On Our Side.
Betsy Sweet is a pioneering progressive activist who listens and brings people together to turn bold ideas into change that helps those who need it most. Because she is committed to progress, Betsy helped found the Dirigo Alliance, Equality Maine, Maine Center for Economic Policy, and several more coalitions. Today Betsy runs an advocacy business that fights for women, seniors, people with disabilities, victims of abuse and discrimination, and our environment. Because she knows we are stronger together.
Betsy has spent the last 30+ years raising three strong, independent daughters while working to fix what is broken in our political system. She knows firsthand the challenge of paying for healthcare, property taxes, and college tuition at the same time. Now is a strategic time to use that momentum to fight for the people of Maine to have real representation in Washington. Betsy is a ethical, compassionate leader who has not climbed the traditional political ladder. For the last four decades, she has fought and won as an advocate for underserved Mainers. It’s time for someone bold to fight for you! Will you join us?
Betsy is the youngest of five children. Her mom taught school while her dad managed a restaurant. During the summer, while her grandparents pulled lobster traps to make ends meet, Betsy’s job was to catch fish for the family dinner. My mother never said 'Can’t,' she said ‘You just get it done.’ Betsy’s dad always told her, ‘Leave a place better than you found it.’ He meant sweep the floor, but she took it to mean change the world!