Newsletter 1/2/2020

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #149, 1/2/2020

NEW and UPDATED items are marked and highlighted in the Table of Contents, and in the details.

For UPDATED items, I’ll try to highlight the changed or new bits (like this!)
For information on joining the club, see “About the Club” at the end of the newsletter.

Any problems, or to submit items for the newsletter, email me at wils…@gmail.com.
– Mark


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Note from the President (NEW)

Our Club’s Activities and Highlights in 2019 (NEW)

New episode of the Moving Forward podcast

WE NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER

ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS AND EVENTS!

2019-2020 Carroll One Book: “The Origin of Others” by Toni Morrison

The CCDCC is looking for interns

Paid Internship with the Maryland Democratic Party

Training Opportunities from the National Democratic Training Committee

Jamie Raskin mobile office: open once a month in Westminster!

EVENTS

January 4: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

January 6: Special meeting – Getting Prepared for the 2020 Presidential Election

January 11: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

January 18: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

January 25: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

February 3: Special workshop – Writing Effective Letters to the Editor

About the Club

About the Newsletter

Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)


Note from the President (NEW)

Happy New Year! The CC Democratic Club was very active in 2019 – see the section on

our activities and highlights – and we look forward to a productive 2020. I hope to see

you at our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Remember, you don’t have to

be a Club member to attend any of our meetings or events or to help out as a volunteer.

Our next Club meeting will take place on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 7-8:30 PM in

the Large Meeting Room of the Public Library in Westminster. The event is titled

Welcome to the New Year: Getting Prepared for the 2020 Presidential Election. We will

have several local speakers who will share their ideas, knowledge and expertise for preparing for this upcoming historic election year. Our speakers will be:

  • Katherine Berry, Election Director, Carroll County Board of Elections

  • Don West, chair of the CC Democratic Central Committee

  • Skylar Keyfauver, MD Democratic Party Regional Organizing Director (for the Western MD counties)

  • Marty Hankins and Carolyn Hetterick of the Carroll County chapter of the League of Women Voters

  • Jill Hornstein, founder of Postcards4Maryland and leader of a weekly postcard writing group in Towson on effective postcard campaigns

We hope that all who attend will also bring their ideas and suggestions. Light

refreshments will be provided.

Our February meeting will be a special event on Monday, February 3 from 6:30PM –

8:30PM in the Large Meeting Room of the Public Library in Westminster. The Club will

sponsor a mini-workshop on Writing Effective Letters to the Editor, Longer pieces such

as for Other Voices in CC Times, and Opinion pieces. The workshop will be free to

attendees. Our presenter will be Deborah Carter. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thank you for all you do to give Democrats an important presence and vibrant voice in

Carroll County.

Kate


Our Club’s Activities and Highlights in 2019 (NEW)

The Club hosted the following speakers at our meetings:

  • Carol Coley, Charles Harrison, José Flores, and Mia Mason made up a Panel of Veterans (along with attendee Dale Piper) who spoke on their experiences and on how we can support our veterans

  • O’Ryan Case, Director of Development for The Arc Carroll County spoke in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness month (October)

  • Dr. Mona Becker, science educator and (now former) member of the Westminster City Council, was the speaker on “Climate Change and Social Responsibility”

  • Emily Shank, who was a 2018 candidate for Delegate in Legislative District 5, spoke on running as a Democrat in Carroll County and building the bench of candidates for upcoming elections

  • Bridget McCullough, State Campaign Leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America on sensible gun legislation and reform

Contributions from Club members and the Club’s Good Works Fund:

  • $100 to Carroll County Food Sunday

  • $100 to Semper Fi Fund (sponsored veteran José Flores in the 2019 Marine Run)

  • $250 Ambassador Level Sponsorship for The Arc Carroll County’s Capitol Steps Event

  • $300 to The Shepherd’s Staff Back-To-School Program for new school shoes (money was raised through contributions from Club members and from the Good Works Fund

  • $100 to the Carroll County Public Library’s “Exploration Commons at 50 East” Capital Campaign

  • $100 to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

  • $250 to the Humane Society of Carroll County (money was raised through contributions from Club members)

Club activities

  • The Club’s Annual Holiday Party (in conjunction with CC Democratic Central Committee) took place on December 9 th at The Buttersburg Inn. The Club raffled off several gift baskets and held a 50/50 raffle, both to benefit the Club’s Good Works Fund.

