- Representative Poliquin in action
THIS is what 'make America great again' means? The graphic reproduced here is from the cover of a recent The Week magazine, which pretty much says it all! In case you've forgotten, the plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty is below for you to read again -- does it or doesn't it mean anything any more?
Lady Liberty has shed many tears during this president's administration.
Her sign may read, "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,” but the attacks on immigrants, religious minorities, and refugees are unprecedented. Donald Trump creates false enemies to incite fear and consolidate power.
This week, Trump signed away the dreams of 800,000 young people who came here as young immigrants and have known no other country but our own. Dreamers were given a promise that their information would not be used against them, and that is a promise we must absolutely keep.
I believe in our hard-working immigrant neighbors. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.
We must fight back against any authoritarian moves by this president—including his attempts to instill fear and hatred among Americans.
Most of our families were immigrants to this country at one time. We must remember who we are and why Lady Liberty shines so brightly—because immigration is part of what truly makes America great.
email from Jeff Markele 9/6/17
Congressman Poliquin at work for seniors
Congressman Bruce Poliquin and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-09) reintroduced the bipartisan Senior Safe Act (H.R. 3758), legislation to help identify, report, and stop financial abuse of seniors.
" “Maine has the most elderly population in the Nation, a demographic that we have seen is particularly vulnerable to these vicious fraud schemes,"” said Congressman Poliquin. "“We need to make sure that our seniors are provided the help and protections against these fraud perpetrators, who are estimated to cost our seniors nearly $3 billion annually through illegal financial abuses. It is absolutely unacceptable for Mainers’ hard-earned investments to be so egregiously abused by common criminals, and I am proud to work across the aisle in continuing to ensure they are protected.”"
Recent studies estimate nearly 1 in 5 American seniors may be a target of financial fraud or abuse. The Senior Safe Act encourages individuals and financial institutions to report suspected instances of fraud and elder financial abuse. It also incentivizes firms to train employees to identify and stop financial fraud. This bill helps law enforcement track down financial criminals who target seniors by enabling banks, credit unions, investment advisors, broker-dealers, and other financial service providers to better communicate with appropriate agencies when they suspect financial exploitation of seniors.