UPDATE on the People's Veto

Here is some more information on the PEOPLE’S VETO of LD820 and LD1313, which we discussed recently here. The deadline for petitions is mid September.

From an E-mail originating with the Diocese of Portland, Maine’s Office of Public Policy:

This is an invitation to serve as a volunteer circulator for the people’s veto efforts.

We’re in dire need of people to collect signatures. This includes before and after masses in your area for this effort. All volunteer circulators must be register Maine voters. If you’re interested, please reply to Peter Morin (see below for contact information – TC).

Thanks very much for the consideration.

The Maine Knights of Columbus have been most active in organizing petition drives among various diocesan parishes, their People's Veto page has numerous links and information.

The Christian Civic League (CCL) is also well organized. You will find a page filled with information-packed links here, and contacts by county “for those looking for petitions or just general info” here. For your convenience, I have taken the liberty of cutting and pasting the contacts below (I hope you don’t mind, CCL…)

Contacts by County
for those looking for petitions
or just general info

Peter Morin: Cumberland, York

Adam Crepeau: York

Cody Porter: Penobscot, Hancock, Piscataquis

Nick Adolphsen: Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Washington

Jon Moynahan: Kennebec, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin

Zach Lingley: Aroostook, Franklin

Mike McClellan: Oxford, Cumberland, Androscoggin

The Bishop’s Letters on all this, which you may (or may not) have seen or heard about in your parish, are as below:

Link to the LD 820 letter (taxpayer funded abortion) here.

Link to the LD 1313 letter (“assisted suicide”; as a physician I am ashamed to call it “physician assisted”) here.

If there hasn’t been a petition in your parish as yet, ASK YOUR PARISH PRIEST ABOUT THE PEOPLE’S VETO PETITION!!!

I’ll put up more information when I get it.

Curate, ut valeatis!