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Register now for Thursday’s vote on Tribal Sovereignty

This Thursday, Portland Dems will use our meeting to discuss and consider two important endorsements. Your participation and voice will help decide if the Portland Democrats endorse these positions!

Do you support Tribal Sovereignty and want our elected leaders to pass LD 1626 into law?

Do you support teaching Black History and the history of the Holocaust in our schools?

These are the two topics we will discuss and consider endorsing. Please register for the virtual Zoom meeting on Feb. 17 to be part of these important votes!

Continue reading below to see the full statements for endorsement consideration & two important volunteer opportunities.

Two Ways to Volunteer with Democrats:

1. Join Portland Senator Ben Chipman and other volunteers in Back Cove this Saturday Feb. 19 at 9:30am to knock on some doors and gather ballot signatures for Democratic candidates, including Governor Janet Mills and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree!

RSVP: Call or text (207) 318-4961 or email: votechipman@gmail.com

2. Sign up to represent Portland as a Delegate at the State Convention in May! Participating in the convention is a great way to join with other volunteers and activists around the state in making sure our Maine Democratic Party reflects our values. Any registered Democrat can sign up! This year you can participate 100% virtually from home, or in-person in Bangor!

Sign up by Feb. 20 at mainedems.org/vote

YOUR Signature Needed! Drop by Sunday 12-3pm to help Democrats

Do you want Democratic candidates to win in this year’s elections?
To win, they need our help every step of the way. At this stage in the campaign, our candidates need petition signatures from Democrats in Portland like YOU!


That’s why the Portland Dems are hosting a “Sign & Sip” event this Sunday at Rising Tide Brewery. Stop by anytime between 12pm – 3pm to sign petitions for Democratic candidates running to represent you. Feel free to sign and leave, or stay for a while and mingle with other Portland Democrats! We will have petitions for Gov. Janet Mills and Rep. Chellie Pingree (both running for re-election) as well as other local Democratic candidates.


This is an outdoor event (there are some firepits for warmth). We appreciate the use of appropriate Covid masking when not actively eating or drinking.
View and share the “Sign & Sip” Facebook event here!



And RSVP to our monthly meeting this Thursday where we will consider two important endorsements. Your participation and voice will help decide if the Portland Democrats endorse these positions!
Do you support Tribal Sovereignty and want our elected leaders to pass LD 1626 into law?
Do you support teaching Black History and the history of the Holocaust in our schools?
These are the two topics we will discuss and consider endorsing. Please register for the virtual Zoom meeting on Feb. 17 to be part of these important votes!
February PDCC Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 17, 6:30-8:00pm

(Agenda here) (Register link here)


Full Text of Both Statements for Possible Endorsement:

FOR ENDORSEMENT CONSIDERATION:
“The Portland Democratic City Committee acknowledges the need to secure the sovereignty of the tribes in Maine as a matter of legal fairness, environmental justice, and public health. The Portland Democratic City Committee endorses 
LD 1626, An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act, and calls on the Maine Legislature and Governor Janet Mills to partner with Maine’s tribes and sign LD 1626 into law this year.”

FOR ENDORSEMENT CONSIDERATION:
“In light of Republican attempts in Maine and across the country to cover up the history of discrimination against African Americans, Native Americans, and other historically marginalized people; to scare educators away from their duty and constitutional right to teach all aspects of U.S. history; and to ban books that illuminate the history of the Holocaust and of genocide and racial terror in the U.S.; the Portland Democratic City Committee affirms the importance of teaching the full story of U.S. history and thanks Maine Governor Janet Mills, Portland Representative Rachel Talbot Ross, and other members of the Maine Legislature for their leadership in signing LD 1664 into law to integrate African American Studies and the History of Genocide into Maine’s public education environment.”

NOTICE OF ENDORSEMENT VOTE: Next Thurs Feb 17

On February 17, Portland Dems will use our meeting to discuss and consider two important endorsements. Your participation and voice will help decide if the Portland Democrats endorse these positions!

Do you support Tribal Sovereignty and want our elected leaders to pass LD 1626 into law?

Do you support teaching Black History and the history of the Holocaust in our schools?

These are the two topics we will discuss and consider endorsing. Please register for the virtual Zoom meeting on Feb. 17 to be part of these important votes!

Continue reading below to see the full statements for endorsement consideration & two ways this weekend you can help Democratic candidates gather enough signatures to get on the ballot!

Charles, PDCC Chair


Two Ways to Help Democratic Candidates this Weekend:

1. Join Portland Senator Ben Chipman and other volunteers in Back Cove this Saturday at 9:30am to knock on some doors and gather ballot signatures for Democratic candidates, including Governor Janet Mills and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree! Sign up here.

2. Join Portland Democrats at Rising Tide Brewery this Sunday 12pm-3pm for “Sign & Sip.” Drop by quickly to sign some candidate petitions, or stick around for a beverage and some conversation with other local Democrats! Facebook event here.


Full Text of Both Statements for Possible Endorsement:

FOR ENDORSEMENT CONSIDERATION:
“The Portland Democratic City Committee acknowledges the need to secure the sovereignty of the tribes in Maine as a matter of legal fairness, environmental justice, and public health. The Portland Democratic City Committee endorses 
LD 1626, An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act, and calls on the Maine Legislature and Governor Janet Mills to partner with Maine’s tribes and sign LD 1626 into law this year.”

FOR ENDORSEMENT CONSIDERATION:
“In light of Republican attempts in Maine and across the country to cover up the history of discrimination against African Americans, Native Americans, and other historically marginalized people; to scare educators away from their duty and constitutional right to teach all aspects of U.S. history; and to ban books that illuminate the history of the Holocaust and of genocide and racial terror in the U.S.; the Portland Democratic City Committee affirms the importance of teaching the full story of U.S. history and thanks Maine Governor Janet Mills, Portland Representative Rachel Talbot Ross, and other members of the Maine Legislature for their leadership in signing LD 1664 into law to integrate African American Studies and the History of Genocide into Maine’s public education environment.”

February PDCC Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 17, 6:30-8:00pm

(Agenda here) (Register link here)