A whole lot has been going on with Lisa Savage’s campaign for U.S. Senate. We wanted to update you on some of our recent highlights!
No CMP Corridor/NECEC Press Conference Thu 12/5 in Lewiston
Lisa stands with Mainers against the CMP Corridor/NECEC! Join Lisa, 2016 Green Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, Penobscot journalist Dawn Neptune Adams, and former Maine Green Governor candidate Jonathan Carter at the public hearing in Lewiston on Thursday, December 5th to let everyone know why the CMP Corridor/NECEC is a bad deal for Maine (see our recent statement here).
Please RSVP on our website to let us know you'll be standing with us to keep corporate hands off our Maine woods!
Campaign School in Portland Sat 12/7
There will be a Green Party Campaign School in Portland this Saturday December 7th. If you're interested in running for office or helping out on a campaign team, this training is for you. Lisa Savage and many of her team members will be there - hope you can join us!
Lisa: As Senator, I’ll stand up to neo-McCarthyism, say no to U.S. wars
Have you noticed lately that people who reject endless war tend to get labeled as “Russian assets”? Lisa recently wrote an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald taking on this new McCarthyism and promising that as a U.S. Senator, she’ll say no to endless wars no matter what they call her.
Help put Lisa on the ballot - take our signature pledge!
To get Lisa on the ballot, we need to gather 2,000 valid signatures from registered voters with the Maine Green Independent Party between January 1st and March 15th. You can help our grassroots campaign meet this challenge by pledging your signature now to our upcoming petition drive, and sharing our signature pledge with your friends, family and neighbors.
Exploratory no more - we’re in it to win it!
Less than a month after launching Lisa’s exploratory campaign for U.S. Senate, we decided to end the exploratory phase and make this campaign official. The overwhelming and enthusiastic response throughout Maine has made it clear people are eager for a people-powered alternative to Susan Collins.
We knew this campaign was going places when we passed the fundraising threshold to file with the FEC within the first week. Already, scores of people have volunteered to phonebank for Lisa as we prepare to tackle our first challenge of getting on the ballot.
We’ve also made 3 new hires onto our team: Communications Director Dave Schwab, a veteran of past presidential campaigns that have transformed the political landscape with bold ideas like the Green New Deal; Ballot Access Manager Isaac Schattenburg, who played a key role powering Ranked Choice Voting onto the Maine ballot; and Campaign Administrator Erin Fox, an expert in data and system infrastructure.
In addition, renewable energy expert David Gibson has ended his campaign for the MGIP U.S. Senate nomination and joined the Savage campaign as a renewable energy policy advisor, and Maine activist Bruce Gagnon is taking a three-month unpaid leave of absence so he can work full-time for the campaign on tasks like scheduling, volunteer coordination, and collecting signatures.
We’re thrilled to be building such a talented team to elect a Senator who will work for the people, not the powerful!
Our campaign needs YOU
Lisa for Maine has been a people-powered campaign from the start, driven by folks like you who are hungry for a better world. We’re off to a great start, but to really make Lisa a contender, we need your help!
We especially need volunteers who can help with phonebanking, which we’ve started in earnest to call registered Maine Green Independent voters to ask them to take our signature pledge. You can help with phonebanking from wherever you live.
As a campaign that proudly refuses money from corporate interests, we need your donations to keep going strong. We’re gearing up for our drive to put Lisa on the ballot, and collecting 2,000 signatures from registered Greens in Maine is no small feat.
Thank you for all you do to help elect a Senator for people, planet and peace!
-The Lisa for Maine Team