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EqualityMaine endorses Chellie Pingree and Emily Cain

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Written by Chris O'Connor
September 21, 2016 - 11:46am

LGBT equality is on the line up and down the ballot? We've made remarkable progress in recent years, but electing the wrong people could easily reverse everything we have achieved together.  As we approach Election Day, we'll be sharing our endorsements with you, so you know who stands on the side of full equality.

EqualityMaine is proud to endorse Chellie Pingree for re-election to Congress. In her first term she helped pass groundbreaking bills to advance equality: the Matthew Shepard hate crimes law and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Since then she has continued to work for progress on our issues, as a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus and as a co-sponsor of the Equality Act. Simply put, Chellie has had our backs every step of the way.

EqualityMaine is also proud to endorse Emily Cain for Congress. Emily has been a leader for our community for more than a decade. A longtime member of UMaine’s LGBT Allies Council, Emily co-sponsored the 2005 non-discrimination bill and the 2009 marriage equality bill. Then, as minority leader in the Maine House, Emily shut down attempts to pass anti-LGBT legislation by extremist politicians. Emily was there for our community before it was the easy thing to do, because she always knew it was the right thing to do.  The choice is clear, Emily is who we need standing up for us.

Please join us in supporting Chellie Pingree and Emily Cain for Congress this November 8th!

 

Sincerely,

Meredith Hunt
President, EqualityMaine Board of Directors

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