The Maine Democratic Party Platform Committee revealed during a remote meeting Wednesday night that “Strong Maine Communities” and an accompanying political action committee (PAC) will play a key role in promoting their talking points going forward.
Rep. Dan Sayre (D-Kennebunk) shared the news of the PAC’s formation during Wednesday’s meeting, noting that his sharing of the PAC was not an endorsement, but rather that the messaging of the PAC platform would be useful to the Democratic Party.
Registration was filed for the Strong Maine Communities PAC Dec. 17, 2023 by State Rep. Marc Malon (D-Biddeford), a Democratic Party and State Committee operative.
Since the formation of the Strong Maine Communities PAC earlier this month, it has received just $200 in contributions — which in fact was a single contribution from Rep. Marc Malon himself, according to filings with the Maine Ethics Commission.
“Something to consider for an overarching message framework,” Sayre wrote. “We believe that Strong Maine Communities are essential to building a more equitable future for Mainers now and in generations to come.”
The platform of the Strong Maine Communities PAC, as shared by Sayre during Wednesday’s meeting:
“Strong Maine Communities are places where…
People can afford to live, regardless of their wealth or status.
Workers can organize for greater dignity in the workplace.
Citizens build resilience to the impacts of climate change and invest in a just transition to clean, renewable energy.
All Mainers are welcome and supported, all Mainers’ civil rights are protected, and discrimination, harassment, and hate are not tolerated.”