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Talking to Maine Voters about Marriage

Post submitted by Karl Bach, HRC Senior Regional Field Organizer
 
Volunteers were active this past weekend in Augusta going door to door to talk with Maine voters about marriage equality.  More than a dozen volunteers hit the streets last Sunday morning after a training from campaign staff. The door-to-door effort focused on speaking with undecided voters about the love and commitment of same-sex couples and why marriage matters to all couples.
 
The Augusta team and dozens of other across the state hit the streets again on Tuesday to talk with voters casting their ballots in Maine’s primary elections. Sherry volunteered to work at one poll location starting at 7 in the morning to.  Across the state, Sherry and other volunteers collected hundreds of pledges of support from Republicans and Democrats voting on Tuesday. The campaign filled more than 150 volunteer shifts across the state and talked with more than 4000 voters.
 
On a 9 p.m. call field organizers shared success stories from several of the more than 60 Maine towns where volunteers took action today. "We had volunteers from York County to Aroostook and we beat our goals. It was a great day," said Field Director Amy Mello.
 
Supporters of equality in Maine can find out about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
 
No matter where you live, you can contribute through HRC to the Maine campaign to win marriage for loving and committed same-sex couples at the ballot this November by visiting www.hrc.org/MEpac.

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