Sen. Miramant earns perfect score from Democracy Maine for 2021 legislative record
AUGUSTA — Sen. David Miramant, D-Camden, received a perfect score from Democracy Maine’s 2021 Legislative Scorecard for his voting record to clean up state government, get money out of politics and safeguard democracy. Sen. Miramant was one of 15 members of the Maine Senate to earn a perfect score.
“I believe in the power of people to shape our government,” said Sen. Miramant. “For too long, many Americans didn’t have access to a ballot box. Part of our great experiment is the capacity to constantly improve. I believe in making changes that allow for everyone’s voice to be heard. That’s why I’m a staunch supporter of reforms that encourage a strong democracy. I’m proud that I’ve received a perfect score from Democracy Maine again this year.”
This session, Sen. Miramant introduced legislation to expand ranked-choice voting, to create a vote by mail system and legislation to join the popular vote compact. Sen. Miramant also supported legislation to open up Maine’s primary system to unenrolled voters, ban corporate contribution in elections, and to allow for online voter registration, along with other measures protecting the rights of Maine people to vote.
Democracy Maine is a collaboration between three nonpartisan organizations — the League of Women Voters of Maine, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections and Maine Students Vote — that work together to lead Maine in advocating for voter rights, campaign finance reform, modern and secure elections, government ethics, and voter education and engagement.
The coalition scored nine initiatives considered by the 130th Maine Legislature. Democracy Maine’s 2021 Legislative Scorecard can be viewed at democracymaine.org/2021scorecard.