Lisa Savage issues statement on BIW $45 million tax break

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONDAY JANUARY 13, 2020 For more info: Sam Pfeifle Phone: 207-749-0298  Email: sampfeifle@gmail.com Twitter: @SamPfeifle In response to reports last week that top Democratic lawmakers in Maine are questioning a $45 million tax break for Bath Iron Works (BIW), US Senate candidate Lisa Savage issued the following statement: “Why would our state give BIW/General Dynamics Corporation a $45 million tax cut in the first place? Owner General Dynamics is one of the wealthiest weapons manufacturers in the world and does not need corporate welfare. I worked hard to block this bill in 2018 and was part of a group that succeeded in reducing the tax giveaway amount from the $60 million originally put in the bill sponsored by Democrats Rep. Jennifer DeChant and Sen. Eloise Vitelli. A bill that both House Speaker Gideon and Senate President Jackson voted for, incidentally.” Continue reading

US Senate Candidate Lisa Savage Condemns Airstrike Against Iran, Calls For Restoration of Congressional Authority Over US Military

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY JANUARY 3, 2020 For more info: Sam Pfeifle Phone: 207-749-0298  Email: sampfeifle@gmail.com Twitter: @SamPfeifle U.S. Senate Candidate Lisa Savage, of the Maine Green Independent Party, strongly condemns Thursday’s airstrike by the U.S. military near the Baghdad, Iraq, airport. At least five individuals were killed in the drone attack, including Major General Qasem Soleimani, of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard and Chief of its Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, pro-Iranian chief of an umbrella group for Iraqi militias. The Pentagon confirmed they acted on President Trump’s orders, bypassing Congress. The Pentagon described the airstrike as a defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad, but many observers of the Middle East are warning that the strikes will escalate tensions in the region and could provoke a hot war amid increasingly strained relations between the U.S. and Iran. Continue reading

US Senate Candidate Lisa Savage Releases Statement on Impeachment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday December 16 For more info: Sam Pfeifle Phone: 207-749-0298  Email: sampfeifle@gmail.com Twitter: @SamPfeifle US Senate Candidate Lisa Savage Releases Statement on Impeachment As the U.S. House of Representatives moves to impeach President Trump, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate Lisa Savage provided this statement: “Impeachment is a grave constitutional duty of Congress and should not be undertaken lightly. As the House moves toward impeachment, I find it unfortunate that the proceedings reflect the partisan warfare we’ve come to expect from Washington. As someone outside the two-party establishment, I want to help us get past the gridlock and bickering that distracts us from the urgent problems that Congress is failing to resolve. Continue reading

Exploratory No More: Savage Campaign For Senate Is In It To Win It

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday November 11, 2019 CONTACT: Sam Pfeifle, Lisa for Maine Press Coordinator, 207-749-0298 Less than a month after the launch of Lisa Savage’s exploratory committee for U.S. Senate, the overwhelming and enthusiastic response throughout Maine has made it clear people are eager for a people-powered alternative to Susan Collins. With an FEC filing and major campaign hires in the rearview mirror, it’s now full speed ahead as Savage eyes gathering the 2,000 Green signatures needed to attain ballot access in the 10 weeks between January 1 and March 15.  “Clearly,” said Savage, “Mainers are tired of having representatives in Washington who serve corporate interests above their own. Overwhelmingly, Mainers tell me they want Medical for all, a real plan to address the climate crisis, and an end to wasteful spending on needless wars, but they have no one to advocate for them in Washington. This has to change.” Continue reading

Lisa Savage Announces Opposition to CMP Corridor/NECEC, Addition of David Gibson as Renewable Energy Policy Advisor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2019 For Further Information: Sam Pfeifle 207-749-0298 sampfeifle@gmail.com @SamPfeifle On Dec 5, Green U.S. Senate Candidate Lisa Savage will attend and participate in a public hearing in Lewiston with the Army Corps of Engineers, articulating her opposition to the so-called New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) project being proposed by Central Maine Power. Prior to the event, Savage will be joined by Penobscot journalist, consultant, and activist Dawn Neptune Adams; Forest Ecology Network Director and former Maine Green Gubernatorial Candidate Jonathan Carter; and former Green Party Presidential Candidate and Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party member Dr. Jill Stein at a press conference where they will collectively make their argument for why the NECEC must not go forward. Additionally, Savage announced today that solar and 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. Continue reading

LISA SAVAGE ANNOUNCES EXPLORATORY CAMPAIGN FOR U.S. SENATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2019 For Further Information: Sam Pfeifle 207-749-0298 sampfeifle@gmail.com @SamPfeifle Today Lisa Savage, a teacher and grandmother from Solon, announced her exploratory campaign for U.S. Senate at noon in Congress Square Park, Portland. Savage is testing the waters for a run on the Maine Green Independent Party ticket in the 2020 U.S. Senate race that will use ranked choice voting. “People are hungry for real change, but the political establishment fails to listen, year after year,” she said. “I’m exploring a run to give Mainers a Senator who represents everyday people again, rather than big corporations, lobbyists and billionaires who are calling the shots in Washington.” Savage has pledged not to accept donations from for-profit corporate lobbyists or PACs. Continue reading

Savage Campaign for US Senate Makes FEC Filing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday October 15, 2019 For more info: Sam Pfeifle 207-749-0298  sampfeifle@gmail.com  @SamPfeifle Less than a week after announcing an exploratory campaign for U.S. Senate, Lisa Savage blew past the fundraising benchmark requiring Federal Election Commission filing and so submitted her candidate paperwork to the FEC. Savage has been met with a groundswell of initial support from all corners of the state of Maine, with supporters traveling from as far away as Deer Isle and Bangor to her first public rally last week in Portland’s Congress Square.  Continue reading