Join Us in Voting Yes on 1

By Jill Ward, President of LWVME

Well, here we are — into the final week of this historic campaign!

The League of Women Voters has been there every step of the way. We have given our good name, we have given our time and energy, and we have donated precious dollars.  Q1

But we haven’t won yet. And when it comes right down to it, what we need more than anything is for Mainers to get out there and vote!

Question 1, the first statewide, citizen-driven initiative of its kind since the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, will put control of elections back in the hands of Mainers by reducing the power of big money. It will increase accountability and transparency. Best of all, it will revitalize Maine’s landmark public campaign financing system.

There has been plenty of support from across the state and the political spectrum. Question 1 has been endorsed by Democrats, Republicans, Greens and independents who want to hold elected officials accountable and keep control of elections in the hands of the voters.

Here are some of our favorites:

We have also gotten national attention from Paul Blumenthal at the Huffington Post as a leader on campaign finance reform: Maine Voters Hope To Restore Their Revolutionary Election System

In these last critical days of the campaign, getting our supporters to the polls will be absolutely critical.  Your vote is so important. Can you bring a friend to the polls with you? How about four or five friends? Or better yet, join one of the phone banks going on around the state to mobilize our supporters and get them to the polls.

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Now is the time for all Mainers to stand together in support of our Clean Elections system.

Join us in voting Yes on 1 and in doing what you can to make sure this landmark campaign is successful on November 3rd! See you at the polls!