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Portland Faith Leaders Call on Senator Susan Collins to Defend Health Care and Vote “No” on Graham-Cassidy

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September 20, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT

Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123

Portland Faith Leaders Call on Senator Susan Collins to Defend Health Care and Vote “No” on Graham-Cassidy

Portland, ME — On Thursday, September 21st, at 10 a.m., Portland interfaith clergy and people of faith and conscience will hold a vigil at Lobsterman Park to call on Senator Susan Collins to vote “no” on Congress’ cruel, destructive and immoral Graham-Cassidy bill.

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on this bill that could strip health care from millions of Americans before a September 30th deadline. Senator Collins faces a historic moral test. Clergy, people of faith and people of conscience from all over the state are calling on her to stand up for children, seniors, communities of color and people with pre-existing conditions.

WHAT:

Prayer Vigil

WHEN:

Thursday, September 21st, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

Lobsterman Park

193 Middle Street

Portland, ME 04101

WHO:

Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill, HopeGateWay

Rev. Jane Field, Executive Director of the Maine Council of Churches

Rev. Maria Anderson-Lippert of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church

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