Maine’s economy is still being roiled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over a year and a half in, and we still face economic uncertainty and job loss. Mainers need policies that will jumpstart our economy and give families job security. That is why I am calling on my fellow residents to reject Question 1 this November.

Question 1, if passed, will block the Clean Energy Corridor. This project has already created good-paying jobs in rural Maine. And the members of these communities rely on these jobs for their livelihood. We cannot simply wipe out these important opportunities, especially during a global pandemic.

What’s more, the construction of this corridor could also create between 1,000 and 3,500 additional jobs during construction, providing us with substantial economic stability and growth. And when people are employed, families are happier and communities see more economic activity.

I hope that all Mainers concerned about our economy and jobs in the state will vote no on Question 1.

 

Scott Strom

Pittsfield

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