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Phil Bartlett Receives Rising Ride Award from Maine People's Alliance

May 21, 2006

Phil Bartlett accepting the Rising Tide Award from Maine People's Alliance member Jacquie Murphy.

Senator Phil Bartlett (D-Gorham, Scarborough, Westbrook) was honored by the Maine People's Alliance at its annual Rising Tide Dinner on May 19th. The Maine People's Alliance (MPA) is a non-profit, non-partisan citizen action organization with over 25,000 members. MPA works to involve citizens in the the democratic process, to help them develop leadership skills to work for positive social change, and to strengthen their participation in decision-making processes that affect their lives.

Bartlett was given the Rising Tide Award for legislative leadership. Jacquie Murphy, a constituent and member of MPA, presented Bartlett with the award and remarked on his strong support for expanding access to affordable health care, his leadership in sponsoring legislation to improve energy efficiency and promote renewable energy in Maine, and his commitment to spending time with constituents to hear their concerns.

" It is truly an honor to receive this award from an organization so committed to giving every person a voice in our democratic process," said Bartlett. "There are few organizations with such committed activitists and effective organizers as found at the Maine People's Alliance."

Bartlett is completing his first term in the Maine Senate. He chairs the Utilities and Energy Committee and serves on the Labor Committee and the Government Oversight Committee.