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Dear Friends,

We, the undersigned, are writing to you in support of Lisa Savage’s US Senate campaign in Maine. Lisa is running against Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) in a Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV) race so voters no longer have to choose between the lesser of two evils or worry about spoiling the election.

Lisa is running as an Independent Green. In her long-time peace and climate change activism, she has specialized in linking the Pentagon’s carbon footprint and our climate crisis. She founded the Maine Natural Guard to do just that important work. Lisa was a public school teacher for 25 years where she served as the Vice President and Chief Negotiator of her local bargaining unit of the Maine Education Association. 

Lisa believes, as residents of the richest country in world history, we all deserve the fundamentals of a secure life, like good union jobs through a Green New Deal that will put millions to work tackling the climate crisis, a Medicare for All healthcare system that will work for everyone and stop driving sick people into bankruptcy, and quality education for all, including free public higher education without student debt.

Speaking about the recent murders by police of innocent Black men, Lisa said, “People are fed up with unaccountable policing that targets Black men, women, and children and deals out injury, death, humiliation, and destruction of lives without meaningful consequences. Hundreds of thousands have rightly taken to the streets in all 50 states, including here throughout Maine. We have seen countless examples of militarized police forces instigating violence as these crowds of frustrated and angry citizens seek to peacefully assemble and express themselves, as is protected in the very first amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

We hope you will join us in doing what you can to help support Lisa’s important campaign. Rarely do we see such a vital opportunity to impact the national dialogue as Maine’s Senate race will be one of the most-watched in the nation.

You can learn more about Lisa's Platform on her Issues Page. Many of us have donated to her campaign. We hope you will share this letter widely across your community so that others who share our deep concerns may learn more about Lisa. Twitter: @LisaforMaine  Facebook: LisaforMaine

We are at a crucial moment in world history. We must work in every possible way to bring these issues to the public. We are grateful for Lisa and her team for their good work on all our behalf.

For people, planet and peace,

Organizations

                         

 

Individuals

(Organizations listed for identification purposes only)

