Sandi Howard, [email protected]
Tom Saviello, [email protected]
BREAKING: Referendum Paperwork Filed by CMP Corridor Opponents
The people of Maine refuse to be silenced by foreign corporations
FARMINGTON - Opponents of the Central Maine Power's (CMP) proposed corridor filed ballot initiative language today to begin the process of allowing Maine voters an opportunity to weigh in on this incredibly unpopular project. After ballot initiative language is approved by the Maine Secretary of State, Maine registered voters will be collecting the required signatures to place this initiative on the ballot in 2021.
Former State Senator and State Representative Tom Saviello filed the language today with the Secretary of State. He was joined by five other Maine voters who were deeply concerned about the impacts of this project and the inability of all Mainers to have a say when it comes to this for-profit project. Upon submitting the language to the Maine Secretary of State, Saviello said, “This project remains wildly unpopular, despite the unprecedented resources that CMP and their foreign- owned parent company Iberdrola have thrown into a massive PR campaign to sway Maine voters. I’m sure CMP was hoping that Mainers would just roll over and concede to their wishes of reaping enormous profits at the expense of our environment and our tourism industry. As I have said all along, in the immortal words of American Revolutionary War Hero John Paul Jones, “We have not yet begun to fight.”
Upon learning the news that Mainers would potentially have a voice at the ballot box on this project, Sandi Howard, of the NO CMP CORRIDOR PAC stated, “I am overwhelmed by the response of our grassroots network of activists who are fired up to bring this language to the ballot box. Our activists have never tired or waned from bringing the fight to CMP and their deep pocketed foreign owned backers. We look forward to continuing our efforts to stop this project, because it is clear that it's a bad deal for Maine.”
To read the whole referendum, click here.