The Sagadahoc County Democratic Committee will meet Saturday morning June 25 at the home of Sam Jones and Becky Halbrook in Phippsburg. In addition to pancakes, sausages, maple syrup and coffee, the agenda includes a legislative wrap-up on on the session due to end June 15, final plans for our float in the July 4 Bath Heritage Days parade, and the election of Sagadahoc representatives to three committees of the 2012 Maine Democratic Party Convention. RSVP: gjwark@myfairpoint.net

We have three slots on the Platform Committee which includes representatives from the sixteen counties plus three at-large members from the Democratic State Committee and representatives from affiliated organizations such as the Maine College Democrats. The group will meet four or five times before the end of the year to review, revise, and re-articulate the MDP’s positions on major social and economic issues. The meetings are usually in Augusta.

The Platform affirms core Democratic values and expresses the consensus views of Maine Democrats on specific issues. It serves as a guide for candidate selection and messaging during an election and helps to shape Democratic policies and determine legislative priorities afterward. A discussion draft of the Platform will be circulated to the County committees for comment and then presented to the State Committee for review and amendment before being voted on at the State Convention next June. This is a great opportunity to make your voice heard on the issues you care about.

The Credentials Committee is responsible for certifying upgrades from Alternate to Delegate status and for resolving disputes arising from the delegate selection process at the municipal or county levels. They will meet at least once following the March 2012 municipal caucuses and then on-site 24 hours before the convention opens. Members also serve in rotation at the registration area throughout the convention. The Permanent Organization Committee is largely pro-forma and meets only once or twice to nominate Convention officers and approve the Convention agenda. We have one representative on each of these committees.

Any Democrat registered in Sagadahoc County is eligible to serve on a Convention committee and it is not necessary to be present at the June 25 meeting to be elected. For more information or to volunteer, contact Sagadahoc County Chair – Bronwen Tudor at: pbt3413@gmail.com Please RSVP at: gjwark@myfairpoint.net
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DIRECTIONS: From US 1 in Bath take ME 209 south. (From Topsham take High Street/209 exit. From Woolwich take downtown exit, turn left under viaduct past BIW, turn left at intersection of ME 209 beyond Plant Home.) Continue 8 miles on ME 209 south, keep right at Sebasco Road and continue .5 miles. Take first left onto West Point Road; go 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Newbury Point and keep to the left when there’s a choice. 90 Newbury Point, Phippsburg will be on the left. There is parking just beyond on the right.

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