  • Dr. Jill Stein (Two-time Green Party presidential candidate) Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Chris Hedges (Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author) Princeton, New Jersey
  • Jesse Ventura (Former Independent governor of Minnesota) Dellwood, Minnesota
  • Bre Kidman (Former candidate for U.S. Senate; Human Rights Attorney) Saco, Maine
  • Howie Hawkins (Green Party Candidate for President) Syracuse, New York
  • Margaret Flowers (Co-director Popular Resistance) Baltimore, Maryland
  • Ajamu Baraka (National Organizer, Black Alliance for Peace) New York, New York
  • Cheri Honkala (Director, Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign) Minneapolis, Minnesota 
  • John Rensenbrink (Professor of Government Emeritus, Bowdoin College, co-founder Maine Green Independent Party & US Green Party) Topsham, Maine
  • Medea Benjamin (Author and codirector of CODEPINK) Washington DC
  • Sherri Mitchell (Native American lawyer, author, teacher and activist) Hampden, Maine
  • Frida Berrigan (2019 Green Party Mayoral Candidate & author of ‘It Runs In The Family: On Being Raised By Radicals and Growing Into Rebellious Motherhood’) New London, Connecticut
  • Madelyn Hoffman (Candidate for U.S. Senate in New Jersey) Flanders, New Jersey
  • Robert Shetterly (Americans Who Tell the Truth) Brooksville, Maine
  • Commander (Ret) Leah Bolger (President World BEYOND War, past president Veterans For Peace) Corvallis, Oregon
  • Francis A. Boyle (Professor of international law at the University of Illinois, College of Law) Champaign, Illinois
  • Colonel (Ret) Ann Wright (Former US diplomat) Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon papers, Senior Fellow PERI, UMass Amherst) Kensington, California
  • Dwayne Tomah (Passamoquoddy language keeper) Perry, Maine
  • John Kiriakou (Former CIA Counterterrorism Officer & Former Senior Investigator, US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations) Washington DC
  • Pat LaMarche (Former Maine gubernatorial candidate & 2004 candidate for V-P) Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Lynne Williams (Candidate for State Representative, Maine House District 135) Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Jodie Evans (Co-founder, CodePink) Venice, California
  • Matthew Hoh (Marine Corps Iraq war veteran, 100% disabled veteran, Senior Fellow at Center for International Policy) Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Aren LeBrun (Director of Photography, Erikson Communications Group; Political Organizer) Portland, Maine
  • Nicolas Delli Paoli (Chair of the Bucksport Municipal Democratic Committee) Bucksport, Maine
  • Dr. Helen Caldicott (Anti-nuclear advocate) New South Wales, Australia
  • Jonathan Carter (Director, Forest Ecology Network) Lexington Twp, Maine
  • Barry Dana (Native educator, past chief Penobscot Nation) Solon, Maine
  • Kathy Kelly (Co-coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence) Chicago, Illinois
  • Coleen Rowley (Retired FBI Agent, former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel and Whistleblower) Apple Valley, Minnesota
  • David Swanson (Author & peace activist) Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Peggy Akers (Nurse practitioner, VFP Maine) Portland, Maine
  • Nathan Albright (Writer, Maryhouse Catholic Worker) New York, New York
  • Doug Allen (Professor, peace and justice scholar, and activist) Orono, Maine
  • Jim Allen (Alabama Veteran for Peace) Lanett, Alabama
  • Nancy Allen (Activist, Green Party member) Brooksville, Maine
  • Ashley Bahlkow (Currently nurturing family, working on land access & food justice initiatives and sharing garden space) North Yarmouth, Maine
  • Ellen Barfield (Phil Berrigan Memorial VFP chapter) Baltimore, Maryland
  • Elizabeth Barger (Freedom Press publisher, artist, poet, CODEPINK activist) Summertown, Tennessee 
  • Justin Beth (Green Party of the U.S. Co-Chair, MGIP SC Member, PGIC Co-Chair) Portland, Maine
  • Toby Blome (Drone resistance organizer) El Cerrito, California
  • Meredith Bruskin (FNP, Peace & Justice Group of Waldo County) Swanville, Maine
  • Chris Buchanan (Owner, CBC Carpentry) Searsport, Maine
  • Ralph Chapman (Retired Applied Physicist & recent member of Maine's Legislature, the only Green Independent party member during his last term) Brooksville, Maine
  • Mitchel Cohen (Coordinator, No Spray Coalition against pesticides) Brooklyn, New York
  • Judy Collins (Peace-justice advocate/singer/songwriter, Vine & Fig Tree Community) Lanett, Alabama
