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Democratic Party Platform 1912

DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES OR PLATFORM ADOPTED AT DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION AT AUGUSTA ON MARCH 19, 1912. The Democratic party of Maine in State Convention assembled, submits to the voters the following platform:- We congratulate ourselves upon the splendid record which … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1920

“Mr. Pattangall, chairman of the committee on resolutions, reported as follows:” The Democratic Party of Maine, in state convention assembled adopts as its platform for the coming campaign, the following resolutions: 1. We extend our sympathy to and express our … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1922

ADOPTED AT DEMOCRATIC STATE CON­VENTION APRIL 7, 1922 The representatives of the Democratic party of Maine in convention assembled invite the attention of the voters to the following decla­rations of principles and policies: The coming election is important. It ought … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1924

The Democratic party of Maine, through its duly elected representatives in State Convention assembled, invites public support to the following policies and principles: (1) We declare that the important public duty of the day is the renewal of our faith … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1930

The Democratic Party of Maine, through its duly elected representatives in State Convention assembled, invite serious consideration and public support of the following policies and principles: Prohibition It is generally admitted, that the 18th Amendment is not satisfactorily enforced. Many … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1934

The Convention of the Democratic Party of Maine assembles today in Bangor after passing through the most severe economic depression in all history. Our nation is now on the edge of the depression, and industry and business is now on … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1938

To the people Maine we heartily commend the splendid objectives of that great humanitarian, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his Administration, which has so greatly benefited every city, town, and hamlet in our State. In 1932 at a time when … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1940

We highly commend to the people of the State of Maine the humanitarian laws enacted by the national Democratic administration, such as the social security wage and hours bill and the federal deposit insurance law, as those laws guarantee security … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1942

The Democrats of Maine in convention assembled adopted the following platform: Under the Divine guidance of Almighty God, we pledge our all to this Country’s united war effort in whatever task is our own. We pledge our allegiance to the … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1944

THE DEMOCRATS OF MAINE IN CONVENTION ASSEMBLED ADOPT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES ISSUE, PROGRESSIVE AGAINST CONSERVATIVE We have a two party system. Basically the issue between the parties is liberal thought and policies as against conservative thought and policies. … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1946

The prompt adoption of legislation by national and state governments of a plan for our veterans for their rehabilitation is strongly urged by the Democratic Party. Congress already has made provisions for occupational and educational placement. Many suggestions have been … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1948

Augusta, April 10. (AP) ─ A 12-point platform calling for benefits for teachers, labor and the veteran was prepared by the Resolutions Committee today for the Democratic State Convention. It demanded defeat in referendum of the Barlow Bill to outlaw … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1950

Lewiston, March 25. We, the Democratic Party of Maine, in state convention assembled this 25th day of March, A. D. 1950, do hereby recommend to the people of Maine, the following platform, which shall control our administration of the affairs … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1952

We, the Democratic Party of Maine, in state convention assembled this 22nd day of March, A. D. 1952, do hereby recommend to the people of Maine, the following platform, which shall control our administration of the affairs of this State … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1954

Title Page 1954 Maine Democratic Platform

An INVITATION to BETTER GOVERNMENT ______ 1954 Platform of The Democratic Party of Maine ______ We, the Democratic Party of Maine, in state convention assembled this twenty-seventh day of March, 1954, do hereby adopt the following platform with these as … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1956

This platform is the result of the free discussion of State problems by hundreds of people from every corner of Maine. It reflects their thoughtful concern with our human and economic resources, and their proposals for governmental reforms to conserve … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1958

We, the Democratic Party of Maine, have undertaker exhaustive survey and analysis of the goals which the people of Maine seek to achieve and of the problems they confront in their strivings towards these ideals. We are proud of our … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1960

We, the Democratic Party of Maine, invigorated by the confidence reposed in us by the people of Maine in recent elections, reaffirm our dedication to the service of our fellow-citizens. We pledge continuing effort to ensure for all the people … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1962

