Charter Amendment Petitions
Jonathan Brown

My name is Jonathan Brown, and I am running to be a National Delegate of Maine for Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

If you vote for me, I will work my hardest to make sure the values we share are reflected and fought for at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. We have too much on the line, and Joe Biden has repeated time and time again he does not support popular legislation like Medicare-for-All, the Green New Deal, or ending the Wars, and he won't unless we are applying effective grassroots pressure.

In Milwaukee or from my computer, I will do my part to best represent the State of Maine at the 2020 National Convention. I would like to work with all of you to create a brighter future for the Maine and National Democratic Party.

The slogan "not me, us" has always been a noble weight on our shoulders, and it feels heavier today, but I believe it's imperative for us to push the Democratic Party to represent more working-class values in order to defeat Donald Trump.

Bio:

-Harpswell, Maine

-Son, Brother/Guardian, Worker.

-2016 State Delegate/UNE Campus lead Volunteer/Caucus Captain for Bernie,

-2020 State Delegate/Volunteer Local Organizer/Caucus Captain,

-B.A. in Political Science from University of New England,

-Currently a Canvass Director at the Maine People's Alliance:

-Working on union organizing projects with the MSEA-SEIU 1989.

Worked on/for, but not exclusive to the following campaigns:

-Bernie Sanders for President 2016

-Sen. Susan Collins ACA accountability 2017

-Medicaid Expansion Referendum 2017

-Stand Up for Students accountability 2017

-Ranked Choice Voting People's Veto - 2018

-Home Care for All Referendum - 2018

-Independent Expenditure electoral work for over 10 Democrats and Independents for State Rep, Senate, and Gubernatorial seats - 2018.

-Earned Income Tax Credit expansion - 2019

-Call Center Worker Protections (Maine) - 2019

-Earned Paid Sick Leave/Earned Paid Time Off (Maine) -2019 State Budget

-Lead with Love, addressing the opioid crisis - 2019 State Budget

-Proud donor and supporter of Betsy Sweet for Governor 2018 & Betsy Sweet for U.S. Senate 2020.

-Sen. Susan Collins accountability and voter education - 2020

-Bernie Sanders for President - 2020

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Seth Berner

I am a life-long progressive political activist. In 2016 I was a Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention. As a delegate I became aware that the Maine Democratic Party was not honoring the results of the elections for national delegates made at the Maine Democratic Convention but was adding and removing Sanders delegates as they chose. I filed a challenge to this violation of fair elections with the Democratic National Committee - and won, keeping intact the delegation properly chosen by Maine Democrats. (This is 100% true. If you didn't know about it feel free to ask me for details. With new MDP leadership I do not expect similar problems this time.) I am a member of the Maine Democratic State Committee where I promote progressive values, and have proposed many rules changes that have been approved by Maine Democrats, making the Maine Democratic Party fairer. I regularly participate in the Cumberland County Democratic Committee. I have been a State Chair of Peace Action Maine, and am a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, the ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild, NAACP, Veterans For Peace, and many other progressive groups, and have worked for single-payer health care, LGBTQ+ equality, peace, environmental protections, etc . I encourage people to get involved in politics and I do training so they'll know how to do things for themselves. In the picture I am the guy with the beard and the Bernie Beer hat. The one holding the microphone is some old guy from Vermont who no one likes. I would like to again be a Sanders national delegate for real progressive values but won't take it personally if Sanders Democrats choose someone else. Not me: US!! (And my last name really is Berner. I've been a Berner from the day I was born!) Also, I am running for re-election to the State Committee from Cumberland County, and have proposed Charter Amendments.

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