Lobsterman’s Park, Portland, 6/23/2017
On Friday morning, June 23, faith leaders gathered for a press conference at Lobsterman’s Park in downtown Portland, in front of Senator Susan Collins’ office, to protest the health care bill released yesterday by a group of GOP Senators. Maine Council of Churches Executive Director Rev. Jane Field and Vice-President Allen Ewing-Merrill were among the speakers at the event, which was organized by DC-based “Faith In Public Life.” At the conclusion of the press conference, the group proceeded to Senator Collins’ office where they met with staff to deliver signatures on a “Moral Declaration” condemning the bill and imploring Senator Collins to vote “No.”
Faith leaders from the Maine Council of Churches who attended Friday’s press conference outside Senator Susan Collins’ office included (L to R): UCC Maine Conference Minister Rev. Deborah Blood, MCC Board member and UCC representative Rev. Alyssa Lodewick, MCC Vice-President Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill, and MCC Executive Director Rev. Jane Field.