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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.

As we enter this fall Election season, grassroots efforts to turn out the vote and elect Democrats up and down the ballot are more vital than ever. Democratic voters and activists across the state are coming together to protect our rights as Mainers. 

Will you be joining us?

Read this email for information on:

PDCC meeting, September 15
Canvass Launch Party with Gov. Mills
September 17 Field internship with the Maine Dems
Requesting your absentee ballot!


PDCC September Meeting Discussion on Charter Commission Proposals

Thursday, Sep. 15, 6:30-8:00pm

This PDCC general meeting will include a discussion of the Charter Commission proposals as well as elections for PDCC Vice Chair and for Portland Representatives to the Cumberland County Democratic Committee.(Read the Charter Commission Ballot Questions here)(Tune in September 1st to City Council meeting for second reading of Charter Commission Ballot Questions here)

Canvass Launch Party with Governor Mills and Portland Dems!

Saturday, Sep. 17, 10am
(63 Stroudwater Rd., Portland)
Come join Governor Mills, PDCC, and the Maine Dems for this exciting Day of Action!

We’ll rally with Gov. Mills and then do the crucial work of knocking on doors of Portland voters to make sure we have high turnout in this election! Stay tuned for more details.

Intern with the Maine Dems..pass it on!

The Maine Dems are looking to hire a number of paid field interns between now and Election Day. The time commitment is 20 hours/week, at $15/hour. The internships may also be put toward school credit!
 
HERE is a link with more information and how to apply.

Request your Absentee Ballot today!

Lastly, don’t forget – we are now able to request our absentee ballots in the mail! Find all the information you need for voting HERE, including instructions on registering, voting by mail, and voting early in-person. Voting early is a fantastic way to make sure your vote gets counted, and takes some pressure off of busy polling places on Election Day!

Request your ballot online in these three easy steps:(or call the City Clerk’s Office at 874-8677 or 874-8610)

And save the date:

Thursday, October 20th, the PDCC general meeting will include discussions of the Citizen Initiative Referenda appearing on the November ballot.