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.
This week, at least two Maine Democratic county committees received a mailing containing white nationalist literature. The mailings were similar, if not identical to the flyers sent to Democratic legislators last month. Scans of the mailings are available upon request.
Maine Democratic Party Chair Bev Uhlenhake released the following statement:
- Following a month-long public comment period, the Democratic State Committee (DSC) has voted unanimously to approve the Maine Democratic Party’s 2024 Delegate Selection Plan (DSP).In accordance with the Maine Democratic Party charter and Maine state law, municipal and regional Democratic committees will hold caucuses in early February 2024 to elect delegates to the State Convention.
In case you missed it, today the Bangor Daily News published a new opinion piece by Maine Democratic Party Chair, Bev Uhlenhake. Uhlenhake highlights the Maine Democratic Party’s successes reaching voters in the 2022 election cycle, the importance of year-round organizing, and the Party’s plans to build upon the progress they’ve made in 2023, 2024, and beyond.
Grose led the Maine Dems’ statewide grassroots organizing program during the 2022 campaign
On Thursday, Chair Bev Uhlenhake announced that Tim Grose has been selected as the new Executive Director of the Maine Democratic Party. He will succeed outgoing Executive Director Gaetan Davis, effective immediately.