Demand Senator Collins #StopKavanaugh!
Tell Senator Collins that this is the moment of truth. We need to know if she will stand with us and represent her constituents who want a fair-minded Supreme Court justice, or extremists who want Brett Kavanaugh to turn the court into a weapon against working people. While we are grateful that Senator King has publicly opposed the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, we need Senator Collins to reject the nomination.
Demand she #StopKavanaugh RIGHT NOW!
Working people across this country know that Brett Kavanaugh has no credibility and no business sitting on the Supreme Court. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford bravely testified about her harrowing encounter with Kavanaugh last week. We need you to tell Senator Collins to honor her story and publicly oppose his nomination.
Tell Senator Collins that Brett Kavanaugh is NOT the fair-minded justice we need. ACT NOW!
Because of the efforts of Maine Office of Child and Family Services caseworkers who shared their experiences from the frontlines, state legislators on Aug. 30 passed LD 1923 adding 16 caseworker positions, eight case aide positions and 16 supervisor positions to the Maine OCFS workforce. To help with recruitment and retention, LD 1923 includes a $5 per hour stipend for Child Protective Services Caseworker positions and Child Protective Services Caseworker Supervisor positions and a $1 per hour stipend for workers in those classifications holding or obtaining a relevant master’s degree. LD 1923 and related legislation are now law. We have reached out to the administration on implementation. More info here.
Seventy five years ago, on March 18, 1943, about 200 state workers converged on the State House around a common purpose. As public servants, they knew they needed a voice in their jobs and in their pay, benefits and working conditions. They formed the Maine State Employees Association and began advocating for each other and the work they do. Read President Welton’s column here.