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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

Please join us on Tuesday, February 19th, at the Freeport Masonic Lodge, located at 33 Mallet Drive, for the February meeting of the Cumberland County Republican Committee.  Social time begins at 6:30pm and the meeting will commence at 7pm.  All Republicans are welcome.

This is an important meeting for voting members, as we will be electing our executive officers to serve for the next two years.

Events

Lincoln Club Dinner
On Saturday, February 9, 2019 (snow date of February 10, 2019), The Lincoln Club will hold its 134th 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. This year the dinner will be dedicated to Merton Henry, a long-time prominent republican and Bowdoin College Alumnus.
The Gubernatorial Debates
Shawn Moody needs YOU at the many upcoming gubernatorial debates to let viewers and listeners know how broad and passionate is his support!
Gray Republicans: Meet and Greet the Candidates
Meet and Greet the Candidates!
Cruisin’ With the Candidates!
Save the date so that you can join the CCRC as we help bring the Party and the candidates to the islanders in the Casco Bay while riding in style on a beautiful boat! We will depart from Portland at 5pm and return at approximately 8pm.

Election Races

Shawn Moody for Governor
Eric Brakey for US Senate
Mark Holbrook for US Congress