Momentum for Mike

mikemichaudThanks to everyone who showed up Saturday to help canvass and phonebank and meet Mike Michaud! Mike impressed a lot of Portlanders with his genuine manner and hard-driving schedule. He’s in it to win!

Now it’s time to keep the momentum going. The Maine Democrats office in Portland is at 401 Cumberland Ave., and they need volunteers. Here’s the schedule:

Phonebanking:

5:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Door-to-door canvassing:

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays

1-5 p.m. Sundays

If you have questions or want to sign up for a volunteer shift, contact Greg Pierce, 207-314-5571 or mdpportland@gmail.com. Hope we’ll see you there!

Meeting and Officer Election DATE CHANGED

As Portlanders, we join in mourning the loss of Amanda Rowe, nurse and advocate for children’s health, and extending our warmest sympathy to her husband, family and friends for this grievous loss.

In order not to conflict with services for Mrs. Rowe, we are moving our meeting up a week. The meeting and officer election will be Wednesday, July 31, at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room 5 on the lower level of the Portland Public Library. 

Open positions are: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. All nominees must be members of the PDCC — that is, they must have attended two regular meetings OR participated in the 2012 caucus. While we welcome all registered Democrats to participate and discuss, only official members can vote. (This is mandated by our bylaws, and we realize that it may be an issue f0r some people; it may well be that the new officers will recommend changes to those bylaws, but we need to elect them first.)

After new officers are elected, we’ll have a brief discussion of upcoming elections, campaigns and events. We hope you can attend!

Democratic Senate Candidates Debate

On Saturday evening, March 31, from 5:30 to 7:30, the Portland Club will be hosting a debate between the Democratic primary candidates for the U.S. Senate. All four candidates who will be on the Democratic primary ballot have communicated their attention to take part in the debate.

The Democratic primary candidates are: Cynthia Dill, current State Senator from Cape Elizabeth; Matt Dunlap, of Old Town, a former State legislator and Secretary of State; Jon Hinck, current State senator from Portland; and Benjamin Pollard, a Portland businessman and educator.

The moderator for the Democratic event will be former Democratic State Legislator from Portland , Herb Adams.


This event is open to the public at no charge and there is free parking in back of the building.

The Portland Club is located at 156 state Street, just down from the Longfellow statue on the right, right before Mercy Hospital. There is a big American flag hanging from the front of the building.