Guest Post: Voting Flyer Provided by CCRC, by George Colby
The following is a flyer on voting records provided and available for distribution by the Cumberland County Republican Committee.
NOVEMBER 8, 2022 - ELECTION DAY
Before you vote, ask yourself these questions:
* Should parents have the right to direct their children’s medical care? Republicans think so, but Democrats do not. LD1292 (Roll Call # 366). LD 1292 would have required parental consent before a child could have physical examinations, surgical procedures, prescription drugs, and vaccines.
* Do you want to allow sex trafficking? Republicans do not, but Democrats do. LD 1592 would have legalized prostitution in Maine (Roll Call # 386). This bill was so bad, Janet Mills and many sex trafficking victims opposed it; Republicans were needed to sustain the veto.
* Did you know our local farms are struggling for survival? Republicans care, but democrats were deaf to the local farmers who strongly opposed unionizing farmworkers in Maine. LD 151 (Roll Call #s 414 494 487). Again, Mills was forced to oppose members of her own party to veto the bill because “state government should be doing all it can to support Maine farms.”
* Did you know democrat lawmakers voted to raise your property taxes?Republicans do not support tax increases, especially with a looming recession, but party line democrats supported a real estate transfer tax on all properties valued above $150,000. The bill, LD 418 (Roll Call # 245), was so egregious Janet Mills vetoed the bill and Republicans voted to sustain.
* Do you care about crime, drug use, and public safety? Democrats voted to hamstring the ability of police officers to investigate crime. LD 417 (Roll Call # 385). Again, Governor Mills needed to veto LD 217, calling the legislation “overbroad, unrealistic and dangerous to the general public,” and Republicans voted to sustain the veto.
* Did you know Democrats were almost successful at decriminalizing possession of large amounts of hard drugs, including cocaine, heroin and fentanyl? The bill narrowly failed. LD 967 (Roll Call # 473).
* Did you know Democrats voted to prevent judges from requiring convicted criminals on probation to participate in treatment? LD 844 (Roll Call # 421). Governor Mills stated this bill would “eliminate an essential means of both protecting public safety and helping individuals to refrain from self-destructive behavior.” Republicans sustained the veto.
If you are concerned about these issues, Vote Republican on November 8th!
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