Agenda for May 4 meeting

May 4, 2017
6:30-8:00 p.m.

  • May the Fourth Be With You

    We ARE the Rebel Alliance!

    Welcome, agenda, approve minutes from April

  • Announcement from Craig Dorais
  • Election of secretary
  • Platform subcommittee discussion about experts to involve in developing our platform
  • John Kosinski, Question 2 Stand for Students
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Other subcommittee updates
  • Other business/community announcements


Portland Democratic City Committee Goals

approved March 2017 by a vote of the membership

Programmatic Goals:

(1) develop a democratically-created local platform informed by the state platform that defines what we stand for and what we’re working to achieve;

(2) help pass two policies, guided by the platform and selected by the membership, into law this year; and

(3) help ensure strong turnout across the city in the 2017 election.


Organizational Goals:

(1) increase member engagement, including by developing an onboarding process, with (a) more people actively involved in subcommittees (b) more people taking on leadership roles, and (c) 15% growth in our email list;

(2) build and sustain active, self-driven, effective subcommittees;

(3) improve transparency and democratic governance; and

(4) increase engagement and communication with the Cumberland County Democratic Committee, Maine Democratic Party, and local resistance and social change organizations.