Saltwater Fishing License Must be Stopped!!!
Senator David Trahan needs your help.
On Thursday January 22nd, 1:30 p.m., in Legislative Council Chambers, 3rd floor of the State House, Sen. Trahan (R-Waldoboro) will testify on his Resolution to Congress expressing the Legislatures opposition to the adoption of a saltwater fishing license. The Resolution will reinforce state sovereignty rights, express support for responsible collection of information, but clearly state Maine's total opposition to any salt water fishing license requirement.
The Resolution is the first step that Sen. Trahan will take in his effort to block any attempt by Congress to require the new license. Immediately after the Maine resolution, Trahan will launch a nationwide campaign, reaching out to every state in the nation with a saltwater fishery asking them to adopt a Resolution and enlist the support of their Congressional delegation to defeat this new federal mandate.
Senator Trahan will also work with Maine's Congressional Delegation requesting their support in stopping this unwarranted intrusion on State Sovereign Rights.
Senator Trahan will need your help. In order for the Legislature to debate the Resolution in Maine, the Legislative Council must approve it for introduction. Legislative Council is made up of Republican and Democrat leadership. Republicans have already indicated initial support so Democrat votes are essential to achieving enough votes for approval. Please call or e-mail Legislative Council members and encourage them to allow a debate on this effort and join in the effort to fight for Maine people and their Sovereign Rights.
Please call or e-mail:
Sen. Elizabeth H. Mitchell, President of the Senate, Vice-chair of the Legislative Council
Phone: 622-2629 e-mail:
Rep. Hannah Pingree, Speaker of the House, Chair of the Legislative Council
Phone: 867-0966 E-mail:
Sen. Philip Bartlett, Senate Majority Leader
Phone: 839-7827 e-mail:
Sen. Lisa Marrache, Senate Assistant Majority Leader
Phone: 861-0154 e-mail:
Sen. Kevin Raye, Senate Republican Leader
Phone: 853-9406 e-mail:
Sen. Jonathan Courtney, Senate Assistant Republican Leader
Phone: 324-5467 e-mail:
Rep. John Piotti, House Majority Leader
Phone: 437-2493 e-mail:
Rep. Seth Berry, House Assistant Majority Leader
Phone: 522-1609 e-mail:
Rep. Joshua A. Tardy, House Republican Leader
Phone: 368-5858 e-mail:
Rep. Philip Curtis, House Assistant Republican Leader
Phone: 696-3052 e-mail:
Also - Don't hesitate to contact any of our congressional delegation!