After consistently showing her leadership in the Maine House of Representatives and the Maine Senate, Emily Cain is ready to fight again for one of the most contested seats in the country, Maine’s 2nd congressional district seat. The current Republican incumbent, who slid past Cain with 5% more percent of the vote back in 2014, is Representative Bruce Poliquin, who has consistently voted against funding Planned Parenthood. Cain, on the other hand, is a strong, outspoken supporter of Planned Parenthood and vows to “always stand up for a woman’s right to choose.” Cain is also advocating for raising the minimum wage, and she is proud to say that because she is a union member and understand issues of income inequality, she has “voted to raise the minimum wage five times,” and she will be “excited to continue fighting for the rights of Maine workers!”
First elected to the Maine House of Representatives at the age of 24, Cain has continuously proven to the people that she works for them. In 2009, Cain was one of the co-sponsors to a bill that legalized same-sex marriage in the state of Maine, because she understands that “marriage is not about gender and sexuality, it’s about keeping Maine families together.” Proving herself in the House, Cain was promoted to House Minority Leader, where she was the first woman in Maine to ever hold the position. Cain eventually went on to serve in the Maine Senate, and she hopes to continue representing Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives. When elected, NOW PAC knows she will be staunch ally in our fight for women’s equality.
For more information about Emily Cain, see her campaign website at EmilyCain.com