Sen. Vitelli earns perfect score from Democracy Maine for 2021 legislative record
AUGUSTA — Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, received a perfect score from Democracy Maine’s 2021 Legislative Scorecard for her voting record to clean up state government, get money out of politics and safeguard democracy. Sen. Vitelli was one of 15 members of the Maine Senate to earn a perfect score.
“We’re in a critical moment for our democracy,” said Sen. Vitelli. “Maine people need full power to choose their elected representatives, and they must be able to have confidence that those representatives are working for them, not for corporate interests. Thanks to measures passed this session, Mainers will continue to be protected by some of the strongest voting and campaign laws in the country.”
This session, Sen. Vitelli supported legislation to ban corporate contributions to political candidates running for state office, to fully implement ranked-choice voting, to open up Maine’s primary system to unenrolled voters, to include racial impact statements as part of the legislative process, and 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.