  • Gerry Condon (Veterans For Peace) Clearlake, California
  • Priti Gulati Cox (Artist, activist) Salina, Kansas
  • Stan Cox (Scientist, writer) Salina, Kansas
  • Bob Dale (VFP Maine, PeaceWorks) Brunswick, Maine
  • Ellen Davidson (Activist & photojournalist) New York, New York
  • Joseph de Rivera (Senior Research Scholar, Clark University) Brunswick, Maine
  • Christine A. DeTroy (PeaceWorks) Brunswick, Maine
  • Jacqui Deveneau (Chair of the Maine Green Women's Caucus) Portland, Maine
  • Denise Dreher (Catholic Peace & Justice activist) Biddeford, Maine
  • Reginald A. Dunton (Grassroots activist) Freeport, Maine
  • Dave Eberhardt (Baltimore 4, Baltimore Non-Violence Center) Baltimore, Maryland
  • Leonard Eiger (Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action) North Bend, Washington
  • Pat Elder (Military Poisons Project) St. Mary’s City, Maryland
  • Catherine Erdman (Peace activist) Temple, Maine
  • Bruce K. Gagnon (Peace & justice activist) Brunswick, Maine
  • Manuel Garcia, Jr. (Climate blogger & retired physicist) Berkeley, California
  • Ann Garrison (Independent Journalist) Oakland, California
  • Betsy Garrold (Retired Nurse Midwife, former Maine Green Independent Party Co-Chair, President of Food for Maine’s Future, homesteader, lobbyist, Mother) Knox, Maine
  • Carol Gilbert, OP (ICAN) Washington, DC
  • Dawn Neptune Adams (Penobscot activist) Bangor, Maine
  • Starr C. Gilmartin (Licensed Clinical Social worker) Trenton, Maine
  • Holly Graham (Singer/songwriter, activist) Olympia, Washington
  • Susan Hellewell (Artist and retired science teacher) Bingham, Maine
  • Dud Hendrick (VFP Maine) Deer Isle, Maine
  • Eric Herter (Filmmaker, VFP Maine) Brunswick, Maine
  • Fred Horch (Green Independent Candidate for Representative to the Legislature) Brunswick, Maine
  • Tamara Hunt (Family & Child Welfare Advocate, Public Policy USM Graduate Student) Portland, Maine
  • Connie Jenkins (Catholic peace and justice activist) East Blue Hill, Maine
  • Ken Jones (Retired USM educator) Swannanoa, North Carolina
  • Kyle Kajihiro (Board Member, Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice) Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
  • Tarak Kauff (Editor in Chief of Peace & Planet News) Woodstock, New York
  • Lynn Kelley (Retired physician) Mankato, Minnesota
  • Ed Kinane (Upstate Drone Action, anti-militarism activist) Syracuse, New York
  • Thomas Kircher (Interfaith Chaplain) Biddeford, Maine
  • Nydia Leaf (Granny Peace Brigade) New York, New York
  • Debbie Leighton (PeaceWorks) West Bath, Maine
  • Richard Brown Lethem (Artist, VFP) Brunswick, Maine
  • Sass Linneken (Community organizer) Bangor, Maine
  • Stan Lofchie (VFP Maine) Brunswick, Maine
  • Alfred L. Marder (US Peace Council) New Haven, Connecticut
  • Betsy Marsano (Working to overthrow the duopoly for over 30 years) Belfast, Maine
  • Kenneth E. Mayers (Major USMCR ret’d, VFP) Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Natasha Mayers (Editor in chief of Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly, Union of Maine Visual Artists) Whitefield, Maine
  • Kelly Merrill (Activist, journalist, organizer) Portland, Maine
  • Karl Meyer (Coordinator Greenlands Catholic Worker community) Nashville, Tennessee
  • Peter S. Morgan Jr. (VFP Maine) Raymond, Maine
  • John Morris (Retired teacher, VFP Maine) New Gloucester, Maine
  • Nick Mottern (Knowdrones.com/VFP) Hastings on Hudson, New York
  • Chris Nelson (Chico Peace Endeavor) Chico, California
  • Tom Neilson (Singer, songwriter) Greenfield, Massachusetts
  • K. J. Noh (Scholar, Journalist, Peace Activist) San Francisco, California
  • Jon Olsen (Former co-chair MGIP) Jefferson, Maine
  • Koohan Paik-Mander (Coordinator, Just Transition Hawaii Coalition) Hanokaa, Hawaii 
  • Ed McCartan (Artist) Brunswick, Maine
  • Mike Michalski (Former Marine opposed to war) South Portland, Maine
  • Rosalie Paul (Peaceworks) Brunswick, Maine
  • Ilze Petersons (Peace & justice organizer and activist) Orono, Maine
  • Sam Pfeifle (Vice-Chair, MSAD 15 School Board) Gray, Maine
  • Cecile Pineda (Author) Berkeley, California
  • Ron Placone (Comedian & YouTube host) Pasadena, California
  • Ardeth Platte, OP (ICAN) Washington, DC
  • Doug Rawlings (President of VFP Maine chapter) Chesterville, Maine
  • Richard Rhames (Family farmer, Public access TV activist) Biddeford, Maine
  • Kim Rich (Water District Trustee) Portland, Maine
  • Judy Robbins (Let Cuba Live), Sedgwick, Maine
