If you’ve never attended a caucus before, or if you’ve caucused with us many times, now is the time to Rise and Organize at your local caucus on March 8. Because if we’re going to win in 2020, voting by itself is not enough.

Maine will hold a Presidential Primary for the first time in decades on March 3, 2020. But if we’re going to win in November, voting by itself won’t be enough.

Every path to winning the United States Senate runs through Maine, and no matter who is president, we need a Senate that works to give every American a fair shot at success.

But Donald Trump, Susan Collins, and Maine Republicans are being propped up by their wealthy corporate allies, which means we have to work twice as hard to defeat them.

Watch this video about the Maine Democratic Caucus process.

That’s why on March 8, 2020, just days after Maine’s Presidential Primary, Democrats will Rise and Organize​ at caucuses in towns and cities across Maine.

Although we’ll be casting our votes for our preferred presidential nominees the week before, these caucuses are the first step in building our winning coalition to support our eventual nominees for President and U.S. Senate, Reps. Golden and Pingree, and state legislative nominees up and down the ballot.

We’re going to need every ounce of support in building a strong infrastructure to persuade voters, one household at a time. That’s why the caucuses are so important.