Activists giving pies to delegation to make point

Posted April 16, 2009, at 1:22 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Activists seeking support from Maine’s congressional delegation on bills dealing with health care and union representation plan to deliver blueberry pies to enhance their case.

The Service Employees International Union says Mainers will deliver the pies Thursday to all 17 district offices of Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins and Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree.

In its announcement urging support for President Obama’s health care reform proposals and the Employee Free Choice Act, the SEIU said “good jobs and affordable health care are as American as blueberry pie.”

Pie deliveries were planned in Augusta, Auburn, Bangor, Biddeford, Caribou, Lewiston, Portland, Presque Isle and Waterville.

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