In 2018, Mainers will be electing a new governor.

Maine is fortunate that it has a number of talented Democrats who have stepped forward to run for governor. The Lake Region Dems, supported by the Cumberland County Dems, are sponsoring a series of meetings – conversations – with those candidates.

We want to give you a chance to meet each candidate in a way that gives you a true sense of who the candidate is and who will best represent your concerns and priorities. We invite you to attend each individual session.

Each conversation will be held at The Little Meeting House, 719 Roosevelt Trail, No. Windham. Refreshments will be served at all meetings.

Get ready to have a conversation with the candidates – one of whom, with your help, will be the next governor of Maine.

Schedule of “Conversations with the Candidates”

Sunday, October 1, 11 AM-12:30 PM: Adam Cote coteformaine.com
Sunday, October 22, 5 PM-7 PM: Diane Russell diane2018.com
Sunday, October 29, 11 AM – 12:30 PM:  Janet Mills janetmills.com
Sunday, November 5, 5-7 PM: James “Jim” Boyle boyleforgovernor.com
Sunday, November 19, 5-7 PM: Mark Eves markevesforme.com
Sunday, December 3, 5-6 PM: Betsy Sweet sweetforgovernor.com
Sunday, December 3, 6-7 PM: Patrick “Ike” Eisenhart eisenhartforgovernor.org

FMI: Maurie Hill, Lake Region Dems, 207-642-6065 or Rachel Hendrickson, Cumberland County Dems, rhndrcksn@aol.com


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3 days ago

Kathy Bouchard

If Portland could get Bernie to come here for a fundraiser, I think the Democratic party would do well. Just a thought. www.facebook.com/events/1261957250576103/?active_tab=about

Bernie Sanders to Speak at the SCDC Fall CelebrationOctober 22, 2017, 4:00pm551 Foundry St, Rollinsford, NH 03869, United StatesBernie Sanders, The most popular politician in the country,to speak at the SCDC Fall Fundraiser!

The Strafford County Democratic Committee will once again be holding our annual fall fundraiser to support our efforts to elect Democratic candidates in Strafford County. If you've been paying attention you know that it is of utmost importance to participate and support our actions at this time! Please join us for food and solidarity and to hear from the man with a unique voice, who attracted record breaking crowds across the country and started a movement!

Senator Bernie Sanders (VT)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The American Legion Hall
551 Foundry Street,Rollinsford, NH
join us for
Hors d'ouevres / Desserts / Cash Bar

Tickets: $25 per person (Save $5.00 and purchase your tickets by noon on Thursday, October 19, 2017)

$10 for Students.

The money raised after expenses from our event will help pay for our mailings to all Strafford County Democrats and Undeclared voters. We will also be spending on canvassing, voter registration efforts, handouts, and local candidate support via the City and Town Committees.

If hearing from Bernie Sanders isn't enough for you this is going to be a great opportunity to catch up with old democratic friends and meet new ones. Mingle and meet while enjoying drinks and appetizers. Catch up with what other county Democrats are doing, commiserate over the state of things and build up the impetus for us to change the State and Country Blue.

You can count on every cent of the proceeds going to elect Strafford County Democratic Candidates! Every election is important but this last election has shown how important it is for us to succeed in the future.

We’ll also be having 50/50 raffles so make sure you bring cash and make sure you get your tickets early!

Please consider supporting our actions with a sponsorship of $125 or whatever amount you’d like to contribute. If you know of anyone that you think would like to sponsor the event please contact us at straffordcountydemocrats@gmail.com.

The preferred payment method is by check which can be mailed to; Strafford County Democratic Committee, PO Box 247, Dover NH 03821.

Ticket Sales will not be accepted online or thru the mail after October 19th. Tickets will be sold at the door depending on availability.

Email any questions to straffordcountydemocrats@gmail.com.

Bernie Sanders to Speak at the SCDC Fall Celebration

5 hours ago

Douglas Lane

Does anyone want to table for Universal Healthcare on election day ...

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I am busy setting it up for Maine Allcare

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CONGRATULATIONS!! Snopes has verified that the Affordable Care Act (ACA / Obamacare) enrollment period was shortened from 3 months to 6 weeks and the Trump administration has cut by 90% the funding to advertise these deadlines. The website for enrolling will be taken off-line every Sunday, thus preventing a lot of weekend enrollment. Enrollment for 2018 ACA / Obamacare starts November 1 and ends December 15.
Let's get the word out. Use the word "congratulations" so it appears more frequently in Newsfeed by FB algorithms. Please copy and paste (don't share) on your own timeline.
Thank you!

