One of the important roles of the Lincoln County Democratic Committee is supporting the election of good Democratic candidates to office. We do that in a number of ways:
- We pay for advertising and mailings in support of the Democratic slate of local candidates.
- We run a campaign office that makes phone calls, organizes canvassing, and engages volunteerism of all forms; from putting up signs to driving candidates, to just being the supportive audience at debates.
To give your time helping our efforts please contact one of our committee chairs as listed on the committees page.
We organize a number of fun fund-raising events which will soon be listed on our events page. Attending and helping with one of these events is a great way to help us raise the funds to support local Democratic candidates. If you believe as we do that the way to best achieve good governance is to elect good local people to office, then join us in being a contributing member in the Perkins Club1 of the Lincoln County Democrats.
You can do so online:
or by mail:
Thank you for your support!
1 Named in honor of Frances Perkins
Who was Frances Perkins?
Perhaps the most famous resident of Newcastle, Maine, Frances Perkins was the first woman to serve in a President's Cabinet. She was the Secretary of Labor and initiated some of the greatest achievements of the New Deal, including Workers' Compensation, the first Minimum Wage Laws and Social Security. Born into a wealthy family, she devoted her life to social justice and, like FDR, was condemned as a "socialist" and a "class traitor" by many Republicans. She worked to lay the foundations of the modern American middle class by exposing and fighting both poverty and unbridled greed.
Why Should We Commemorate Her?
Since the New Deal began, Democrats have fought to support basic decency and fairness in the workplace and among the generations. As we move forward into the 21st Century, we are challenged by Republicans who seek to turn the clock back to the 19th Century and the Gilded Age. The ideal that every civilized nation should provide for its children, its elderly, the sick and the disabled is being challenged here at home. The philosophy of greed that Frances Perkins and FDR defeated once – the selfish creed that says individuals have no responsibility other than to enrich themselves - is back with a vengeance. In commemorating Frances Perkins' achievements, we strengthen her legacy against those who would diminish it.