Susan Collins, Maine's Republican US Senator just voted against the minimum wage which 96,000 Mainers were depending on for survival.
If you think that like her buddy Paul LePage who can't open his mouth without making you want to cringe this was another in a long list of bad ideas, just go go to the polls and vote her out of office. Go the the Polls and vote a straight Democratic Ticket in November. Go to the polls and vote for Shenna Bellows for US Senator.
Why not give Susan a call and ask her what she was thinking? Better yet sign the petition.
This is what Shenna Bellows had to say about Susan Collins vote.
If you just saw what I just saw, you must be feeling what I’m feeling: dismayed and disappointed.Susan Collins has a record that strongly supports spending money on Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security, instead of "Entitlements"
Moments ago, Republican Susan Collins voted with her Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate against a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
Right now, sign this petition telling Susan Collins that working families shouldn’t have to live in poverty.
I am astounded that members of Congress who are paid $174,000 a year just told the American public that they thought $21,000 a year was too much money – that hard-working Americans don’t deserve even that much.
You see, I know what it's like to live in poverty. I grew up without electricity and running water, watching my parents scrimp and save and sacrifice each and every single day just to keep us going.
Right now, 96,000 Mainers are earning less than $10.10 an hour. You only have to contrast the income statements of most members of Congress with those of most American families to realize that Congress truly does not represent the people.
Those 96,000 Mainers needed today’s bill to pass. They needed a raise.
We need a Congress that will stand up for working families. I pledge to you that unlike Republican Susan Collins, when I am a United States Senator, I will always fight for you.
Thanks for all you do,
Collins voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps in February of 2011.
Voted NO on requiring a FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
Susan Collins must think climate change is a hoax.
On April 1, 2009, Collins allied with Republicans and conservative Democrats in key votes to preserve the ability of Republicans to filibuster climate legislation during Obama’s first term. She voted against non-filibusterable budget reconciliation for green economy legislation, if “the Senate finds that public health, the economy and national security of the United States are jeopardized by inaction on global warming” (Roll Call Vote #125). She then voted to prohibit the use of reconciliation in the Senate for climate change legislation involving a cap and trade system (Roll Call #126. She voted for Sen. Kit Bond’s amendment establishing a point of order against climate change or similar legislation that would increase federal revenues (Roll Call #142).
These votes arguably made the future demise of climate legislation in the Senate inevitable, in contrast to health care legislation, which became law through the reconciliation process despite unified Republican opposition.
On April 6, 2011, Collins voted for Rockefeller’s bill to delay greenhouse-gas regulations for two years (Roll Call #53).
On March 21 and 22, 2013, Collins voted for Sen. Roy Blunt’s amendment to create a point of order against legislation that would create a federal tax or fee on carbon emissions (Roll Call #59) and against Sen. Whitehouse’s amendment that would support the creation of a carbon fee (Roll Call #58).
Moreover, Collins has been a consistent supporter of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, voting that “that no additional safety or environmental analysis of the pipeline was necessary” in 2012 (Roll Call #34) and in 2013 (Roll Call #61). Collins is also “the only member of Maine’s congressional delegation that has not called upon the State Department to do a full environmental review” of the possibility of the Portland Montreal Pipeline being used to carry tar sands crude, as the Canadian government opens the route from Alberta to Quebec for the carbon-intensive fossil fuel.