I am running, and starting early, because health care and the Supreme Court cannot wait until another full election cycle. Senator Susan Collins’ immediate reaction to Justice Kennedy’s retirement was to state that Roe would not be a litmus test for the nominee. This is a huge problem for me and women around the country. She needs to realize that Maine and the country are watching her upcoming votes and she will be held accountable for those votes.
Senator Collins has forgotten who she represents. Rather than putting her constituents first, it has become apparent that when it comes to the tough decisions, it is President Trump and the GOP first and Mainers last. Our healthcare is in shambles, thanks in no large part to her failure to stand up to Senate Majority Leader McConnell, when he steamrolled her on a promise of fixing the Affordable Care Act for a vote on the Republican Tax Bill. For years we have watched as she has said one thing, and then voted the opposite way. This upcoming vote on the Supreme Court will be the ultimate test for Senator Collins, and, given her history, it is a test we cannot count on her to pass. I am tired of Senator Collins being described as a “moderate” when she has voted with President Trump nearly 90% of the time. In fact, she just had her biggest Republican year in 2017.
As a Doctor I have seen first hand what happens when legislators place themselves in the exam room, inserting themselves into the privacy of the doctor patient relationship. We cannot afford to have a Senator in Washington who does not take the attacks on women’s health seriously. I am on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic that is ravaging our state. I will stand up for the poor and working class by not voting for huge Republican tax breaks, as Senator Collins did. I will stand up for our country when it is under attack from foreign powers intent on meddling in our elections. It is time for Maine to have a Senator who puts her constituents first and isn’t afraid to stand up to her party and the President.


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November 11, 2018

Veterans Day

We need more than a day to honor the men and women who serve our country. They deserve not only our thanks for their service, they deserve what we promised them. 

They deserve excellent health care, without long waits and shortages that plague the Veterans Administration.

They deserve jobs and training for those jobs. 

Most of all, let's end the wars that make us have so many veterans to honor.

November 6, 2018

Vote Blue then on to 2020!

While I am excited to kick my campaign challenging Susan Collins, FIRST we must make sure we exercise our right to vote today. So please, Get Out The Vote! And then on to 2020!!

 

November 5, 2018

VOTE!!!!!

We are at a crossroads as a nation. Who are we? Do we support brazen lies and rhetoric? Propaganda? Do we allow the executive branch to go unchecked? Do we continue to stand by as our Republic is destroyed?

October 31, 2018

Hate

The hate is so palpable. It seems to be getting stronger. I am sad. I am disheartened. I keep repeating words I have been saying for nearly 2 years - I do not recognize this America. Our president is corrupt, lining his pockets and looting taxpayers, while congress does nothing about it. He goes unchecked. His vile rhetoric fans the flames of intolerance and hate.

Our country, built by immigrants, a melting pot of nations, now has many trying to turn a blind eye to those escaping the very same atrocities that brought many of our own families here.  We are truly the same as Banana Republics.

As a Jewish woman, I find myself frightened. I stand with my brothers and sisters who lost 11 members of their community during sabbath prayer services in a vile, assault rifle attack.  More senseless gun violence. Perpetrated by someone who telegraphed his anti-semitism.

I have always believed that people are good but I no longer do. Evil exists. This administration has unearthed it. Those of us who are ruled by goodness need to come forward and stamp evil out. That starts with voting. We cannot afford to have people sit idly by. We have watched what happens. Corruption and hate take over. Good can triumph but only with action. 

Please vote. Please give me faith in America.

October 21, 2018

Midterms November 6th

So many advertisements, so much deception. The Republicans voted to take away protections for pre existing health conditions yet now all of them are advertising on television and elsewhere that they support these same protections they voted to decimate. They have taken to simply lying. It worked for Trump they figure it will work for them. This is how much politics has fallen. What a sad place for us to be.

Predictably the tax cut has led to a large budget deficit. The next target? Medicare and Social Security. The GOP does not seem to understand that this is not their slush fund. This is money all of us put aside for our future retirements. 

Quite alarmingly Mary Mayhew has been appointed head of Medicaid for CMS. She did an appalling job in Maine. Under her Maine’s national health ranking fell, from 10th to 22nd. The number of uninsured children in Maine rose. Maine’s infant mortality rate spiked. TANF funds were diverted. Funds for substance use disorder were never distributed as the opioid epidemic continued to rage with deaths climbing while neighboring states the death rates fell. I fear she will now unleash the same mayhem on the nation.

