- 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:
Today, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority once again reversed itself and erased centuries of legal precedent to outlaw race-conscious admissions policies for both public and private colleges. The pair of cases, Students for Fair Admissions v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, were brought by a conservative advocacy organization.
Maine Democratic Party Chair Bev Uhlenhake and Vice Chair Julian Rogers issued the following statement commemorating Juneteenth:
“On this day in 1865, the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas were finally notified of their freedom, more than two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom and justice long delayed and denied for Black Americans.
The Maine Democratic Party is pleased to announce that the 2024 Democratic State Convention is scheduled to take place on May 31-June 1, 2024 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
The Democratic State Convention is the single largest gathering of Democrats anywhere in the state of Maine. The Maine Democratic Party is looking forward to welcoming delegates, alternates, guests, federal and state-level elected officials, and Democratic candidates to organize, network, and build momentum for Democratic victories in 2024.