Make your voice heard on Thursday: Charter Commission endorsement vote

This Thursday, make your voice heard and help shape the course of the Charter Commission here in Portland. We’ll be talking about how the Portland Dems can get involved in the Charter Commission, and holding an endorsement vote for Marcques Houston, the Democratic candidate running in District 4!

We’ll also be hearing from two Democrats who served on the previous Charter Commission in 2010: Sen. Ben Chipman (D-Portland) and past School Board member Laurie Davis.  As Portland Democrats, we want to make sure that Democratic values are shaping our future and our city’s charter. Hope you can join us on Thursday!


PDCC April Meeting:

Charter Commission Discussion

Thursday, April 15, 6:30-8:00pm

(Register here) (Agenda here)

Read a brief introduction to all the candidates from the Press Herald here


*Announcement of Endorsement Vote*

On April 15, 2021, the Portland Democratic City Committee will hold a discussion and vote regarding an endorsement for Marcques A. Houston for the position of District 4 Charter Commission Member. According to our bylaws, the PDCC may consider candidate endorsements when there is only one registered Democrat on the ballot for a certain elected office. Marcques Houston is the only registered Democrat running to represent District 4 in the Charter Commission.

All Portland residents who are present at the April 15 virtual meeting and currently enrolled in the Democratic Party may partake in the vote. An affirmative vote indicates support for PDCC endorsing Marcques Houston in District 4 at this time. A negatory vote indicates lack of support for PDCC endorsing Marcques Houston in District 4 at this time. Persons may also vote “present” or abstain from voting.


We’ve been writing postcards. Join us!

Help us reach out to Democratic Portland voters. Next Voter Outreach meeting is Sunday, April 18, 6:30-7:30pm. (Meeting Link)


Make a Donation to PDCC to support the work of Portland Democrats

Thank you,

Charles, PDCC Chair

Next Meeting: Charter Commission & *Endorsement Vote*

In just two months it’s time to vote again here in Portland! On June 8th (and earlier), voters will decide who will represent us on the upcoming Portland Charter Commission. The commissioners elected on June 8th will work together to propose changes to Portland’s governing charter — truly shaping the future of our government, our city, and our lives!

As Portland Democrats, we want to make sure that Democratic values are shaping our future and our city’s charter. Join us on April 15 for a discussion about the Charter Commission, what’s at stake, and how the Portland Dems can get involved.


PDCC April Meeting:

Charter Commission Discussion

Thursday, April 15, 6:30-8:00pm

(Register here) (Agenda here)

Read a brief introduction to all the candidates from the Press Herald here


*Announcement of Endorsement Vote*

On April 15, 2021, the Portland Democratic City Committee will hold a discussion and vote regarding an endorsement for Marcques A. Houston for the position of District 4 Charter Commission Member. According to our bylaws, the PDCC may consider candidate endorsements when there is only one registered Democrat on the ballot for a certain elected office. Marcques Houston is the only registered Democrat running to represent District 4 in the Charter Commission.

All Portland residents who are present at the April 15 virtual meeting and currently enrolled in the Democratic Party may partake in the vote. An affirmative vote indicates support for PDCC endorsing Marcques Houston in District 4 at this time. A negatory vote indicates lack of support for PDCC endorsing Marcques Houston in District 4 at this time. Persons may also vote “present” or abstain from voting.


We’ve been writing postcards. Join us!

Help us reach out to Democratic Portland voters. Next Voter Outreach meeting is Sunday, April 18, 6:30-7:30pm. (Meeting Link)


Make a Donation to PDCC to support the work of Portland Democrats

Thank you,

Charles, PDCC Chair

Sharing Some Vaccine Resources

Portland Democratic City Committee

It’s April and everything seems to be changing quickly – especially when it comes to Covid-19. Cases in Maine are rising again, but so are vaccinations. And now, with an increased supply of vaccine doses and in hopes of containing the surge, Gov. Mills has opened up vaccine eligibility to every resident 16 years and older starting April 7th.

Want to get your Covid-19 vaccination? We’ve compiled some information and resources for you below. Read and share!

Where do I go to get my vaccine? You have many options for where to get your vaccination in Maine. Consult this list to find a health care provider or pharmacy and the information to make your appointment online or over the phone.

Tips for booking a vaccine appointment:

  • Try multiple options. If your first choice location is booked up right now, look to see if other locations have openings. You’ll have to check each place individually, online or over the phone.
  • Take a drive. You don’t need to get the vaccination in the same town you reside. If you have the ability to travel elsewhere for an open appointment, you may do so.
  • Check early and oftenSome vaccine locations will let you get on their waitlist and contact you when appointments are available. Others (like Northern Light at the Portland Expo and the Bangor Cross Insurance Center) let you sign up for appointments directly online as they become available.
  • Help each other. If you’ve been able to successfully book a vaccine appointment online or over the phone, help others around you navigate the process or direct them to the Community Vaccination Line (1-888-445-4111)

Community Vaccination Line

1-888-445-4111Monday -Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

The Maine COVID-19 Community Vaccination Line helps Maine people get information about vaccine clinics. This includes people who:

  • Do not have internet access
  • Need assistance connecting to or navigating online resources
  • Require interpretation assistance
  • Are home bound and need transportation
  • Have other questions about resources in their area

Free Transportation to Vaccination Sites

Rides are available for vaccine appointments that take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You must schedule your vaccination appointment before you request a ride. To schedule a ride, call ModivCare at 1-855-608-5172 at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment.

Cumberland District Public Health Liaison

To be added to the Cumberland District Public Health Council mailing list, or for other questions, you can contact Kristine Jenkins at Kristine.L.Jenkins@Maine.gov or 207-485-0541.

Link to helpful Vaccine FAQ from the Bangor Daily News


PDCC April Meeting

Thursday, April 15, 6:30-8:00pm

(Register here) (Agenda TBA)


We’ve been writing postcards. Join us!

Help us reach out to Democratic Portland voters. Next Voter Outreach meeting is Sunday, April 18, 6:30-7:30pm. (Meeting Link)


Make a Donation to PDCC to support the work of Portland Democrats

Thank you,

Charles, PDCC Chair