|We’re getting closer to Maine’s Senate primary, and for the first time in three decades, Maine Democrats have the largest bloc of registered voters in the state.|
Susan Collins is key to the Republicans holding the Senate and Trump is targeting CD-2’s electoral vote, so their Party is investing heavily in Maine. A big turnout in their July 14th primary would show Susan Collins, Mitch McConnell, and President Trump how fired up Democrats are to flip the Senate and take back the White House–and that they have a lot to lose this November.
That’s why, during the week of July 6th, we’re joining forces with the Maine Democratic Party to check in on voters as part of a week of action.
JOIN THE MAINE DEMS X MASS DEMS WEEK OF ACTIONWe’ll be sending out more information over the next week, but sign up for a shift now to be the first to hear about updates. More details are listed at the bottom of this email, or click here to sign up through Mobilize.
MassDems Executive DirectorSWING STATE UPDATEFrom electing Joe Biden and taking back the White House, to defeating Susan Collins in Maine, and protecting the Democrats in the U.S. House, here’s your weekly round up of how Democrats are turning out voters and taking on Republicans across the country.Flip the Senate
NEW HAMPHSIRE: Shaheen will face anti-abortion foe in 2020“U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, rose to political power from a career of championing abortion rights as a strategist and field organizer 30 years ago.
To win her third term in 2020, Shaheen will have to get by the most vocal anti-abortion nominee she has faced in all her past campaigns for federal office.”
MAINE: Abortion Rises as a Pivotal Issue for At-Risk Senate Republicans
“When Ms. Collins, a Maine Republican, cast a decisive vote to confirm Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in 2018, she did so on the premise that he would uphold precedent to preserve abortion rights. But on Monday, Justice Kavanaugh dissented from a decision that did that, arguing that the court should have ruled differently than it did in a nearly identical case four years ago.”
MAINE: Democrats take lead in voter registrations in Maine
“For the first time in more than three decades, Democrats have the largest bloc of registered voters in Maine, with more than 40,000 new party members enrolled since the last presidential election cycle in 2016.
Over the same four-year period, Republicans have added fewer than 6,000 new members, according to voter registration data from the Secretary of State’s Office.”
Take Back the White House
BIDEN CAMPAIGN: PPP poll finds Biden leading in Georgia
“Joe Biden has opened up a 4-point lead over President Trump in Georgia, according to a new poll released on Monday, suggesting that the former vice president is making gains in a state long considered a safe bet for Republicans.”THE LOCAL LEVELLeading up to November, we’ll be sharing all the ways down-ballot Democrats are making headlines in Massachusetts. First, we’d like to introduce you to a couple of Democrats fighting for us in purple districts.Meet Becca.
Elected in an iconic 2018 victory, Senator Becca Rausch is an effective agent of positive change. Since her election, she’s been working for reproductive health and justice, public health improvements, combating climate change, voting rights, protecting against discrimination, and good government. Learn more about Becca here. Meet Tram.
Tram Nguyen came to MA at 5 years old as political refugees from Vietnam. Support from the community led her to dedicate her life to advocating for those who can’t advocate for themselves, first as a legal aid attorney, and then, after flipping the 18th Essex district in 2018, as State Rep. Learn more about Tram.UPCOMING EVENTSDefeat Susan Collins and turn Maine bright blue by helping GOTV before Maine’s primary. Each shift includes training and dial time. You’ll go over the plan to win Maine in 2020, the current voter contact script, and how to use Maine’s virtual phonebanking tools. These trainings will be held over a Zoom video conference. If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin Buechele at firstname.lastname@example.org. Shifts are listed below:
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