  • The Carroll County Democratic Club’s wreath titled “Blue Wave” was donated for the 2019 Festival of Wreaths to benefit the Carroll County Arts Council

  • The Carroll County Democratic Club’s gingerbread entry tiled “It Takes A Village” was donated for the 5th Annual Gingerbread Village Festival to benefit the Human Services Programs of Carroll County

  • The Club has participated in the Democratic Debate Watch Parties sponsored by the CCDCC

  • The Club took out a half page ad in the United Democratic Women of Maryland’s 2019 Biennial Convention’s program book in November

  • Club held 50/50 raffle at the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee’s (CCDCC) Annual Fall Breakfast on October 26th, half of proceeds were awarded to the raffle winner who attended event and the other half was given as a contribution to the CCDCC.

  • Kate Sanner, president of the Carroll County Democratic Club, went for a tour of The Arc Carroll County’s facilities

  • Club Picnic (in conjunction with CC Democratic Central Committee) was held on July 28 at Lions Club Park in Union Mills, Congressman Jamie Raskin was our special guest.

  • Two gift baskets filled with treats produced by Maryland based companies were raffled off. Proceeds from raffle went to the Club’s Good Works Fund.

  • The Club has submitted its events for posting in the Carroll County Times Calendar of Events and photos of our events and Good Works Fund contributions for The Neighborhood section of the Carroll County Times


New episode of the Moving Forward podcast

Kate Sanner’s latest podcast:

Just a soldier returning home: Honoring Private Indiana Hunt-Martin

Private Indiana Hunt-Martin was a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion – a group of unsung heroes of WWII. The unit’s nickname was the “Six-Triple Eight” and they were the first and only all Black Female Women Army Corps (WAC) unit to be deployed overseas. Their task was to clear a mountainous backlog of mail in England and France that had not reached servicemen in the European Theater of WWII. Their motto was “No Mail, Low Morale.”

Kate Sanner, host of Moving Forward, interviews Ms. Indiana Hunt-Martin who recently turned 97 years old. In the interview, Ms. Hunt Martin talks about her enlistment in the WAC, being assigned to the Six Triple Eight, and being deployed overseas. She also talks about the challenges of their task of addressing the mountainous backlog of mail, the challenge of racism and segregation, and her life and work once she returned to the U.S., and the honors and recognition that are now being bestowed on the women of the Six Triple Eight.

http://moving-forward.libsyn.com/just-a-soldier-returning-home-honoring-private-indiana-hunt-martin


WE NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER

For Democrats in Carroll County, having a consistent and persistent presence and voice is vital to our making a difference in the political and social life of our county. However, initiating and maintaining a strong presence and voice takes time and effort and that means building and maintaining a strong volunteer base.

We need volunteers – not just at election time, though that is very important – but throughout the year. Our Club members can volunteer for the Club’s own activities but also for activities of the CC Democratic Central Committee.

Here are some current examples of volunteer efforts:

  • At election time, the Club holds a Sign Rally at which volunteers take our Democratic candidates’ campaign signs to put up and later remove at voting sites around Carroll County. That is a fantastic effort by our Club members and a big help to our candidates.

  • Recently, the Central Committee had a booth from opening to closing time for both days of FallFest and we were so fortunate to have had a couple new volunteers, in addition to our Central Committee members, to staff the booth. We are grateful to them!

  • With the election year coming up we need more people to step up to volunteer. We will need volunteers to help write postcards, phone bank, do door-to-door campaigning for candidates, staff campaign headquarters when it opens next September, as well as do electioneering (hold signs, hand out campaign literature) at the polls for our Democratic candidates. You can sign up to volunteer at https://ccdems.com/volunteer/.

If you are interested in helping out over the next several months with Club activities, please email me at kates…@gmail.com. I would love to have your help!

Thanks so much! – Kate


ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS AND EVENTS!

Did you know that you do not have to be a member of the CC Democratic Club to

attend our meetings and events?  Our activities are open to anyone who would like to

attend and participate. (Almost all our activities are free. Our picnic in July is free to paid

members.)

That being said, we would love to have you as a member! Membership costs $15 for an

individual and $25 for a couple per club year. You will get a very spiffy membership card

and the gratitude and camaraderie of fellow CC Democrats. Most importantly, your

membership dues help the Club extend its outreach in the community, so please

consider joining. You can join at any meeting, or by contacting Treasurer Mark Wilson, wils…@gmail.com.


2019-2020 Carroll One Book: “The Origin of Others” by Toni Morrison

The Third Annual Carroll One Book, Sponsored by The Learning Advantage Partnership Carroll County Public Library, is:

The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison

The 2019-2020 subject is:  A Platform for Courageous Conversations

Scheduled Events

PAST: August 21 — Culture Expo Introduction

PAST: September—November: One Maryland One Book What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, By Mona Hanna-Attisha

PAST: October 24—OMOB Westminster CCPL 7:00: Thinking Out Loud: Water, Health, and Community Teamwork—panel presentation on water health

PAST: November 3—Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha – OMOB Author Visit—South Carroll HS 1:00

PAST: November 18 — N. Carroll CCPL branch discussion 6:30

January and February—CCPS Discussions

Winter—Westminster CCPL branch discussion

Spring— Mt. Airy CCPL branch discussion

January —February CCPS Discussions

March 14—National History Day

Spring—Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality Conference

April—Human Library—McDaniel College

Sponsored by:

  • Carroll One Book – Community Support

  • Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality, Carroll Community College,

  • Carroll County NAACP, McDaniel College, St. Paul’s UCC

2019-2020 planning meetings – All are welcome – CCPS Board of Education Conference room – 4:30-5:30 September 10, November 12, January 14, March 10, May 12


The CCDCC is looking for interns

The CCDCC is looking for high school and college students to help as interns for the 2019/2020 academic year. Contact us at ccmddde…@gmail.com for more information.


Paid Internship with the Maryland Democratic Party

With an eye towards the 2020 election cycle, a Maryland Democratic Party Internship will be a valuable experience and will give students and recent graduates experience in electoral politics and the opportunity to learn about the state, the political process, and to meet many of Maryland’s elected leaders.

Internship Program

The Maryland Democratic Party Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Maryland’s political process.

The internship will be based at our Annapolis HQ. You must be eighteen years of age or older.

This is a paid internship position at $15 an hour.

Schedule:

Interns must commit to a minimum of twelve hours per week during normal business hours. Hours of operation are 9 am to 5 pm.

How to apply:

Please send a copy of your resume, cover letter and 3-5 references to shub…@mddems.org


Training Opportunities from the National Democratic Training Committee

The NDTC still offers free campaign webinars available on their website. For details and links, go to:

https://traindemocrats.org/


Jamie Raskin mobile office: open once a month in Westminster!

NOTICE: Congressman Jamie Raskin’s staff has a mobile office in Westminster once per month, on the second Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12noon at the Westminster Library (50 East Main Street, Westminster, 21157). Congressman Raskin says “No appointment is necessary for mobile office hours but constituents are encouraged to contact my District Office at 301-354-1000 ahead of their visit to ensure they bring with them proper documentation that may expedite service requests. As always, you may request assistance at my permanent District Office (51 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850) Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.”


EVENTS

January 4: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

From the CarrollCAN website:

This is a peaceful gathering to spread the love!

Make a sign to celebrate inclusion! (this is not a protest, no chants, just signs).

Meet across from the Westminster Branch Library, from 1 to 2pm every Saturday. Please keep your signs Welcoming, Positive and FOR something (not against something, this is a message of inclusion and welcome for all)

There are no organizers for this event. It is an organic gathering meant to spread peace, love and inclusion.

Any questions please email In…@carrollcan.org.

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January 6: Special meeting – Getting Prepared for the 2020 Presidential Election

The Club is planning to hold a special meeting Monday, January 6 from 7-8:30 PM at the Westminster Library in the Large Meeting Room. The meeting is titled “Welcome to the New Year: Getting Prepared for the 2020 Presidential Election”. Club President Kate Sanner is inviting several speakers who will do short presentations on a variety of topics. Here are some of the proposed speakers:

·   a representative from the CC Democratic Central Committee to talk about its planned local efforts and the need for volunteers,

·   the MD Dem Party’s liaison to the Western MD counties who will talk about outreach/canvassing efforts in the Western MD counties

·   a speaker on effective postcard campaigns,

·   a representative from the Election Board, to talk about voter registration deadlines, primary and general election dates, the security of our polling places;

·   representatives from non-partisan activist and advocacy groups

Light refreshments will be provided.

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January 11: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

From the CarrollCAN website:

This is a peaceful gathering to spread the love!

Make a sign to celebrate inclusion! (this is not a protest, no chants, just signs).

Meet across from the Westminster Branch Library, from 1 to 2pm every Saturday. Please keep your signs Welcoming, Positive and FOR something (not against something, this is a message of inclusion and welcome for all)

There are no organizers for this event. It is an organic gathering meant to spread peace, love and inclusion.

Any questions please email In…@carrollcan.org.

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January 18: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

From the CarrollCAN website:

This is a peaceful gathering to spread the love!

Make a sign to celebrate inclusion! (this is not a protest, no chants, just signs).

Meet across from the Westminster Branch Library, from 1 to 2pm every Saturday. Please keep your signs Welcoming, Positive and FOR something (not against something, this is a message of inclusion and welcome for all)

There are no organizers for this event. It is an organic gathering meant to spread peace, love and inclusion.

Any questions please email In…@carrollcan.org.

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January 25: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

From the CarrollCAN website:

This is a peaceful gathering to spread the love!

Make a sign to celebrate inclusion! (this is not a protest, no chants, just signs).

Meet across from the Westminster Branch Library, from 1 to 2pm every Saturday. Please keep your signs Welcoming, Positive and FOR something (not against something, this is a message of inclusion and welcome for all)

There are no organizers for this event. It is an organic gathering meant to spread peace, love and inclusion.

Any questions please email In…@carrollcan.org.

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February 3: Special workshop – Writing Effective Letters to the Editor

Monday, February 3 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM: NEW DATE AND TIME

Location: the Large Meeting Room of the Westminster Library

This will be a mini-workshop on writing:

• Effective Letters to the Editor

• Longer pieces such as for Other Voices in CC Times, and

• Opinion pieces

The workshop is free to attendees.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Our presenter will be Deborah Carter.

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About the Club

FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CarrollCountyDemocraticClub/posts/?ref=page_internal

We work to promote Democratic ideals and candidates. We also present speakers on topics of interest to voters at our meetings. We’re based in Westminster.

The December meeting is the holiday dinner Dec. 9 (see above).

No meetings in January or February (weather!), so regular meetings resume March, April, May of next year.

The meeting minutes are posted in our Google Group folder:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByGlJGvA6lW3bGlfdUlJTTVpcGs

To pay CCDemClub annual dues, send a check made out to “”CCDemClub” to:

      Mark Wilson, Treasurer, 1699 King Richard Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

$15 for a single, $25 for a couple. You will receive a spiffy club membership card in the mail!

Back to our regularly-scheduled program….

About the Newsletter

We send out a weekly newsletter listing all the news and upcoming events for the next month or so, emphasizing the newly-added or updated events.

As always, you can also go to ccdems.com/events at any time to see the full calendar and details.

To ADD an EVENT: send the information, including (if possible) a URL, to Mark Wilson, wils…@gmail.com.

 

The newsletter was first published on February 25, 2017.

Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)

Moving Forward Podcast: moving-forward.libsyn.com   With host Kate Sanner

To get on the  Carroll County Democratic Central Committee’s mailing list, email Tom Scanlan at trsc…@gmail.com.

To give DIRECTLY to the local food bank, Carroll County Food Sunday, go to the CCFS donation page: http://ccfoodsunday.org/how-to-help/
This page is always available, and ensures your donation directly benefits folks here in Carroll County.



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