BANGOR- For the second week in a row, dozens gathered in Bangor to rally against the Governor Mills’ COVID-19 restrictions.
“Our founders have based this country on our constitution and what has happened is we lost our freedoms,” said Dale Crafts, a Republican candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.
On Saturday, state legislative candidates gathered with members of the public to make sure their message was heard.
“Open Maine, it’s time for more common sense, business are being destroyed, people’s lives are being destroyed. We can exercise common sense precautions to protect our most vulnerable. There ‘s no reason to force everyone to have to be shut inside and destroy the lives of so many Maine people, ” said Eric Brakey, a Republican candidate in the Maine 2nd Congressional District race.
“When you pick winners and losers when it comes to our economy it makes things very difficulty and discriminatory and so we’re seeing that right now, our constitutional rights, our religious liberties, Walmart can be open but churches can’t. It’s simply a matter of fairness of our constitutional rights and religious liberties.”
Crafts said Maine’s economic health wasn’t the only issue that the rally.
“The lack of communication is a big problem, we need to bring people in to come up with solutions so people can live their lives. Right now we can’t live our lives because we’ve quarantined down,” said Adrienne Bennett, a Republican candidate in the Maine 2nd Congressional District race.