Join Us In Bridgton on Saturday, October 8th

It’s October and it’s time to get out on the streets to show our
support for state and local Maine Democratic candidates and
causes!

BRIDGTON DEMS ROADSIDE RALLY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022

9 AM TO NOON

SHOREY PARK

(Main St./Rt. 302 and Highland Rd.)

BRIDGTON, ME

Public parking lots on Highland Rd.
(opposite the town landing and the park)
Signs provided or bring your own

Cumberland County Fair!

Hi Cumberland County Dems!

Just a reminder that we will be at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds this week!

Governor Mills will hopefully make an appearance on opening day, tomorrow, Sunday September 25th.

If you would like to volunteer to help keep our table staffed throughout the week, please reach out to cumberlandcountydems@gmail.com with available times.

Upcoming Meeting

Greetings Cumberland County Dems:

Here is our Agenda – and some important information – for the upcoming General Membership Meeting scheduled for Sunday, August 28th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (virtually by Zoom).

You can register using the registration link below. 

Register here

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Approval of Chair’s Agenda & Chair’s Report – Chair Joe Z.
  3. Approval of the June Minutes – Secretary Angel B. 
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Marcia S.
  5. Featured Speaker: Planned Parenthood of New England
  6. Upcoming Events & Important Dates – Marc M. from MDP
  7. Municipal Committee Report & Local Organizing Events – Rachel H., Scarborough Chair
  8. Check-In with the Coordinated Campaign Field Organizer – Noah L.
  9. Chair Reports
    1. Anti-Racism and Inclusion Committee Chair – Robert D.
    1. Program Committee Chair – Jay
  10. Announcement re: Cumberland County Registrar of Probate
  11. Election of State Committee Representatives (Multiple Seats Available)
  12. Election of Rules Committee Representative
  13. Election of New CCDC Membership (At-Large Members)
  14. New Business

SAVE THE DATE! Muskie Lobster Bake 2022

The Maine Democratic Party is excited to announce that our 2022 Muskie Lobster Bake will take place on Sunday, July 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Freeport. Mark your calendars!

What: 2022 Muskie Lobster Bake

When: Sunday July 17th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: Mallet Barn, 713 Wolfe’s Neck Rd, Freeport, ME

Featured Guests: Governor Janet Mills, Rep. Chellie Pingree, Rep. Jared Golden, elected officials, community and business leaders, and YOU

Reminder: Upcoming CCDC General Meeting

Greetings Cumberland County Dems:

Here is our Agenda – and some important information – for the upcoming General Membership Meeting scheduled for Sunday, June 26th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (virtually by Zoom). This email has lots of important information, forgive us for the length! 

Register using the registration link below. 

Register Here

Agenda

1. Welcome
2. Approval of Chair’s Agenda – Chair Joe Z.
3. Approval of the April Minutes – Secretary Angel B. 
4. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Marcia S.
5. Guest Speaker – Ben W.
6. Upcoming Events & Dates – Marc M. from MDP
7. Municipal Committee Report & Local Organizing Events –Rachel H., Scarborough Chair
8. Check-In with the Coordinated Campaign Field Organizer – Noah L.
9. Chair ReportsAnti-Racism and Inclusion Committee Chair – Robert D.(Introduction) Program Committee Chair – Jay10. District Attorney Candidate – TBD
11. Election of State Committee Representatives (Multiple Seats Available)
12. Election of New CCDC Membership (At-Large Members)
13. New Business

Upcoming CCDC Meeting June 26th

Greetings Cumberland County Dems:

Here is our Agenda – and some important information – for the upcoming General Membership Meeting scheduled for Sunday, June 26th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (virtually by Zoom). This email has lots of important information, forgive us for the length! 

Register using the registration link below. 

