LETTERS: Here it Comes

To the editor:

Tired of pricey TV ads trying to mislead us about the clear benefits of Pine Tree Power? We haven’t seen anything yet. We complain a lot about big money controlling our lives. The question is, are we going to do anything about it when we have the chance?

Versant and CMP have the bucks to hire high-priced lawyers and pump thousands into slick ads, trying to confuse us into voting against our own best interests. CMP has the worst customer satisfaction of any utility in our country four years in a row. We have the most frequent power outages of any state in the nation. Nebraska – just like 25 percent of Americans – has public power and some of the most reliable electric service in the country. How obviously bad does it have to get before we stop being hoodwinked by the corporate bull?

Remember, every message we get from them has been professionally designed to push our fear buttons. Pine Tree Power has lots of bipartisan support. That’s right, this is not a left / right fight: It’s the average citizen against foreign corporations who send our money out of Maine.

One last thing: The line workers we’ve seen for decades replacing poles, and stringing power lines 30 feet up in the air in the swirling snow; they’re not going anywhere. The Pine Tree Power proposal that we will vote on next November not only protects those worker’s jobs, wages, bargaining rights, benefits, pensions, etc., it improves on them.

Please support Maine, not foreign corporations, by voting for Pine Tree Power in November. Thanks.

Chris Wright


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