Cumberland County Democrats
Officers, October 9, 2015
- Chair: Rachel Hendricksen, Scarborough
- 1st Vice Chair: Harlan Baker, Portland
- 2nd Vice Chair: Kathleen Worcester, Westbrook
- Secretary: Barney McClelland, Yarmouth
- Treasurer: Tim Goodwin, Standish
Conquering the Democrats
Maine Democratic Socialists of America posted on Facebook November 18 206 at 5:53am ·
- Good night for the DSA slate at the Cumberland County Democrats:
- Barney McClelland is now Secretary
- Tim Goodwin is now Treasurer
- Shannon McCartney came within 4 votes of taking the Chair.
- It is time for a new direction!
Planned Parenthood Rally
Maine Democratic Socialists of America, February 11, 2017; ·
AT&T ON STRIKE
Maine Democratic Socialists of America May 20, 2017; ·
DSA FOLKS and others who care about workers struggles... AT&T ON STRIKE. If you are kicking around Portland this weekend, stop by the Marginal Way store and spread some SOLIDARITY.... and bring water and fruit and chips and cookies. An injury to one is an injury to all. #NOOUTSOURCING — with Kevin M. Ready, Barney McClelland, Seth Baker, Vanessa Sylvester and Mike Sylvester.
March 2017, Portland joined several cities across the nation for a series of rallies under the name, “The People’s Defense.” Protests were centered around the slogan: We Object. Pro-democracy and civil rights advocates objected to a number of issues — Trump’s travel ban, spikes in hate crimes, health care reform, budget cuts to the EPA, Internet privacy — but most were focused on what they considered the most pressing and important: the nomination of Trump’s pick for Supreme Court Judge, Neil Gorsuch.
About 150 voters gathered on Sunday at Portland’s City Hall to object to Gorsuch, a candidate who’s both praised and criticized for his conservative views and strict constitutionalist perspective. One can see the ideological divide over Gorsuch locally in recent stories from the Portland Press Herald which report that a group of 98 Maine lawyers wrote and signed a letter in opposition to Gorsuch to Maine’s Senators, while a separate group of 49 signed one in support.
The speakers at the rally included former State Rep. and Bernie voter Diane Russell; Mike Sylvester, a State Rep. for District 39, and founding member of the Maine Democratic Socialists of America; Glen Brand, the chapter director at the Maine Sierra Club; Barney McClelland from the AFL-CIO; Maine Education Association President Lois Kilby-Chesney; and Michael Langenmayr, a steering committee member of the advocacy group Progressive Portland.
Cincinnati DSA Facebook group
Maine DSA Carpool Closed Facebook Group
As of May 11, 2017;
Maine Democratic Socialists of America Public Facebook Group
DSA Boston Public Facebook Group
Labor Notes conference
April 6 at 7:48pm · Rosemont, IL
Team Maine hits the Labor Notes Conference, Chicago, USA.
"Say no to racism"
Harlan Baker June 1, 2018:
Tonight’s Say NO to Racism stand. Monument Square is fast becoming Portland’s answer to London’s Hyde Park. In addition to us there was a demonstration against the killings in Gaza,a lone demonstrator asking us to believe in God, petitioners for Planned Parenthood, and leafleting for the League of Women Voter’s guide for the June elections. — with Craig C. Dorais, Tim Goodwin, Barney McClelland, Bob Maheu, Eileen Manglass, Shaaron Hendry, Seth Berner and Barbara White.
Harlan Baker May 1, 2018:
Bowling with comrades- May Day bowling party at Bayside Bowl- with Democratic Socialists of America, International Socialist Organization, Socialist Party USA, and the IWW. — with Owen Albatross Hill, Amy Gaidis, Seth Berner, Kate Sykes, Jon Torsch, Marc Normandin, Barney McClelland and Todd Chretien at Bayside Bowl.