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From the Chair

This section has commentary and messages from the current and past Chairpersons 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

Our next CCRC General Meeting is on Tuesday, October 19, 6:00 p.m. Social / 6:30 p.m. Meeting. Refreshments in back of room.

New Gloucester Community Center, right behind the New Gloucester Town Hall. 385 Intervale Road, New Gloucester, ME

See Maps Below.
NOTE THAT GLOUCESTER HILL RD IS CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION.

Our speaker for this meeting is Aaron Kregenow,  Deputy Director of the State of Maine for the RNC.

Aaron will describe the initiatives the MeGOP has launched to help municipal candidates in the current election cycle.  The initiatives include blast emails to culled voters, providing Red Dialer access for automated phone dialing and 2,000 free minutes to boot, and assisting with targeted door knocking with the Advantage program.

These tools can be used NOW to get fellow Republicans to the polls and get our candidates into the win column.  So come and bring your candidates!  This information and the training the Maine GOP will provide will not only help our current candidates ---  it will also help everyone be ready for the 2022 elections and get Republicans elected up and down the ballot.

Events

EVENT: Defending America: The Present Threat to Freedom
Cumberland County Virtual Golf Tournament