Conversations With The Candidates

Interested in learning more about Question 2 on the Nov. 7 ballot? In Question 2, Maine voters will be asked to approve health care coverage for 70,000 Mainers under age 65 who do not presently qualify for help under the Affordable Care Act. Learn more about these hard-working Mainers and get the “what” and the”why” of Question 2.

Sponsored by the Lake Region Dems, supported by the Cumberland County Democratic Committee, join us for a light brunch on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 1 – 3 PM at The Little Meeting House, 719 Roosevelt Train, North Windham.

A second chance to learn more will come on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 PM in the Watchic Lake room at Standish Town Hall.

FMI – contact Maurie Hill, 642-6065

This session is the first in a series of forums – sponsored by the Lake Region Dems and supported by the Cumberland County Democratic Committee – called “Conversation with the Candidates.” The Democratic gubernatorial candidates, as well as county level candidates, are being scheduled to come to Cumberland County and engage in a conversation with the voters. Below are the dates and times of those forums. We will add the names of the candidates as they are confirmed. Unless conflicts arise, all forums will be held at The Little Meeting House, 719 Roosevelt Train (Rt. 302), North Windham.

Sept. 17, 1-3:00 PM: Referendum #2 Presentation
Oct. 1, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Adam Cote
Oct. 22, 5 – 7:00 PM: Diane Russell
Oct. 29, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Attorney General Janet Mills
Nov. 5, 5 – 7:00 PM: Jim Boyle
Nov. 19, 5 – 7:00 PM: Mark Eves
Dec. 3, 5 – 6:00 PM: Betsy Sweet
Dec. 3, 6 – 7:00 PM: Patrick “Ike” Eisenhart

Put these dates in your calendars. We will fill in information about the candidate’s scheduling as dates are confirmed. Refreshments will be served at all meetings.

Cumberland County Democrats Picnic July 23rd

Come meet and eat with your fellow Cumberland County Democrats at the Kiwanis Beach in Standish Sunday July 23rd at 2:00pm. We’ll supply the hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, soft drinks, and water. Bring desserts!

There is 1000 feet of lakefront beach. So bring your swimsuit to the picnic. There is changing rooms and bathroom facilities. Also there is parking. The Kiwanis Beach is located off of Route 25 in Standish after you pass the junction of Route 113. Beach fees: 13 years and older is $4.00; 12 years old and under is $1.00; parking is free.

Aside from the beach entrance fee, the picnic is free. You may let us know you will be joining us through the event page at ActBlue. You may also use that link to support the event at one of our donor levels: Sponsor, $100; Host, $50; Friend $25.

Sponsors

American Roots
James Boyle
Sen. Catherine Breen
Ralph Carmona, Ph.D.
Jean-Marie Caterina
Deirdre Conroy-Vella
Craig Dorais
Roy Gedat
Rachel Hendrickson
Steven Hendrickson
Neil Jamieson
Michael Langenmayr
Nathaniel Seth Levy, Esq.

Hosts

Tim Goodwin
Joseph McMahon
Diane Russell
Timothy Shannon

Friends

Harlan Baker
Joey Brunelle
Maurie Hill
Grace Leavitt
Frayla Tarpinian
Bob Wake

CUMBERLAND COUNTY DEMOCRATS TO HOLD BOWL A THON FUNDRAISER

The Cumberland County Democratic Committee will hold a fund raising bowl a thon May 24th at 7pm at 33 Elmwood in Westbrook.

33 Elmwood is a new bowling alley off of route 302 at Prides Corner. The facility offers ten pin and candle pin bowling as well as a bar and restaurant.

Participants (bowlers) are asked to collect pledges against the number of pins they knock down during one game. For example if one scores a 100 and gets a pledge of ten cents pin, then the person who has pledged will donate $10 to the Cumberland County Democratic Committee.

If you cannot collect pledges you are welcome to bowl and pledge on your score.

For more information and pledge sheets contact Harlan Baker at hbaker@maine.edu or call 207-712-0228.

CCDC Quarterly Meeting Sunday, April 9th

Join us in South Portland:

Quarterly Meeting – Sunday, April 9, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
South Portland Community Center – Senior Wing, 21 Nelson Rd., South Portland

Special guest speaker: Attorney General Janet Mills talking about issues facing Maine with this new administration in D.C and the old administration in Augusta.

New from the Resistance – Deep Canvassing – what is it and how can you use it to recruit people who support your issues.

Special question for discussion and your input – How can the CCDC help municipal committees in Cumberland County develop their capacity to be effective advocates during these troubling times?

There will be a brief business meeting at the beginning of the event.

-A special thank you to the South Portland Dems for acting as hosts for this meeting.

No Culling Here

Cynthia Dill’s divisive rhetoric is not representative of the Democratic Party we know. Despite the example Ms. Dill sets, we are not a party of elitists who shun working class and rural voters. Quite the contrary, we strive to be the party of the people.

The Cumberland County Democratic Committee welcomes all who identify as Democrats. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer Carhartt or Armani; whether you wear flannel or silk; whether you were born and raised in Maine or are from away; whether you drive a Prius or a pickup; it doesn’t matter whether your bumper sticker says “Hillary” or “Bernie”.

We meet next on April 9th. (Check back for details). Like all Democrats, Ms. Dill is welcome to attend, but the elitism must be checked at the door.

Cumberland County Democratic Committee Executive Committee

Portland Fundraiser: The 1st Annual New Deal Dance Party

October 27 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Tired of this election? Take a load off and join your neighbors for this 1930s themed swing dance at historic Mechanics Hall in Portland.

Live music by the famous New England swing band The Soggy Po Boys from 7:30-10pm. Swing dance lessons from 7-7:30pm. Snacks and libations will be served.

Buy tickets here! (All proceeds go to the Portland Democratic City Committee to support local Democrats.)

RSVP on Facebook here.

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