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

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Hey, Susan? You need to represent US! Y'know, you're citizens? I looked up to you when I was a kid. I met you on a school trip to DC. I was so proud of my state's female reps. I guess it was naive of me to assume you would always have the best interests of women in mind...”

  • endorsed

    “Super PACS like Citizens United have been threatening US politicians behind the scenes for years. If it's fair game for them, then it's fair game for regular citizens too.”

  • endorsed

    “Kavanaugh will have the power to change American history for worse.”

  • endorsed

    “Mainers deserve a senator who will actually listen to them.”

  • endorsed

    “The man referred to contraceptives as "abortion inducing drugs". He is intelligent enough to know better, and he does! His mischaracterization is deliberate and calculated.”

  • endorsed

    “I appreciate Collins' moderate viewpoints but this confirmation is critical and requires opposition. For the sake of our future oppose this nomination!”

  • endorsed

    “Our democracy relies on us citizens!”

September 12, 2018

When plutocrats do it

Susan Collins finally responded to her Maine constituents -- unfortunately, she came out of hiding only to attack, calling our campaign "bribery." Backing her up is endangered Texas senator and actual cartoon villain Ted Cruz, who tweeted today attacking us for holding Collins accountable for her vote.

There's a great article in Slate explaining that in a country governed by big money Super PACs allowed by Citizens United (Kavanaugh would make it worse!), this type of campaign is one of few options that ordinary Americans have to make their voices heard. Here's an excerpt:

"So long as the Supreme Court is going to keep the money spigot open for wealthy donors, some of the rest of us appear to be at least trying to pool together resources to attempt to fight back. An arms race between the superrich and everyone else to try to influence legislative outcomes is far from ideal, but it is better than wholly ceding the ground to the plutocrats."

You can read the full article here:

Our plutocratic enemies are running scared. Let's make them feel the pain.

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