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Dear Cathy,

Congratulations! I am writing to inform you that have earned Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund’s endorsement this election cycle. We are very excited to support candidates like you who are committed to a woman’s right to make her own personal, private decisions about her health care and pregnancy. 

We will be notifying our members of our endorsements over the coming weeks and our campaign team will be encouraging voters who value our organization to support your candidacy along with other endorsed candidates November 6, 2018.

You may refer to our endorsement in your campaign materials, conversations with voters and utilize our logo (available at Please list our organization as Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund PAC (PPMEAF PAC) and not simply “Planned Parenthood.” PP Maine Action Fund & PAC represent the political arms of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, which is a three state affiliate with health centers in Biddeford, Portland, Sanford and Topsham, serving more than 11,500 patients annually.

Thank you for your support this past session and your leadership on behalf of our issues. As we are invested in making sure our leaders are well versed in our issues, please know that you have a standing invitation to tour one of our health centers or to meet with public affairs staff to discuss policy priorities. I am also happy to share a new resource, the Reproductive Conversation Guide[i], available for candidates to help with conversations about our issues. 

PPMEAF PAC maintains an incumbency protection program for endorsed candidates with a 100% voting record on legislation supported or opposed by Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund. Over the course of the 129th Legislature, we will notify endorsed legislators of upcoming votes we intend to score. We will also make ourselves available as a resource should you have any questions or require additional information on PPMEAF’s position, which will always be consistent with our mission. Incumbent candidates with a 100% rating will automatically receive our endorsement for reelection. However, failure to maintain a 100% voting record will open up the endorsement process to all registered candidates in that race. If you have any questions about this policy, do not hesitate to contact me.

We operate a PAC to promote and preserve a health care landscape and a political climate favorable to women’s health. Toward this end, we will stand up for candidates who stand up for Maine women. Congratulations again!

Best, Nicole

Nicole D. Clegg

Vice President of Public Policy, Maine

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

October 10, 2018

Dear Cathy,

EqualityMaine is proud to endorse your re-election to the Maine State Senate.

EqualityMaine has more than 76,000 informed and active members across the state, and last week we notified our members who live in your district that we had endorsed you.

EqualityMaine, a statewide advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, pays particular attention to candidates running for the Maine Legislature. We work closely with elected officials to ensure that all Mainers, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, have equal protections and opportunities.

In the coming weeks, we will continue to remind our members to vote for candidates who support full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Mainers. Thank you for your commitment to

public service and we wish you luck in your race. If you have any questions about our endorsement, please don't hesitate to contact us.

In Solidarity,

Michael Coon

Board President