CHALLENGES FOR MAINE The 1962 Platform of the Maine Democratic Party PREAMBLE—— A responsible political party is more than a vehicle for political power or for the ambitions of an individual; it is an instrument for service. Such a party … Continue reading

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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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Democratic Party Platform 2004

The 2004 Convention dissolved due to the loss of a quorum to conduct business at 3 p.m., approximately three hours after its scheduled adjournment time. At that time, the Convention had acted on 16 proposed amendments, while 20 proposed amendments … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2006

Since Jefferson and Jackson, the Democratic Party has led the struggle to increase democracy in our government. Democracy is the belief that the best repository of wisdom lies in the hands of an informed and educated electorate and that this … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2008

PREAMBLE Since Jefferson and Jackson, the Democratic Party has led the struggle to increase democracy in our government. Democracy is the belief that the best repository of wisdom lies in the hands of an informed and educated electorate and that … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2010

Preamble Since the time of Jefferson and Jackson, the Democratic Party has led the struggle to strengthen democracy in our government. Democracy is the belief that the best repository of wisdom is an informed and educated electorate and that this … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2012

Preamble Since the time of Jefferson and Jackson, the Democratic Party has led the struggle to strengthen democracy in our government. Democracy is the belief that the best repository of wisdom is an informed and educated electorate and that this … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 2014

as amended by the 2014 Maine Democratic Convention Preamble Since its founding, the Democratic Party has led the struggle to strengthen democracy in our government. Democrats believe that the foundation of a strong democracy is an informed and educated electorate, … Continue reading

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Green Independent Party Platform 1996

Introduction to the Maine Green Party Platform Document The 1996 Platform of the Maine Green Party sets forth our vision of a future based on the ten key values. The year 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing … Continue reading

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Green Independent Party Platform 2000

Maine Greens Logo 2004

              Introduction The 2004 Platform of the Maine Green Independent Party sets forth a vision for a future based on the Ten Key Values of the international Green movement. Our vision is focused on … Continue reading

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Green Independent Party Platform 2004

Introduction The 2004 Platform of the Maine Green Independent Party sets forth a vision for a future based on the Ten Key Values of the international Green movement. Our vision is focused on a peaceful and prosperous community life characterized … Continue reading

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Green Independent Party Platform 2006

The Platform* of the Maine Green Independent Party sets forth a vision for a future based on the Ten Key Values of the international Green movement. Our vision is focused on a peaceful and prosperous community life characterized by value-based … Continue reading

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Political Party Platforms

Political party platforms during the past 100+ years track the changing values and goals of Maine people. Major themes include the role of government, conflicts between labor and business, efforts at spurring economic development sometimes restrained by the emerging concern over environmental degradation. Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1912

Resolved, that the Republicans of the State of Maine, in convention assembled, referring with pride and. satisfaction to the great growth and prosperity of this Country under the many years of Republican rule from the administration of President Lincoln through … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1920

The Republican party of Maine in convention assembled at Bangor, Me., March 23, 1920, reaffirms its adherence to the Constitution of the U. S. and to the guarantees of representative government and civil and religious liberty, wherein contained. It will … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1922

ADOPTED AT THE REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION APRIL 6, 1922 —1— We endorse and commend the wise, constructive and patriotic administration of President Harding. We commend the far-seeing statesmanship of the President in calling the Conference for Limitation of Armament and … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1924

THE PLATFORM MAINE G. O. P. WILL STAND UPON IN 1924 IN MEMORIAM Seldom does a Republican convention meet under the shadow of the great sorrow in­cident to the loss of its leader. We mourn with the world the loss … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1930

Adopted at the Maine State Republican Convention BANGOR, MARCH 27, 1930 NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION We, the Republicans of Maine, in convention assembled, unreservedly commend the administration of President Hoover. The public confidence in Herbert Hoover, so overwhelmingly expressed at the last … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1936