Lastly this Administration is going after the transgender community; the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex as defined by the genitalia one is born with. I am only one physician. I cannot even count the number of people I have seen in my career who were born with mixed genitalia. This does not even account for those who make difficult decisions later in life. This is draconian. 

We need to get out the vote. This is not time to be complacent. Get three friends and bring them to vote with you. Canvas for your candidates. Donate where you can. Vote early or vote on November 6th. Here in Maine you CAN register to vote on election day.

The next day, November 7th, help me build my campaign for 2020 by donating. Let my end of year total be the 6 figures I am aiming for. Thank you for your support.


October 9, 2018

Appalling

Watching Susan Collins apology tour in the media where she had the gall to say that the "silver lining" would be that more women would report sexual assault now is truly the most tone deaf remark I have heard in my life. 

This whole charade is exactly why women do NOT report. Dr Blasey Ford's treatment by the GOP was nothing short of disgusting. Collins' assertion that she was mistaken in who her attacker was is insulting to every survivor.

A truly innocent man would have begged for a full investigation by the FBI not the sham we witnessed. 

I am ashamed of Senator Collins and ashamed of my country.

All this does is renew my sense of obligation to fight to change things. We need to take Washington back. We the people are stronger and need to prove it.

October 6, 2018

Why I am running

I am running because I really do believe government is supposed to be of the people by the people for the people and yet here in Maine, especially district 2, we do not have that. 

The United States has gone from a democratic republic to an oligarchy and I can no longer stand idly by.

Democracy demands standing up and fighting back.

I believe healthcare is a right. I have watched as the cost of healthcare has climbed - not for the provision of the care but for the layers of administration added on top. This does NOTHING to add value. It is harming patients. It is driving physicians out of medicine and some to suicide.

We have an opioid epidemic that legislators are making worse by feel good laws that do not address the underlying issues.

We increasingly have legislators who want to blur the line between religion and law when our country was founded on religious freedom - which includes freedom FROM religion.

Our civil liberties are at risk.

I have watched as the checks and balances that congress is supposed to put on the executive branch go undone and the current administration rapes the country. 

And now an unfit judge will be named to the supreme court. A man devoid the comportment and bipartisanship required of such a position.

I will always let you know where I stand.

I will always give you my reasons and be open to discourse.

I will have town halls.

My door will remain open to constituents

I understand that my job is to represent MAINE not party.

October 5, 2018

Collins sold Women and Maine out again

In a stunning speech which decries all sense of duty to her constituency, Susan Collins laid out her reasons for ultimately supporting a nominee for Supreme Court Justice that has proven himself to be a partisan politician without the demeanor appropriate of the highest court in the land. 

She places blame on political opponents. She ignores the facts that previous endorsements of Kavanaugh were revoked including his ABA rating which is being reviewed.

That Collins would treat allegations of sexual assault to the standards of a court of law, when she knows full well the FBI investigation was severely limited as to be essentially worthless, when the standard was a job interview is preposterous and insulting. 

Brett Kavanaugh's conduct was unbecoming for any judge let alone for SCOTUS. Classmates and others have publicly challenged his testimony - he lied.

A partisan political operative who commits perjury and conducts himself as Kavanaugh did is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court. The majority of Maine let Collins know we felt this way and wanted her to vote no. It was her duty as our representative to uphold that. She has failed in her job.

September 28, 2018

The Character of the GOP

The behavior we witnessed yesterday - particularly of Lindsey Graham and Brett Kavanaugh would be called hysterical if they were women. This is not the temperament I expect of elected officials and not how a judge should behave. Brett Kavanaugh’s entitlement disgusts me. I expect Supreme Court nominees to have control of their emotions and not comport themselves as spoiled, sniveling children.

The hearing is NOT a court of law. This is not about guilt - that would be a matter for the FBI - which the victims all want, and Brett Kavanaugh has declined - repeatedly. Usually innocent people want to be cleared by the FBI.

Rather the hearings are a job interview. Brett Kavanaugh has shown he has contempt for those who do not share his political viewpoint and does not have the emotional stability for a justice of the highest court in the land.

