Getting involved in our public schools

Please consider getting involved in your public schools whether you have children in school or not. Even if you are very short on time, you can read the minutes of the school board meetings online and skim through the school newsletters which are usually posted online. If you would speak at even one or two school board meetings a year the impact would be huge. If you have the time and the inclination to run for your local school board, they need you. 

Almost no one attends our school board meetings anymore and even fewer people sit on the board. There were two empty slots on the ballot here in Hope. I decided to run at 2pm in the afternoon of voting day and was voted in with only six votes. While it is understandable and even laudable to choose to homeschool your children, there are families who don’t have that option. They need our support. The school budgets are the lion’s share of our property taxes and those taxes are going up at an alarming rate. Here are a few things for your consideration.

LD 864 “An Act To Protect Teachers’ Privacy While Delivering Zoom Instruction” passed on June 16, 2021

Governor Mills signed a statewide bill giving teachers a raise, effective this year. Individual towns may no longer set their own wage scales. This new minimum wage for teachers will have a major impact on the taxes in our little community.

Effective this year, children who are not fully vaccinated may not attend school or participate in any of the after school activities. Exemptions are very difficult to get, even with your doctor’s support.

Many schools are holding vaccination clinics for students during the school day. Half of the middle school students in our community have been vaccinated and they are looking forward to vaccinating all students K-12 in the near future.

Most school boards do not pay enough attention to the building maintenance fund. We have some major expenses coming up in our local school which should not have been a surprise to anyone. I asked about the insulation in our K-8 school and was told that the fairly new building is made of uninsulated cement block.

Do you know what the ratio of teachers to students is? I was told that it is one teacher for every two students here in Hope.

Every student in our school union receives free breakfast and lunch whether they need or even want them. I was told the meals were “healthier than my kids would like” by a school committee member but after taking a quick look through the invoices I can tell you that these meals wouldn’t be considered healthy by many of you. Can you imagine how much of this food goes to waste and why are taxpayers providing meals for families who don’t need them?

Look at the teacher training, posters, books, policies etc in your local school.  If you wouldn’t find them acceptable for your child or if you wouldn’t want your tax dollars going toward them, then please make yourself heard.

As Carolyn from our Hope group said, “We Are the Seeds of Change”.


Motion asks for details of Maine PCR tests


Attorneys for MaineStandsUp have asked the federal district court in Bangor, Maine, to order Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) to disclose the number of cycles it has been running its PCR tests through during the last 13 months, and to produce the death certificates of all Mainers alleged to have died of COVID-19.

This latest motion, submitted April 9 as part of the complaint filed March 9, would ordinarily not occur until later in the litigation process.  But the filing details the urgency: 

Maine CDC bases its “confirmed case” count and covid-19 death tally on Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test results.  And these results are the basis of Governor Mills’ lockdowns and other emergency measures, such as those requiring Mainers returning from travel outside New England to produce negative PCR test results, full vaccination certificates, or remain confined in their homes for 10 days.

Yet research data shows that PCR tests run at high cycles return inordinately high percentages of false positive results. The brief cites findings published in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases showing that PCR amplification cycles of 25 return 30 percent false positive readings.  When the tests are run through 35 cycles, the false positive rate reaches 97 percent.  Yet manufacturers of the six commonly used PCR tests suggest laboratories run their tests through 35, even 45 cycles.

The brief points out that PCR tests have not been approved by the FDA, and bear surprising disclaimerssuch as: “[t]he FDA has not determined that the test is safe or effective for the detection of SARS-Co-V-2.”

The brief states that to date, Maine CDC has not released information regarding the amplification cycles,ignoringrequests presented by members of the public under the Freedom of Access Act.

“We are asking the court to order the disclosure of the amplification cycles of these positive tests,” said attorney Ron Jenkins,“because our State’s entire Emergency Mandate architecture, including Maine CDC’s ‘confirmed case’ count and its tally of COVID-19 deaths, rests on a foundation of PCR tests that may very well have been running at 35, 40, even 45 cycles, when Dr. Anthony Fauci himself admits cycles above 35 likely result in false positives.

“It’s past time for full transparency, and an end to secrecy and the censorship of those who question the prevailing Emergency group-think.”


Drew Darling
(207) 236-8383

Maine Stands Up attends Worldwide Freedom Rally in Augusta (Video)

People all over the world stood up for freedom on March 20, 2021. Hundreds showed up at our state’s capitol including many Maine Stands Up members! Listen to Ron Jenkins, Michael Keating, and Ryan Post speak at the event below.

Ron Jenkins speaking
Michael Keating and Ryan Post speaking (respectively)

Lawsuit Filed Against the Illegal/Unconstitutional COVID Response in Maine

The people of Maine have suffered under the boot of tyranny for a non – emergency for far too long; we will fight to stop this nonsense.”

03/10/2021, Maine – For a full year now the people of Maine have suffered greatly from the response to COVID-19. This disease has, in Maine as it has elsewhere, shown to be roughly as dangerous as the seasonal flu but the response has shown to be far more dangerous to our freedoms, our economy, our children, and our elderly. Suicide rates, especially amongst children, have skyrocketed, drug usage has exploded, and domestic violence is out of control.

In response, Maine Stands Up is working with MAFA to fight for our freedoms. Attorney Thomas Renz (Ohio) and Attorney Ron Jenkins (Maine) have filed a suit challenging the emergency in federal court.

“It is a true honor and privilege to work with Ron and the amazing people from Maine Stands Up. These are some of the finest people in the country and want nothing more than the right to live their lives,” said attorney Renz.

MAFA and Maine Stands Up believe everyone has a right to protect themselves from COVID or any other disease but do not believe anyone has the right to force individuals to take such measures. We MUST have autonomy over our own bodies and health – otherwise there is no freedom.

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Media Contact:

In Maine:
Drew Darling

For Attorney Renz:
CJ Wheeler