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Town Hall with U.S. Senate candidate Zak Ringelstein at Thomaston

Community Author: Carla White
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THOMASTON — Zak Ringelstein, Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, will appear 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Watts Hall, 174 Main St. in Thomaston. He’ll talk about his campaign, his position on key issues, and take questions from the audience. It’s a great opportunity for Mainers of all political affiliations to come meet him and learn what he’s all about and why he’s running.

A strongly progressive alternative to Independent Sen. Angus King, Ringelstein supports Medicare for All, getting money out of politics, a $15 minimum wage, an aggressive approach to climate change, tuition-free public colleges, equal pay, paid family leave and much more. Refusing to accept large donations from PACs, lobbyists and corporations, he is instead relying on widespread grass roots support.

Making his home in Yarmouth with his wife Leah and two young children, Ringelstein has been a public school teacher, educational software entrepreneur and progressive political activist, collaborating with national leaders like Senator Mark Warner and Representative Gabby Giffords to facilitate nationwide civics lessons in schools. Last year, he co-led a campaign called “PowerToPublic” to stop Betsy DeVos from becoming our Secretary of Education. Recently he completed a 16-county tour of Maine, camping out and holding “campfire chats” discussing important issues with local Mainers.

He’s garnered several key endorsements – from Demand Universal Healthcare, Democratic Socialists of America, Lincoln County Indivisible, Local Berniecrats Maine, Political Revolution, Southern Maine DSA, Veterans for Bernie, and most recently Brand New Congress, the Bernie Sanders-inspired organization that helped propel Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to victory in New York.

Learn more about Zak at his campaign website: www.ringelsteinformaine.com. The Town Hall event is sponsored by the Knox County Democratic Committee.

Contact: Zachery Annis (207) 390-0496