A REPORT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION
Delegates heard compelling speeches by Democratic candidates for Governor and the Second Congressional District, as well as many others. At the conclusion of the convention, Democrats went home from Lewiston fired up to elect Democrats this November.
During the Platform Committee process prior to the Convention, the existing plank opposing the private East West Corridor was dropped. After a vote of our members at a county committee meeting, we managed to get the plank back on the agenda.
At the convention, Hancock County got this matter addressed as the first item considered on the floor of the convention. We made the case with help from the Piscataquis County Democratic Committee. We explained that we are not opposing progress or public transportation projects to benefit Mainers. We are opposing a private, corporate boondoogle intended to benefit Canadians at the expense of Maine’s environment and economy. We explained that the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Maine Small Business Coalition are with us on this issue. WE WON THE VOTE ON THE FLOOR. Thank you, HCDC members, who supported our efforts!
Hancock County delegates at the State Convention elected new members to the State Committee. These members will serve until the next State Convention in 2020.
Members: Sandy Snow, Surry
Loren Snow, Surry
Stephen York, Stonington
Alternate: Gary Pinder, Brooklin