Sara Gideon has lived in Maine for over a decade. She is a dedicated public servant who has a track record of putting hardworking Maine families first. She shares the values and grit that UAW members bring to the job each day.
WHY VOTE GIDEON FOR SENATE?
SARA FOUGHT TO PROTECT MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY
Maine has more seniors and retirees than any other State in the nation. Sara understands that many Maine seniors rely on Social Security and Medicare benefits to survive. During her time in the State House, Sara fought to block Medicare funding cuts, restored a low-cost drug program for over 2,000 Maine seniors, and fought to release $15 Million in funding to restore senior affordable housing resources.
SARA CHAMPIONED JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR MAINE’S WORKFORCE
Recognizing the shortage in skilled trade workers in the state, Sara championed the expansion of job training and education programs. These programs helped build Maine’s workforce, growing essential industries unique to the state and building new opportunities for Mainers to land good-paying jobs.
SARA INCREASED ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE AND QUALITY HEALTH CARE
Sara fought to increase access to affordable and quality health care in Maine. In the State House she worked tirelessly to expand Medicaid coverage to over 70,000 Mainers, and passed a bill that protected the healthcare of 225,000 Mainers with pre-existing conditions so that they would be covered no matter what happened on a federal level.
Sara is a lifelong public servant with a track record of advocating for hardworking families in Maine. She is a relentless fighter who has always stood up for what’s right. That’s why the UAW endorses Sara Gideon for the U.S. Senate.
NEED MORE REASONS TO VOTE GIDEON?
HERE ARE THREE MORE:
SARA INCREASED PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING
Sara has fiercely advocated for education reform in Maine, ensuring that all students have access to a quality education regardless of their zip code. In the State House, she helped negotiate the largest investment in Maine’s K-12 education system in recent history. The passed budget focussed funding on often forgotten low-income districts and increased teacher pay.
SARA ADVOCATED FOR TAX FAIRNESS IN MAINE
When a tax loophole was identified in Maine that prioritized out-of-state companies, Sara advocated for change. She fought to close the loophole, giving a tax break instead to local hardworking families and small businesses. She also worked across the aisle to champion a property tax relief program that offered relief to over 300,000 Maine families.
SARA FOUGHT TO PROTECT AND STRENGTHEN UNIONS
In the State House, Sara fought to protect the organizing rights of union workers. She advocated for collective bargaining protections that ensured workers were supported as they organized to secure the pay and benefits they deserved.
SO, NOW WHEN SOMEONE ASKS, “WHY SUPPORT SARA GIDEON?”
YOU KNOW 6 REASONS TO SUPPORT SARA GIDEON!
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