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Presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was originally scheduled to speak at the breakfast. But organizers later asked him to attend but not speak because a speech by him could have been perceived as an implied endorsement of his candidacy by the Southern Maine Labor Council, said Douglas Born, the group’s president. Sanders’ campaign announced overnight that he would not be appearing at the event.
'Medicare for All' was a big talking point of Monday morning's event. Speakers and union members cheered calls to implement universal healthcare nationwide.