Resisting Trump: Discussion & Portland Dems’ Officer Elections

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Everywhere across Portland, people are asking: What can I do to help stand up to the incoming Donald Trump administration?

The Portland Democrats invite you join us this Thursday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. to talk how a mass, peaceful opposition can help prevent the mainstream media, our representatives in Washington, and state government from giving in to Trump and his agenda.

Mike Sylvester, one of Portland’s new representatives in the Maine Legislature and a 20-year labor organizer, will lead the discussion.

Following the discussion, we’ll hold elections for the officers of the Portland Democratic City Committee.

There are two open officer positions—for vice chair and secretary. To run and to vote in the election, you must be a registered Democrat and have attended either the primary caucus in March or a Portland Democrats’ meeting since. Terms are for two-years.

To fill vacancies last spring, Emily Figdor was elected chair and Brian Chick was elected treasurer, and we’re running now for full two-year terms.

During the past nine months, we’ve worked to build a more activist and progressive local party. We believe that for the Democratic Party to be successful, we must stand for strong progressive principles. That’s how we’ll grow the party, increase turnout, and help return the Democrats to power statewide and nationally.

To run for an officer position, email chair@portlanddems.org by midnight Wednesday, so we can prepare the ballot for Thursday’s vote. If you’re considering it and want to talk more about what the positions entail, we’d love to hear from you.

You can read descriptions of the vice chair and secretary positions in our bylaws, which are available here: http://portlanddems.org/about/. (Note that the bylaws are in the process of being modernized by our Bylaws Committee so we can be more effective, but the basic position descriptions will remain similar.)

December Meeting: Officer Elections

The next monthly meeting of the Portland Democratic City Committee will be on Thursday, December 1, at 5:30pm, in the State of Maine Room at Portland’s City Hall. This will be our Officer Elections meeting.

To run and to vote in the election, you must be a registered Democrat and have attended either the primary caucus in March or a Portland Democrats’ meeting since.

Nominations will be taken from the floor. Any nominated, eligible candidates will be given a chance to speak to the assembled body. Officers serve two-year terms.

To run for officer, email chair@portlanddems.org by midnight Wednesday, Nov. 30, so we can prepare the ballot for Thursday’s vote.