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Fwd: URGENT: contact your Senator now

Mon, Feb 17, 2014

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You can use the links below to find email addresses for Senator Langley or others — JR

Dear Senator Langley,

I have just learned that LD 1428 will be voted on soon and I write to urge you to vote against it.
We have worked hard in Maine to create fairness and non-discrimination and it is clear that the majority of Mainers support fairness.
This bill would undermine the non-discrimination that we have achieved.
I hope you will oppose this bill and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Judy Robbins
Sedgwick

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From: “Elise Johansen, EqualityMaine” <info@equalitymaine.org>
Date: February 17, 2014 10:37:18 AM EST
To: “Judith Robbins” <judy@robbinsandrobbins.com>
Subject: URGENT: contact your Senator now

Judith,
 
We’ve just confirmed that tomorrow the full Maine Senate will likely vote on LD 1428 – the bill that would undermine Maine’s non-discrimination and marriage laws under the guise of so-called “religious freedom.” 
 
LD 1428 is a reckless proposal, and we need you to contact your State Senator right now and ask them to oppose this legislation. 
 
 
This bill is a solution in search of a problem, opponents of LGBT rights are looking for ways to rollback the hard-won protections that Maine voters have upheld at the ballot. 
 
We can’t let them do that. 
 
With the vote all but guaranteed for tomorrow, it’s critical that your Senator hear from you right now. 
 
 
Be sure to include your name and the town you live in, so your Senator knows that you’re a constituent, as well as why you oppose this bill. 
 
Here are are several reasons why LD 1428 is bad for Maine:
  • This is a solution in search of a problem, there have been no reports of Maine’s marriage or non-discrimination laws violating anyone’s religious beliefs
  • LD 1428 would create a sweeping exemption to virtually EVERY Maine law, which could lead to countless lawsuits and widespread confusion
  • Polling shows that Maine’s non-discrimination laws are overwhelmingly popular and that Mainers oppose overturning them
  • Maine’s non-discrimination and marriage laws were upheld by the voters of Maine, they should not be undermined
 
Your legislators need to hear from you today – it is absolutely critical. With your support, I know we can stop this harmful law in its tracks. 
 
Thank you,
 
Elise Johansen
Executive Director

 

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