Addition to our regular Convention programming, attendees are welcome to join us for optional activist workshops on Friday, May 13, immediately preceding the Convention itself. The workshops, led in many cases by leaders of allied organizations and grassroots volunteers, will offer unique perspectives into issues we all care about.

Unlike other parts of the Convention, these workshops are Free and open to the public. Participants may join either in-person at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor or by attending online via Zoom.

Embracing Our Principles: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Friday, May 13 at 1:30pm
Join members of the Maine Democratic Party's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to learn how the Party is working to embrace these principles in its day-to-day work. Attendees will learn the basics of DEI, hear directly from Committee members about their work, and learn how they can get involved to further the Party's self-transformational efforts. Register here!

Not up for Debate: Reproductive Rights and LGBTQ+ Justice
Friday, May 13 at 3:00pm
Join representatives from Planned Parenthood and EqualityMaine to assess the legal and political landscape as we head into the 2022 election cycle. The critical intersection of barriers to care, privacy, equal protection, and health care offers a tremendous opportunity to collaborate across movements and issues. Register here!

We are the Generation: Fighting for Climate Justice
Friday, May 13 at 3:00pm
Join youth leaders from across Maine and learn about how you can be part of a movement for climate justice. Hear from presenters about the intersecting nature of climate justice, how adults can best support youth leaders, and a vision for Maine's future. Register here!


Past workshops included sessions on Wabanaki history, Medicare and Social Security, grassroots lobbying, and an overview of ranked choice voting.


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ME Association of Realtors
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Maine Credit Union League
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