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Healthcare Petition Havoc

Both the League of Young Voters (via email blast) and the Family Planning Association of Maine (via Facebook) are reaching out on behalf of Health Coverage for Maine to people who might have signed the Fed Up With Taxes petition without realizing what they were signing. 

Here's the pitch from FPAM's grassroots organizer: 

"Healthcare for Maine needs 5 people who are willing to talk about how they signed the Fed Up with Taxes petition, but were misinformed and want their names off the list.
This Thursday, July 17th is the deadline for Fed Up with Taxes to turn their signatures in. Our intent is to hold a press event this Thurs., but we need these stories and the deadline for them is Tuesday, July 15th, 5:00."

Health Coverage for Maine, a coalition of various social-service and activist organizations around the state, claims that paid signature collectors are spreading false information about the beverage petition in order to gather names.

Addendum, courtesy of Jeff Inglis: "One thing to note - they are trying to kill the petition at this stage rather than fight it at the ballot box, by getting people to take their names off the list. But they have a huge hill to climb: the PPH is reporting that the petitioners have more than 90,000 signatures, and only need just shy of 56,000."

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