Maine Democratic Party

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Maine’s local civic culture still survives in the age of Trump and LePage

This week, as Mainers went to the polls to vote for a statewide bond referendum, local school budgets, and countless local council, selectboard, and school board seats around the state,

Maine Democratic Party

Maine Democrats seek public input on issues and strategy

The Maine Democratic Party is conducting a series of public forums and is promoting an online survey to gauge Maine progressives’ passions and priorities. “Now more than ever, Maine needs

education

Hundreds gather to plan Maine’s Resistance

Almost 800 Mainers from every corner of the state gathered at the Augusta Civic Center on Sunday for an all-day summit and skill-building seminar hosted by the Maine People’s Alliance

democracy

Maine Democrats’ milquetoast vision is a missed opportunity

This is the piece I didn’t want to have to write. When I first read the vision for “A Better State of Maine” put forth by the Maine Democratic Party,

Phil Bartlett

Gov. LePage admits he doesn’t know the minimum wage

Even as he has ramped-up his opposition to a referendum on the November ballot to raise Maine’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020, Governor Paul LePage has continued

fair wages

Watch Troy Jackson’s barnburner on the minimum wage

When Democratic National Committee member Troy Jackson took the stage at the Maine State Democratic Convention on Saturday, he noted that he had the “good fortune of running unopposed” for

Diane Russell

Maine Democrats’ elimination of superdelegates isn’t a blow for democracy

A rule change at a state party convention doesn’t usually get much press attention, but one at the Maine Democratic State Convention has been getting national press coverage (in the

Bernie Sanders

Caucusing: Your opportunity to take over the Democratic Party

This is the first primary election I have ever given much attention. While I care about politics, in the past my focus has been more on statewide issues and local