Register Here

Agenda

1. Welcome
2. Approval of Chair’s Agenda – Chair Joe Z.
3. Approval of the April Minutes – Secretary Angel B. 
4. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Marcia S.
5. Guest Speaker – Ben W.
6. Upcoming Events & Dates – Marc M. from MDP
7. Municipal Committee Report & Local Organizing Events –Rachel H., Scarborough Chair
8. Check-In with the Coordinated Campaign Field Organizer – Noah L.
9. Chair ReportsAnti-Racism and Inclusion Committee Chair – Robert D.(Introduction) Program Committee Chair – Jay10. District Attorney Candidate – TBD
11. Election of State Committee Representatives (Multiple Seats Available)
12. Election of New CCDC Membership (At-Large Members)
13. New Business
 
Local Organizing Meetings
 6/15/22 – 7/15/22


Local Organizing Meetings (LOMs) are this year’s alternative to caucuses. While COVID prevented us from caucusing, and we were able to complete some of our caucus business online, there is still some local business we need to complete in live meetings. LOMs will be our way of doing the important organizing and strengthening of Municipal Committees. Learn more about LOMs by attending our CCDC General Meeting above, contacting your municipal Chair, or by clicking here

Run For State Committee!

Want to represent Cumberland County on the Democratic State Committee (DSC)? We still have seats available. You can run from the floor at the next CCDC General Meeting on June 26th. 

The Maine Democratic Party is Hiring!

Maine Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Voter Protection Director
Maine Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Regional Field Directors
Maine Democratic Party Development Director
Maine Democratic Party Development Assistant
Maine Democratic Party Municipal Organizer
Maine Democratic Party Field Organizers
Senate Democratic Campaign Committee (SDCC) Regional Field Directors

Reminders and Upcoming CCDC General Meeting

Greetings Cumberland County Dems:
Next weekend, on Sunday, April 24, will be the CCDC General Membership Meeting (from 3:00 – 5:00 PM virtually by Zoom). You can find the agenda below. Register Here.

Just a few reminders about April deadlines: 

Upcoming State Convention May 13th & 14th: We encourage all who are able, and comfortable, to join us in Bangor and attend the Convention in-person. However, you can attend remotely as well! Attendees must purchase a ticket to attend the Convention both in-person and remotely. Check out our website for a schedule of events and further information!

State Convention Delegates: County Committees can hold vacancy filling elections for State Delegates to the upcoming Convention in May – lots of slots are still available and you can still be a delegate if you’re interested! We will fill open slots at the April 24th CCDC General Meeting. Any Democrat in Cumberland County can run. 

Clean Elections: Clean elections candidates for the State House and State Senate candidates need $5 donations in order to receive public funding for their campaigns by April 20. You can support them by donating today or by sharing the below link for other Democratic voters in your community! Click here to make a $5 contribution to your local State House and Senate candidates.

Cumberland County Representatives on the Democratic State Committee (DSC). Anyone wishing to run for DSC must take out a petition and collect 10 online delegate signatures by 4/29. This includes the current DSC members. More information about this process is   available here: https://www.mainedems.org/petitions

Reach out with questions! We are happy to talk more! cumberlandcountydems@gmail.com 


Sunday, April 24, CCDC General Meeting (3:00-5:00)
 Welcome
Approval of Chair’s Agenda – Chair Joe Z.
Approval of the February Minutes – Sec. Angel B. 
February’s meeting here: CCDC Meeting (Passcode: #42QA&1N)
Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Marcia S.
Upcoming Events – State Convention – Bev U. Vice-Chair MDP
Municipal Committee Report – Rachel H. Scarborough Chair
Election of Additional Delegates to Convention
Introduction to the New Anti-Racism and Inclusion Committee Chair – Robert D.
Introduction to the Coordinated Campaign Field Organizer – Noah L.
Election of New General Membership
County Candidate Introductions – Time Limited
Paul Aranson – Democrat for Judge of Probate 
Kevin Joyce – Democrat for Sheriff 
Stephen Gorden – Democrat for District 3 Commissioner
Patricia Smith – Democrat for District 4 Commissioner 
James Cloutier – Democrat for District 5 Commissioner
New Business

CCDC General Meeting – April 24th

Here is our Agenda – and some important information – for the upcoming General Membership Meeting scheduled for Sunday, April 24th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (virtually by Zoom). This email has lots of important information, forgive us for the length! Register using the registration link below.

