NEWS from May 2014
Previous month's news
Our May meeting is Tuesday, the 13th
at Stella Maris House in Rockland. Potluck at 6:00 p.m., business meeting at 7:00. We will elect additional delegates to the state convention (May 30/31), and vote amendments to the 2014 Maine Democratic Party Platform. The complete agenda is here.
Rep. Joan Welsh announces her re-election bid with a press release.
Joan Welsh, D-Rockport, has announced she is running for re-election for her fourth and last term to represent the citizens of Camden, Rockport and Islesboro in the Maine House of Representatives. She is running as a clean election candidate.
Joan states, "During my six years in the legislature I have learned the complexities of the legislative process, how to evaluate all kinds of bills and how to interpret those bills in terms of my constituents’ interests. Most importantly, I have learned to listen carefully to all sides of an issue before voting, probably the most important discipline a legislator can possess. I believe I have mastered these skills during challenging economic times when there are often no really good choices." [more...]
Joan has a brochure/palm card here (1.7 MB pdf).
2014 MDP Platform draft is now available (242K pdf). The Platform Committee released it on March 25th. The Knox County Committee will review it at our April 8th meeting and consider amendments that members propose at our May meeting. Amendments from the counties must be submitted to the MDP Platform Committee before May 16th. The Platform Committee will meet on May 25th to consider all submitted amendments and recommend their inclusion or not. The platform and its proposed amendments will be taken up at the party convention May 30/31.
Convention Delegate Opportunities:
The Maine Democratic Party state convention is 30 - 31 May 2014 (Fri - Sat). Here is the complete caucus-to-election timeline.
County-wide, we have a lot of vacant slots for convention delegates. If you missed your town caucus, you have a second chance to sign up at our May meeting on Tuesday, the 13th.