Happy March!

Though we may still be digging out from a fresh round of snow, I am reflecting on the seeds just under the soil that are getting ready to push their way up to the sun. I am excited and hopeful that, here at PDCC, we are busy planting some seeds this season and gaining energy for a productive springtime ahead!

Our March General Meeting will be next Sunday, March 12th from 7:00p – 8:30p on Zoom (register HERE). We have a great meeting planned; please join us as we:

  • Discuss the end of the COVID national emergency with Maine Equal Justice representative Alex Carter
  • Get our monthly Legislative Update, this month with guest presenter Rep. Grayson Lookner
  • Elect a new PDCC Secretary

Lastly, I’m pleased to announce that we are re-instating a lovely PDCC tradition of monthly “Dems Drinks”! This is a casual, drop-in event, an opportunity to socialize and catch up with your fellow Dems.

Join us for Dems Drinks!

Thursday, 3/16, 5:00p-7:00p

Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St in Portland

(parking and non-alcoholic beverages available)

I really hope you can join us this month – we look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

Meg Harned (she/her)

Chair, PDCC

Upcoming Meeting

As you know by now, we have a lot to celebrate! This election was a prime example of the ways in which getting out and doing the work – knocking doors, making calls, writing postcards, and getting out the vote – can have a real impact on election outcomes. Thank you for all YOU have done as Portland Democrats to make sure we “Won’t Go Back!”

While we here at PDCC have spent the last week celebrating and catching our breath a bit, it is also important to recognize that this work is ongoing – and requires leadership to make it all happen! We would like to invite you to join our general meeting this TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd from 6:30p – 7:40p on Zoom to elect officers, in accordance with our bylaws. (Register here)

We will be holding elections for all elected positions, including:

  • – Chair
  • – Vice Chair
  • – Secretary
  • – Treasurer

We would love for you to attend and have a voice in selecting PDCC’s leadership for the next two years! What’s more, if you have ever considered getting involved with PDCC in a more hands-on way, now is the perfect chance. We urge you to consider running for any of these positions, or to alert your friends if there is someone you can think of who would be a great fit!

The full agenda is HERE; we hope to see you there!

PDCC November Meeting

Officer Elections

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 6:30-7:40pm, over Zoom

(Register here) (Agenda here)

Discuss Charter Proposals this Thurs…and Canvass Launch Party Saturday!

It’s an exciting week with the Portland Dems! See below for useful information and reminders about how to get involved this week and beyond.Join us this Thursday, 9/15, for our September General Meeting via Zoom (register HERE), featuring important PDCC elections and a Charter Commission discussion joined by Charter Commissioners Marcques Houston, Pat Washburn, Zack Barowitz, and Michael Kebede.

Details below!

Join Governor Mills, Congresswoman Pingree, and Portland Dems for our awesome Canvass Launch Party Day of Action on Saturday, 9/17! Register via Mobilize HERE.

Lastly, a reminder that it is time to request those absentee ballots! Voting early is a great way to make sure your voice is heard and to relieve pressure on busy polling places. Click HERE to get started.