In new campaign finance filings, the committees backing a yes vote on Question 1, the citizen initiative to guarantee home care is available for seniors and Mainers with disabilities, reported raising more than $86,000 from small-dollar individual contributors since the campaign began.
That total includes 3,586 individual contributors, with an average contribution of just $24.
“We’re proud of the broad support we’ve seen from every part of Maine,” said Mainers for Home Care spokesperson Mike Tipping. “We’re the oldest state in the country, and half of Mainers already have experience as caregivers or recipients of care, so it’s not surprising we’d see this level of support. Too many Mainers are going bankrupt trying to care for loved ones, or are being forced into nursing homes unnecessarily. Everyone should have the freedom to live at home with dignity.”