I spent much of last weekend at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville.  I saw three amazing films,and I spent a few hours collecting signatures to protect maine voting rights.  The signature gathering process was remarkable.  In 3 hours I had 70 people from 20 towns in Kennebec County sign up for our people's veto campaign to keep same day voter registration.  Most people I approached signed.  The most common question:  "Why on earth would the legislature do that?"  Followed by:  "I'll sign." 

It was an inspiring exercise despite the broiling sun.  Mainers, like Mary Hunter who wrote a terrific letter to the editor in today's Lewiston Sun Journal, care very much about the integrity of our democracy.  That means not denying any legitimate voters their constitutional right to vote because of bureaucratic convenience.

If you haven't signed the petition, stop by our offices.  I'll sign you up.  Not in Portland?  You can find a list of places where you can sign at Dirigo Blue.  If you have signed the petition and are wanting to do more, you can volunteer with an organizer in your county.  The complete list of organizers is here.