Saturday, February 25, 2006

SUPPORT MAINE'S LD1805 - COMMITTEE HEARING ON FEB. 28, 2006!

BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT: PLEASE DISTRIBUTE FREELY

MAINE ACTION ALERT: URGE THE MAINE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY TO VOTE YES ON LD1805!



BASTARD NATION: THE ADOPTEE RIGHTS ORGANIZATION fully supports (as written) the bill that is being heard in MAINE: LD1805. We urge all Bastard Nation members and adoptee rights supporters to contact the committee members and ask them to vote YES on LD1805.

On TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 @ 1:00 pm, LD1805 WILL HAVE A HEARING BEFORE THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY. THE LANGUAGE OF THE BILL, AS WRITTEN, IS BASED ON NH'S LAW AND WILL ALLOW ADULT ADOPTEES TO ACCESS THEIR ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN THE SAME MANNER AS ALL NON-ADOPTED ADULTS WHO WERE BORN IN MAINE. THERE IS A CONTACT PREFERENCE FORM INCLUDED IN THE BILL, WHICH WILL ALLOW BIRTH PARENTS TO EXPRESS THEIR DESIRES ABOUT CONTACT, SIMILAR TO SYSTEMS IN PLACE IN OREGON, ALABAMA, AND NEW HAMPSHIRE. PLEASE HELP MAINE BECOME THE 6TH STATE TO ALLOW ADULT ADOPTEES UNCONDITIONAL ACCESS TO THEIR ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES!

Please call and e-mail your letter of support urging a yes vote on LD1805 to all Representatives and Senators of the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

Read the full text of LD1805:

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280019835&LD=1805&Type=1&SessionID=6

The MAINE State government page can be accessed here: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/search.asp


If you are out-of-state, be sure to mention any Maine connection you may have.


PLEASE WRITE the Representatives & Senators of the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary and ask them to vote YES LD1805. Help spread the recent victory for adoptee rights in New Hampshire to its neighbor to the North! REMEMBER: Passage of a clean bill in Maine can help efforts in YOUR state! Legislatures do look to their counterparts in other states to gauge trends in law. We need to work together to end adoptee rights violations in ALL states and provinces!


* * * CONTACT INFORMATION MAINE REPRESENTATIVES & SENATORS***


**SENATORS**

Senator Barry J. Hobbins (D-York), Chair :no email; Senate Democratic Office: 207-287-1515

Senator Lynn Bromley (D-Cumberland) : SenLynn.Bromley@legislature.maine.gov

Senator David R. Hastings III (R-Oxford) :dhastings@hastings-law.com (home)



**REPRESENTATIVES**


Representative Deborah L. Simpson (D-Auburn), Chair :RepDeborah.Simpson@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Sean Faircloth (D-Bangor) : sfaircloth@gwi.net (home)

Representative Stan Gerzofsky (D-Brunswick) : STAN1340@aol.com (home)

Representative Marilyn E. Canavan (D-Waterville) : mcanavan@verizon.net (home)

Representative Mark E. Bryant (D-Windham) : RepMark.Bryant@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Michael Edward Dunn (D-Bangor): RepMichael.Dunn@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Roger L. Sherman (R-Hodgdon)* :RepRoger.Sherman@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Roderick W. Carr (R-Lincoln) :RepRod.Carr@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Joan Bryant-Deschenes (R-Turner) :RepJoan.BryantDeschenes@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Joan M. Nass (R-Acton):RepJoan.Nass@legislature.maine.gov


***RAPID E-MAIL CUT AND PASTE***
(copy this block of e-mail addresses into the BCC: line of your e-mail message and send one e-mail that will be distributed to all of the Representatives or Senators)

SENATORS:

SenLynn.Bromley@legislature.maine.gov;dhastings@hastingslaw.com

REPRESENTATIVES:

RepDeborah.Simpson@legislature.maine.gov;sfaircloth@gwi.net,STAN1340@aol.com;mcanavan@verizon.net;RepMark.Bryant@legislature.maine.gov;

RepMichael.Dunn@legislature.maine.gov;RepRoger.Sherman@legislature.maine.gov;RepRod.Carr@legislature.maine.gov;RepJoan.BryantDeschenes@legislature.maine.gov;

RepJoan.Nass@legislature.maine.gov


***COMMITTEE INFORMATION***

Committee Clerk: Susan Pinette

Policy Analyst: Margaret Reinsch (Office of Policy & Legal Analysis)

Fiscal Analyst: Tim Leet (Office of Fiscal & Program Review)

Hearing Room: Room 438, State House - phone (207) 287-1327

Chairs' Office: Room 433, State House

Mailing Address:

Committee on Judiciary
100 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0100

Call, fax, e-mail, and write today! Your letters and phone calls do make a difference.

Legislative Committee
Bastard Nation: The Adoptee Rights Organization
http://www.bastards.org/

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