Knox Democrats to focus on pre-convention planning

May 01, 2014

Pre-convention planning will be the focus when Knox County Democrats and County Democratic Committee members meet Tuesday, May 13 at the Stella Maris House.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck supper for those who wish to bring a salad, beverage or main dish to share. A microwave is available. The business meeting starts at 7 p.m. with the usual reports. The chair will solicit ideas for political buttons either new or re-issued.

Attendees will then propose and vote on amendments to the Draft 2014 Maine Democratic Platform. The Draft 2014 Platform as well as the 2012 Platform may be viewed at knoxmainedemocrats.org under ”MDP Platform.” Attendees should print and bring copies if possible. Limited copies will be available at the meeting. It will be helpful if people come with specific language prepared for amendments they propose.

Any amendments accepted will be forwarded to the State Platform Committee for consideration prior to the May 30-31 Convention in Bangor. A final 2014 Democratic Platform will be adopted by the Convention delegates.

Finally, at the May 13 county meeting, the body will fill any vacant county slots for the State Convention. Knox Democrats who would like to attend as a delegate or alternate need not be present May 13, but they need to make their willingness to serve known beforehand to the chairman or to another county committee member who will be present. Details about the Convention are at mainedems.org under “Events/Convention” at the bottom of the Home Page.

For more information, please contact Chairman Adrian Humphreys at 763-4691 or adrianh@midcoast.com or visit knoxmainedemocrats.org.

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