Just the Facts: "Electoral College Vs. National Popular Vote"

FACT 1 - LD 816, "An Act To Implement the National Popular Vote for President of the United States" is sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson (D).

This bill seeks to nullify the Electoral College by entering Maine into an “interstate compact,” binding Maine’s 4 Presidential Electoral Votes to the so-called “National Popular Vote.”

If passed, this law would go into effect once a number of states representing a majority of the 538 Presidential Electors join the compact.

Currently, 11 states and the District of Columbia have entered the interstate compact, accounting 172 electoral votes (32% of total electoral votes), including:

California (55), New York (29), Illinois (20), New Jersey (14), Washington (12), Massachusetts (11), Maryland (10), Connecticut (7), Rhode Island (4), Hawaii (4), Vermont (3) and Washington, D.C. (3)

Legislation to join the compact is pending in 17 additional states, accounting for an additional 167 electoral votes (31% of total electoral votes), including:

Florida (29), Ohio (18) Georgia (16), North Carolina (15), Indiana (11), Arizona (11), Minnesota (10), Colorado (9), South Carolina (9), Oregon (7), Nevada (6), Kansas (6), New Mexico (5), Maine (4), New Hampshire (4), Idaho (4) and Delaware (3).

If passed in enough states this year, NPV could be put into effect for the 2020 Presidential Election.

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National Popular Vote Defeated in Committee! (But Still a THREAT in the House and Senate.)

We had a big victory yesterday --- but the fight isn't won yet.

Two days ago, I wrote about Senate President Troy Jackson's effort to subvert our Constitution and give Maine’s presidential vote to New York and Chicago under a so-called "National Popular Vote" (NPV).

Save Maine's Voice.
Sign the Petition AGAINST the "National Popular Vote."

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February Round-Up

February FMC Round-Up

Between the Sauschuck confirmation, grassroots trainings, and Janet Mills’ budget, it was a busy month!

This is the first newsletter from the Free Maine Campaign, and we will strive to get these out every month.

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Augusta Politicans Betray Maine People with National Popular Vote --- Giving our Votes to New York, Chicago

We've been betrayed.

When Democrats took power in Augusta this January, I knew we would have to fight back against big spending, high taxes and gun control.

But I never stopped to consider they would attack the very foundations of our electoral system and sell out Maine people to big cities like New York and Chicago.

But that's exactly what happened yesterday.

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Only Just Begun

We've only just begun to fight.

This past Friday was a BIG day in the defense of our freedoms as Maine people.

Hundreds of Maine people from all corners of our state traveled to Augusta to make our voices heard by the politicians in defense of our 2nd Amendment.

CLICK HERE to become a Member of the Free Maine Campaign.

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Sen. Mike Carpenter Votes AGAINST Aroostook County Gun RIghts


This Friday: #StopSauschuck in Augusta

This Friday at 10:00 AM.

That's when the Maine Legislature's Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety will open the Public Confirmation Hearing on Mike Sauschuck, the anti-gun activist Janet Mills has picked to enforce Maine's gun laws as Commissioner of Public Safety.

CLICK HERE to RSVP.
Join Us in Augusta this Friday to Defend the 2nd Amendment!

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Feb 16 & 18: Attend our 1-Day Grassroots Leadership School

The Free Maine Campaign is hosting two Grassroots Leadership Schools over President's Day Weekend, taught by Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership (FACL) instructor Shawn Dow.

This grassroots leadership training program taught me how to be an effective leader for our constitutional freedoms here in Maine and I want to make sure all Maine conservatives and libertarians have the same opportunity.

Southern Maine Grassroots Leadership School
Saturday, February 16, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Buxton Hollis Rod and Gun Club, 81 Plans Rd, Hollis, ME 04042
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Bangor-Area Grassroots Leadership School
Monday, February 18 (Presidents Day), 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Trident Armory, 3 Memory Ln, Hermon ME 04401
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Space is limited, so register today!

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Emails Emerge Showing Senior Democrat Lawmakers Calling to Ban Hunting Rifles

As newly elected Governor Janet Mills and Democrat majorities in both state legislative chambers take office and begin to work on their agenda, Maine gun owners have cause for concern.

Historically, the 2nd Amendment has enjoyed strong bipartisan support from Maine people and their legislators, in large part due to Maine's sportsman heritage.

In the 1980s, a successful effort to strengthen firearm protections in the Maine State Constitution was lead by then Speaker of the House, Democrat John Martin. And in more recent history, despite divided government in 2015, Republicans and Democrats came together to expand firearm protections, making Maine the 6th Constitutional Carry state in the nation.

During this period of time, Maine has been consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Reports among the safest states in the nation. Today, Maine is ranked the #1 Safest State in America with the lowest overall violent crime rate.

But despite this long-standing bipartisan coalition, there are signs this is beginning to change. As national anti-gun interest groups (largely funded by NYC billionaire Michael Bloomberg's network) have poured millions into efforts to erode the 2nd Amendment rights of Maine people, many in the Maine Democrat Party are increasingly singing their tune.

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Contact the Criminal Justice Committee to "STOP Sauschuck"

Friend,

Governor Janet Mills has selected anti-gun activist Mike Sauschuck to serve as Commissioner of Public Safety, which would put him in charge of enforcing every gun law in the State of Maine.

(Click here to read more about Mike Sauschuck's record and why he would be so dangerous to our 2nd Amendment rights.)

If you are a Maine citizen and believe in the 2nd Amendment, please take a moment right now to email the Maine Legislature's Criminal Justice Committee:

Click Here to Tell the
Criminal Justice Committee to
"STOP Sauschuck"

For your convenience, please feel welcome to use the message below.
But this is your message, so please also feel welcome to edit this message as you see fit (or scrap it completely and write your own).

Members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee,

As a citizen of the State of Maine, I support the 2nd Amendment and I ask you to oppose the confirmation of Mike Sauschuck for Commissioner of Public Safety.

Mike Sauschuck is an anti-gun activist who sits on the Board of Directors for the Maine Gun Safety Coalition, a gun control  organization associated with NYC Billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

Mike Sauschuck has publicly called for new gun control laws to ban and confiscate firearms and ammunition devices commonly owned by Maine people, criminalize the transfer of firearms between lawful Maine gun owners and empower state government to confiscate firearms from targeted Maine people without due process of the law.

As Commissioner of Public Safety, Mike Sauschuck would oversee the Maine State Police and be responsible for enforcement of all firearms policy in the State of Maine, including Maine's concealed weapons permitting system. This is not an appropriate role for someone who openly opposes our constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

As a citizen of the state of Maine, I respectfully ask you to oppose the confirmation of Mike Sauschuck.

[Name, Town]


 

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