Statements, Op-Eds, and Testimony

Suit Up Maine’s leaders frequently write guest editorials and letters to the editor, issue statements, and submit public testimony in favor or opposition to bills before the Maine Legislature. You can find them below. 

SUM Testimony on bills in the 130th Legislature

SUM Testimony on bills in the 130th Legislature

Every bill that goes before the Maine Legislature gets a public hearing, offering Mainers an opportunity to make their voice heard on every piece of legislation our elected officials consider. It’s a hallmark of our citizen Legislature and a key step to holding our elected officials accountable. Suit Up Maine testified on more than a dozen bills during the first half of the 130th Legislature, on issues ranging from housing to health care to racial justice. Read our testimony and learn more about the bills we tracked.

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Statement: It’s been a year. And we still remember.

Statement: It’s been a year. And we still remember.

One year ago, Sen. Susan Collins stood on the Senate floor, offered a 45-minute long defense of Brett Kavanaugh, and announced she would vote to confirm him for the Supreme Court. In doing so, she denied credible accusations of sexual assault, disregarded evidence of his extremist views, and ignored the majority of her constituents, who had plead with her for months to deny Kavanaugh that seat.

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Op-Ed: New ‘red flag’ bill is no better than the original. What happened?

Op-Ed: New ‘red flag’ bill is no better than the original. What happened?

While all Mainers should be pleased to see that groups such as the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and Gun Owners of Maine now recognize that the deadly combination of people in crisis and guns is deserving of legislative action, they also should have serious concerns about the process involved in crafting a new alternative “red flag” bill and the impact that process is having on other bills before the Legislature.

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