Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Windham Veterans Center: 35 Veterans Memorial Dr, Windham. With special presentations by immigration activist & author Reza Jalali, healthcare policy expert Kate Ende, and ConnectME broadband advocate Peggy Schaffer. Enjoy some great chef-prepared food! Listen to interesting, articulate speakers, and meet many of the elected leaders, candidates, and policymakers from all around the Sebago Lake Region! Pre-ordered tickets are $5 for students, and $10 for others. Tickets can be pre-ordered by going to lakeregiondems.bpt.me or lakeregiondems.org Tickets purchased at the door will be $15. Proceeds will go to benefit the Lake Region Democrats 2020 Get Out The Vote campaign. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cumberland County Democratic Committee will meet on Sunday, December 2nd at 3:00 in the Spruce Room at the Westbrook Community Center (426 Bridge St).
Please come early and celebrate our election successes, we’ll be serving light refreshments between 2:00 and 3:00. Feel free to bring along a homemade sweet or canapé if that’s one of your fortes.
Tentative Agenda: Debrief 2018 campaign, election of officers for 2019-2020, review of MDP meeting and plans, initiate planning for 2019- 2020 activities. Speakers – TBD.
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)
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!
Preregistration: You may preregister at the Maine Democratic Party website.
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|Bridgton||Bridgton Town Office||12:00 PM||1:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brunswick||Brunswick Junior High||1:00 PM||2:00 PMemail@example.com|
|Cape Elizabeth||Cape Elizabeth Middle School||1:30 PM||2:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Casco||Casco Community Ctr||12:30 PM||1:00 PMemail@example.com|
|Chebeague||Chebeague Island Hall||12:30 PM||1:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cumberland||Falmouth Elementary||3:30 PM||4:00 PMemail@example.com|
|Falmouth||Falmouth Elementary||3:30 PM||4:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Freeport||Freeport High School||2:00 PM||3:00 PMemail@example.com|
|Gorham||Gorham Middle School||1:30 PM||2:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Gray||Henry Pennell Municipal Complex||12:30 PM||1:00 PMemail@example.com|
|Harpswell||Harpswell Community School||12:00 PM||1:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Harrison||Harrison Fire Station||3:00 PM||4:00 PMemail@example.com|
|Long Island||Long Island Learning Center||12:00 PM||1:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Naples||Naples Town Office||1:00 PM||1:30 PMemail@example.com|
|New Gloucester||New Gloucester Community Bldg||3:00 PM||3:30 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|North Yarmouth||North Yarmouth Memorial School||12:30 PM||1:00 PMemail@example.com|
|Portland||King Middle School||1:00 PM||2:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pownal||Mallett Hall||1:30 AM||2:00 PMemail@example.com|
|Raymond||Raymond Fire & Safety||12:00 PM||1:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scarborough||Scarborough HS||12:30 PM||1:00 PMemail@example.com|
|Sebago||Sebago Town Office||5:00 PM||6:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|South Portland||S. Portland Community Ctr||12:00 PM||1:00 PMemail@example.com|
|Standish||Standish Municipal Ctr||12:30 PM||1:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Westbrook||Westbrook Community Ctr||1:00 PM||2:00 PMemail@example.com|
|Windham||Windham Town Hall||12:30 PM||1:00 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Yarmouth||Harrison Middle School||1:30 PM||2:00 PMemail@example.com|
Sunday, January 14th, 3-5pm
Conversation with candidates for Cumberland County District Attorney and US Senate.
Election of female delegate to DSC to fill remainder of term.
Discussion of caucus, convention, and activities for 2018 campaign.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sen. Catherine Breen
Ralph Carmona, Ph.D.
Nathaniel Seth Levy, Esq.
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 email@example.com or call 207-712-0228.
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.