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US Senate Candidate Savage Calls on Collins, Gideon To Join Muskie School Senate Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday April 6, 2020

For more info: Sam Pfeifle 207-749-0298 @SamPfeifle

Today, Maine’s independent Green candidate for U.S. Senate, Lisa Savage, announced she will be joining the University of Southern Maine Muskie School Student Organization Senate Candidate Forum on April 20, at 6:30 p.m. The Forum will be widely available as a web conference to which people can freely register. 

However, while fellow senate candidates Tiffany Bond, Steve Golieb, Bre Kidman, and Betsy Sweet have all agreed to participate, both sitting Senator Susan Collins and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon have declined participation.

“When the students of a prestigious institution promoting political public service in the state of Maine ask you to participate in a forum to discuss your candidacy,” said Savage, “I think it is incumbent upon you to participate. It is shameful for Senator Collins and Speaker Gideon to refuse their invitation. Especially at this time of state, national, and global crisis, the people deserve to vet their candidates for higher office carefully. These students represent some of the most active and informed voters in Maine, and they have asked to hear our views. Their education has already been severely disrupted by the pandemic; the least we can do is support their voter education effort using distance learning tools like video conferencing. This was supposed to have been an in-person event; I commend the student organizers for being flexible problem solvers, finding a way to hold their event safely.

“These are Maine’s future leaders. And Senator Collins and Speaker Gideon can’t be bothered to speak with them? What would Ed Muskie think?”

Those who would like to register for the event can do so here.

For more information about the event, contact Jeremy Zuckero, Muskie Student Organization Chair, at

Find information about Lisa Savage’s background, her policy positions, and how to support her people-powered campaign at

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