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Wednesday - May. 24, 2017

Augusta, Maine – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett today released the following statement in response to Mary Mayhew’s departure from her role as DHHS Commissioner.

“Mary Mayhew’s first step towards running for Governor is walking out on her job in the middle of a critical budget negotiation,” said Bartlett. “A state budget is not just numbers on a page – it is a moral document that impacts real Mainer’s lives. Mayhew is putting her personal political ambitions over the well being of Maine’s people.” 

Friday - May. 5, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett today released the following statement in response to news that President Trump is proposing a 95% funding cut to the lead agency combating the opioid crisis, the Office of National Drug Control Policy. This proposal directly contradicts President Trump’s repeated campaign promise to help communities ravaged by opioid addiction.

Friday - May. 5, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin voted to take health care away from thousands of Mainers. Rep. Poliquin did not take a public stance on TrumpCare until hours before the vote. At 3:30 P.M. today, there will be a Press Conference in response at the State House in Augusta with Maine Democratic legislators including Sen. Shenna Bellows, Sen. Geoffrey Gratwick, and others, along with local activists.

Saturday - Apr. 29, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett today released the following statement reflecting on President Trump’s first 100 days in office.

Saturday - Apr. 15, 2017

Augusta, Maine – The Maine Democratic Party today released the following statement on a secretly recorded video published by an anonymous far-Right social media account:

Friday - Apr. 7, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett today released the following statement at the unveiling of the Maine Democrats’ alternative budget.

Wednesday - Feb. 15, 2017
Monday - Dec. 19, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett today called on Gov. Paul LePage to honor the will of Maine voters by enforcing the minimum wage law Maine voters passed by referendum in November.

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