  • Robert Schaible (Chairperson, Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights) Portland, Maine
  • Gladys Schmitz, SSND (Retired RN and Retired teacher) Mankato, Minnesota
  • Ginny Schneider (Maine WTR Resource Center) South Portland, Maine
  • John & Carrie Schuchardt (House of Peace, Ch. 45 Veterans for Peace) Ipswich, Massachusetts
  • Alice Slater (Board, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space) New York, New York
  • Ursula L. Slavick (Deering High teacher, former Portland Teachers’ Association president, Haiti School fundraiser), Portland, Maine
  • William H. Slavick (Professor, retired Pax Christi Maine coordinator; 2006 Senate candidate; social justice, Palestinian rights activist), Portland, Maine
  • Gar Smith (Author, editor, and cofounder of Environmentalists Against War) Berkeley, California
  • Herschel Sternlieb (Peace activist) Washington DC
  • Mary Beth Sullivan (Social worker) Brunswick, Maine
  • Pat Taub (Blogger, writer, teacher, peace & justice worker) Portland, Maine
  • Ann Tiffany (Upstate Drone Action, anti-militarism activist) Syracuse, New York
  • Karen Wainberg (PeaceWorks) Brunswick, Maine
  • Morgana Warner-Evans (Workers' rights advocate & mental health professional) Portland, Maine
  • Janet Weil (Activist, climate & militarism) Portland, Oregon
  • Steven Welzer (Co-editor, Green Horizon Magazine) East Windsor, New Jersey
  • Barbara West (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom) Bath, Maine
  • Tom Whitney (Let Cuba Live) South Paris, Maine
  • Russell Wray (Citizens Opposing Active Sonar Threats - COAST) Hancock, Maine
  • Kevin Zeese (Co-director Popular Resistance) Baltimore, Maryland   
  • Johnny Zokovitch (Catholic peace and justice activist) St. Louis, Missouri
  • David Schwab (Former Communications Director, Jill Stein for President) Madison, Wisconsin
  • Tyler Shelton (North Carolina Green Party) Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • Jake Kulaw (Chair, Maine Lavender Green Caucus) Portland, Maine
  • Rita Jacobs (Co-chair, Green Party Peace Action Committee) Lansing, Michigan
  • David Doonan (Web Manager, Green Party of the United States) Greenwich, New York
  • Joan Livingston (Veterans for Peace, Boston/National; Committee for Peace and Human Rights) Boston, Massachusetts
  • Stephen Verchinski (National Delegate, Green Party Albuquerque) Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Richard Clement (Vice President, Maine Veterans for Peace) Pittston, Maine
  • Jean Sanborn (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) Brunswick, Maine
  • Peter Sirois (Producer, Maine Social Justice Cable Access TV) Madison, Maine
  • Charlene DiCalogero (Co-Char, Green-Rainbow Party of MA) Berlin, Massachusetts
  • Claire Mortimer (Former Chair, Green Party of Hawaii) Brooklin, Maine
  • Gil Harris (Former Co-Chair, Maine Green Independent Party) Limerick, Maine
  • Linda Thompson (State Committee Green-Rainbow Party) Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Susanne Randall (Homeless Advocate, Portland Overdose Prevention Society) Portland, Maine
  • Elizabeth Streeter (Peace Action Maine) Portland, Maine
  • Rick Bruening (Former Secretary, Wisconsin Green Party) New Berlin, Wisconsin
  • Laurie Dobson (Organizing Director/Staff Writer, EndUSWars.org, Thiscantbehappening.net) Kennebunkport, Maine
  • Fred McCann (Developer, Mission with a Margin) Portland, Maine
  • David Plimpton (Palestinian Rights Activist) Georgia
  • Richard Kane (Director, Union of Maine Visual Artists and Kane-Lewis Productions) Sedgewick, Maine
  • Charles Ordway (Bernie Sanders delegate; Grassroots activist) Oxford, Maine
  • Kate Harris (Former Co-Chair, Green-Rainbow Party) Belfast, Maine
  • William Thomas (Coordinator, NH Veterans for Peace) Auburn, New Hampshire
  • Frank Dorell (Publisher, Addicted to War) Culver City, California
  • Jennifer Sullivan (Delegate to the GPUS's National Women's Caucus) Spring Hill, Florida
  • Steven Saelzler (Organizer, Veterans for Peace Detroit) Brownstown, Michigan
  • Sam Hales (Representative, Arizona Green Party) Phoneix, Arizona
  • Martha Kelly (Community Activist) Hartford, Connecticut 
  • DJ Gonzalez (Youtube Host, Falcone General) Hegesville, West Virginia
  • Yandel Goris (Founder & President, The Solidarity Movement) Manhatten, New York
  • Aidan Raymond (CEO, The Solidarity Movement) Manhatten, New York
  • Matthew Hammer (Web Developer, Canned Spinach) Dayton, Ohio
  • Paul Whitcomb Brunswick, Maine
  • Chuck Schiller Old Town, Maine
