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From the Chair

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

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

(A Christmas Party)

Join the CCRC on Friday, December 14th, from 6 – 9pm at the Westbrook Masonic Lodge, located at 573 Main Street in Westbrook (across from the Public Safety Building).

Enjoy fellowship and food and hear from our 2018 candidates regarding their experiences this fall. This year’s party will be a potluck. Please let me know if you are able to bring some food to share.

John Doyle

Events

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.
Cumberland County Fair
Parade on Sunday the 23rd and our booth throughout the week!
MakeShift Coffee House at the Veterans’ Center
Enjoy free food and music and the chance to win hearts and minds by letting folks know why you are a proud Republican.

Election Races

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