Zoomology

Under shutdown conditions, until further notice, Democratic events, including CCDC meetings, have been moved to Zoom. Want to meet a candidate? Zoom it. Got a municipal meeting? Zoom it. Want to interact with other Democrats? Zoom it. Everyone is a first-time Zoomer at some point. YouTube has a series of videos, some good, some not so, to help you get to your first meeting and then become more proficient in the use of Zoom This url starts with how to handle your first experience. After you’ve watched it (just ignore the ads), browse some of the other videos and learn more techniques for making the most of your Zoom experience.

Commit to Vote Card!

This public health crisis has forced us all to change our routines to protect our communities. Having face-to-face conversations is the best way to ensure that Democrats are elected, but we’ve canceled all door knocking because your safety is our top priority.

We’re still fighting for our Democratic values, but we are adapting to keep everyone safe.

Fill out our new digital “Commit to Vote” card to make a difference on Election Day.

A YES response will direct you to the Maine.gov page to request an Absentee ballot. Or you can go there directly.

CCDC Zoom Meeting May 3 (rescheduled)

On May 3rd, from 3 to 5 PM, we held a virtual meeting that centered around the draft Platform.  Ben Grant, Chair of the 2020 Maine Democratic Party Platform committee, assisted us and accepted comments and discussion.

We also held a brief business meeting. One of the necessary actions was to elect at-large members of the CCDC (who can participate and vote in future meetings).

The zoom meeting was streamed live to YouTube and recorded so everyone can see the presentation and discussion.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXPM_vWVbD56TI_DCbXhUxQ/live

A recording of the meeting in zoom format is available here:

Recording Password: 3y.3n1Nj

2020 Caucuses

March 8 Caucus: We now have the schedule for caucus times and locations in Cumberland County. Check out the MDP website www.mainedems.org/caucus. You will find your caucus there.  You can also pre-register. Then come to the CCDC meeting on Feb. 23 to find out what you can expect at the caucus and to get ready for the virtual rally on March 8. 

Reminder – the term of membership for the Cumberland County Democratic Committee runs from caucus to caucus.  That means, at the March 8 caucus, your towns will be electing new delegates.  If you want to be a delegate, make sure you run.  If you run and lose, you can still become a delegate by coming to a CCDC meeting and asking to become an at-large member.  

101 Years of Activism: Celebrating Strong Women in Politics and Community

Would you be willing to contribute to open offices in Cumberland County so we can send moving vans to the White House and Senator Collins’ offices in 2020?  Well, here’s a teaser.  There will be a fundraiser on April 7, 6-8, at the Rising Tide Brewery.  The theme is 101 Years of Activism: Celebrating Strong Women in Politics and Community. We will be honoring Frances Perkins and women who have followed in her footsteps to bring progressive change to Maine. Click title for details and to purchase tickets.

CCDC Quarterly Meeting

Feb. 23, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Spruce Room
Westbrook Community Center
Bridge St., Westbrook


Doors will open at 2:30.  All Democrats welcome.

Agenda:

Brief business meeting

Primary and caucus process demystified.  We’ve had many questions about the difference.  Should I go to both?  If I only go to one, which one should it be? Why should I go to the caucus if I’ve already voted?  If I go, what are the activism options available?  We’ll be ready to walk you through the connection between the primary and the caucus and from the caucus to the convention.

CCDC Quarterly Meeting



December 8th, 3:00 – 5:00pm
CCDC Quarterly Meeting
Westbrook Community Center, Spruce Room, 426 Bridge St.

Doors will open at 2:30.  All Democrats welcome.


We will be joined by representatives from activist organizations in Cumberland County and talk about our roles in the 2020 campaign.

Short business meeting.

Election of a female representative to the DSC to fill out term expiring end of May, 2020.

Election of a secretary for the CCDC.



CCDC Quarterly Meeting


Sept. 29, 3:00 – 5:00pm
CCDC Quarterly Meeting
Westbrook Community Center, Spruce Room, 426 Bridge St.

Doors will open at 2:30.  All Democrats welcome.

Agenda:
Brief business meeting

Report and listening session – CCDC representatives on the Platform Committee

Election of 3 additional members to the Platform Committee

Election of CCDC secretary

Review of the visual opinion poll at the Cumberland County Fair (Legislators take note.)

DSC and Caucus update

As time permits – introduction of candidates in the audience

Cumberland County Democratic Picnic

This year’s Cumberland County Democratic picnic will be held on July 14th at 2:00 (rain date July 28th) at Kiwanis Beach in Standish. There will be plenty of food on hand for vegetarians, vegans, and carnivores.

Also will we hold our pie auction. You will have a chance to bid on the best home made pies and desserts in Cumberland County.

Of course there will be candidates and elected officials there as well.
We will be looking for people to sponsor the picnic. Details to follow. [Soon, it is hoped! – Editor]

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