AUTHOR: Joe Zamboni

Announcing… PortlandDems.org/Charter

Whose values will shape our future?

As Portland Democrats, we want to make sure that Democratic values are shaping our future and our city’s charter. So let’s elect Democratic candidates to the Charter Commission! Because the ballots won’t identify political party, we’ve put together this website to help voters know the candidates’ political party and the issues they support.

Please check out the website and share it with your friends, neighbors, and social networks.

Make a Difference with the Portland Dems

To support Democratic charter candidates, the PDCC has already endorsed Democrat Marcques Houston in District 4, and will consider an endorsement at our next meeting for Democrat Ryan Lizanecz in District 5. Be part of the discussion and vote by registering for our May 20 meeting.

While we don’t endorse in races with multiple Democrats running, PDCC encourages you to learn about all the District and At-Large candidates at our charter websiteand to vote for Democrats in every race.


PDCC May Meeting:

Legislative Update with Rep. Wood and Rep. Zager

Thursday, May 20, 6:30-8:00pm

(Register here) (Agenda TBA)

Both nationally and here in Maine, Democrats are delivering for our people, our health, and our economy. Join us on May 20 to hear from Portland Representatives Barb Wood (D-38) and Sam Zager (D-41) about the great legislation they’re working on this session, and get the chance to share your own perspectives and ideas with them.


*Announcement of Endorsement Vote*

On May 20, 2021, the Portland Democratic City Committee will hold a discussion and vote regarding an endorsement for Ryan Lizanecz for the position of District 5 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. Ryan Lizanecz is the only registered Democrat running to represent District 5 in the Charter Commission.

All Portland residents who are present at the May 20 virtual meeting and currently enrolled in the Democratic Party may partake in the vote. An affirmative vote indicates support for PDCC endorsing Ryan Lizanecz in District 5 at this time. A negatory vote indicates lack of support for PDCC endorsing Ryan Lizanecz in District 5 at this time. Persons may also vote “present” to abstain from voting.



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

May 20: Legislative Update with Rep. Wood and Rep. Zager & *Endorsement Vote*

Portland Democratic City Committee

Both nationally and here in Maine, Democrats are delivering for our people, our health, and our economy. Join us on May 20 to hear from Portland Representatives Barb Wood (D-38) and Sam Zager (D-41) about the great legislation they’re working on this session, and get the chance to share your own perspectives and ideas with them.

Also, we will hold a discussion and vote regarding an endorsement for Ryan Lizanecz, the only Democrat running for Charter Commission in District 5. As Portland Democrats, we want to make sure that Democratic values are shaping our future and our city’s charter. Join us for this important discussion and vote!


PDCC May Meeting:

Legislative Update with Rep. Wood and Rep. Zager

Thursday, May 20, 6:30-8:00pm

(Register here) (Agenda TBA)


*Announcement of Endorsement Vote*

On May 20, 2021, the Portland Democratic City Committee will hold a discussion and vote regarding an endorsement for Ryan Lizanecz for the position of District 5 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. Ryan Lizanecz is the only registered Democrat running to represent District 5 in the Charter Commission.

All Portland residents who are present at the May 20 virtual meeting and currently enrolled in the Democratic Party may partake in the vote. An affirmative vote indicates support for PDCC endorsing Ryan Lizanecz in District 5 at this time. A negatory vote indicates lack of support for PDCC endorsing Ryan Lizanecz in District 5 at this time. Persons may also vote “present” to abstain from voting.


Make a Difference with the Portland Dems

Knock on Doors to get out the vote for the June 8 election (Sign up)

Make phone calls to get out the vote for the June 8 election (Sign up)

Pitch in $10, $20, or even $100 so Portland Dems can send mail to voters for the June 8 election


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

Portland Dems endorse Marcques Houston for Charter Commission!

At our April meeting, PDCC members voted to give the Portland Dems’ endorsement to Marcques Houston, a candidate for Charter Commission in District 4!

Marcques is the only Democrat running in District 4 and we know that he will represent his district with integrity, advance our Democratic values, and move our city forward. If you live in District 4, please vote for Marcques Houston in the June 8 election!

Check your District (Ward) online here

VOLUNTEER

Want to get involved with local Portland Dems voter-outreach, voter-information, and voter-contact (like some old fashioned door-to-door-canvassing!) for this Charter Commission election? Contact Meg at meaghan.lydon@gmail.com

DONATE

As Portland Dems, we believe in local organizing..and that means we want to send voters information about the upcoming Charter Commission election. But election flyers and mailings cost over a thousand dollars to produce! We need your help to make it happen.

Please donate $10, $20, or whatever you can to the Portland Dems here.


Charter Commission Candidate Questionnaire

The Portland Dems have put together a candidate questionnaire and we invite all candidates running for Charter Commission to fill it out. We’ll be putting the candidates’ answers online in May as an opportunity for voters to learn more about the candidates and about how they might seek to change the city’s charter.

Here’s the questionnaireCandidates have until May 1st to fill it out!


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

Thank you,

Charles, PDCC Chair