From Elizabeth Caruso:
Please testify or send in your public comment! Once out of committee, please contact your lawmaker to support it. If passed by the legislature, this will be on the statewide ballot for Maine voters to decide. Parents need their voices heard!
Here’s the question:
"Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to describe parental rights that are reserved to the parent of a minor child, limit the infringement of these rights by the State or a political subdivision of the State and require a school board to publicly adopt a policy to promote parental involvement in the public school system?"
Today the BDN published a story on the front page of the newspaper, with the headline, "The Democrat Holdouts on Janet Mills' Abortion Bill." One of my colleagues alerted me and others to the news piece, complete with a photo of each House member, noting that it was a case of liberals pressuring liberals.
News? Maybe. Intention? To put pressure on those seven Democrats to vote for the bill. My colleague was absolutely correct in their comment. Their goal is to INTIMIDATE them into going along with LD 1619, in the wake of last week's historic hearing. Which means that we have an important job to do!
These seven Democrats are going to hear from many of the BDN's subscribers today, pressuring them to vote in support late term abortion, regardless of their beliefs or their constituents' wishes.
Keeping that in mind, here is TODAY'S Action Item:
EMAIL EACH OF THE SEVEN DEMOCRAT LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT CO-SPONSOR LD 1619 TODAY AND THANK THEM!
You should be aware, not all of the seven are necessarily opposed to the bill. As noted in the article, "The small group’s members told the Bangor Daily News they aren’t signing because they are staunchly anti-abortion, but rather are weighing constituent concerns or waiting to see the final version of the plan."
Knowing that, we can definitely thank them for reserving judgement and being willing to listen to their constituents. It takes a great deal of courage to go against their Democrat peers and NOT co-sponsor this bill right out of the gate, and they deserve to have that noted.
If you are a constituent of one of the seven and live in their district, then you have a special job - not just to thank them for declining to co-sponsor, but also let them know you are a constituent, that you adamantly oppose LD 1619, and ask them to vote NO.
Rep. Laurel Libby
Rep. Mana Abdi ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Michel Lajoie ~ email@example.com
Rep. William (Bill) Bridgeo ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Anne Perry ~ email@example.com
Rep. Joe Perry ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Ron Russell ~ email@example.com
Rep. Bruce White ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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