Press Release / Thursday Dec 2, 2021
With Supreme Court Poised to Overturn Roe v. Wade, Governor Mills Last Line of Defense for Reproductive Rights in Maine
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Observers described the Court as “seem[ing] poised” to uphold the Mississippi abortion restriction at issue in the case, with a number of conservative justices appearing open to overturn the precedent of Roe v. Wade outright.
Press Release / Wednesday Dec 1, 2021
One year ago today, Governor Janet Mills unveiled a four-year plan, known as Maine Won’t Wait, to fight the climate crisis and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.
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:
News Article / Friday Nov 19, 2021
Democrats took aim Thursday at Republican congressional hopeful Bruce Poliquin for his “tacit endorsement” of a conservative Christian political group that remains deeply opposed to the legalization of gay marriage almost a decade ago.
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.