Information courtesy of the Wellesley Dems. Will be updated when new information is available.
Make Maine Blue Again-Ways to Help
Thank you to the Wellesley Town Democrats for assembling all of the great information below. If you would like to help coordinate Maine activities in Newton, please reply to this email.
In addition to what you see below, the Newton Dems, Representative Ruth Balser and Congressman Kennedy will be holding a fundraiser with Rep. Jared Golden and Maine Democratic Party leaders at the end of August. Details TBA soon.
In the meantime, Ward 5 Dem Jason Paul has is holding a fundraiser benefiting the Golden Campaign at his home, 1548 Beacon Street in Waban, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 17. Donate here.
INFORMATION FROM THE WELLESLEY DEMS:
A Golden Opportunity to Take the Blue Wave to Maine!
Democrat Jared Golden is running for Congress in Maine's District 2, the huge part of the state north of Augusta that includes Lewiston and Bangor. He has a very good chance of defeating the conservative Republican incumbent, Bruce Poliquin, and turn the seat Blue. Let's help him do that!
- Jared is a life-long Democrat who lives in Lewiston, Maine. After September 11 he enlisted in the Marines and served 4 years, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. After serving on Susan Collins’ staff in 2014, he was elected to the Maine State Legislature. In his second term he was elected Democrat Whip.
- Jared is a strong progressive who supports Medicaid expansion, improving the ACA, fighting climate change, and supporting reproductive freedoms. You can learn more about his views at his website: https://jaredgoldenforcongress.com
How Can You Help?
FRIENDS of MAINE DATABASE
We would like to build a database of folks who have Maine connections and who might be able to help out on the campaign.
Please let us know if you, or any of your friends or family have a connection to Maine:
- Perhaps they or a member of their family attended Bowdoin or Bates or Colby or U Maine.
- Perhaps they have a vacation home in Maine, visit there regularly or know people who do!
- Perhaps they just love lobster and want to help out in any way they can!
Please share any contacts that you might have, and we will get in touch with them to suggest large or small ways that they can help (e.g., write postcards, make phone calls, canvass, put up volunteers for a night, attend a fundraiser).
- Send contact info to Helen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASSING in LEWISTON
Ric Ripley is organizing a day-long canvass to Lewiston on Saturday July 14! We will leave Wellesley at 7:30 am and return by 5 pm.
- Contact Ric (email@example.com) if you can join us or have questions.
Can’t make the July 14th canvass? Jared Golden’s Lewiston office is holding canvasses every Saturday, from 10AM to 1PM from the Lewiston office, located at 11 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine, 2nd floor. Feel free to reach out directly to the Lewiston office to join a canvass any Saturday that works for you. You can also reach the campaign by clicking Here
DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASSING in BANGOR
Helen O’Connor is organizing weekend canvasses to Bangor on the weekends of August 11 and 18 from her summer home in Maine!
- Stay in her beautiful vacation home and enjoy Maine while helping to FLIP the HOUSE.
You could travel to beautiful Mount Desert Island during the day on Friday, arrive at Helen’s house in Seal Cove, ME in time for a late afternoon activity of hiking or biking or kayaking or swimming (or reading a book!), canvass on Saturday morning, with free time on Saturday afternoon, canvass on Sunday morning, and then drive home in time for dinner on Sunday!
- Contact Helen (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can join us or have questions.
Can’t make it to Maine for either the August 11 or August 18 canvassing with Helen? Jared Golden’s Bangor office is holding canvasses every Saturday from 10AM to 1PM from the Bangor office, located at 82 Central Street, Bangor, Maine. Feel free to reach out directly to the Bangor office to join a canvass any Saturday of Sunday that works for you; you can also reach the campaign by clicking Here
In the next week or two we will start phone banking in Wellesley to reach out to Maine voters and potential Maine volunteers.
- Contact Ric Ripley(email@example.com) if you'd like to join us
Finally, please pass this email along to your like-minded friends and urge them to take part in turning ME-2 and Flipping the House Blue.
With your help we can make the Blue Wave a reality!