MAINERS AWAIT ACTION FROM SUSAN COLLINS ON EMERGENCY CORONAVIRUS BILL
Five days after the House passed overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation to help working Mainers in the midst of this crisis, Senator Susan Collins has failed to communicate with her constituents about where she stands on this critical legislation. Workers and small business owners in Maine are looking for leadership, yet the Senate is sitting on this legislation as Republicans work to make it more favorable to special interests.
“Senator Collins owes Mainers real updates on what is happening with this critical, emergency legislation and what she believes is our best path forward to stay safe and to provide relief for Mainers who are going to struggle in the coming days and weeks,” said Willy Ritch, executive director of 16 Counties Coalition. “Every day of inaction in the Senate is another day that working families have to worry about how they’re going to get by. We need to tell Senator Collins it’s time that she follows through with her oath to serve her constituents, not corporate interests.”
After the House bill, which included much needed emergency food assistance and over $80 million to cover diagnostic testing, passed with a strong bipartisan majority, it’s now sitting on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk.
About the 16 Counties Coalition
The 16 Counties Coalition is a year-long grassroots advocacy campaign aimed at amplifying the voices of families and working Mainers and encouraging Senator Susan Collins to vote in favor of the people she was elected to represent and defend. The campaign will mobilize members through small- and large-scale events, through digital action, and paid television, radio, and digital ads.
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