Voter ID For ME & The Dinner Table

BEAR Pond Conservative Chronicles, Ray Cardello, 6/8/24, Volume 1-26

I have the pleasure of being involved with The Dinner Table and their petition initiative for a Voter ID law in Maine. I have had a lifetime career in sales management and team activity. The organization and teamwork that I have seen over the last few months are nothing short of remarkable. Maine Representative Laurel Libby and Alex Titcomb are the creators of The Dinner Table, and they brought in a dynamo, Lana Hall, to coordinate the volunteers and activities. It is a fantastic team, and they are in complete sync. They stress the positive aspects of everything they do.

What is The Dinner Table all about? The Dinner Table (TDT) is a member-based, grassroots political action committee dedicated to advancing limited government, free enterprise, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. Our mission is to achieve a Conservative Majority in the State House of Representatives. The name is derived from a quote by one of the greatest conservative presidents in our lifetime, Ronald Reagan, who said: “All Great Change in America begins at The Dinner Table.” In Maine, we love to sit around the table and solve the world’s problems.

Two of the issues that are key to TDT, and the team has worked tirelessly to impact the future of these issues in The Pine Tree State, are Late-Term Abortion Bills and Voter ID. Members of the team spent countless hours at the statehouse during deliberations on the most liberal abortion laws in America, and although the outcome was not what we wanted and prayed for, we will continue the fight to see abortions at the time of birth happen no longer in Maine. Voter ID for ME is the current focus of TDT, as we have a big day coming up next Tuesday. June 11 is Primary Election Day in Maine, and an army of volunteers will be manning every polling station in Maine to request voters to sign our Voter ID petition. The petition aims to get Voter ID on the ballot, where the people can use their vote to decide its merits. The Maine legislature has repeatedly refused to act and strengthen our elections via legislation like Voter ID. Still, we have recourse provided through our First Amendment right to petition our government. We, the citizens, can do what the legislature will not and take the question directly to Maine voters at the ballot box!

This movement is not about preventing irregularities in the election process but to add credibility to my vote. For years, I have been offering my Driver’s License voluntarily when I vote because I am proud to be a citizen, realize that voting rights are unique to citizens, and ensure the concept of one person, one vote.

At The Dinner Table, we are about protecting and preserving our Rights, which are detailed and guaranteed in our Constitution. Requiring an approved ID when you pick up your early voting ballot or go to the polls on Election Day adds credibility to the voting process. We all need to feel confident in the outcome of our elections, and Voter ID is a step in that process.

When you visit the polls in Maine on Tuesday to cast your vote, look for our volunteer wearing a t-shirt with the Voter ID for ME logo, sign the petition, and feel good knowing you are taking action to ensure the legitimacy of Maine’s elections.

If you want to know more about The Dinner Table and become a member of the team working to bring back a conservative Maine, visit our website for more info at:



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