For the past several months, Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership partnered with dying father Ady Barkan of Be a Hero to beg Senator Collins to vote "no" on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Senator Collins betrayed the public trust when she voted in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation.


The people of Maine have been clear with you, Senator Collins: the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Justice is a threat to all Mainers. Kavanaugh is committed to ending healthcare for people with pre-existing conditions. He is committed to overturning Roe v. Wade. His confirmation poses a danger for millions of families in Maine and across America.


Senator, your deciding vote was a rubber-stamp for Trump’s anti-healthcare, anti-woman, anti-environment and anti-labor agenda.


For failing to stand up for the people of Maine and ignoring the voices of your constituents, and for endangering the lives of millions of Americans, we will work to elect a new senator to represent the State of Maine. 

Every dollar donated to this campaign will be used to fund your eventual Democratic opponent in 2020.  Mainers deserve a senator who will fight for a country that works for all of us.

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

    “She is one of trumps little Puppets...who does not consider the Wishes of the people she Serves...”

  • endorsed

    “Susan Collins has lied to the people of Maine since I moved here over 20 years ago. She is on tape saying, 'I will only serve for two terms.' and yet here we are. I have followed her votes for years and see a defined pattern of her saying she is weighing the options and then inadvertenly voting across party lines. She represents the Republican Party and not Maine. I'm done with her and her brand of politicians. Honestly, I'd prefer another Independent and not a DNC supported Democrat, however, like my vote for Hilary, I will vote for anyone going up against her.”

  • endorsed

    “I originally pledged $20.20 when it appeared possible that Susan Collins might fail the people of Maine and the United States by supporting Bret Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. Her theatrics in appearing to listen to constituents, followed by her utter disregard for the outcry against this blatantly unqualified candidate caused me to dramatically increase my donation to remove Ms. Collins from office. Serving the public is a privilege and an honor that Ms. Collins has forfeited. May she forever know the pain and suffering she has caused Americans today and into the future.”

  • endorsed

    “Time to MAKE Susan Listen!”

  • endorsed

    “Susan Collins has proven she is on the wrong side of history. It is time to replace all those in Congress who support the GOP's regressive policies designed to create a new Gilded age with extreme wealth held by the very few and near-poverty for the majority of citizens.”

  • endorsed

    “I don’t live in Maine now but my brother and his daughter went to Colby College in Waterville so our family has a big attachment to Maine. I am absolutely disgusted with Susan Collins. I believe Dr. Ford 100%. Shame on you Susan Collins. You have betrayed women everywhere.”

  • endorsed

    “I support replacing Sen. Collins with someone that puts humanity above partisanship.”

  • endorsed

    “Susan Collins was not acting in good faith when she said she wanted to see the outcome of the FBI investigation before she made her decision. If she was she would have demanded a full good faith investigation. This was a sham made to appear real. Susan Collins fooled no one but herself.”

  • endorsed

    “Susan Collins is a let down for all women everywhere. I had to explain to my 17 year old daughter why Susan Collins didn't believe a 15 year old sexual assault victim. I support a future opponent who will be the voice for young women, not betray them.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Collins' future opponent because she's a sell out to the values she claims to stand for. She's become a political hack for Donald Trump.”

September 11, 2018

We've raised $1 millon - here's our statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 11, 2018

Contact: Marie Follayttar, mfalpac@gmail.com

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”.

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

  • endorsed

    “She is one of trumps little Puppets...who does not consider the Wishes of the people she Serves...”

  • endorsed

    “Susan Collins has lied to the people of Maine since I moved here over 20 years ago. She is on tape saying, 'I will only serve for two terms.' and yet here we are. I have followed her votes for years and see a defined pattern of her saying she is weighing the options and then inadvertenly voting across party lines. She represents the Republican Party and not Maine. I'm done with her and her brand of politicians. Honestly, I'd prefer another Independent and not a DNC supported Democrat, however, like my vote for Hilary, I will vote for anyone going up against her.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “I originally pledged $20.20 when it appeared possible that Susan Collins might fail the people of Maine and the United States by supporting Bret Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. Her theatrics in appearing to listen to constituents, followed by her utter disregard for the outcry against this blatantly unqualified candidate caused me to dramatically increase my donation to remove Ms. Collins from office. Serving the public is a privilege and an honor that Ms. Collins has forfeited. May she forever know the pain and suffering she has caused Americans today and into the future.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Time to MAKE Susan Listen!”

  • endorsed

    “Susan Collins has proven she is on the wrong side of history. It is time to replace all those in Congress who support the GOP's regressive policies designed to create a new Gilded age with extreme wealth held by the very few and near-poverty for the majority of citizens.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “I don’t live in Maine now but my brother and his daughter went to Colby College in Waterville so our family has a big attachment to Maine. I am absolutely disgusted with Susan Collins. I believe Dr. Ford 100%. Shame on you Susan Collins. You have betrayed women everywhere.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “I support replacing Sen. Collins with someone that puts humanity above partisanship.”

  • endorsed

    “Susan Collins was not acting in good faith when she said she wanted to see the outcome of the FBI investigation before she made her decision. If she was she would have demanded a full good faith investigation. This was a sham made to appear real. Susan Collins fooled no one but herself.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Susan Collins is a let down for all women everywhere. I had to explain to my 17 year old daughter why Susan Collins didn't believe a 15 year old sexual assault victim. I support a future opponent who will be the voice for young women, not betray them.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Collins' future opponent because she's a sell out to the values she claims to stand for. She's become a political hack for Donald Trump.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Buh-bye, Susan, from a San Franciscan who is disgusted by your vote (among many others) to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an Injustice of the Supreme Court. Oh, and this donation is just a down-payment; expect many more contributions to your opponent once they are selected.”

  • endorsed

    “The moral leadership and courage that John McCain showed in his party appears to have died with him. Why even have 100 Senators if Susan Collins and others don't INDIVIDUALLY represent the majority values and beliefs of the own states and instead vote like a block of mind-controlled automatons? Susan Collins crushed the very soul of ME voters, and tens of millions of women all across America with her vile decision to put party over decency and morality. It's time to crush her political career in response.”

  • endorsed

    “Susan Collins used not only her vote but her reasoning behind it to betray women and survivors of sexual assault everywhere and has since complained that this fund for her future opponent exists while taking money from corporate interests. I hope she goes down in history as the traitor to women that she is. I don't live in Maine to personally vote her out, but I'm happy to contribute. Bye bye!”

  • endorsed

    “Judicial Crisis Network launched a six-figure TV and digital ad campaign in Maine thanking Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) for supporting Justice Kavanaugh.”