[HCCN] Fwd: Because Facts Matter

Judy_Robbins Judy at robbinsandrobbins.com
Wed Feb 5 10:10:47 EST 2014



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> From: gmartin at mecep.org
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> Sent: 2/4/2014 8:48:19 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
> Subj: Because Facts Matter
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> Facts Matter web version
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> Help us keep the debate honest and advance real solutions for Maine people!!!
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> Tonight Governor LePage gave his annual State of the State address. MECEP was on hand to keep the record straight. We live-tweeted and provided the media the facts they needed to accurately depict the state of Maine's economy and the Governor's record.
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> Here's an example of what the Governor said:
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> "Almost 13,000 new private-sector jobs have been created since we took office...Because of our efforts, good-paying jobs are being created all over the state."
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> Here are some facts that we shared with the media:
> Maine ranks 50th among states in private sector job growth since January 2011. Adjusting for population growth, Maine ranks 37th. (MECEP analysis of  Bureau of Labor Statistics data)
> Maine ranks dead last among states in personal income growth since January 2011 . Even after adjusting for population growth, it ranks 46th. (Sources: MECEP analysis of quarterly personal income from Bureau of Economic Analysis, adult civilian population from Bureau of Labor Statistics)
> Too many Maine people continue to struggle to find jobs and make ends meet. For many Maine families the Governor's policies have made matters worse.
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> Facts matter, especially when it comes to talking about Maine's economy and crafting solutions for a better future. If you share this belief, I hope you'll contribute to MECEP today.
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> As the 2014 election season heats up, MECEP's analysis will be more important than ever to keep the debate honest and focused on real solutions for growing Maine's economy.  
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> Your support today of $35, $50, $100 or more will fuel our efforts so that we can stay focused on the work ahead.
> About the Maine Center for Economic Policy
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> The Maine Center for Economic Policy advances public policies that help Maine people prosper in a strong, fair and sustainable economy. We advance this mission through high-quality research, analysis, citizen education, and coalition building. MECEP is an independent, nonpartisan organization.
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> To learn more about what we do, visit www.mecep.org.
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