Cumberland County State Committee Delegates Chosen

The Cumberland County Democratic Committee would like to congratulate the new and returning delegates to the state committee. We would also like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who helped with the Cumberland County Caucus at the Maine Democratic State Convention.

Seth Berner, Portland
Kathy Bouchard, Scarborough
Joseph Brunelle, Portland
Meghan Casey, Yarmouth
Michael Desjardins, Portland
Elizabeth Edgecomb, Scarborough
Cynthia Handlen, Portland
Jon Hinck, Portland
Richard Rudolph, Portland
Jonathan Torsch, Portland
Kathleen Worcester, Westbrook
Tom Bull, Freeport (Alternate)

CCDC Meeting — April 22

Victory in 2018 in Maine runs through Cumberland County. 90,000 of the Democrats in Maine live in Cumberland County. Our efforts impact state, local, and national elections.

The Cumberland County Dems kick-off meeting for membership year 2018-2020 will take place on April 22, 3-5pm, Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St., Westbrook.

The primary item on the agenda is the election of delegates and alternates to vacant Cumberland County slots for the MDP Convention, May 18-20, in Lewiston. If you could not come to the March 4 caucus, you still have a chance to become a delegate. Shortly we will send out notification that a pre-registration website will be turned on by the MDP to pre-register folks who are interested in becoming delegates or alternates but who cannot come to this meeting. Pre-registration is not necessary for those who will be in attendance. Members of the CCDC elected at their caucuses will the the only ones voting on delegates at this meeting.

Over 200 members of the CCDC were elected at the caucuses, and over 110 are new activists. Another item on the agenda will be a brief orientation to the work of the CCDC and how a county committee fits into the overall structure of the Democratic Party in Maine.
We will be doing more at this meeting, but we’re currently confirming a speaker and other agenda items.

If you want to get involved with an activity before the April meeting, the MDP and CCDC are sponsoring a Run Local training this Saturday, March 24, 9am -12:30 at the Westbrook Office, 90 Bridge St., Suite 305. If you have ever thought about running for local office or wanted to improve governance in your town by helping someone else run, this is a chance to learn and start helping Democrats fill all 88 local offices up for election in 2018 in Cumberland County. Go to https//:www.mainedems.org/events and follow the trail to the registration page and sign up. (We need a count for training materials and Holy Donuts.) If the link is wrong (perfectly possible), just go to the Maine Dems site and browse through the Events pulldown.

(If you have a friend that you know is a CCDC delegate who says they didn’t get this notice, we’ve found that mass emails like this are frequently caught in spam filters. Ask them to check theirs.)

Welcome to our new members, and to our returning members, thank you for your dedication and work over the past few years. Exciting times ahead!

2018 Caucus Information

Preregistration: You may preregister at the Maine Democratic Party website.

Town Location Doors Open Caucus Begins Convener Email
Baldwin Baldwin Town Hall 1:00PM 1:30 PM sgormady@gmail.com
Bridgton Bridgton Town Office 12:00 PM 1:00 PM larryflaherty01@gmail.com
Brunswick Brunswick Junior High 1:00 PM 2:00 PM trish@riley.net
Cape Elizabeth Cape Elizabeth Middle School 1:30 PM 2:00 PM nolanreighl@gmail.com
Casco Casco Community Ctr 12:30 PM 1:00 PM pegdilley@ymail.com
Chebeague Chebeague Island Hall 12:30 PM 1:00 PM democrats@chegeague.net
Cumberland Falmouth Elementary 3:30 PM 4:00 PM tomfoptld@yahoo.com
Falmouth Falmouth Elementary 3:30 PM 4:00 PM dconroyvella@gmail.com
Freeport Freeport High School 2:00 PM 3:00 PM tbull71@msn.com
Gorham Gorham Middle School 1:30 PM 2:00 PM mebuckelew@gmail.com
Gray Henry Pennell Municipal Complex 12:30 PM 1:00 PM susan@tsukroffmaine.com
Harpswell Harpswell Community School 12:00 PM 1:00 PM deanklepner@mac.com
Harrison Harrison Fire Station 3:00 PM 4:00 PM wwwings@megalink.net
Long Island Long Island Learning Center 12:00 PM 1:00 PM nmberges@myfairpoint.net
Naples Naples Town Office 1:00 PM 1:30 PM alisoncaulfield@twc.com
New Gloucester New Gloucester Community Bldg 3:00 PM 3:30 PM nicmmitdsd@gmail.com
North Yarmouth North Yarmouth Memorial School 12:30 PM 1:00 PM apg1@maine.rr.com
Portland King Middle School 1:00 PM 2:00 PM sarahlalexander@gmail.com
Pownal Mallett Hall 1:30 AM 2:00 PM gteegarden@sjcme.edu
Raymond Raymond Fire & Safety 12:00 PM 1:00 PM jcummin1@maine.rr.com
Scarborough Scarborough HS 12:30 PM 1:00 PM rhndrcksn@aol.com
Sebago Sebago Town Office 5:00 PM 6:00 PM sebagostrider@yahoo.com
South Portland S. Portland Community Ctr 12:00 PM 1:00 PM mattbeck13@msn.com
Standish Standish Municipal Ctr 12:30 PM 1:00 PM rjdeakin@gmail.com
Westbrook Westbrook Community Ctr 1:00 PM 2:00 PM morsedc@gmail.com
Windham Windham Town Hall 12:30 PM 1:00 PM kw52162@aol.com
Yarmouth Harrison Middle School 1:30 PM 2:00 PM mcasey@maine.rr.com

Conversations With The Candidates

In 2018, Mainers will be electing a new governor. We are fortunate to have a number of talented Democrats stepping forward to run.

The Lake Region Dems, supported by the Cumberland County Dems, are sponsoring a series of meetings — conversations — with our Democratic candidates for Governor.

These events will give you the chance to meet with each candidate individually, giving you a true sense of who they are and who will best represent your concerns and priorities in the Blaine House. We invite you to attend each session:

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. 1, 6 – 7:30 PM: Mark Dion
Nov. 5, 5 – 7:00 PM: Jim Boyle
Nov. 19, 5 – 7:00 PM: Mark Eves
Dec. 3, 4 – 5:00 PM: Betsy Sweet
Dec. 3, 6 – 7:00 PM: Patrick “Ike” Eisenhart

Each conversation will be held at The Little Meeting House, 719 Roosevelt Trail, North Windham. Refreshments will be served at all meetings.

Get ready to have a conversation with our Democratic candidates! With your help, one of them will be our next governor.

For more information, please contact Maurie Hill with the Lake Region Dems at 207-642-6065 or Rachel Hendrickson with the Cumberland County Dems at rhndrcksn@aol.com.

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

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