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Democracy Forum 2/16/18

Primary Elections: What Are They Good For?

Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine
Engineer: Amy Browne

-How have primaries changed over the last 50 years?
-Are they still working for the parties and the voters?
-What changes are on the horizon in Maine?

Jill Goldthwait, Political columnist
Kevin Raye, Republican politician
Dan Shea, Professor Government at Colby College       

To learn more about this topic:
Everything You Need to Know About Maine’s Caucus System, League blog post from February 2016.
Maine considers switching from caucuses to primaries, from the AP, March, 2016.
How activists choose our politicians, long before we vote, Jonathan Rauch for the Brookings Institution, December, 2017.

The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes:
Starr Gilmartin
Maggie Harling
Linda Hoskins
Ann Luther
Maryann Ogonowski
Pam Person
Leah Taylor
Linda Washburn

FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: