With Election Day just a week away, we could use your help. 70,000 Mainers need Question 2 to pass so they can get health care coverage. Our legislature has supported accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid numerous times, but Governor LePage vetoed it each time. When you vote YES on 2, you have the chance to go around the Governor and do the right thing for Maine.
How You Can Help:
- VOTE! It’s vital that we all vote. Have you made your plan? This week’s storm is a reminder that you never know what might happen that could keep you home on November 7th.
If you’ve received an absentee ballot, make sure you put it in the mail—it must be received by 8 PM on Election Day. You can also vote early at your local town or city clerk’s office through Thursday, November 2nd—use this link to find their contact information to check their hours or find their address: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/
Otherwise, make sure you have a plan to go vote on Tuesday, November 7th. You can look up your polling place at http://www.maine.gov/portal/
If you’re not registered to vote, you can register on Election Day when you go to vote! Learn more at http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/
- Volunteer! We know that talking to people one on one at the doors is the most effective way to make sure they vote and we need your help to talk to as many voters as possible. Join us for some door-to-door or phone canvassing! To sign up for shifts, please fill out this form: http://
- Spread the word! Tell your friends and family why it’s important to vote YES on Question 2. Ask them if they have a plan to vote—and help them make a plan if they need one.
Post on social media using the hashtags #MEmedicaid, #YesOn2 or #mepolitics. You can share the endorsements from the Bangor Daily News: http://bit.ly/BDNYesOn2 and the Portland Press Herald: http://bit.ly/PPHYesOn2.
Share Kathleen’s story: http://mainersforhealthcare.
If you have questions about how to get involved, contact Jen at email@example.com. For more information about voting in Maine and the questions on the statewide ballot, check out the Easy-to-Read Voter Guide from the League of Women Voters of Maine: http://www.lwvme.org/
Do you live in Portland? You can also help us spread the word about our municipal effort to make sure all workers can earn paid sick days—because healthy workers keep Portland healthy! We’ll be asking Portland voters to sign postcards for their councilors at the polls on November 7th. To sign up for a shift, contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for voting, volunteering, and spreading the word. Together we can help 70,000 more Mainers get the health care they need, support our local hospitals, and create more jobs across our state. Vote YES on 2!