The thousands of voters who stood on line on Election Day last fall to sign initiative petitions to expand and improve the Clean Elections Act in Maine would be appalled.

The Legislature is actually considering a bill that would repeal the entire act. Obviously, this bill flouts the will of the people who see this law as an effort to clean up politics and return power to the real people — not the corporations and those with lots of money to donate to campaigns.

The initiative campaign exceeded the number of signatures required to get the measure on the ballot by a wide margin, and we all will have the opportunity to vote for this new and improved Clean Elections Act this fall.

I urge others to call their legislators to tell them that L.D. 1290 is an insult to all those people who clearly demonstrated their support for the Clean Elections Act last November, and they should oppose it.

Joan Sturmthal


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