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Chellie Pingree (born April 2, 1955) in Minneapolis is President and CEO of Common Cause, a nonpartisan citizens' lobbying group based in Washington, DC. 2 April is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Common Cause was founded in 1970 by John William Gardner, who was a United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. ...

Prior to her appointment as head of the organization in March of 2003, Pingree was senate majority leader in the Maine State Senate, representing her island community of North Haven, Maine . In 2002, she made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate seat held by junior senator Susan Collins. Pingree lost by a margin of 58% to 42%. Image File history File links This is a photo of Chellie Pingree. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... North Haven is a famous upper class enclave, summer colony and island located in in Penobscot Bay, Maine. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Susan Collins Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952 in Caribou, Maine) is the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican. ...

Pingree attended the University of Southern Maine and the College of the Atlantic. The University of Southern Maine (often shortened to USM) is a multi-campus university component of the University of Maine System, with a primary campus in Gorham, and a full urban satellite campus in Portland. ... The College of the Atlantic, founded in 1969, is an alternative liberal-arts college located on Mount Desert Island in Bar Harbor, Maine. ...

Pingree held various farming and care-taking jobs until 1981, when she started North Island Yarn, a cottage industry of hand knitters with a retail store on the island of North Haven. Her business expanded and became North Island Designs, employing as many as ten workers. They began marketing knitting kits and pattern books nationwide through 500 retail stores and 100,000 mail order catalogues. Through North Island Designs, Pingree authored and produced five knitting books between 1986 and 1992. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Pingree was first elected to the Maine Senate in 1992 at the age of 37. She was elected Maine's second female Senate Majority Leader on December 4, 1996. December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

During her tenure as a state legislator, Pingree has led several economic development initiatives including landmark legislation to enhance small business opportunities and keep businesses in Maine. She gained nationwide headlines when she authored the nation's first bill regulating prescription drug prices. She was forced to leave the Legislature in 2000 due to term limits

Her daughter, Hannah Pingree is a member of the Maine House of Representatives. Hannah Pingree is serving her second term in the Maine State Legislature and serves as House chair of the Health & Human Services Committee. ...

External link

  • Official website of Common Cause

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