The U.S. military involvement in Vietnam may have ended in the early 1970s, but the heroes who returned from the war were left with a less-than-satisfying reception to say the least. March 29 was Vietnam Veterans Day and one way to ensure we never forget was to commemorate the day with events of awareness. Last Friday one woman organized a rally in Eastman Park in Saco to do just that.
Money and politics seem to be two words that are not mutually exclusive. With the Citizen’s United decision by the Supreme Court, money has been amplified by way of political action committees, better known as PACs. While many of the campaign finance reforms that are needed must come from the federal level, there are things we can do in the state that can help take money out of the equation – or at the very least make our officials more accountable to the people rather than their donors.
Beyond the Headlines
Weekly Column featured in The Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier Newspaper by Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco