I am responding to a letter written by Shirley Rosen of Portland on May 28 (“Women voters would do well to avoid LePage”).

She was referring to an article written by reporter Randy Billings, who covered the Women’s Legislative Council of Maine meeting in Augusta on April 17.

Our speakers were the gubernatorial candidates: (in order) independent Eliot Cutler, Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud and Lauren LePage on behalf of Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

When I read Mr. Billings’ article (“Women’s vote could be key for candidates”), I was disappointed in how biased his account of our speakers’ content was, but then I realized that most articles written by today’s media are biased. Therefore, I am determined not to be so effusive in welcoming coverage of our future meetings, especially since we are a nonpartisan group.

My response to Ms. Rosen is to suggest that she join our group and get her information firsthand and not to allow the filtered and skewed writings of a reporter to influence her.

Elizabeth Duckworth

president Women’s Legislative Council of Maine Falmouth

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