10-5-21 Plaintiffs’ Memorandum of Law in Response to Defendant’s Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Temporary Restraining Order

Filed in Kennebec County Superior Court on October 5, 2021, Plaintiffs’ Memorandum of Law in Response to Defendant’s Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Injunctive Relief, with exhibits

9-2-21 New Complaint Filed Against Maine DHHS and CDC by Coalition for Healthcare Workers Against Medical Mandates

Yesterday, September 2, 2021, attorneys for the Coalition for Healthcare Workers Against Medical Mandates et al filed a new Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Injunctive Relief against Jeanne Lambrew, Commissioner of Maine DHHS and Nirav Shah, Director of Maine CDC, to stop the implementation of Governor Janet Mills’ vaccine mandate for the experimental COVID mRNA injections.

Because of the important public policy questions involved and the fact that September 17, 2021 is a critical date and is only two weeks away, the attorneys for the Plaintiffs have asked that this matter be brought before the Judge as soon as possible.

Attached are the Complaint, Motion and Exhibits.

9-2-21 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Grassroots Alliance Against Healthcare Mandates Formed to Overturn Overreaching Healthcare COVID Vaccine Mandate

For Immediate Release
August 26, 2021

AUGUSTA, ME- A grassroots alliance of groups and legislators representing Maine healthcare workers has formed in an effort to overturn Governor Mills’ new mandate requiring all healthcare workers to take the COVID vaccine without exception. The Alliance Against Healthcare Mandates includes the newly formed Coalition for Healthcare Workers Against Medical Mandates, Mainers for Health and Parental Rights, Health Choice Maine, Maine Stands Up and the legislative Liberty Caucus.

This mandate comes at a time when Maine is already facing critical nursing and aide shortages. The loss of additional healthcare workers as a result of the mandate will create dangerous staffing shortages including first-responders and critical hospital staff statewide, posing a danger to all Mainers. Many healthcare workers have already quit, and thousands more intend to do the same if the mandate is not overturned.

Emily Nixon, RN and spokesperson for Coalition for Healthcare Workers Against Medical Mandates, has talked to thousands of healthcare workers across the state since the news of the new mandate hit. “Healthcare workers, including those already fully vaccinated, oppose this mandate because no Mainer should have medical decisions forced on them to keep their jobs. Healthcare employees – doctors, nurses, admin, first-responders – deserve the same right to bodily autonomy and non-coerced medical decision-making as do their patients. These very employees who have been celebrated for risking their lives, working under extremely difficult conditions to take care of Mainers throughout the pandemic, are now being fired for their personal medical choices.”

Senator Lisa Keim (R-Oxford), member of the legislative Liberty Caucus, said “these grassroots groups have joined forces to focus on one thing – overturning this overreaching mandate. We are supporting the thousands of impacted workers statewide who are protesting the Governor’s dictatorial mandate while considering all available legal challenges to ensure that no Mainer is discriminated against based on their personal medical status. This mandate starts with our healthcare heroes, but make no mistake, it will be extended to other Mainers if we don’t put a stop to it now.”


Alliance Against Healthcare Mandates is a coalition of Maine organizations and legislators representing Maine healthcare workers. They are advocating for the overturning of Governor Mills’ healthcare COVID vaccine mandate.

Freedom-Loving Mainers Pack Belfast Venue For Arise USA Event

An Arise USA! Meets Maine Stands Up event this past Tuesday evening proved to be a smashing success as over 400 freedom-loving patriots packed the Crosby Center in Belfast, the event’s venue, despite being targeted and smeared by intolerant leftist activists and the mainstream media during the days leading up to the event. 

Organized by Monroe resident, ShabdSangeet Khalsas, this brainchild came to life “After what I saw happening with our government, I really started doing research and studying.  I wanted to bring former Arizona Richard Mack to Belfast so people could hear what he has to say,” she said. . . Read the rest of this article on DavesPaper.com

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  http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280063804.

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