2 weeks ago

Sarah Rawlings

Tonight!!! Please join us for the Portland Democratic City Committee's Candidates Forum from 7-9pm at the Maine Irish Heritage Center.

This is a great opportunity to hear from all of the candidates running for municipal office this November. Hope to see you there!

Portland Candidates ForumOctober 5, 2017, 7:00pmMaine Irish Heritage CenterThere's an election coming up in Portland! School board seats, water commission, and one-third of the city council are on the ballot. But who's running for what? And where do they stand on the issues?

Here's your chance to find out:

The Portland Democratic City Committee is hosting a candidates forum on Thursday, October 5, at 7 p.m. at the Irish Heritage Center, and every candidate for city council, school board and water commission is coming. We hope to see you there!

Portland Candidates Forum

2 weeks ago

Harlan Baker

Cumberland County Democrats- this will be an opportunity to heat a point of view not often expressed. The speaker, Maya Haber, is director of development and program for Partners for Progressive Israel. Partners for Progressive Israel advocates for civil rights and a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Is there hope for the progressive agenda in Israel?October 18, 2017, 7:30pmMaine Charitable Mechanic AssociationYou are invited to a talk by Maya Haber from Partners for Progressive Israel. She will talk about social justice movments in Israel and prospects for a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Maya Haber was born and raised in Israel. She graduated from Tel Aviv University with a BA in History and Philosophy and earned a PhD at the University of California Los Angeles. She has taught at Santa Monica College, UCLA and Duquesne University.

After leaving academia she joined the staff of Partners for Progressive Israel where she is currently the Director of Programming and Strategy.

She have written extensively about American Jews and Israel, Israeli internal politics and social justice in Israel. She has written for the Forward, Haaretz, Tikkun Magazine, the Post‐Gazette and +972.

Is there hope for the progressive agenda in Israel?

3 weeks ago

Maurie Hill

A great opportunity to meet each of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates! ...

A great opportunity to meet each of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates!

1 month ago

Harlan Baker

Here are the times we still need coverage at the Democratic booth at the Cumberland County Fair:
Sunday Sept. 24 th 8:30--12 noon
Sunday Sept. 24th 6-9 pm - need one person
Mon Sept. 25 th NEEED ONE MORE PERSON for each shift
Tuesday Sept.26th Need people from 12-9 pm
Weds. Sept, 27th Need people for all shifts
Thursday Sept. 28 t h Need people from 12 noon to 9 pm
Friday Sept. 29th Need people from 12 noon to 9 pm
Saturday Sept. 30thNeed people 8:30 am to Noon
& 3pm till 9 pm

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I can do the 24th between 6 - 9pm.

Steve & I will take 9/24 for the 8:30-12 shift.

Mon, 9/25 afternoon - is that 12 - 6? Could do Thursday if needed.

My Steve and I will take Sat. 9/30 from 8:30 to noon.

Thank you all. I've filled you in to your requested times. Check the website the week before the fair for an updated list of shifts.

I'll take the morning shift on Wednesday the 27th. Who's with me?

I plan to do Weds. Morning too.

What's my shifts again?

the address for the site is?

Harlan - Steve & I had signed up for the Sept. 24, morning shift.

I'd signed us (Meg & Steve Johnson) up for the 1st shift Sat. 9/30 before you posted this notice. Has someone else signed up for it since then, or do you still need us??

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Bring a fan to the fair...battery operated! No power. ...

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Do you have access to power? Or need an extension cord?

No power.

Glad you have ice cream. Maybe find a lemonade stand too?

We should decorate a bit and have a candy bowl...

That's a great idea! Autumn decor and Halloween candy?!

Lemonade is next. Bring cash! They don't take cards here.


I have some Autumn decor for table.

We could bring sign making materials and invite people into the booth to make signs that say: Hands off our Healthcare! Cumby Cnty Dems for the Common Good!

We could have a cooler with ice water and paper cups.

The Maine Heritage Foundation is setting up shop now. Cracking open the boxes of propaganda.

🤢 I hope they are not too close to the Dem table.

Can anyone see this post?

I have a twelve volt fan, but no battery.

Wrong. It takes eight "D" cells. I had twelve. It works great!

There's an outlet. I left a small fan there yesterday. Hope it doesn't wander off.

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