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.”

Click for a full transcript of Rev. Field’s and Rev. Ewing-Merrill’s remarks

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.