Natalie On The Issues
Natalie holds strong positions on the issues that affect us and our communities and puts the people before anything else. She is most passionate about the issues concerning our schools, our children, and our seniors. Natalie is eager for the opportunity to represent the fine people of our district and is looking forward to listening to their concerns and being their voice.
Education and cultural affairs
Senior issues, their access to services and quality of care
Finding a solution to the drug epidemic in our community
Keeping our gun laws exactly as they are
Increasing, or at least retaining, tourism in our area
Supporting small businesses
Nature is what makes Maine one of the greatest places on Earth. Our natural resources not only provide Mainers a living but we rely on them for our way of life. Our way of life is at risk from PFAS/forever-chemical contamination to wood-boring pests, to warming jetstreams that threaten our lobster industry and everything in-between; I am on top of these issues as they evolve. I am always looking for solutions that work & how to implement them with the least impact on our way of life and our wallets!
I will fight for affordable, fair, equal, and exceptional access to education for all Maine people. From preschool to trade school and college. Our young people need to be able to compete in the job market. No one should be straddled with crippling college debt or childcare costs.
With the changing global market and improvements to infrastructure including roads, rail, and broadband, already in the works; we can keep our young people here at home to contribute to the tax base and lessen the burden of this aging state. While this is vacationland for many, this is home to us all of the time.
I am committed to creating and improving access and affordability to healthcare for the people of Maine. Healthcare is a human right. Healthcare includes the full range of essential health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment for seniors, women, and children, dental care, hearing, rehabilitation, home health care, and assisted living. No one should suffer or die because they cannot afford healthcare.
Growth, Jobs, Tourism & Infrastructure
Through infrastructure improvements like broadband and transportation we will create access to jobs. Improving access will enable young people to stay in Maine.
One of my top priorities is improving access to healthcare in rural Maine. We are lacking facilities. Building more will be a priority in infrastructure improvements that will help care for Mainers and create jobs.
I encourage and support the entrepreneurial spirit and I am a champion for local business. I am leery of businesses that are registered in tax havens and large corporations that take advantage of the states they move into and the people they employ. Through demands for reduced tax rates and offering few jobs or many low paying or part time jobs. When an out-of-state business seeks to locate in Maine, you can count on me to make sure we are getting the better end of the deal.
With the expansion of broadband, Mainers can stay in Maine and work remotely, even in rural Maine.
Our Rights At Risk
These are just some of our rights I will work tirelessly to preserve:
- Your right to bear arms, by keeping Maine gun laws as they are.
- I will protect your right to vote, by making it easier to participate in your civic duty, not harder.
- I will protect Women's rights. Politicians don't have a license to practice medicine.
- I will uphold the separation of church and state.
- I support freedom and equal rights for all.
- I support your civil right to privacy.
- I support the right to body autonomy. This includes, but is not limited to, flavored tobacco for adults.
- I support your human right to affordable, comprehensive, timely, accessible, quality healthcare.
- I support your right to safe and affordable housing.
- I support your right to healthy, affordable, local food and clean water.
- I support fair and reasonable taxation.
- I support local, affordable, clean, cleaner, and renewable energy. I do not support nuclear energy in Maine.
- I support fair funding emergency services.
- I support a living wage for all working people.
- Freedom from abuse is a human right. I support increasing services and infrastructure for all people with children seeking freedom from domestic abuse.
About Natalie DiPentino
Hello, I am Natalie DiPentino. I've had the honor of living in Enfield Maine for a decade so far. I may be "from away" but I am here to stay! I am a mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, neighbor, and friend. I love everything about this beautiful state, especially the people in it.
To my community, my state, and my country I am committed to serving. I understand and am mindful of what being a public servant means. I understand that I work for you in every capacity for which I am elected or choose to serve, and it is my pleasure.
I recently formed the Lincoln Lakes Regional Democratic Committee (LLRDC) for which I was elected Chair. It is my hope that this committee grows and becomes an organization where people with shared values and interests not only support each other and all of the candidates (Present & future) but find fellowship and uplift the community with events, projects, and service....and have fun doing so.
Currently, we serve the communities of Enfield, Howland, and Lincoln with room to grow. I look forward to the day that I hand off the leadership of this organization to someone just as inspired and capable as myself.
In 2020, I was elected to the SAD31 school board. I am honored and grateful for this responsibility & to be a part of this diverse team serving our district.
I was invited to serve on Howland's Economic Development Committee (EDC) and act as a liaison between the towns. This committee has made amazing progress and continues to do so. I am honored to be a part of it.
In 2020, I was asked to be on the Enfield Budget committee for which I am proud to serve. I will also be on future committees that are in the works.
The only other committee assignment I was able to take on because I feel so passionately about it, was the AOS43 Curriculum and Policy committees. I did turn down other positions and committees because it is my heart's desire to serve District 28 in the legislature. I am the best candidate for this position.
I offer an abundance of resilience and tenacity. My loss in 2020 was epic. It was my first time. My only regret was letting down the people that believed in me. I decided to do better. I was accepted and completed the Emerge program and graduated in 2021. This, along with the party's T3 training, has prepared me to run harder and smarter.
In addition to resilience, I bring passion and creativity. I am passionate about the issues that affect our children, seniors, economy, and environment. There is no problem for which there aren't several solutions. While I am a natural leader, I am also an excellent team player. Many hands make for lighter work... and many brains come up with solutions that work.
The legislature is not a solo act. I was called to this work. I have all of the skills necessary to represent you with excellence and get the work done. I know this is a red stronghold and I know this is an uphill race. Democracy is on the line and I am in this to win this. I will need your help and your vote. You won't be disappointed.
I have bent your ear long enough. If you want to know more about me, just ask. If you have a concern or idea, just contact me.
P.S. I won't take your guns.—Natalie DiPentino
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