Author: Gay Grant

Representative Gay Grant (D - Gardiner) is serving her third term in the Maine House of Representatives. She represents District 83, which includes the communities of Farmingdale and Gardiner. She owns a small business, The Write Way, where she works with Maine non-profit organizations, schools and businesses as a grant writer and writing consultant. She is also a professional singer and author. Grant and her husband, Ron, are both Maine natives and graduates of Gardiner Area High School and the University of Maine system. They have two grown children and live in South Gardiner.

In a heated legislative session where many important issues divide us, there is one that I thought would unite all Mainers of every political stripe – the assault on every citizen’s most precious right to privacy in the form of the federal REAL ID law. This is the law you’ve read about where your Maine driver’s license will no longer be accepted at federal government buildings because Maine ‘hasn’t complied’ with the federal law’s requirements. When I first started talking to my constituents about REAL ID, their initial responses were along the lines of, ‘Why can’t you folks just sort…

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