From Augusta

Maine Dems to focus on local campaigns with new partnerships

Posted:  Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 4:30pm

AUGUSTA — As part of its commitment to electing Democrats in every corner of the state, the Maine Democratic Party has mounted a significant effort to support local races in Maine through new partnerships with Campaign Greenhouse and the National Democratic Training Committee.

"We've broadened our focus since last November," said Phil Bartlett, Chair of the Maine Democratic Party. "Our Party needs a new foundation, and that happens at the local level."

Campaign Greenhouse serves Democrats and Progressives running for any office — but the company is especially tuned to provide support for legislative, county and local races, including non-partisan races such as school board and town council.

The National Democratic Training Committee is an online candidate training program designed to give both first-time candidates and seasoned elected officials the know-how to run smart, successful campaigns at no cost to the candidate or the campaign.

Bartlett added: "We need to be present and active in Maine communities year-round, statewide, fighting for fairness, justice, and opportunity and building our bench of progressive candidates. That's why we have an organizing and outreach team on the ground early, and that's why we're forging these new partnerships. Technology-enhanced solutions like Campaign Greenhouse and the National Democratic Training Committee will be a significant part of the rebuilding process for our Party in Maine and elsewhere."

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