This year HCDC is presenting programs highlighting President Biden’s Build Back Better actions. HCDC meets the 3rd Thursday of every month.


How President Biden’s and Governor Mills’ Plans Can Help Maine’s Economy

Thursday, September 16, 2021 7–8:15 PM EDT


Note: Please register for this meeting by noon on September 15.

This meeting is free and open to the public.


For our September meeting, we are pleased to have Garrett Martin join us to discuss the impact of President Biden’s economic plan as well as Governor Mills’ budgets on the economy here in Maine.

Garrett Martin is Executive Director of the Maine Center for Economic Progress, which is working towards a prosperous, fair, and socially just economy in Maine. Mr. Martin, who has extensive experience in economic research, policy development, community economic development, and philanthropic fund management, will discuss economic conditions in Maine and the potential impacts of President Biden’s Build Back Better economic plan and Governor Mills’ budgets on Maine people and communities. He is a Truman Scholar and holds a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University with a concentration in economics and public policy analysis. After his presentation there will be time for Q&A.

Members of the Hancock County Democratic Committee are asked to stay on after the program to discuss the draft bylaws.

Read Garrett Martin’s September 6 Op-Ed on this subject in the Bangor Daily News.



8th Annual Marvin Ott Lecture
Co-sponsored with The Ellsworth American

The Challenge of China

Dr. Marvin Ott


Thursday, August 19, 2021 1–2:30 PM EDT

Zoom Recording (1:27)


Why Georgia Flipped Blue and North Carolina Did Not—Lessons from Equality Movements

Dr. Theda Skocpol


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Presentation (.pptx)