Now that the hustle and bustle of the legislative session is over, we take a deep breath and then give thanks. Maine’s legislators work hard to represent their constituents while they are in Augusta. Maine technically has a part-time legislature, but being a legislator can be a full time job. Now that the legislators are home, they are not resting on their laurels. Many of them are out and about knocking on doors, attending bean suppers and marching in parades. They are making the case that they deserve your vote.
The American Heart Association will be taking this "down time" to plan our next legislative agenda, to recruit more volunteers and yes, to enjoy the Maine summer a bit as well.
First, however, the Maine American Heart Association Advocacy Committee is busy writing thank you notes to certain legislators who bucked their party leadership and supported our efforts to help all Maine residents have access to the health care they need.
Hopefully some of you saw my email asking you to thank your legislators for their votes to support Medicaid Expansion. Unfortunately, all of you did not see this email because there were legislators who did not support our efforts. That does not mean we won’t try again. Maybe next time more of you will be able to write thank you notes!
As always, if you want to be more involved in our advocacy efforts, please just shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org