Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership are joining dying father, Ady Barkan, to beg Senator Collins to vote "no" on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

In the next 2 weeks, right after Labor Day - the Senate will hold a confirmation vote that will define the Supreme Court's ideology for decades. It will be one of the most pivotal votes of Susan Collin's career.

"We, the People of Maine are joining Ady Barkan and thousands of others to demand  that Senator Collins votes "no" on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh" - Marie Follayttar, Co-Director of MFAL said, “We're excited to once again join with Ady to promote and amplify Maine voices."

There are two scenarios:

  1. Senator Collins votes NO on Kavanaugh and you will not be charged, and no money will go to fund her future opponent. 
  2. Senator Collins votes YES on Kavanaugh and your pledge will go to her opponent's campaign, once that opponent has been identified.

The people of Maine want to be clear with you, Senator Collins:

The pending nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice is a threat to everyday Mainers like us. Kavanaugh is committed to ending healthcare for people with pre-existing conditions. He is committed to overturning Roe v. Wade. Kavanaugh cannot be nominated - he would mean bankruptcy and danger for millions of families in Maine and America.

The people of Maine are asking you to be a hero, Senator Collins.

Your swing vote could decide whether a rubber stamp for Trump’s anti-healthcare, anti-woman, anti-labor agenda gets confirmed to the Supreme Court–costing millions of Americans their healthcare, their right to choose, and their lives.

If you fail to stand up for the people of Maine and for Americans across the country, every dollar donated to this campaign will go to your eventual Democratic opponent in 2020.  We will get you out of office. 

The people of Maine have made it clear that they want you to vote NO on Kavanaugh, and we’re counting on you to do the right thing.

You have the chance to stand up for the people of Maine – and for the entire country – by rejecting this Supreme Court nominee. Side with us  and make the right choice.

*** We need Senator Collins to vote NO on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. You can send a stronger message than a phone call or a tweet – pledge to help get Susan Collins out of office in 2020 if she doesn’t stand with us. 

Your card will only be charged if Collins votes for Kavanaugh’s confirmation. ***

Be A Hero Team

Maine People's Alliance

Mainers for Accountable Leadership

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    “Kavanaugh has been hand-picked to overturn Roe v. Wade, to shield Trump from prosecution, to further undermine the rights of employees, consumers, and average Americans and to further disenfranchise voters. He represents the judicial speartip of the radical right-wing oligarchical assault on democracy in the United States.”

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    “I seriously believe that the future of our democracy is at stake. EVERYONE NEEDS TO VOTE THIS NOVEMBER!”

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September 11, 2018

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September 11, 2018

Contact: Marie Follayttar,

Fundraising Campaign Pledging to Fund a Future Opponent to Sen. Collins Crosses $1 Million Threshold

SCARBOROUGH, ME  -- A small-dollar grassroots effort collecting pledges of $20.20 from concerned Mainers and activists has smashed its initial goal of $250,000 to  secure more than $1 million in pledged support of a potential challenger to Sen. Susan Collins in the 2020 election. The funds will only be made available to her future general election challenger in Maine's 2020 Senate race if Collins votes to confirm President Trump's nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. The new milestone represents a major victory for activists. Senator Collins must listen to the outpouring of Mainers demanding she protect them and publicly pledge to vote against Judge Kavanaugh, who has indicated willingness to overturn Roe v. Wade and gut health care protections for America's most vulnerable.

Over 35,000 donors have pledged to this campaign with a median pledge of $20.20.

"For too long, politicians like Susan Collins have made the calculation that they can vote with corporations and entrenched right-wing interests, as long as the next election is too far away for constituents to remember," said Marie Follayttar, the co-director of Mainers for Accountable Leadership, "That ends here. We're channeling the outrage and frustration of so many Mainers and activists who desperately want Sen. Collins to do the right thing and vote against Kavanaugh, but who also want her to know that we won't forget if she betrays us. There's already a very clear moral imperative to vote against Kavanaugh, and now Susan Collins has a political one too. We’ve called, we’ve emailed, we’ve visited her office - she won’t listen to us and we are going to stand together to make sure our voices are heard."

The online fundraising pledge effort is supported by Mainers for Accountable Leadership, the Maine People's Alliance, and Be A Hero, founded by national health care advocate and ALS patient Ady Barkan.

“When I speak together with the people of Maine, we can really make a difference for the entire country. Kavanaugh is a threat to my healthcare as well as thousands of others in the state of Maine and millions across America. The future of Americans’ healthcare for generations is once again coming down to the vote of Susan Collins,” said Ady Barkan. Barkan is the Father Dying of ALS made famous when he confronted Senator Jeff Flake on a plane in December 2017 begging him to vote against the tax bill and “Be A Hero”.


Thanks for your support and for reading our release. We've caught Susan Collins' attention -- time to drive the point home.

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