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ALERT: Live Televised Debate, Mary Bonauto Vs. Marc Mutty- TOMORROW NIGHT!


Just like at the Augusta Civic Center Public Hearing in April, PLEASE WEAR RED TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY- let’s have another “Sea Of Red”! 🙂



Oh man; do I like this match-up of GLAD/ No On 1’s Mary Bonauto versus SFMM’s Marc Mutty (the link is to a prior televised discussion they had earlier this month).

Video for tomorrow’s USM debate with be livestreaming at

Debate at USM Hannaford Hall

Host: Protect Maine Equality

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Where:  Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, Portland

Seating will be on a first come, first-served basis. 100 seats are set aside on the main floor for USM students, faculty and staff. Those 100 free tickets can be picked up at the info desk in the Abromson Community Education Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., this Monday and Tuesday, October 26-27, or between 9 and 4 p.m. on the day of the debate, October 28.

Members of the public will be invited to pick up free tickets for the remaining seats on the main floor between 9 and 4 p.m. on the day of the event, October 28.

PLEASE NOTE that if the USM seats are gone, students, faculty and staff can request public seats on the 28th.

There also will be a remote video broadcast available in Rooms 214-215 of the Abromson Center, which will accommodate 100 viewers. Those seats also will be available on a first come, first-served basis.

The debaters, who were selected by the campaigns, will be Marc Mutty (Yes on 1 – Stand for Marriage) and Mary Bonauto (No on 1 – Protect Maine Equality).

WMTW anchor Shannon Moss will moderate.

The panelists will include reporters Matt Wickenheiser of the Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and Susan Cover of the Kennebec Journal and Central Maine Morning Sentinel. Dan MacLeod of the Free Press also will be asking a question.

President Botman will give a brief welcome.

Questions also will be taken from the floor and can be submitted via e-mail on the 28th by going to

If you have any questions, please e-mail or call USM Public Affairs at 780-4200.

“Sea of Red”, kids! Don’t forget it!

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