first-in-the-nation law that will allow former foster children to receive guidance and financial help with higher education expenses until theirContinue Reading

Nation’s Largest Student-Run PAC Endorses Shenna Bellows

Nation’s Largest Student-Run PAC Endorses Shenna Bellows

Shenna Bellows has been officially endorsed by the Students for a New American Politics (SNAP) PAC in the race for US Senate in Maine.   The SNAP endorsement provides the Bellows campaign with two full-time summer organizing Fellows to assist in the work of amplifying Bellows’ message and connecting directly with voters about what’s at stakeContinue Reading

Eloise Vitelli’s Solar Energy Bill Becomes Law

Eloise Vitelli’s Solar Energy Bill Becomes Law

A solar energy development bill sponsored by our own Democratic Senator Eloise Vitelli of Arrowsic has become law.  “For a decade lawmakers have worked together in a bipartisan manner to move Maine’s energy policy forward, and we continue to do so with this law,” said Democratic Senator Eloise VItelli of Arrowsic, the sponsor of theContinue Reading

Check Out Eloise’s Op-Ed On Her Solar Energy Initiative

Check Out Eloise’s Op-Ed On Her Solar Energy Initiative

Don’t miss our own Senator Eloise Vitelli’s op-ed on her proposed solar inentive program for Maine in today’s Portland Press Herald.

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