To: The Maine State Senate
Override Gov. LePage's Veto of the Maine Foods Bill
Thank you for voting for the Maine Foods Bill (LD 1431) to enable Maine to feed Maine. I'm counting on you to override Gov. LePage's veto of the bill.
Why is this important?
Last week, Gov. Paul LePage inexplicably vetoed the Maine Foods Bill, which would help enable Maine farms to feed more of us—a real no-brainer, given that Maine imports more of its food than any other state in the continental U.S, and the huge benefits of eating locally to our environment, health, and local economy.
LD 1431 would jumpstart the development of food hubs—a key part of the infrastructure needed to bring Maine’s local foods movement to scale. Food hubs enable small farmers to team up and pool their produce and other products so together they have enough volume to reach larger markets, such as grocery stores, schools, and hospitals.
While the Maine Foods Bill passed by veto-proof marjorities, Republicans have been very reluctant to vote against the governor. That's why we need your help today to convince lawmakers that increasing Maine-grown food in our schools and homes is so broadly supported and so common sense that they need to stick to their guns.
We can override his veto on May 1st, but we need your help! Sign our petition today.