All meetings of the Hancock County Democratic Committee are postponed until further notice.

When we schedule any meetings, including any virtual meetings, we will post that information here.

Legislative Candidates Need Clean Elections Contributions Now

Most of you are familiar with Maine’s innovative Clean Elections law. Candidates who pledge to not accept private contributions may obtain Clean Elections funding. This avoids any potential for undue influence by campaign contributors. Candidates with Clean Elections funding depend on a sizable number of people in their own districts being willing to step up and contribute $5.00. For this to succeed, you must do your part.

If you want your Clean Elections candidate for the Maine Senate and/or the Maine House to have the funds to wage an effective campaign in 2020, they need you to make a $5.00 contribution to the Clean Elections fund on their behalf.

In some districts, you may have both a Senate and a House candidate seeking Clean Elections donations. In some districts, there are contested primaries with more than one candidate. A few candidates are running with traditional financing and Clean Elections donations are not possible. You decide which candidates you wish to support.

You can make Clean Elections donations quickly and easily. It will take you about 5 minutes.

Go online to www.maine.gov/cleanelections. Just click the green button and follow the instructions. You will need a credit card. This site is secure and we have never heard of any risks in using it.

Unfortunately, the process for making a contribution by check or cash is extremely cumbersome and not practical to use in these times of social distancing. These options require forms and processing that can’t be done without several face-to-face steps that are not advisable now. Please find a way to go online and make your contributions with a credit card.

 

2020 Democratic Calendar in Maine

Tuesday, March 3 Presidential Primary
Sunday, March 8 Municipal Caucuses
Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31 State Democratic Convention, Bangor (cancelled, voting by delegates will take place online)
The delegates to the State Convention will elect the national convention delegates in the proportions each candidate won in the March 3 Presidential Primary, will vote on the state Democratic platform and will conduct other party business.
Tuesday, June 9
Deferred to Tuesday, July 14
Primary
The results will determine the Democratic nominees for U. S Senate, U. S. House, Maine Senate, Maine House and other offices. This primary will have no bearing on the nomination for President.
July 13 to 16
Postponed until August 17-20
Democratic National Convention, Milwaukee
The Democratic nominee for President will be decided and other party business, including adoption of the platform, will be conducted.
Tuesday, Nov. 3 General Election
Voters will elect President, U. S. Senators, U. S. House of Representatives members, Maine Senate members, Maine House members, and other county/local officials.

 

 

Volunteers Needed (this activity suspended until further notice)

The Maine Democratic Party is hosting weekly phone banks out of the Hancock County Democratic Committee Headquarters so that we can take advantage of the time we have this winter to contact as many voters as possible about important 2020 races, specifically the Presidential race against President Trump and the US Senate race against Senator Collins, and the race to protect Rep. Golden’s CD-2 House seat. In order to win in November, we need to put in some hard work now. Trainings take place at the beginning of each shift. Time & location information is here:

Tuesdays @ 53 Church St., Ellsworth
Shift 1: 1 PM – 4 PM
Shift 2: 4 PM – 7PM

You can sign up for a shift here by going to https://my.mainedems.org/ and selecting the “coastal” region.

Contact Isa Djerassi at idjerassi@mainedems.org.