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:

“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.”

“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)