Bangor, April 2, 1936 The delegates of the Republican Party, assembled in convention in Bangor, hereby adopt the following declaration of principles or platform: 1. We believe in the preservation of the Constitution of the United States of America and … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1938

1. The integrity and complete separation of the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches of Federal government must be maintained. 2. We believe in adequate naval and military preparedness for national defense. 3. We advocate such Federal taxation as … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1940

The Republicans of Maine, in convention assembled, adopt the following statement of principles, upon which they ask the support of the electorate of Maine in the coming election. I We believe the so called New Deal experiment has run the … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1942

Reprinted in the Portland Press Herald newspaper, the headline and introduction set the tone for the platform report: GOP Renounces Party Politics In All Out War Effort Platform Here is the text of probably the shortest platform in the history … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1944

“We urge vigorous prosecution of the war unimpeded by partisan politics. “In the Interest of America and of American security, we advocate participation by the United States in a cooperative organization among sovereign nations to prevent military aggression and to … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1948

The Republican Party of Maine lends its full support to foreign policy which recognizes the political and economic responsibility of the United States in achieving peace with freedom in the world community. The Republican Party of Maine urges initiative and … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1950

It is the duty of a political party, in order to qualify as an effective agency for expression of public will and for exercise of public power, to proclaim to the people its basic principles. Accordingly, the Republicans of Maine, … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1952

From the Bangor Daily News, March 29-30, 1952, p. 3 REJECTED PLATFORM In the closing minutes of the convention, the delegates, in an unprecedented move, refused to accept the proposed party platform offered by the Republican Committee because, as some … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1954

It being the duty of a political party to proclaim to the people its basic principles, we, the Republicans of Maine, assembled in convention in this centennial year of our party, do adopt the following platform. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS We pledge … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1956

1. STATEMENT OF REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLES. The Republican Party of Maine affirms the following as its basic principles: 1. Government exists to serve the people, not the people to serve government; it follows that- 2. The freedom and welfare of the … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1958

1. STATEMENT OF REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLE: We believe that the greatest benefit Government can provide is freedom and opportunity for its citizens to prosper by their own efforts. We believe that the ability of the State to perform adequately these and … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1960

MAINE REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION APRIL 28 — 29, 1960 A PROPOSED RESPONSIBLE REPUBLICAN PROGRAM PREAMBLE Professing our belief in the Providence of God and in the freedom and guidance that those created in his image derive from this source; We, … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1964

Believing that this Republic became great because of the political contributions of free and responsible citizens, deriving their dignity and stature from the fundamental principle of “Government of the People, by the People and for the People,” the Republican Party … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1966

by Action of REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION Augusta, Maine April 23, 1966 We herewith submit to the citizens of Maine the platform of the Republican Party. We believe it is better to present many proposals rather than few, specifics rather than … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1968

Preamble Recognizing that the dignity of man is God-given and affirming our belief in the eternal truths of the Declaration of independence which proclaimed this country tree, in the Constitution which kept it free, in the philosophies which are rooted … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1970

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When Maine became the 23rd State to join the Union 150 years ago she had already earned a prominent place in history … for it was here, along the Coast of Maine, that the strength, ingenuity and determination to live … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1972

CITIZENS RIGHT’S Full-time district prosecutors appointed by the Attorney General. Creation of a State Crime Laboratory. Mandatory training of full-time deputy sheriffs. A complete review and updating of State Election Laws. A 3 months residency requirement for voter registration enrollment. … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1974

We, the members of the Republican Party of the State of Maine, recognize that people are creatures of God and as such are entitled to all the dignity that life on this planet can provide. We believe that it is … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1976

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF THE STATE OF MAINE IN ITS 1976 STATE CONVENTION ADOPTS THE FOLLOWING PLATFORM AS ITS STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES AND PROPOSALS. THE FIRST PART IS A DETAILED OUTLINE OF ENDURING PARTY PHILOSOPHY. THE SECOND PART INCLUDES OUR … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1978

