Mark Bryant shared a link to the group: Cumberland County Democrats (Maine).
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The State Legislators Budget Committee of Conference will be meeting Tuesday, June 27th at 8am the Legislative Council chambers. For those of you not in the building, you can access the audio here: ...
URGENT RAPID RESPONSE: There will be a rally with ally organizations this coming Tuesday, 6/27 in Augusta, and we need all hands on deck to avert a shutdown that would hurt the public AND to protect the tax/education referendum we passed at the ballot last year. ...
Harlan Baker created an event for Cumberland County Democrats (Maine).
2 days ago
Cumberland County Democratic PicnicJuly 23, 2017, 2:00pmKiwanis Beach Standish , MECome meet and eat with your fellow Cumberland County Democrats. We'll supply the hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips,soft drinks, and water. Bring deserts !...
Only need lots and lots of $$ to start a third party.
Michael Moore, can you canvass your friends to start fund raising for a common sense party???
There are certainly enough people to back up the movement.
Bernie started the momentum.....people like you need to keep it moving too.
We are the leaders we are waiting for, as Obama recommends, grab a clipboard, lace up our sneakers. Many of us are messaging visiting calling our reps and holding the accountable. We need to get out our vote in 2018! Keep on keeping on.
Kathy- I do not know why Denise unenrolled. At one time we were a lot closer as friends. But I've hardly spoken with her and I never see her at any Democratic meetings or political rallies. I feel bad that I didn't make more of an effort to reach out to her.
“There is a long-term systematic problem in the building where individual thinkers are often marginalized,” Harlow said. “We all have unique and important perspectives and I do not want that to be forgotten.”
Interesting. She is my rep.
I guess I think there is a place to have vehement dissent and disagreement within a party but to acknowledge that our political system is a 2 party system, which counts the # of Dems vs the # of GOP to establish leadership and leadership sets the agenda in a lot of ways. At this time when the egregious patterns of the GOP are so threatening, it feels to me that we need to build some space for internal unity and imperfection on the Dems side. There are those who absolutely should stay outside and work on more confrontational tactics, but to unenroll when elected as a party member is a big deal and I find it disappointing compared to sticking with the relationships and addressing disappointments and difficulties together...
I find this really frustrating. If my representative had done this I'd be outraged. If someone is enrolled in a party when they run they shouldn't be able to unenroll until reelection. To me that's fraud. They deceived their voters.
I am not their constituent but I wrote each of them a note anyway. Rep. Chapman immediately wrote back and explained that his unenrollment was due to "a process problem within the caucus, not a policy problem . . . Some news outlets have mistakenly conflated the policy issue with the process issue. Thanks for the question." I don't really know what that means.
I have all the respect in the world for Rep. Denise Harlow - I know this must have been difficult for her as to me she embodies, decency, thoughtfulness and hard work.
Since I'm tagged, I should say that I have both Denise Harlow and Ralph Chapman's back. Both are in their 4th term and this isn't a one incident decision. Both will continue to caucus with the Dems.
It's not really about them. Dems need a close look at their policies and open-mindedness for the 21st century. Open-primaries, let independents decide whether we are a party to care about.
I wish that the Portland Press Herald could get the correct Bald Mountain near Ashland, not the one near Weld.