As it happens, the Maine AFL-CIO is holding its convention today. In response to my earlier report that Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) does not support a favored opt out compromise, and will likely filibuster a health care bill if it includes a public option, the coalition put their convention into recess so everyone in attendance can call her office to tell her they support a public option.
“Senator Snowe’s constituents in Maine want and deserve a robust public option,” said AFL-CIO spokesman Eddie Vale. “Workers from across the state were gathered for their state AFL-CIO convention and will all be calling her directly in support of one.”
Snowe’s no stranger to pressure on this issue, both from within her state and without. And that pressure just got ramped up a little bit further.