At its meeting on August 17, the 50 CCDC members elected the following folks to three MDP committees: Democratic State Committee: Seth Berner (Portland); Kathy Bouchard (Scarborough). Credentials Committee: Bill Birthisel (Cumberland). Platform Committee: Steve Hendrickson (Scarborough), Larry Flaherty (Bridgton), Bill Lennell (Portland), Damon Yakovleff (Portland), Joey Brunelle (Portland), Dee Conroy-Vella (Falmouth), Lois Reckitt (South Portland), Gwynne Williams (Portland), Jane Palmer (Scarborough), Meghan Casey (Yarmouth).
The CCDC reviewed its budget and fundraising efforts and took a brief look at the challenges of the coming year.
We took time to reflect on the events of Charlottesville and the reaction from the Trump administration. Members stood up and made commitments for action or personal goals to fight the forces that turned a college town in the South into a symbol of what concerns us and what gives us hope for our future. ...
Congratulations to our new Cumberland County members/ reps to the Maine State Dems - Seth Berner and Kathy Bouchard! And all the new members of the State Platform Committee - thanks for stepping up! (oh and Credentials are covered too - whew!) ...
For tonight's CCDC meeting - Please bring school supplies. We will take them to Ruth's Reusable Resources for backpacks for children who would otherwise go empty-handed to the first day of school. Binders, pens, washable thin markers, crayons, ruled paper, construction paper, pencils, rulers, colored pencils, erasers, highlighters, folders, pencil boxes, glue sticks, and, of course, BACKPACKS. If you can't shop, drop some money into the box and we'll do the shopping for you. ...
Marie Follayttar Smith shared Mainers for Accountable Leadership's photo to the group: Cumberland County Democrats (Maine).
2 days ago
Last night at the meeting I talked about a fundraiser we are doing! #Unite4Love For every hour hate groups protest in Boston this Saturday raise money to counter hate with love and support Life After Hate! We've raised over $5,500! This is what happens when snowflakes flock together! Let's keep going! www.gofundme.com/uniteforlovecounteringthehate#Unite4Love For every hour hate groups protest in Boston this Saturday raise money to counter hate with love and support Life After Hate! www.gofundme.com/uniteforlovecounteringthehate...
I can offer a ride from Portland, I have room for 3-4 CCDC friends! I will also be returning to the Freeport area, but I am willing and happy to give our friends a ride home to Portland, if needed! I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday! Thanks!
And thanks to Cynthia Adair Grier Handlen for posting this!
My plans have changed, I will be coming from the Brunswick area instead. I am still happy to offer a ride!
Thanks for this. I already found my ride, but am glad others will have this resource.
Sam Portera shared Mainers for Health Care's post to the group: Cumberland County Democrats (Maine).
4 days ago
Please, share, tag and spread widely to let people know that there is a referendum IN LESS THAN THREE MONTHS Absentee ballots will be available October 9.We've got our number for Nov. 7. Vote Yes on 2 for health care and a stronger economy!
Jennifer Jones shared Marie Follayttar Smith's event to the group: Cumberland County Democrats (Maine).
1 week ago
This is very last minute but we feel the need to speak out immediately. Please come to East End Park.
Portland, ME stands (and sits) with CharlottesvilleAugust 12, 2017, 6:30pmNear the Playground East End Park Portland, MeWe will meet near the playground of the East End Park in Portland. We all are outraged and sad about Charlottesville. We must come together and respond authentically to this moment. We cannot be silent. We cannot bear witness to this moment of white supremacy and violence. We refuse to be bystanders. Many of us are complicit beneficiaries to white supremacy. We do not want to breed hate or build this moment and movement without living our values. If you are a victim of racism this space is yours and we are here as your allies. We are here to support. Bring an instrument. Bring a candle. Bring a poem. Bring something to soothe yourself and soothe another.. Together we will strategize about our next steps.....