CCDC Meeting–December 2nd

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.

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!

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.

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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