Leaders of the Lincoln County Democratic Committee (LCDC) marked the kick off of the fall campaign with a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Sept. 10 at the Sheepscot Community Center in Newcastle. More than 60 volunteers attended the event, which included activities for kids and food prepared by LCDC leaders and volunteers.
“Our volunteers have been working for months to support Democratic candidates and with activity picking up as we head into fall, we wanted to take some time to thank them for all of their efforts,” said Kelli Whitlock Burton, LCDC vice chair and the 2022 campaign leader. “They are determined to do everything they can to elect people who will work hard to improve the lives of all Mainers. Their commitment to our community and state is just so inspiring.”
More than 120 people have signed up to volunteer with LCDC this campaign season, with more joining every day.
Volunteers have been working with the campaign all summer, doing Deep Canvassing; staffing the LCDC Campaign Office at 3 Hall Street in Newcastle; painting campaign signs; working on communications and outreach projects; sending postcards to voters; organizing events; and talking to voters.
In addition, volunteers have donated more than 250 pounds of food and household items in two months for pantries in Wiscasset and Newcastle. The contributions are part of a partnership between LCDC and local food pantries launched this summer that collects items specifically requested by the pantries.
“Turnout and enthusiasm has been great,” said Howard Waxman, LCDC campaign manager. “Our volunteers know how high the stakes are in this election and are committed to victory.”
To volunteer with LCDC, visit https://lincolncountydemocrats.com/volunteer.
For more information about the food pantry partnership, visit https://lincolncountydemocrats.com/food-pantry/.