- In response to racist harassment of South Portland schools’ DEI coordinator by a known white supremacist, Maine Democratic Party Chair Bev Uhlenhake and Maine Democratic Party Vice Chair Julian Rogers released the following statement:“The racist & threatening letter sent to a South Portland school staff member overseeing the district’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion initiatives is just the most recent attempt by white nationalists to intimidate Mainers of color and comes amidst an escalation in divisive rhetoric and att
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Maine Democratic Party Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Committee Chair Ellie Sato released the following statement:
“Today, we remember and celebrate the remarkable life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a revolutionary leader of the civil rights movement. During his life, Rev. Dr. King wielded nonviolence as a powerful tool to confront white supremacy and racist systems, win political power, and fight for the fundamental freedoms of Black Americans.Today, on the third anniversary of Donald Trump inciting a violent insurrection at the United States Capitol, Maine Democratic Party Chair Bev Uhlenhake released the following statement.“Three years ago, Mainers watched as Donald Trump encouraged a violent mob to storm the United States Capitol and attack law enforcement in an attempt to subvert American democracy and remain in power.In honor of Veterans Day, MDP Chair Bev Uhlenhake released the following statement of gratitude:“Today we honor all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, in times of war and in peace. It is through the duty and sacrifice of American servicemembers that our Nation is kept safe and our most basic freedoms are secured, and we are grateful to them for all that they have given on behalf of their country and their fellow citizens.
In light of the passing of Representative Lois Reckitt, Maine Democratic Party Chair Bev Uhlenhake released the following statement:
In response to the horrific mass shootings that took place Wednesday night in Lewiston, Maine, MDP Chair Bev Uhlenhake and MDP Vice Chair Julian Rogers released the following statement on behalf of the Maine Democratic Party:
“Our hearts are with the Lewiston community, the victims, and their families in the face of this unimaginable tragedy. As Mainers, this attack touches us all, and we stand ready to support each other through the immense grief and uncertainty of the coming days, months, and years.
After recent antisemitic, racist, and homophobic disruptions at City Council proceedings across Maine, most recently on September 11th, 2023, in the cities of Bangor and Hallowell, Maine Democratic Party Chair Bev Uhlenhake and Vice Chair Julian Rogers released the follo
In commemoration of Labor Day, Maine Democratic Party Chair Bev Uhlenhake released the following statement:
“Today we pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of working Mainers, and celebrate the history of America’s labor movement. My dad was a factory worker and Union member. He instilled in me that, as Democrats, we don’t leave people behind. The right to organize for fair wages, safe working conditions, and workplace protections is central to making the economy work for everyone.
Public incidents of hatred and racism are rising in Maine and across New England. That chilling fact comes from data from the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, organizations that track the activity of white supremacist and extremist groups.
Today, President Biden will be in Maine to discuss how Bidenomics is building the economy from the bottom up and middle out. Ahead of the visit, Maine Democratic Party Chair Bev Uhlenhake issued the following statement: