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Penny Morrell

Are You Okay with the Use of Marijuana While Driving on Maine Roads?

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L.D. 141, “An Act To Promote Highway Safety by Restricting the Use of Marijuana and Possession of an Open Marijuana Container in a Vehicle,” makes it a traffic infraction to consume marijuana or a marijuana product, to possess an open container of marijuana or a marijuana product in the passenger area of a vehicle or to place marijuana or a marijuana product in a container labeled by the manufacturer of the container as containing a nonmarijuana substance. This bill is similar to the provisions of law that make consuming alcohol or having an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of a vehicle a traffic infraction.

The hearing on this bill will take place on Wednesday, February 6, before the members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety (CJPS) Committee.  I plan to be there representing you in support of the bill.

This is a bi-partisan bill with Republican and Democrat sponsors working together to keep our roads and citizens using them safe.  Please make your voice heard in support of this bill.

Click here for more information on the bill and to track it.

Please Take Action:

  • Contact the CJPS Committee members immediately using the e-mail addresses below.  Encourage them to support this bill. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.
  • Please forward this e-alert to friends and family and encourage them to both pray and take action.

Sen. Susan Deschambault of York- Chair D – Senate District 32

e-mail: [email protected] 

Sen. Michael Carpenter of Aroostook, D – Senate District 2

e-mail: [email protected]aine.gov 

Sen. Kimberley Rosen of Hancock, R – Senate District 8

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Charlotte Warren of Hallowell- Chair, D – House District 84

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Pinny Beebe-Center of Rockland, D – House District 93

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Janice Cooper of Yarmouth, D – House District 47

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Patrick Corey of Windham, R – House District 25

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Danny Costain of Plymouth, R – House District 100

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt of South Portland, D – House District 31

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Chris Johansen of Monticello, R – House District 145

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Victoria Morales of South Portland, D – House District 33

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Richard Pickett of Dixfield, R – House District 116

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Braden Sharpe of Durham, D – House District 46

e-mail: [email protected]

“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.” – Luke 21:34

Please join me in prayer, “Father, we ask Your protection over the citizens of Maine when it comes to the use of marijuana and especially using while driving on Maine roads.  May this proposal become law.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine
[email protected]
me.cwfa.org
(207) 465-6015

Partner with CWA of Maine through your financial support. We are continually grateful for those who give to the work of CWA of Maine. When you give to the state, all funds are used for state projects. To contribute your tax-deductible gift to CWA of Maine, please send a check written out to “Concerned Women for America” with “CWA of ME” on the memo line, and send to CWA of Maine, 864 Manchester Rd., Belgrade, ME  04917. Or, donate to contribute online.

Your involvement, financial gifts, and prayers could not be more appreciated.  Thank you!

 

Obscene Materials Need to be Removed from Maine Schools

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L.D. 94, “An Act to Prohibit the Dissemination of Obscene Material by Public Schools” is scheduled for public hearing on Monday, February 4, at 10:00 a.m. before the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. I plan to be there testifying on your behalf in support of this bill.

Under current state law, schools are permitted to expose our children to obscene materials because of the “education exception” in the law governing the dissemination of obscene material to minors.  This is unacceptable.

Public schools should not be assigning obscene material to students.  Something that is considered obscene outside of school does not suddenly become un-obscene when it passes over the threshold of the school doors.  Our kids deserve better.

This is not about banning books or oppressing free speech, but about our children reading the classics and educational material that are age-appropriate. Children should not be treated as adults, and our laws need to reflect this.

Click here to keep track of L.D. 94.

 Take Action:

  • Please contact all members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and encourage them to support L.D. 94.  Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.

Committee Members:

Deschambault of York- Chair, D – Senate District 32

e-mail: [email protected]

 Sen. Michael Carpenter of Aroostook, D – Senate District 2

e-mail: [email protected]

Sen. Kimberley Rosen of Hancock, R – Senate District 8

e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Charlotte Warren of Hallowell- Chair, D – House District 84

e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Pinny Beebe-Center of Rockland, D – House District 93

e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Janice Cooper of Yarmouth, D – House District 47

e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Patrick Corey of Windham, R – House District 25

e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Danny Costain of Plymouth, R – House District 100

e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt of South Portland, D – House District 31

e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Chris Johansen of Monticello, R – House District 145

e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Victoria Morales of South Portland, D – House District 33

e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Richard Pickett of Dixfield, R – House District 116

e-mail: [email protected]

Rep. Braden Sharpe of Durham, D – House District 46

e-mail: [email protected]

  • Please forward this e-alert to friends and family and encourage them to both pray and take action on this important issue.

 

Please join me in prayer, “Dear Father, please protect Maine children from the onslaught of sexual predatory actions by the education system in our state.  Be with Penny as she testifies before the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Monday. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”

 

Don’t delay. For the sake of protecting our Maine children from illicit sexual education material that will harm them, please take a few minutes to stand up and speak up.  Maine children are depending on you.

 

Penny Morrell

State Director

CWA of Maine

[email protected]

me.cwfa.org

(207) 465-6015

 

Partner with CWA of Maine through your financial support. We are continually grateful for those who give to the work of CWA of ME. When you give to the state, all funds are used for state projects. To contribute your tax-deductible gift to CWA of ME, please send a check written out to “Concerned Women for America” with “CWA of ME” on the memo line, and send to CWA of ME, 864 Manchester Rd., Belgrade, ME  04917. Or, donate to contribute online.

Your involvement, financial gifts, and prayers could not be more appreciated.  Thank you!

 

It’s Biblical, It’s Easy, and It’s Effective! Join Our Encourage-A-Legislator Team Today!

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Dear Friend,

It’s Biblical!

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” -I Timothy 2:1

More “encouragers” are needed for our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Campaign for the 2019 Maine legislative session.

Our legislators will be required to make important decisions on many issues that will affect our state and our families. Undoubtedly, much prayer is needed to restrain the enemy’s assault on our culture. Will you join us in these efforts?

We appreciate the faithfulness of those among you who have been “encouragers” since we first launched our EAL campaign many years ago. We trust it has been as much of a blessing to you as it has been to our lawmakers over the years.

It’s Easy!

Will you commit once again to adopting a legislator and praying for him or her daily during the session beginning in January?  Or, if you have never participated, don’t miss out!  Each month you will send your assigned legislator a CWA-provided postcard pre-printed with a Scripture verse and inspirational quote. Simply express appreciation for the legislator’s service, note your prayers for him or her, then add a postcard stamp and mail the card on a specified date.

It’s Effective!

Many legislators responded to your encouraging postcards last year with words of appreciation. Your benefit as an “encourager” is that you are energized and blessed to be a part of this effort.

If you wish to participate, please reply by noting your commitment and providing your physical mailing address and phone number. Postcards and instructions will be sent to you just prior to the opening of the 2019 Maine legislative session.

Help us recruit more “encouragers” by printing this informative flyer and providing it to your church family and friends.

You are appreciated!

Catherine Carsley
EAL Coordinator

Penny Morrell
State Director