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Democratic Party Platforms

Democratic Party Platform 1964

We, the members of the Maine Democratic Party in convention assembled this sixteenth day of May, 1964, do hereby adopt our 1964 Platform. Maine needs a program for progress and the leadership to carry out such a program. We believe … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1966

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PREAMBLE We, the members of the Maine Democratic Party in Convention assembled this fourteenth day of May, 1966, do hereby adopt our 1966 platform. We do so with thanks for those who have made it possible for us to exercise … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1968

PREAMBLE We, the members of the Maine Democratic Party in convention assembled this eighteenth day of May. 1968, do hereby adopt our 1968 Platform. We do so with pride in the past achievements of our Party, with confidence in the … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1970

Adopted May 16, 1970. Chairman’s introduction – – presenting and commending the 1970 Maine Democratic Platform to the State Convention, May 16, 1970, Portland, Maine. It is through laws that men regulate their relations with one another. Adherence to these … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1972

May 20, 1972 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Preamble The Democratic Party, realizing its role as a major party is to continually strive for improving governmental service to the citizens of Maine, takes pride in past accomplishments but is fully aware … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1974

PREAMBLE Since the resurgence of the Maine Democratic Party in 1954, the party platform has been the vehicle for setting forth the party’s positions on the issues facing the state and its people. Democrats have prided themselves in the widespread … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1976

Cover Page of Published 1976 Platform

1976 PLATFORM – DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF MAINE Originally published in April, the Platform was updated with “Errata Sheets” dated 8/16/76. Changes from these updates are noted in the text below, with underlines indicating inserts and strikethroughs indicating deletes. The following … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1978

Logo on 1978 Democratic Platform Publication

Chapter 1 PREAMBLE 1. The 1978 State Democratic Party Platform is dedicated to the well being of all citizens of Maine. The Platform, presented herein, is based on reasonable expectations for all people and a philosophical approach to achieving the … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1980

Logo on the 1980 Platform Publication

CHAPTER ONE EDUCATION AND CULTURE Sec. 10. PREAMBLE It is essential that communities be unified in support of a sound educational system. To this end, parents and teachers should be deeply involved in the decision-making process. Sec. 11. ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1982

PREAMBLE The Reagan Administration poses a clear threat to the social, economic and environmental goals and values held by the Maine Democratic Party. Maine ’s natural resources are threatened by Republican policies developed to promote short-term economic gain. Federal leadership … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1984

STATEMENT OF GOALS AND PURPOSES In this year 1984, in recognition of the unprecedented danger of nuclear war and in response to the severe erosion of national commitment to the principles of the Constitution under the Reagan Administration, we set … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1986

*** STATE ISSUES *** PREAMBLE We, the Democratic Party of the State of Maine, affirm our belief in the benefit of state government. The Democratic Party has in the past 20 years accomplished: * Significant increases in employment and income; … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1988

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  Adopted by the May 1988 Convention 1988 Maine Democratic Platform PREAMBLE We, the Democratic Party of the State of Maine , affirm our basic faith in our elected officials and our form of government. We also affirm this Platform … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1990

We, the members of the Maine Democratic Party, affirm our belief in democratic government. The Maine Democratic Party remains the party of the people, recognizing grassroots participation as indispensable to our progress. Current economic uncertainty does not invalidate the essential … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1992

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DEFINING PRINCIPLES We, the members of the Maine Democratic Party, adopt this platform as an affirmation of our belief in Democratic government. Though the issues of the day may change, the principles upon which this party rests remain as relevant … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1994

DEFINING PRINCIPLES We, the members of the Maine Democratic Party, adopt this platform as an affirmation of our belief in Democratic government. Though the issues of the day may change, the principles upon which this party rests remain as relevant … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1996

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT We believe that government has an obligation to work in partnership “with business and labor to support the creation and maintenance of quality jobs, with good wages and benefits for Maine people through economic development that is in … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1998

MAINE DEMOCRATIC PARTY 1998 PLATFORM AS ACCEPTED AT THE MAINE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION MAY 16-17, 1998 PREAMBLE 1 I. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND TRADE 1 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 2 INTERNATIONAL TRADE 4 II. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 5 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 5 EDUCATION 6 TRANSPORTATION AND … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2000

MAINE DEMOCRATIC PARTY 2000 PLATFORM AS ACCEPTED AT THE MAINE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION MAY 5-7, 2000 PREAMBLE Each of us has a personal and moral responsibility for the future of our democracy. Ours is the oldest political party. At times we … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2002

Adopted by the State Democratic Convention on June 1, 2002 Preamble The Maine Democratic Party is a party of and for all of the people, inclusive and progressive, seeking opportunity for all, responsibility from all, and community of all. Whether … Continue reading

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