Press Release / Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
Earlier this week, the Maine Republican Party released a proposed draft of its 2022 party platform, which promotes anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ+, and anti-voting rights policies.
In response, Maine Democratic Party Chair Drew Gattine released the following statement:
Press Release / Friday Nov 19, 2021
Provisions in Build Back Better will Build a Brighter Future for Our Children, Get Maine Families Back on Their Feet
This morning, after months of negotiation, the Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives advanced the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376). The Maine Democratic Party celebrates the inclusion of policy provisions that will bring down the costs of child care, preschool, higher education, housing, and health care for working families; combat the climate crisis; and keep our economic recovery going.
Press Release / Thursday Nov 18, 2021
Today, Teen Vogue highlighted Governor Janet Mills’ work to expand access to reproductive health care for Maine people, and the threat posed by her predecessor, anti-choice Republican Paul LePage, who repeatedly opposed a woman’s right to choose and who fought tooth-and-nail to limit Maine peoples’ access to health care.
Press Release / Saturday Nov 6, 2021
Yesterday the Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives advanced the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, fulfilling one of President Biden’s key campaign promises. Both of Maine’s congressional leaders, Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, cast votes enthusiastically in support of the measure.
Press Release / Tuesday Nov 2, 2021
It’s a big deal in Maine to flip a legislative seat from one party to another during a special election, but that’s just what happened in Augusta today. The next Representative for House District 86 will be Democrat Raegan LaRochelle, who currently serves her hometown of Augusta as an at-large city councilor. She defeated Republican James Orr in today’s special election.
Press Release / Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
Maine Republicans Continue to Side Against Public Health Experts and Put Partisan Politics Above Peoples’ Health
The Maine Republican Party continues to play politics with peoples’ health. Governor Janet Mills yesterday made a major announcement aimed at boosting the state’s health care workforce with several new initiatives through her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan, initiatives that were welcomed by prominent health care organizations in Maine:
Press Release / Wednesday Sep 29, 2021
Augusta, ME – Maine’s once-per-decade redistricting process has officially come to a close and Maine Democratic Party leaders applauds the work of Senate President Troy Jackson, House Majority Leader Michelle Dunphy, and the other members of the Apportionment Commission for their perseverance in negotiating the redrawing of Maine's congressional, legislative, and county commission districts.
Press Release / Wednesday Sep 22, 2021
Augusta, ME – As Paul LePage launches his 2022 gubernatorial campaign, Drew Gattine, Chair of the Maine Democratic Party issued the following statement:
“Paul LePage denied tens of thousands of Maine people health care. He increased property taxes on our seniors. He underfunded education for our children. He gutted our public health infrastructure. He undermined environmental protections. He eviscerated our social safety net. He denied people a life-saving drug overdose medication. That’s Paul LePage’s record.
Press Release / Monday Jul 5, 2021
Maine Democratic Party Statement on Paul LePage Announcing His Run for a Third Term as Governor of Maine
Drew Gattine, Chair of the Maine Democratic Party, issued the following statement today on Paul LePage announcing his run for a third term as Governor of Maine.
“I served in the Legislature while Paul LePage was Governor, and I watched him veto efforts to expand health care, weaken our public health infrastructure, and take money away from towns and municipalities, driving up property taxes and making it harder for Maine people to get by.
Press Release / Friday Jun 18, 2021
On Juneteenth, Maine Democratic Party Chair Drew Gattine released the following statement. Juneteenth falls on a Saturday this year; the Maine Democratic Party office will be closed on Monday, June 21 to observe the holiday.