Please join an on-going effort to help the Maine Democratic Party return control of the Maine 2nd Congressional District and their state government to the Democratic Party. Please bring a laptop/tablet and phone to make calls. (Though you can just use a laptop if you can connect a headset to the computer directly).
Since the devastating results of the 2016 election, many in Newton and across Massachusetts have struggled with how we can help "take back" our country, given that our own state's congressional delegation is entirely Democratic. Many new groups have formed with this in mind, and local Democratic Committees are brainstorming.
In this context, The Newton Democratic City Committee is launching a project whose eventual goal is to flip the 2nd Congressional District in Maine from red to blue in 2018, as it is the only Republican House seat in New England. Additionally, recognizing the important role that the state legislatures are playing (voter redistricting and gerrymandering), we would also like to help Maine elect a Democratic-led state legislature.
The Newton City Democratic Committee is working with the Maine Democratic Party and has agreed to help them in the 2 ways they have suggested. One is to phone bank Maine Democrats to recruit volunteers. This is important, as the Maine Party recognizes that when it comes to canvassing for Democratic candidates for Congress and their State Legislature it will be most effective if those volunteers are from Maine. But we, as out-of-state volunteers, can help them to recruit their volunteers from phone banks in Newton. Additionally, we can raise funds so that they can hire field organizers in Maine.