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Fort Kent residents volunteer at Democratic Party office

FORT KENT, Maine — On Thursday, Oct. 8, five Fort Kent volunteers arrived at the Century Theatre and began distributing campaign materials to local people wanting to show support for Democrats in the Nov. 3 election.

Volunteer and committee chairman Rory Collings said having an office for the local Democrats is important.

“We’ve always had one in the past, and it gives people an opportunity to get information on the candidates,” Collings said.

Brandon Dayton, committee vice chairman, said “This is a great opportunity for people in the Valley to get a sign for their favorite candidates, but also learn how to get involved after Nov. 3. The fight will continue on even after all the votes are counted.”

People who want signs to display on their property, want to donate to the Fort Kent Democratic Party or wish to join the local group should come by the theater building on Hall Street on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 2-6 p.m. An American flag flying out front will indicate that someone is available at the office to distribute materials and answer questions.

Anne Ward, U.S. Air Force veteran and another volunteer, said, “This is a good place for people to network.”

“Both conservatives and progressives realize this election is about restoring American ideals in leadership by removing Trump,” said volunteer Andrew Birden.

The group has posters and signs in support of local candidates such as Maine Sen. Troy Jackson and Rep. Jared Golden, as well as signs for U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Gideon and the Biden/Harris presidential ticket.

For more information or to help out, interested persons should contact The Fort Kent Democratic Party at fortkentdems@gmail.com.  People can also find reach them on Facebook @fortkentdems.

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