Westbrook, MAINE  – This coming Sunday, March 4th, Democrats across the state will kick off the 2018 campaign season at the Maine Democratic Party Caucus. Interested Democrats are encouraged to pre-register at my.mainedems.org/caucus/prereg through tomorrow, March 2nd, although pre-registration is not required to participate.

The caucuses are the organizational foundation of the party where attendees elect delegates to the Democratic State Convention, elect Municipal Officers and County Committee members, and discuss national and local policy issues affecting Maine people. Democratic candidates, elected officials, and representatives from Democratic campaigns are often in attendance. This year, the caucuses will also feature a statewide virtual rally, in which caucus attendees are encouraged to make signs describing what Democratic victory means to them and share on social media through #VictoryStartsHere.

“If we are going to build a thriving, forward-looking economy in Maine that not only supports, but empowers working and middle-class families, then we must stand up and say there is a better way — and it starts with us,” said Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett. “Together, we can fight for affordable health care, strong schools, and economic opportunity for all hardworking Maine families. To do that, though, we need to organize and mobilize local Democrats across our state. That’s why these caucuses are so important. They provide us with a unique opportunity to build our party up from the grassroots — to say we will stand up and be counted. We encourage all Democrats to join us in this effort.”

Unregistered or unenrolled voters who would like to enroll as a Democrat may do so immediately at the town office or at the caucus.

To find details for your local caucus, visit mainedems.org/caucuslist