1978 GRASSROOTS REPUBLICAN PLATFORM PREAMBLE This platform is an intentional departure from past platforms. It does not purport to treat every issue affecting Maine people. Instead, it is the Convention’s feeling that the Maine Republican Party should make a brief … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1980

(Adopted by the 1980 Maine Republican State Convention) The Republican Party of the State of Maine offers for public consideration the following Platform. It is the result of suggestions received from individuals, town caucuses, and fifteen hearings throughout the State, … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1982

The Republican Party is a Party of individuals, independent and resourceful, who believe that the quality of government is determined by citizen participation. We believe the proper function of government is to do for the people only those things they … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1984

REPORT OF THE 1984 MAINE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM COMMITTEE PREAMBLE The Maine Republican Party enthusiastically endorses the policies and achievements of President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush, and we support their reelection. We especially appreciate their efforts in revitalizing … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1986

* Report of the 1986 Maine * Republican Platform Committee PREAMBLE The Republican Party of the State of Maine, with great pride in its State and in its Party’s leaders, and with confidence in its principles offers for public consideration … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1988

* Maine 1988 Republican Platform * PREAMBLE The Republican Party of the State of Maine, with reverence for God, pride in our leadership, and confidence in the guiding principles of our party, offers this PLATFORM as a place where all … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1992

May 2, 1992 PREAMBLE The Republican Party of the State of Maine , gathered in convention, looks at the world around us with pride in eleven years of national and international Republican leadership. Under Presidents Reagan and Bush, with the … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 2002

Adopted May 3, 2002 We believe that we must protect our country and our fellow citizens by supporting President George W. Bush as he defends our nation against terrorist attacks; We believe that Maine per capita income is low because … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 2004

Maine Republican Party Platform 2004 As Amended at the 2004 Republican StateConvention May 15, 2004 We believe that we must protect our country and our fellow citizens by supporting President George W. Bush in his effort to continue the defense … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 2006

As Amended at the 2006 Republican State Convention, May 6, 2006 We believe we must protect our country and fellow citizens by supporting President George W. Bush in his effort to continue the defense of our nation against terrorist attacks; … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 2008

As Ratified By The 2008 Maine Republican Party State Convention on May 3, 2008 We believe the defense of our safety and sovereignty is the primary responsibility of the national government. We believe we must protect our country and fellow … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 2010

Our Mission Maine Republicans are united in our guiding principles. Our strength lies in knowing that Republican ideals will maintain our country as the strongest nation on Earth. Our tenets include respect for the U.S. constitution, personal responsibility and accountability, … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 2012

Mission and Platform Our Mission Maine Republicans are united in our guiding principles. Our strength lies in knowing that Republican ideals will maintain our country as the strongest nation on Earth. Our tenets include respect for the U.S. constitution, personal … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 2014

2014 Maine Republican Platform Ratified by The Maine Republican State Convention, April 25, 2014 Generations of Americans have fought to preserve the Republic, our freedoms, and the American way of life. We appreciate and honor the service of active duty … Continue reading

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Socialist Party Platform 1912

Accepted, Subject to Ratification by Referendum, at the State Convention, Belfast, Maine, March 20, 1912. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Preamble The Socialist Party of Maine endorses the platform of the … Continue reading

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Young Republican Platform 1950

Adopted in Augusta, February 25, 1950. Believing’ in a vigorous and progressive approach to problems of government, We, the Young Republicans of Maine adopt the following resolutions as our major objectives; State: 1. We believe that increased state aid is … Continue reading

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Young Republicans Platform 1952

Supporting a goal of a 100,000 Republican majority for Maine in 1952 to set the trend for a nation-wide Republican victory in this crucial election, and believing that the realization of this goal demands a clear, concise and positive statement … Continue reading

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