Religious Leaders Meet in Bangor to Oppose Tax Plan

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Interfaith religious leader called on Susan Collins to vote against the tax plan Thursday.

At a press conference at the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine in Bangor, several speakers from different religions spoke on their issues with the bill.

All of them spoke on the importance of public services and how the local community benefits from them.

They say if the law passes, only a portion of the population will benefit.

“It harms the common good, it benefits the wealthiest among us and the corporations who provide, as we recognize, our food, our insurance policies, our internet connections,” said Sue Davies. “It devastates those who are in greatest need, gutting already weakened social safety net programs.”

A similar press conference was held in Portland on Tuesday by the Maine Council of Churches.