An Open Letter to the University of Maine

Hazlitt Coalition Representatives Laurel Libby and Katrina Smith connected with our UMaine YAL chapter and began pushing for the system to correct this violation of medical freedom. They wrote this letter to the school, signed by over 40 of their fellow state legislators, demanding the school drop its mandate. Initially, the school replied that since it was “past the add/drop deadline,” they had “no plans” to change the mandate. YAL activists replied by making dozens of calls to the UMaine administration’s office, while Libby and Smith organized their own supporters to send hundreds of emails to the campus. Less than a month after the Hazlitt demand letter was sent to the school, UMaine administrators sent a system-wide announcement that the mandate would be officially dropped.

Maine State Representatives in support: