Democratic national chairwoman visits Portland

Posted Aug. 10, 2011, at 10:19 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Democratic National Committee chairwoman visited Portland on Tuesday and told Maine party members to get organized at the grassroots level in preparation for the 2012 elections.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida met with party activists, leaders and volunteers.

Speaking at the Portland Public Library, Wasserman Schultz said money in politics gets a lot of attention, but volunteers’ time is much more valuable. She said the party can’t win without volunteers knocking on doors and making telephone calls.

Wasserman Schultz also talked about the need for the party to build energy for the 2012 races.