His credibility comes to play as he tries to whitewash the meaning of his yearbook page. Witnesses to his drinking exist yet he claims he did not drink to excess. I am tired of spoiled boys in power.

The ABA has called for an FBI investigation. The Jesuits and Catholics have called to withdraw Kavanaugh. Minimally it is time for delay. Let the FBI investigate. Let all his documents be released. Slow the process. For me I have seen enough to know he is the political operative without the proper comportment for SCOTUS.

It is my sincere hope that Senator Susan Collins does the right thing and votes no on this unqualified candidate. I am appalled at her continued silence.

I am happy that an FBI investigation will occur however this does not change my view that Brett Kavanaugh does not have the temperament to be a Supreme Court justice.

September 20, 2018

Kavanaugh Does Not Have The Character for SCOTUS

The Supreme Court is a lifetime appointment. We do hold our judges to a higher standard of character as we should. It is no place for partisanship. Even before Dr Ford came forward with her story, Brett Kavanaugh has too many things that make him an inappropriate choice for this position.

Let’s start with how the process is being tainted - rather than wait for the National Archives to release documents as is the standard, Republicans selected documents and did a last minute dump. Judge Kavanaugh’s whole career has been as a Republican operative starting with his role working with Ken Starr investigating Clinton.

He has taken extreme positions on women - forcing a decisive 17 year old to remain pregnant against her will - the opinions he laid out make it clear he would eviscerate Roe v Wade given the chance. He has already falsely stated in hearings that contraception causes abortion. 

What about his enormous debt that was mysteriously paid off? What of that? 

Senator Angus King in his statement tells us that 90% of the communication he received from constituents was in opposition to Kavanaugh’s appointment.  Does Senator Susan Collins really expect us to believe she is getting any less?

This ridiculous media play she has done from stating she was NOT hearing anything to claiming callers were abusive has to stop. Constituents I am SURE have been consistent in their opposition to Kavanaugh’s appointment. Yet Collins is still undecided.

Now that a very credible witness has come forward Collins wrings her hands and wants to hear more - further victimizing this woman. Susan does not stand for women as she has tried to play in the media. 

Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbook has come out. This is not some high school rough housing as some were trying to portray. This goes to character. His own yearbook page speaks of sexual acts to women. Objectification of women had already taken root. His character is not one appropriate for the Supreme Court. 

Senator Collins cowardice is appalling. She needs to stand for women everywhere. She needs to vote no or encourage Kavanaugh to withdraw. Her continued indecisiveness shows that she is no longer listening to constituents. She no longer understands that she represents Maine. She simply goes along with party. She plays a moderate on tv but in reality she has been the most reliable GOP/Trump vote. Susan needs to remember why she is in Washington. 

September 11, 2018

Senator Collins is trying to distract

Instead of representing her constituents, now Susan Collins is trying to play the victim. First she claimed she was not hearing from constituents about the Supreme Court vote - despite the fact that Mainers were calling, writing, tweeting, and leaving messages on facebook. 

Then her staff were witnessed not writing down any information from phone messages! This is astonishing!

Collins moved her attack next to the CrowdPAC fundraising being done if she votes for Kavanaugh. Voters all over the country are making it clear he is the wrong person for the Supreme Court by stating they will help fund the 2020 Democrat nominee for Senate if she votes for Kavanaugh. Now Susan is trying to call that a bribe. Well no. The bribes are the PAC money she accepts. The $10,000 donations from special interest groups and higher. I guess Susan likes her bribes in big bills.

Now her office staff are complaining that people are harassing them - well if they have not been doing their job and logging information perhaps people are getting testy - especially when access to healthcare, women's reproductive rights, voting rights, marriage equality are all on the line.

Grassroots democracy will take America back to the people!

September 8, 2018

Collins still undecided - selling out Maine again

Despite Kavanaugh's testimony this week in which he committed perjury, and astonishingly called contraception an abortifacient, Senator Collins is still undecided on her vote. Kavanaugh has shown in his testimony that he will greatly increase presidential power, not protect people with pre-existing medical conditions, decimate voting rights and likely will go after marriage equality - he refused to answer that question.  Senator Collins continued wavering after this testimony is clearly her usual media dance before she tows the GOP party line. Maine deserves better. America deserves better. We the people  need representation. 

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