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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

What: April Monthly Meeting
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:00PM
Where: Freeport Masonic Lodge, 33 Mallet Drive, Freeport, Maine

Please make note of the location change. We are unable to meet in Brunswick as planned so we will be meeting in Freeport.  We will be unable to have the social time this month so we will begin our business at 7pm.

Events

May 8, 2019 Public Speech: The Immigration Crisis on the Southern Border
3/28/19: Homeland Security Nielsen:
Immigration System in “system-wide meltdown.”

Questions:
1. Should the Mexican border be completely open like the border between Maine and New Hampshire, so that millions can immigrate at will into the United States?

2. Should we ignore the border crossings of drug traffickers, MS-13 gang members, and jihad terrorists?
Guns and Issues in Maine
Guest Speakers:
Mike Quatrano, Maine Heritage Policy Center
Bruce Ashmore
State-Wide Conservative Citizens Host an Information & Inspiration Meeting in Damariscotta
An ad-hoc group of statewide conservative citizen activists are hosting their second "Information & Inspiration Meeting."
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.

Election Races

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