4,000 Messages

Many of the more than 50 State Legislators who have endorsed a responsible solution on the state budget will join 175 members of the Maine People's Alliance in the Hall of Flags on Thursday to declare that the burden of balancing the budget shouldn't fall solely on those who can least afford it.

MPA members will be delivering 4,000 personally-written messages to legislative leadership from directly-affected individuals, health care providers and other concerned Mainers (collected at www.responsiblesolution.com) asking the Legislature and Governor LePage to cancel the new tax breaks for the wealthy and invest in preventative care rather than cutting essential health care services for hundreds of thousands of people in Maine.

Participants will be holding placards to create a visual gallery of some of the many messages urging the Governor and Legislature to support a responsible solution.

Speakers will include Maine People's Alliance Political Engagement Director Ben Chin, Senator Justin Alfond, Representative Mark Eves and one or more MaineCare recipients who will be directly affected by the proposed cuts.