Press Release / Tuesday Jul 25, 2017
AUGUSTA, Maine – After Senate Republicans voted to move forward with their health care repeal, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:
“Republicans in Congress just voted to put millions of American lives in danger. Because of their cruelty and carelessness, millions of hardworking people could have their care ripped away and older, sicker, disabled, and low-income Mainers could be forced to pay more for less care — all to give tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest Americans.
Press Release / Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
Augusta, Maine — Today is the nationwide Net Neutrality Day of Action. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:
“Democrats believe that net neutrality is key to free speech, education, and innovation. All voices are given equal power to be heard through the current free and open nature of the internet, and we believe that right must be protected.
Press Release / Tuesday Jul 4, 2017
AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett released the following statement:
“I am happy to see the end of this needless government shutdown that threatened thousands of Maine workers and their families. Instead of negotiating in good faith, Governor LePage and House Republicans created chaos by forcing the government shutdown and then repeatedly moving the goalpost with ever-changing demands. Their political theater put real Maine people at risk.
Press Release / Friday Jun 30, 2017
AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:
“Instead of negotiating in good faith, Governor LePage and House Republicans are creating chaos. Instead of doing their jobs, they are intent on shutting down government to the detriment of Maine taxpayers, businesses and employees.
Press Release / Thursday Jun 29, 2017
On Tuesday, hundreds of protesters lined the halls of the State House with a strong message for the Maine GOP: "Time for a budget for the many, not just the lucky few." The diverse group of Mainers expressed frustration that Governor LePage, as well as Republicans in the Maine House, are willing to shut down state government in order to provide yet another tax cut for Mainers who need it least.
Press Release / Wednesday Jun 28, 2017
AUGUSTA, Maine – Today, Governor LePage traveled to Washington, D.C to participate in an energy-themed photo-op despite a looming government shutdown in Maine. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:
News Article / Wednesday May 31, 2017
What will it take for Republicans to uphold the will of the voters and fully fund our schools?
In 2004, voters passed an initiative demanding the state fund 55% of the cost of public schools. The Legislature never did that.
In 2016, voters passed Question 2 – a ballot initiative to finally fully fund our schools by asking the wealthiest Mainers, those making over $200,000 per year, to pay a little more.
News Article / Monday May 22, 2017
The Maine Democratic Party values investment in all Maine families.
News Article / Wednesday Feb 1, 2017
By Dennis Hoey FREEPORT — Residents packed the auditorium at the Freeport Community Center Tuesday night to stand up against a message of racism and hatred that they said will not be tolerated in their community. Organizers estimated that a crowd of more than 200 people came to the event in response to the distribution of Ku Klux Klan fliers in South Freeport on Monday morning. There were so many people at the rally that about 100 had to wait outside and await a second session to hear several guest speakers.
News Article / Wednesday Feb 1, 2017
AUGUSTA — Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, joined leaders of his city’s community of New Mainers in denouncing President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from America and banning all travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim countries.The ban denies safe haven to refugees fleeing violence, war, genocide and terrorism.“This order is the most egregious moral failure by the American government in the modern era.” said Libby, the assistant Senate Democratic leader.