Next Sunday: Panel and Vote on Question 3, with Our Power and MAEC

By Meaghan Harned

September 3, 2023

We are excited to announce our September General Meeting, which will feature a panel discussion and endorsement vote opportunity for Question 3 on the ballot this fall. As you may know, this initiative - in favor of switching to a consumer-owned power utility - has the potential to greatly impact how we get our electricity here in Portland. We'd like to invite you to join us to discuss this proposal, and take the opportunity to make our voices heard via possible endorsement votes, on both affirmative and negative positions. Please see all the details for the meeting below, and stay tuned for another email in the next couple of days that contains even more info about our panelists and Question 3!

We are also excited to invite you to our Run Local Training with the Maine Dems this fall; if you have ever been interested in assisting on a campaign, or running for local office yourself, please see below and sign up to join us!

Thank you for your energy and participation, and we will see you soon!

Meg Harned (she/her)

Chair, PDCC

PDCC September General Meeting

Agenda | Register

Sunday, September 10th, 7:00p - 8:30p via Zoom

At this meeting, we will:

- Have a panel discussion and Q&A session regarding Question 3 on the ballot (consumer-owned power). Our panelists are Lucy Hochschartner, Deputy Campaign Manager for Our Power, and James Cohen, from Charlotte Warren Consulting on behalf of the Maine Affordable Energy Coalition.

- Have the opportunity to endorse Question 3 (in the affirmative or the negative) *

- Elect a new PDCC Secretary and Treasurer (Please consider running!!) *

*Note: To vote at a PDCC meeting, you must a) be present at the meeting, b) be registered to vote in Portland, and c) have attended a PDCC meeting or subcommittee meeting in the past. 

Upcoming PDCC Subcommittee Meetings:

Issues Subcommittee: Monday, September18th, 7:00p - 8:00p via Zoom (link HERE)

Bylaws Subcommittee: Date TBD