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Meet Shenna Bellows, the True Progressive 2014 Candidate for US Senate from Maine

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Shenna Bellows is a young leader, fighting for our Bill of Rights, marriage equality, and real solutions to climate change.  In this in-depth interview, she details her positions and her plan to replace Susan Collins as Maine’s senator.Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and generate $15 to the PBC Podcast!

Bellows’ background includes the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps/Vista; for the past 8 years she was director of Maine’s office of the American Civil Liberties Union.  She has fought to restore constitutional rule as an opponent of government surveillance, and has led the campaign for marriage equality in Maine.  For more info, her campaign website is here.  Bellows is unopposed in the June primary, and will be on the ballot opposite Collins in November.

In this wide-ranging conversation, Bellows takes on NSA spying on Americans, and calls for a new Church Commission and real reform.  She’s opposed to the Patriot Act and FISA Reform law, along with the detention provisions of the NDAA.

On marriage equality and marijuana regulation, she calls for clear federal laws on human rights issues and full legalization of cannabis.  She is strongly committed to reproductive rights, voting rights, and single payer health care.

She’s opposed to nuclear power, the Keystone XL pipeline, fracking, and the exploitation of tar sands and embraces the vision of post-carbon energy.