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From the Chair

This section has commentary and messages from the current Chairperson of the CCRC.

Freedom of Silence: De Tocqueville Was Right
~ a poem
Free to speak, but not to dissent,
Lest the ravages of popular ire draw.
Loathsome revenge by hurled epithet;
Grinds thinkers to cud in its maw. more
The False Promises of Minimum Wage Increases
~ written in April, 2017
While well-intentioned people may desire to raise the minimum wage thinking it will benefit workers, and while those currently holding minimum wage positions may be temporarily helped by the immediate increase in pay, the following are some of the undesirable results of the minimum wage increase. more
Not Everyone Benefits From Medicaid Expansion
~ Originally published in the Portland Press Herald in October, 2017
Several recent editorials praise this November’s ballot initiative to extend Medicaid (MaineCare) benefits to working-age, non-disabled, childless adults earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Writers foresee better access to healthcare, lives saved, and an economic boom resulting from increased hospital jobs. However, expansion will not benefit everyone. It will hurt some it purports to help. more

Next CCRC General Meeting

JANUARY MONTHLY MEETING: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Social Time, 7:00 p.m. Business Meeting / Freeport Masonic Lodge, 33 Mallet Drive, Freeport, ME 04032 / All Republicans are welcome!

Events

Cumberland County Town Caucus Schedule
The schedule and details of the Caucuses for the town committees in Cumberland County are posted on the Maine GOP website.
Lincoln Club Dinner with Senator Susan Collins as Keynote Speaker, Fri, 2/7/2020
The Lincoln Club will hold its 135th Annual Lincoln Dinner in Portland, Maine. These dinners are held every year around the country in honor of our 16th President and one of the Republican Party’s great heroes, Abraham Lincoln. Many elected officials and candidates have been invited. Senator Susan Collins is the keynote speaker! She has confirmed and will give her presentation during dessert.
Event: Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms
Many 2020 Democratic Candidates are promising “Free Stuff” & Socialism to voters. This informative program will demonstrate why those policies would harm America.
Lewiston: Fight for Trump Rally and Press Conference
Where will Jared Golden side on impeachment? With the Far-Left or with his own constituents?
Businesses Learning from Businesses
How to comply with NEW LEGISLATION
that affects your EMPLOYEES and your BOTTOM LINE

Election Races

KC (Kevin) Hughes for House District #45 (Cumberland and Gray)