Suit Up for November: Join Us for the Senate Debate!

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Hello fellow Maine voters!

Are you ready to see the Senate candidates debate? We are! Democrat Sara Gideon, Republican Susan Collins, and independents Lisa Savage and Max Linn will participate in the first Senate candidate debate Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 pm. We’ll be watching with Swing Left Maine’s watch party, which begins at 6:30 pm with a pre-debate program on the New Mainers Alliance, an immigrant-led organization that focuses on voter education, registration, and empowerment. Join us early or at 7 pm for the debate, which will feature fact-checks and commentary via chat from University of Maine Political Science Department Chair and Bangor Daily News columnist Amy Fried and Suit Up Maine Co-leader Kelli Whitlock Burton. Sign up for the watch party HERE. And be sure to submit questions for the candidates before the debate to debate@pressherald.com. Get ideas for your questions from our Collins guide, The Case Against Susan Collins

You can also watch the the debate on News Center Maine (NBC Channel 4 in Portland or Channel 2 in Bangor) or via live stream on the Portland Press Herald or Bangor Daily News websites.

In solidarity,
The Suit Up Maine Admin Team

On our website you’ll also find:

  • Maine Votes 2020: Everything you need to vote November 3, including actions, volunteer opportunities, and links to voter forms. 
  • Letter to the Editor Guide: Tips on writing LTEs and a list of Maine newspapers that accept them. 
  • Top Events: A list of upcoming progressive events across the state.
  • Guides & Explainers: Resources on complex topics.
  • Civic Dashboard: Contact info for your elected officials, tutorials on the legislative process, and more.

For a statewide event listing, visit the Maine Resists calendar


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Suit Up Maine is a statewide, all-volunteer, progressive, grassroots group of more than 5,400 Mainers that seeks to create and foster a more informed and engaged electorate. We raise awareness of and advocate for policies and legislation that promote equity and equality in civil rights, social justice, health care, the environment, education, the economy, and other areas that affect the lives of all people. We are beholden to issues and action, not parties or politicians, and we aren’t engaged in fundraising. Suit Up Maine fosters collaboration among our state’s progressive groups and organizations to collectively connect, educate, and motivate Mainers to rise in non-violent resistance to a regressive agenda.

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