Thursday, September 27, 2018
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski, 626-8400

* * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * *

WHAT: Unveiling of the new specialty license plate benefitting The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

WHO: Governor Paul R. LePage, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap; Maine legislators; Maine Medical Center President and CEO Rich Petersen and other leaders of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital; patients and families who worked tirelessly to secure broad-based support and approvals for the license plate.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28, at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Portland Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch office, 125 Presumpscot St., Portland

WHY: To announce availability of the plate starting Oct. 1 and celebrate the efforts of those who worked to bring the plate to production due to the impact the hospital has had on their lives

HOW: Families will share their stories, Gov. LePage will discuss how the license plate reflects First Lady Barbara Bush’s legacy in Maine and Sec. Dunlap will explain the details of how to obtain this new specialty plate from the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles. A large image of the plate, as well as several sample plates, will be on display.

CONTACT: Kristen Schulze Muszynski, communications director, Department of the Secretary of State, at 207-626-8404 (office) or 207-441-7638 (cell), or Caroline Cornish, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Maine Medical Center, at 207-662-5146 (office) or 207-219-0318 (cell).

PARKING: Parking spaces are limited in front of the main entrance to the Portland BMV branch, which will be open for business during this event. Please park in the lot behind the branch office building, which is the next right off Presumpscot Street.