The Maine Democratic Party Platform is our statement of core values, that guides us in all we do.

Current 2022 Platform

Read the Platform

Draft 2024 Platform

Read the 2024 Draft Platform

Read the 2024 Draft One-Pager


Platform Amendments

Any Democrat can propose an amendment to the MDP Platform by taking out an online petition through our system and collecting signatures from 25 State Delegates and Alternates. Petitions will be circulated electronically by the MDP. The deadline to finish collecting signatures and submit a petition is May 17, 2024.

Take Out Platform Petition


The process for writing our Platform, in keeping with our values, is an open and Democratic process: 

  • In the fall of every odd-numbered year, the sixteen Democratic County Committees of Maine elect representatives to the Platform Committee.
  • Over the ensuing fall and winter, the Platform Committee solicits feedback from rank and file Democrats, reviews the existing Platform, and proposes amendments.
  • The proposed amendments are shared widely.
  • Any Democrat can propose additional amendments by taking out an amendment petition and collecting signatures in support of their proposed amendment.
  • If a petition gathers the required signatures, the proposed amendment will be voted on by the state delegates at the State Convention in the spring of even numbered years, along with the proposed amendments from the Platform Committee.
  • The outcome of the State Convention vote determines the Maine Democratic Party Platform until the next State Convention votes again in two years.