Next meeting: June 11 w/ Secretary of State Dunlap!

The Portland Democrats have 3 exciting events coming up in the next two weeks – make sure to RSVP today!

First, we are excited to announce that Secretary of State Matt Dunlap will be joining us at our next general meeting, on Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 PM. This event will be happening virtually via Zoom and there will be a call-in option. Join us to learn about COVID’s impact on our upcoming elections, and ask Secretary Dunlap any questions you have about voting and protecting our democracy. You can RSVP for the meeting and submit questions here.

Second, the Portland Dems are midway through our series of town halls with Democratic candidates running in competitive legislative primaries this July. Tuesday, June 2 at 6pm, we will be hearing from the Democrats running in HD-41, which includes Deering Center, Deering Highlands, Woodfords, Oakdale, and Rosemont neighborhoods. The candidates in this race are Laurie Davis, Ben Grant, and Sam Zager, and the town hall will be moderated by Rep. Erik Jorgensen. RSVP here.

Next Wednesday, June 10, at 6pm, we will be hearing from the Democrats running in HD-38, which includes the West End and St. John Valley. The candidates in this race are Michael Flaherty, Charles Skold, and Barb Wood, and the town hall will be moderated by Katie Walsh.  RSVP here.

If you missed either of our last two forums, for House Districts 37 and 43, you can watch them on our Facebook page here. If you’re unsure of your House District, you can always look it up here

Questions? Reach out to us at chair@portlanddems.org. See you soon!

Join us for an upcoming candidate town hall!

The Portland Democrats are hosting virtual candidate town halls for all of the contested primary races in Portland this July. These town halls will be happening live via Zoom and will stream to both Facebook (at our fan page here) and to local access channel 1303 (live here). Join us for one of our upcoming town halls to learn about the candidates on the ballot this July! RSVP and submit questions here.

These are the upcoming forums:

  • House District 37 (all or parts of Libbytown, Nasons Corner, Rosemont, and Stroudwater): Thursday, May 21 at 6pm – re-watch the event here!
  • House District 43 (North Deering and part of Falmouth): Wednesday, May 27 at 6pm
  • House District 41 (all or parts of Deering Center, Deering Highlands, Oakdale, Rosemont, and Woodfords): Tuesday, June 2 at 6pm
  • House District 38 (West End and St. John Valley): Wednesday, June 10 at 6pm

RSVP here!

Join the Portland Dems on Thursday!

Join the Portland Democratic City Committee for our next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 PM, happening virtually via Zoom. The focus of the meeting will be the impact of this health crisis on Portland’s immigrant communities, and we will be hearing from City Councilor Pious Ali, Crystal Cron who runs Presente! Maine, and other interesting speakers.

Please RSVP for the meeting here, and the full agenda for the meeting with minutes from the April meeting that we will vote to approve is here.

See you Thursday!