House Democratic Office
July 15, 2011
Cain says real
Good morning, I’m Rep. Emily Cain of Orono, the House Democratic leader.
This week Democrats
launched a series of statewide meetings to help bring your voice back to
For the first time in decades Republicans were in charge. Instead of putting that mandate into action, they pushed an extreme agenda on behalf of the chemical industry, big insurance, the conservative right, and campaign donors from away.
Bill after bill we saw solutions in search of a problem -- from efforts to undermine the rights of working people to allowing toxic chemicals in sippy cups.
Where was the focus on helping real
Rolling back voting rights will NOT create jobs.
Rolling back environmental protections will NOT create jobs
Rolling back health insurance laws and adding a new tax to everyone’s insurance policy will NOT create jobs.
We go back to our districts empty handed with no jobs package for the voters.
Republicans refused to consider a bond proposal – a proven job creator. Bonds improve our roads, ports, and bridges and invest in our communities.
Republicans left jobs on the table.
They held economic stimulus hostage.
We know real
After months of Republican rule in
Week after week, hundreds of Mainers packed the State House to protest these attacks on our values. Democrats stood on their side.
The differences between Democrats and Republicans were stark.
Republicans in the legislature backed the governor and his extreme policies time after time.
They voted against protecting our children from bullies in schools.
They voted to roll
back child labor protections and to put Canadian workers to work in the
They voted to limit access to family planning for women.
They voted against raising the minimum wage by quarter on the very same day they voted for an estate tax giveaway to 550 of our wealthiest residents.
These are not real
solutions for real
We are in the minority in
We are coming to you
this summer to listen, to learn
and to develop a strategy together in
hopes that you will come back with us to
If you're a family business struggling to turn a profit - we want to talk to you.
If you’re a senior choosing between paying for heat or medicine – we want to talk to you.
If you’re a college student trying to figure out how to pay for your classes – we want to talk to you.
If you're a working family struggling to make the monthly bills - we want to talk to you.
Together, we can tell
Governor LePage and the Republican majority in
We want to work to
address the real problems of real
Thank you for listening. I’m Rep. Emily Cain of Orono, the House Democratic leader. Have a great weekend.
Jodi Quintero, 287-1488, c. 841-6279