Congratulations to Senator Mike ThibodeauBy Chip Curry , on November 7, 2012
I want to thank all of the volunteers who have served this campaign for the past months. We have all worked hard to share our message and I am filled with gratitude for the tremendous support I have experienced. I wish Senator Thibodeau well and congratulate him on a successful campaign.
Getting Out the VoteBy Chip Curry , on November 5, 2012
Tonight was my last night of knocking on doors and hearing from my neighbors all over the county. I've had the pleasure of speaking with some amazing people from Winterport to Lincolnville, and Burnham to Belfast. I've traveled to all 25 towns and 1 city. We have one big beautiful county! I want to thank you for your graciousness, civility, for sharing your stories with me, and for the wonderful conversations.
Please remember: The world is run by those who show up. I need you to show up and vote for me this Tuesday.
Sometimes what is not said is most importantBy Chip Curry , on October 31, 2012
Recently my opponent and I completed detailed surveys for the Republican Journal. The most telling part of my opponent's responses are the questions he chose not to answer.
- Why aren't there more jobs?
- What is your position on Women's health issues including insurance coverage for contraception and the option of having an abortion to terminate unwanted pregnancies?
- How can we help Maine people transition from traditional energy sources, particularly for heat, to renewable sources?
Since Mike Thibodeau chose not to share his views on jobs, women's health, and energy policy, I have to conclude he knows his true beliefs are not shared by most voters.
Click here to see my survey responses
Storm preparationsBy Chip Curry , on October 29, 2012
Amidst all of your emergency preparations ( water, batteries, wood stored, food, tarps secured etc. ) please pull your campaign signs in for the next couple of days.
Best of Luck
Please join us Oct. 9th in SearsportBy Chip Curry , on October 8, 2012
This Tuesday the Waldo County Democrats are hosting a meet the candidate night for me. The event begins at 7:00 P.M. and will be held at the Democratic headquarters in downtown Searsport. Senator Justin Alfond, the Assistant Democratic Leader, is scheduled to attend.
Please come and:
- show your support
- find out more about my values and priorities
- hear from Senator Alfond on the current state of affairs in Augusta
- sign up to volunteer for the campaign and county office
Responses to Republican Journal questions Part 2By Chip Curry , on October 1, 2012
We have seen a push, particularly from Republicans, for more identification at the polls. What are your thoughts on balancing the need for preventing voter fraud with the need to provide access to citizens wishing to vote?
The people of Maine were correct when we repealed the Republicans law to end election-day voter registration. Mainers saw this for what it is; a Republican effort to keep people from voting. Voter fraud is a Republican manufactured issue, lacking any evidence, designed to suppress the vote.
Why aren't there more jobs?
Great question. Giving rich people tax breaks thus far hasn’t translated to anything more than rich people having more money. The reality is that our small businesses are our job creators in Waldo County and they need customers that have money. We need to focus on increasing the wages of working Mainer and strengthening our small business sector.
What is your position on women's health issues including insurance coverage for contraceptives and the option of having abortions to terminate unwanted pregnancies?
I believe in freedom and responsibility. Women must have the freedom to make their own health care decisions. These decisions cannot be given over to one’s boss, insurance company, or court.
My responses to questions from the Republican JournalBy Chip Curry , on October 1, 2012
Why are you running?
I am running for State Senate because I believe the Governor and Republican legislature are pursuing a radical conservative agenda, developed by out of state interests, which is wrong for Waldo County and the State. I know that all of the opportunities I’ve had in my life were possible because of the sacrifices made by my parents’ and grandparents’ generations. I want to make sure my daughter’s generation can grow up strong and healthy and have the opportunity to make a good life right here in Waldo County.
What services do you feel need to be protected from budget cuts?
We have a duty to protect our most vulnerable. It is so sad that our Republican legislators forced through a budget that makes drastic cuts to Head Start and other early child development services. It is morally outrageous to withhold the services we know can place a child on a track toward life-long success. It is also intellectually dishonest to do so in the name of fiscal responsibility. Our failure to invest in our kids today will cost us far more in the future.
We also have a duty to honor our contracts to current and retired public servants. These people were not permitted to participate in Social Security. Their senior years is dependent upon the State honoring its commitments.
School is open… but not for everyoneBy Chip Curry , on September 9, 2012
As a teacher in a school that serves 3 - 12 year-olds, I love to watch the new preschool students as they meet their teachers, explore their classroom environment, discover that school is a safe place to learn and grow.
As joyous as this is to watch, my mind keeps going to the kids Maine is choosing not to serve. Maine has significantly reduced its support of early child development. Here in my home town of Belfast, state cutbacks have caused us to drop an entire Head Start class. Thirteen three year-olds will not be able to go to preschool because the Governor and the Republican legislature simply believe they are just not worth the expense. These same cuts are occurring all over the state.
This is wrong. It is morally wrong for us to abandon these children and it is economically short-sighted. In the the name of smaller government, and tax cuts that favor our most wealthy, we will pay for these cuts in increased costs to schools and reduced outcomes for youth.
We need another way. We need to be the stewards of our future.
The Curry for Senate website is launched!By Chip Curry , on August 1, 2012
Here is an easy way for you to help our campaign. Please bookmark this page, subscribe to the newsletter, and like the curryforsenate facebook page.
By doing these things you will help us to build a a strong network and extend our message across Waldo County. And let me tell you ... we will need a very large network to win this November. Even though my opponent is funded through the clean elections system, I fully expect to be outspent this election. If history is any guide, right-wing out of state interests will once again attempt to drown out all other voices through negative print, mail, and radio ads. By connecting to our campaign via social media, you will help us to keep the focus on the needs of our working class families struggling to succeed here.
If you think you would like to volunteer for the campaign, we'd love to have your help. Please call or email our volunteer coordinator Christopher Anderson . He can be reached at 505-2796 or email@example.com.
Sign Sign Everywhere A SignBy Chip Curry , on July 25, 2012
I had a great day Monday working with a small team of volunteers making our yard signs. This is old school technology which requires a screen, a wooden press, ink, a squeegee, and hundreds of sheets of coated paper. As soon as the sheets were inked we ran them to the farthest free space in the yard to dry. Over the course of our five hour run we slowly surrounded ourselves with a sea of signs! Thanks go out to all of those who helped including Nathan, Betty, Mike, Doat, Steve, and the Knox County Dems! More volunteer days will be scheduled in the near future to make signs and stuff envelopes. If you would like to volunteer please contact our volunteer coordinator Christopher Anderson at 505-2796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.