I can use more voter registration cards for Saturday. Portland City Hall clerk's office will only give out 5 at a time. I need people to drop by their town or city halls to pick up some cards. I'm also looking for someone who has a card table. PM me at email@example.com. ...
“All humans have what is called a ‘confirmation bias’,” Street explained. “This simply means that we look for data that supports what we believe and suspect to be true, instead of data that opposes what we believe, which is the way scientist approach a hypothesis. Scientific thinking prevents us from ‘shooting from the hip’ and making decisions and coming to conclusions in error. You don’t have to be a scientist to have critical scientific thinking skills.”
Street believes the lack of scientific thinking has a great impact on misunderstandings surrounding the environment.
Seth Berry shared a link to the group: Cumberland County Democrats (Maine).
3 days ago
Please sign on TODAY to let your own state legislators hear from you! I will also present all signatures (over 1,200 Mainers so far) at the bill hearing Monday in Augusta. We have bills in over 27 states now! ...
Kathleen Worcester shared Speaker Sara Gideon's event to the group: Cumberland County Democrats (Maine).
5 days ago
Hey Dems of Cumby County!!! 😉 This event is TONIGHT and will be an opportunity for all of us to get more information on the Dem introduced budget.
Scarborough Town Hall with Democratic LeadershipApril 19, 2017, 6:00pmCamp KetchaDemocratic leaders from all over the state are heading to Scarborough to engage in a community conversation about their priorities in Augusta. Speaker of the House Sara Gideon and Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson will introduce their Opportunity Agenda for Maine.
The plan calls for the largest property tax cut in Maine history; invests in jobs and the economy; fully funds public schools; makes college degrees more affordable and attainable; supports families, seniors, children and veterans; and provides meaningful student debt relief. And it does it all without unnecessary cuts and without raising new taxes.
Participants include House Majority Leader Erin Herbig, Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Nate Libby and Assistant House Democratic Leader Jared Golden. Members of the Cumberland and York county delegation, along with other municipal elected officials, will also be present.
Join us at Camp Ketcha on Black Point Road for brief comments from legislative leaders and an extended Q&A. Make your voice heard!...
I'm asking for volunteers to help me on Saturday.I'm going to set up a table to register people to vote at the March for Science this Saturday in Portland at 10 am. The march starts at Congress Square. I haven't picked a spot yet. Please PM me if you can help. ...
Kate McClellan shared a link to the group: Cumberland County Democrats (Maine).
1 week ago
Hi there! I wanted to be sure you all saw one of the training programs the Maine Dems are offering: the 2017 T3 Training Program for local Democratic leaders. This is a great opportunity if you're looking to learn more about activism & community organizing. The six-week program begins today, Monday, April 17th at 6 pm ET and will consist of an in-depth, online training and certification process. Webinars will be every Monday and Wednesday at 6 pm ET. Sign up using this link! ...
As we move forward together, we want to make sure Democrats everywhere are equipped with the tools and resources to elect Democrats at every level. In order to achieve this, the Association of State Democratic Chairs is launching its 2017 T3 "Train the Trainer" Program. The T3 program is aimed at eq...
Kate McClellan I love this, but it is in conflict with Bernie and Tom tonight! Can we see this first session at a later time if we miss this first one? Thank you!
Steve & I were in this training last year. It's a great way to get up to date info on new techniques and a new perspective on old techniques. Even if you are a seasoned campaigner, you will benefit from this training.
Sarah Rawlings shared Maine Citizens for Clean Elections's event to the group: Cumberland County Democrats (Maine).
1 week ago
Fellow Cumberland County Dems, as many of you know, I am an organizer with Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, and we are putting on (along with the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting and the League of Women Voters) a "Stronger Democracy Volunteer Convention" on Sunday April 23rd, at Thomas College in Waterville. The convention will run from 9:30 - 3:30; it's free and we will be providing breakfast, lunch, and Ben & Jerry's ice cream!
This will be a great skills-building opportunity for folks who want to learn more about the latest about efforts to get money out of politics, implement Ranked Choice Voting, and make it easier for Mainers to register to vote! There will be workshops covering such topics as organizing, lobbying, and facilitating an in-district meeting with your state rep. or senator.
I know Waterville is a bit of a trek, but I hope some of you will be able to make it. Please sign up via the online registration link on the event page.
Additionally, I know you are very politically active, and I am hoping you'll be willing to share this invite in your personal and professional networks as well.
Hope to see you there, and thanks!
Stronger Democracy Volunteer ConventionApril 23, 2017, 9:30amThomas CollegeJoin MCCE, the League of Women Voters of Maine and the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting and presenting sponsor Maine Initiatives for the Stronger Democracy Volunteer Convention. Whether you are an experienced activist, or engaging with politics for the first time, you won't want to miss this action-packed day!
Learn the latest about efforts to get big money out of politics, implement Ranked Choice Voting, and make it easier for Mainers to register to vote!
Develop the skills to be an effective advocate for the issues you care about! What strategies actually move lawmakers to support a policy? How do you build a diverse movement in your community? How do you find common ground with people across the political divide? We'll answer these questions and more in our skills trainings!
Meet advocates from around the state, and build the connections that move our work forward!
Sign up today! The Convention is free to all volunteers who want to engage their communities in our work....
Gordon P Street shared a link to the group: Cumberland County Democrats (Maine).
1 week ago
Remember: this is a March for Science, not just a march for scientists.
It's for anyone who supports science and thinking scientifically, who believes science offers a better way to make decisions than shooting from the hip or following one's gut, who recognize that human reasoning is flawed and subject to systematic biases that all too often lead ALL of us to decisions that we regret. American was built on science, just as much as it was built on freedom and individual rights and pioneering spirit.
So, these marches are for everyone who's fed up with the growth of anti-science in this country - and this world. Sound like you? Well, we'd be proud to have you join us. Here's a map showing where and when more than 500 marches are being held Saturday. Where ever you choose to march, I'll be marching with you.