  • Ginger Schiller Old Town, Maine
  • Sergei Breus (Owner, Breus Builders) Blue Hill, Maine
  • Stephanie Bailey Wurtsboro, New York
  • Robert Peterson (CEI Inspector, 1954) Tampa, Florida
  • Kevin Gunderson Portland, Maine
  • Matthew Hammer (Web Developer, Canned Spinach) Dayton, Ohio
  • Dustin Hartl (Tik Tok Creator, Wimmer Communities) West Allis, Wisconsin
  • John Peck (Editor, Translator, Poet) Brunswick, Maine
  • Bernie Windham (President, FHFC) Tallahassee, Florida
  • Richard Hobbs (Family physician, medical acupuncturist, teacher, author) Waterville, Maine
  • Brian Gay (Performance Improvement Manager, DMHAS) East Hampton, Connecticut
  • Thomas Fusco (Owner, Thomas L. Fusco, LCPC) Brunswick, Maine
  • Daniella Liebling (Social Worker) Brooklyn, New York
  • Andriana Colucci (Co-Owner, Bling & Things Crafts) Portland, Maine
  • Hilda Richey (Teacher, Interpreter) Hillsboro, Wisconsin
  • Barbara Gunvaldsen (Principal, Ness Research Services) Fairfield, Maine
  • Michael Castelli (Psychotherapist) Middlebury, Vermont
  • Anthony Scannell (Receptionist, Shinola Hotel) Detroit, Michigan
  • Mike Patterson (Automotive Technician) Gilroy, California
  • Robin Farrin (Farrin Photography) Eastport, Maine
  • Cynthia Howard (Architect & Preservation Planner, Activist) Biddeford Pool, Maine
  • John Iskra (Professor, Emory and Henry College) Bristol, Virginia
  • Christine Pepin (Engineering Consultant, Zyzyx) Sunnyvale, California
  • Kurt Leemann (Engineer, Boeing) Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Hugh Birdsall (Education Coordinator, Reforest the Tropics) Clinton, Connecticut
  • Starr Gilmartin (Social Worker, Acadia Hospital) Trenton, Maine
  • Maureen Ostensen (Smilin' Trees Disarmament Farm) Hope, Maine
  • Coralie LaSalle (Organizer, DSA) Los Angeles, California 
  • Frederic Herter (Videomaker) Brunswick, Maine
  • Clayton Mortl (Actor & Activist) Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Carol Cubas (Activist) Smithfield, Maine
  • Dennis Pearl (Research Professor, Penn State University) Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
  • Wes Nickerson (Artist, Musician, Singer, Songwriter) Cambridge, Massachusetts 
  • Jessica Falero (Homelessness Advocate) Portland, Maine
  • Martha Goodale - Westbrook, Maine
  • Ed McCartan - Brunswick, Maine
  • Ty Ebright - Camden, Maine
  • Lily Fernald - Falmouth, Maine
  • Matthew Fernald - Falmouth, Maine
  • Ralph Tuscher - Clement City, Michigan
  • Bill Vassar - Veazie, Maine
  • Photios Dalamagas - Mint Hill, North Carolina
  • Parker Hardin - Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Mark Burgess - Braintree, Massachusetts
  • Joshua Altschule - Kennebunk, Maine
  • David Larsen - Portland, Maine
  • Jon Autiello - Saugus, Massachusetts
  • Stephen Ennis - Southampton, New Jersey
  • Paul Kelley - Mankato, Minnesota
  • Thomas Bruerton - Midvale, Utah
  • Alan Batten - Fairbanks, Arkansas
  • Tarak Kauff - Woodstock, New York
  • Helen York - Bangor, Maine
  • Douglas Malloy - Athens, Maine
  • Kathleen Valdes - Lansing, Michigan
  • Mike Beilstein - Corvallis, Oregan
  • Carl Smith - Brunswick, Maine
  • Sohum Deshmukh - Cupertino, California
  • Corin Rose - Jonesboro, Maine
  • Nancy Price - Davis, California
  • Brian Richmond - Madison, Maine
  • Sally-Alice Thompson - Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Terry Callan - Dallas, Oregan
  • Gary Falk - Woodstock, New York
  • Gloria Guillo - Brooklyn, New York
  • Nancy Kirsch - East Providence, Rhode Island
  • Dustin Hartl - West Allis, Wisconsin
  • Kevin Gunderson - Portland, Maine
  • Green Party Albuquerque
  • Green-Rainbow Party Massachusetts 
  • WHAR-FM 89.1 Free Radio for the Free Thinker
  • Maine Green Independent Party
  • Maine Democratic Socialists
  • Green Party of the United States

 

Who's endorsing
Cynthia Strout
Sam Bergman
Arath Perez
Joseph Carrino
Paul Whitcomb
Chuck Schiller
Ginger Schiller
Jennifer Sullivan
Matthew Hammer
Charles Ordway
Richard Kane
Sergei Breus Breus Builders
Robert Peterson
Lily Fernald
Alice Bolstridge
Stephanie Bailey
Esther Anne
Jeffrey Hotchkiss
Aren LeBrun
Frank Dorrel ADDICTED To WAR
Kevin Gunderson
Dustin Hartl
Whar Fm
Aidan Raymond The Solidarity Movement
Yandel Goris The Solidarity Movement
Wes Nickerson
David Plimpton
Dj Gonzalez
Cynthia Howard
Lynne Williams

Will you endorse?

I endorse Lisa Savage for US Senate!

(Organization and Title are optional and only for identification purposes unless you select "My organization is making the endorsement")