February 20, 2018

Eating cake and making toasts with sparkling cider, activists in Bangor held a tongue-in-cheek "retirement party" for Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Bangor on Tuesday. Partygoers said his unpopular votes on issues including repealing health care and passing tax breaks for the wealthy means the vulnerable Republican may be out of a job after November.

Attendees at the event, which was organized by Indivisible Bangor, Mainers for Accountable Leadership and the Maine People's Alliance, discussed the impact of...

November 23, 2017

On Thursday outside of Representative Bruce Poliquin's Bangor office, Mainers gathered to urge Poliquin and Senator Susan Collins to reject the proposed tax plan moving through Congress. The Maine Small Business Coalition and Mainers for Accountable Leadership, which together organized the event, delivered over 1,000 petition messages from Mainers, demanding that they oppose the plan. Small business owners, seniors, and health professionals from the Second Congressional District spoke on how the tax...

October 21, 2017

Maine health care advocates gathered at the Lewiston Public Library on Friday to announce a new public campaign to hold Rep. Bruce Poliquin accountable for his votes to strip health care from tens of thousands of Mainers, increase premiums and harm Maine seniors.

Speakers included Liesha Petrovitch, a small business owner from Norway whose family's health was threatened by Rep. Poliquin's vote. Liesha's story will be featured in commercials that will run on broadcast and cable television across the Se...

October 13, 2017

Maine veterans, family members and health care advocates gathered outside of the Bangor office of Rep. Bruce Poliquin to call on the congressman to reject attempts by the Trump administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health care for millions of Americans, including thousands of Maine veterans and their families.

“We love this country, and that’s why we decided to serve. It’s also why we cannot be silent when those in our own government are relentlessly trying to undermine hea...

September 18, 2017

The latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dubbed Graham-Cassidy, was found by the Fitch Rating Agency to be “more disruptive for most states than prior Republican efforts.” Like past attempts to sabotage our health care, this proposal would take away health care from as many 32 million people nationwide while gutting Medicaid and eliminating protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Across Maine, health care advocates and activists have come together once again to help prot...

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