The Lisa Savage for US Senate campaign keeps building momentum! Just in the past few weeks, we’ve had major endorsements, new breakthroughs in media coverage, and exciting additions to our team.
In a recent Bangor Daily News article, the former mayor of Portland predicted that with the way things are going, Lisa would get 10% of the vote in the first round. That’s not bad for a grassroots independent Green in a US Senate race - but we want to aim higher. We’re in it to win it!
To send Lisa Savage to Washington DC this November, we need to keep our campaign growing. Thanks to our amazing supporters, we’re over two-thirds of the way to success in our Spring Funding Drive!
Just last week, we were honored to announce that Lisa has been endorsed by over 125 leaders in movements for peace, justice, democracy, and ecology from across Maine and the United States.
In an open letter, signers including Ajamu Baraka, Medea Benjamin, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Daniel Ellsberg, Chris Hedges, Dr. Jill Stein and many more called on people across the country to support Lisa in this historic ranked choice voting race, saying “Rarely do we see such a vital opportunity to impact the national debate as Maine’s Senate race will be one of the most watched in the nation.” See the full letter and list of endorsers here.
In other endorsement news, on Sunday Lisa was endorsed at the Maine Green Independent Party state convention by unanimous consent!
We continue to break new ground on the media front, including Lisa’s first op-ed in the Portland Phoenix, titled “A white supremacist justice system demands we protest”. Lisa also had an excellent in-depth interview with The Humanist Report, one of the most popular podcasts in the country among young independent progressive voters.
Lisa also continues to get good coverage from Maine’s largest newspapers, with the Bangor Daily News running her op-ed “Bath Iron Works leads the way to conversion to peaceful production”. Meanwhile the Portland Press Herald covered Lisa’s racial justice platform, making for a powerful contrast with the incrementalist approaches of her establishment opponents.
Our campaign team got bigger and better as we welcomed graduate student Tamara Hunt as a paid intern to help with outreach. You may remember Tamara as the extremely capable moderator of the April candidate forum at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service. We’re delighted to have Tamara on our team - and to announce another major hire soon!
We have too much going on to fit into a single message, but in short, things are going great thanks to our tireless candidate, our inspired team, and our amazing supporters.
We’ll be honest though: A couple of months ago, we weren’t sure if we could keep this campaign going. After the pandemic hit, our fundraising dropped, and it looked like all the progress we’d made was at risk of grinding to a halt.
But that didn’t happen - we put out the call for help, and supporters like you responded. Thanks to your generosity and your belief in our campaign, we raised over two-thirds of our fundraising goal. To keep us going strong, we need to successfully finish out our Spring Funding Drive this week.
Thank you for all you do - and stay tuned for more exciting campaign news in the near future. Be well and stay safe!
The Lisa for Maine Team
PS. We now have Savage for Senate t-shirts available, with proceeds going to benefit the campaign - get yours today!