Take Action!

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. ~ John F. Kennedy

. Action could be writing a letter, attending a rally, talking with legislators…..

Please join us for a nationwide day of action to demand that the Senate allocates funding to secure out elections and protect our democracy.

UPDATE:  this rally has been rescheduled to MONDAY, SEPT 23, new time… 5:30-6:30 pm. Same Action Network link:  Fund Election Security

Lobsterman Park•1 Temple Street, Portland, ME

Mitch McConnell is blocking essential funding for Election Security that states and localities desperately need to secure our vote from hacks. But due to popular outcry, we have a chance to win $600+ million to secure our elections by the Congressional funding deadline at the end of September. 

The House has already passed a $600 million bill, now it’s time for Mitch McConnell and those GOP Senators backing his treachery to get out of the way so states and localities can secure the vote.

News From Congressman Golden

Too often, it feels like what goes on in Washington is completely disconnected from what’s happening in towns across our state. And when Washington does actually focus on solutions to the problems people are struggling with in our state — keeping good jobs in Maine, unaffordable health care costs, and deteriorating infrastructure — the people living in rural communities often aren’t consulted.

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That’s why, this month, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure came to Machias to address an important issue for rural Maine: access to high-speed broadband. 

For the first time in decades, Congress came to Washington County. 

Republican Congressman Stauber of Minnesota and I heard testimony from industry professionals and other stakeholders with critical experience in implementing, utilizing, and maintaining broadband access for rural Mainers. We wanted to learn directly from the Mainers on the front lines about what’s working, what’s not, where government can step in to help, and where it needs to get out of the way. 

Congressman Stauber and I are taking what we learned in Machias and using it to develop legislation that will help small businesses connect to broadband infrastructure and access broadband grant programs. However, I know there’s much more work to do to build out Maine’s broadband infrastructure.

If you have an idea or want help connecting your community with federal resources to expand broadband access, reach out to my offices by phone, or to stop by and meet my staff. Bangor Office: 6 State Street, Bangor ME 04401. Phone: (207) 249-7400 Caribou Office: 7 Hatch Drive, Suite 230, Caribou ME 04736. Phone: (207) 492-6009 Lewiston Office: 179 Lisbon Street, Lewiston ME 04240. Phone: (207) 241-6767 Washington Office: 1223 Longworth HOB, Washington DC 20515. Phone: (202) 225-2943