Oxford County Democrats to meet

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BETHEL — The Oxford County Democrats will hold a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Mill Hill Inn. Rosa Scarcelli of Portland will be the speaker as part of the Oxford County Democrats’ Rising Stars Series.

Scarcelli, a Wilton native, is best known for her impressive showing in the 2010 Maine Democratic Gubernatorial Primary. She is the CEO of Stanford Management, a company that employs more than 115 people and provides quality affordable housing to thousands of residents, and is a wife and mother of three children. The reception will feature Mexican treats and has been arranged by the Bethel Area Democrats, headed by Mike Broderick. A donation of $10 is suggested. To RSVP, email mikebroderick@roadrunner.com or call 824-6004.

Regional meetings were held in three locations in May by the Oxford County Democrats, in South Paris, Fryeburg and Mexico. Senator Seth Goodall was the speaker in South Paris on environment bills in the legislature this session.

Rep. Terry Hayes also spoke on legislative matters. Mike Tipping, communication director for the Maine People’s Alliance, was the speaker in Fryeburg, along with Rep. Helen Rankin on Augusta happenings. Emery Deabay of the Maine AFLCIO spoke at the Mexico session on the various labor related bills this session. Rep. Sheryl Briggs, Rep. Matt Peterson and Sen. John Patrick updated attendees on various legislative bills. The theme of all three meetings was issues and activism.

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A field trip to the Statehouse sponsored by the Oxford County Democrats was held on May 10. The group, representing Mexico, Rumford, Dixfield, Greenwood, Gilead, Paris and Norway, attended the Senate Democratic caucus, a press event for Maine Clean Elections, both House and Senate sessions and afternoon work sessions. A lunch was hosted in the council chamber by the County Democrats and featured a conversation with assistant Democratic leader Rep. Hayes, Sen. Patrick, Rep. Peterson and Rep. Briggs. Democratic leader Rep. Emily Cain stopped by to greet the visitors from Oxford County.

For additional information on the Oxford County Democrats, visit the Facebook page, Oxford County ME Democrats, or the website, www.oxforddems.org.

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