State of Maine Archives: on Principles & Values

Shenna Bellows: Calls herself a progressive libertarian

Labeling herself as a progressive libertarian, the crowd seemed intrigued by Bellows' earnest and knowledgeable responses. How her stance on the global concerns will further her candidacy is somewhat of a question. By representing and meeting at the small-town, local level, she hopes that her message will spread. As federal [actions] effect local issues, it is important, she believes, to talk to those being directly effected.
Source: Machias Valley News Observer on 2014 Maine Senate race Dec 4, 2013

Shenna Bellows: Head of Maine ACLU, and community organizer

Shenna Bellows has served as the Executive Director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union since March of 2005. She returned home to Maine, where she grew up, after spending two years as a National Field Organizer at the ACLU Legislative Office in Washington, D.C. In Washington, Shenna was a leader in post-9/11 issues, developing a field program around the Patriot Act, as well as working to defeat several constitutional amendments that would have undermined the criminal justice system, freedom of speech, and LGBT rights.

In 2001 and 2002, Bellows was a Program Associate at Community IMPACT! in Nashville, TN, launching neighborhood-based, youth-centered programming in economically and racially diverse neighborhoods.

Source: Maine Humanities Council biography, Nov 14, 2013

Susan Collins: Focuses on seniority & forging bipartisan solutions

Two-term incumbent Senator Collins touted her experience and seniority in the Senate and her efforts to forge bipartisan solutions to the country’s problems by co-sponsoring legislation with Democrats. Six-term Rep. Allen took aim at the Bush administration by saying it has failed middle-class Americans and put the nation deep into debt.
Source: 2008 Maine Senate debate reported in Kennebec Journal Sep 21, 2008

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