Medicare for All is not a pie-in-the-sky idea. It is simply transforming our current health care system – one that we are all currently paying for in multiple ways – into one where no one has to decide between paying rent and seeing a doctor.
Sweet’s mission at the statehouse has been to expand democracy, which is what motivates her to run in this election as well. In 1996, she helped write a bill to create clean elections in Maine through a public financing system that takes corporate money and influence out of politics.
Reddit users asked Sweet questions regarding her legislative priorities, including Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, campaign finance and election reform,
eliminating student loan debt, and common-sense gun laws.
“Betsy Sweet exemplifies what BNC stands for,” said Zana Day, communications director for BNC. “She is a fierce advocate of protecting our democracy from the corrupting influence of Big Money in politics, and she has decades of experience advocating for everything from LGBTQIA+ rights, women’s rights and election reforms.”
“In contrast to her moderate Democratic opponent, Betsy is an outspoken advocate for Medicare for All, strong environmental policies, and has statewide name recognition from her days as a lead advocate for Maine’s groundbreaking Clean Money statute,” said PDA.
Sweet is fueling her campaign with people, not corporate interests. Thousands of small-dollar donors from all across the Maine are pitching in to help Sweet defeat incumbent Senator Susan Collins in November.
“We are proud to endorse Betsy Sweet as she fights for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, free college, and ending mass incarceration and deportation,” said Alexandra Rojas, executive director of Justice Democrats.