Go, Betsy, Go!
She's right- as the polls stand right now, LePage is leading in the Maine gubernatorial race. But we have enough time to gather together up here and work HARD to elect a Governor who will not only defend our 2005 anti-discrimination law, but who has already voted for marriage equality in Maine and worked hard with us all.
WE MUST ELECT LIBBY MITCHELL. WE MUST.
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Check out this email blast:
Please join us for a Community Conversation in your area — beginning tonight in southern York County and tomorrow night in Hancock County.
It's time to talk about the harsh reality — that winning marriage equality in Maine hinges on what happens on November 2, 2010. That's when Maine voters will decide who to elect to the legislature and who will be the next governor.
It's not hard to imagine what happens to our plans to win marriage equality if Mainers elect Paul LePage as governor. This is the man who will not only veto a marriage bill but wants to repeal the Maine Human Rights Act. Think we're kidding? Not at all.
Repealing the Maine Human Rights Act would end basic non-discrimination protections for LGBT people, which we finally won — with overwhelming support from Maine voters — in 2005. After coming so close to winning marriage equality, Paul LePage would take us back to the dark ages.
But the fact is, Paul LePage leads in every single poll. If the election were held today, Paul LePage would be our next governor.
The good news is, if we mobilize like we did for marriage equality last year, we can change the outcome of this race.
Bring your friends and family. This is a call to action.
Betsy Smith, Executive Director