Register Here

Welcome

  1. Approval of Chair’s Agenda – Chair Joe Z.
  2. Approval of the February Minutes – Sec. Angel B.
  3. February’s meeting here: CCDC Meeting (Passcode: #42QA&1N)
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Marcia S.
  5. Upcoming Events – State Convention – Bev U. Vice-Chair MDP
  6. Municipal Committee Report – Rachel H. Scarborough Chair
  7. Election of Additional Delegates to Convention
  8. Introduction to the New Anti-Racism and Inclusion Committee Chair – Robert D.
  9. Introduction to the Coordinated Campaign Field Organizer – Noah L.
  10. Election of New General Membership
  11. County Candidate Introductions – Time Limited
    1. Paul Aranson – Democrat for Judge of Probate
    2. Kevin Joyce – Democrat for Sheriff
    3. Stephen Gorden – Democrat for District 3 Commissioner
    4. Patricia Smith – Democrat for District 4 Commissioner
    5. James Cloutier – Democrat for District 5 Commissioner
  12. New Business

Support our Clean Elections Candidates By April 20th

Clean elections candidates for the State House and State Senate candidates need $5 donations in order to receive public funding for their campaigns. You can support them by donating today or by sharing the below link for other Democratic voters in your community! Click here to make a $5 contribution to your local State House and Senate candidates.

Still Want to be A Delegate to the State Convention?

County Committees can hold vacancy filling elections for State Delegates to the upcoming Convention in May. You can still be a delegate if you’re interested! We will fill open slots at the April 24th meeting. Any Democrat in Cumberland County can run.

Run For State Committee!

Want to represent Cumberland County on the Democratic State Committee (DSC)? Anyone wishing to run for DSC must take out a petition and collect 10 online delegate signatures by 4/29. This includes the current DSC members. More information about this process is available here: https://www.mainedems.org/petitions

Tickets for the Democratic State Convention are Now Available!

Every two years, Dems from all corners of Maine come together to shape the future of the party. It’s an incredible weekend combining important decision-making and powerful community-building! We encourage all who are able and comfortable to join us in Bangor and attend the Convention in-person. However, you must purchase a ticket to attend the Convention both in-person and remotely.

Also – if you’ll be attending in-person in Bangor, you can join us for breakfast and lunch on Saturday – a unique opportunity to meet Democratic leaders from across the state! Tickets are sold separately.

Convention Awards – Nominate a Fellow Democrat

One of the most important functions we can do at the Maine Democratic Party is recognize those people who are exceptional in their field. Whether it is public service, party activism, or volunteerism, we’re seeking to recognize three individuals for outstanding contributions to the Democratic Party. More information and award criteria is available on the MDP website and click here to nominate a Fellow Democrat.

The Maine Democratic Party is Hiring!

Coordinated Campaign Voter Protection Director – The Voter Protection Director will develop, implement, and manage a robust voter protection program, ensuring free and fair elections in Maine.

Field Organizers – Field Organizers will be a critical part of our field team, working to mobilize volunteers and voters ahead of the 2022 election.

March Update

Greetings Cumberland County Dems:
We are reaching out to share, and congratulate, the new CCDC Executive Team. At our last CCDC General Meeting, Meghan Casey was elected to be our 1st Vice Chair, Nancy Green was elected 2nd Vice Chair, and Angel Butts Secretary. Joe Zamboni will stay on as the permanent Chair. Congratulations to all! 
 
A reminder also that today is the CCDC Executive Team “Listening Session.”

This is a time where CCDC members can have a forum to speak to the Executive Committee directly about how our committee can be more effective and strategic, moving forward. The Listening Session is not meant to replace a General Meeting, or provide a forum for questions, debate, or answers, but simply a place for folks to express ideas, proposals, and suggestions for a bluer county. 

Please join us today, Sunday, March 13, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM using the registration link below.

Register Here

As always, we invite those with questions, comments, feedback, or concerns to reach out to me and the whole Executive Team at the CCDC Chair email address: chair@cumberlandcountydemocrats.org. Your contributions and your input are extremely important to us. 

Looking ahead, the next CCDC General Meeting will be Sunday, April 24th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM using the registration link below. 

Register Here

Watch last month’s meeting here:  CCDC Meeting (Passcode: #42QA&1N)
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