Newsletter 1/7/2021

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #201*, 1/7/2021

NEW and UPDATED items are marked and highlighted.

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…
– Mark


Note from the President (NEW)

Dear friends,

I am writing this note on January 6, the day after the Georgia Senate Runoff elections. At this moment, Rev. Raphael Warnock is the projected winner in his race against the appointed Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and Jon Ossoff is ahead in his race against incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue. Ossoff’s lead is expected to hold which means that we will have two Democratic Senators from the state of Georgia – which means that the days of Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader – aka The Grim Reaper – are over!

We Democrats owe a debt of gratitude to Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight for all her hard work over these last few years to register and turn out voters in Georgia, as well as Battleground Georgia which mobilized 100,000 eligible African Americans in Georgia to vote. If you were part of the massive national campaign to turn out Georgia voters through postcards, letters, phone banking and text banking, then a big thank you to you too.

On a very sad note, beloved Congressman Jamie Raskin, from CD-08 which includes southern Carroll County, and his wife Sarah Bloom Raskin announced the death of their 25-year old son Thomas “Tommy” Bloom Raskin on December 31, 2020. The family shared a moving public tribute to their son which can be read at  The Raskin family has also established a memorial fund in honor of their late son – The Tommy Raskin Memorial Fund for People and Animals. The Carroll County Democratic Club, on behalf of all CC Democrats, is making a $250.00 contribution to the Memorial Fund. We would like to ask you, our readers – if you are able – to also make a contribution to the Fund. Here is the link make a contribution: May Tommy’s memory be for a blessing.

Take care of yourselves, stay well, and please stay engaged.

Kate Sanner

President of the CC Democratic Club


Patriots Resist Rally (NEW)

There WILL be a rally this Saturday, January 9, from 1-2, across from the Westminster Library.

Your CC Democratic Club in Action (UPDATED)

We may not be meeting in person, but the CC Democratic Club is still doing good in the community and speaking up on important issues.

Here are some of the Club’s latest initiatives:

  • The Club donated $250 in memory of Tommy Raskin (see the Note from the President, above)
  • The Club held its election year Sign Rally on Monday, November 2 from 6 – 6:30 PM.
  • Donated $100.00 through our Good Works Fund to The Shepherd’s Staff which serves those in crisis in Carroll County, Maryland

  • Donated $500.00 to the “Get Mitch or Die Trying” fund that donates to Democrats running in top Senate races. This fund splits evenly between Steve Bullock (MT), Sara Gideon (ME), MJ Hegar (TX), Jaime Harrison (SC), John Hickenlooper (CO), Alan Gross (AK), Mike Espy (MS), Jon Ossoff (GA), Doug Jones (AL), Gary Peters (MI), Theresa Greenfield (IA), Raphael Warnock(GA), Barbara Bollier (KS), and Cal Cunningham  (NC).

  • GOTV postcard campaign – The Club participated in sending Get Out the Vote postcards to Carroll County voters.

  • Sponsoring the Carroll County Democrats Victory Auction. Join the Carroll County Democratic Club in supporting Democratic candidates, values, and progress for all in Carroll County, MD.  Proceeds from this auction will go toward efforts to get Joe Biden elected, as well as Democratic candidates up and down the ticket.  Let’s have a Blue Wave in Carroll County in 2020!

  • July 2020: Contributed $100 through our Good Work’s Fund to Carroll County Food Sunday (CCFS).

    “CCFS distributes a weekly, nutritionally balanced grocery package that is predicated on household size and is meant to last 3-4 days. It includes meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, breads and milk. Over 400 families a week are served at our Westminster, Eldersburg and Taneytown locations.”

    Please go to their website – – to learn about their hours of operation and to learn how you can help. The need is so great right now for many families, please consider making your own contribution if you are able.

  • July 2020: Signed on in support of Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative resolution titled “Health Equity Resource Communities Initiative”.

  • As the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative states “All Marylanders deserve access to high-quality, affordable health care. However, health inequities based on race, ethnicity, and place of residence persist throughout the state, as shown in maternal and infant mortality rates and other measures. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed these health inequities and highlighted the need to address them and otherwise improve health outcomes in our state. In underserved areas of the state, people with chronic conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, and substance and mental health disorders have worse health outcomes and are less able to get the care and treatment they need.”
    Their solution:
    We are advocating for Maryland to create and fund Health Equity Resource Communities to help reduce health inequities. The Communities will provide grants, tax incentives, and health care provider loan repayment assistance to locations in the state with poor health outcomes that contribute to racial, ethnic, and geographic health inequities. They will be modeled after the successful 2012-2016 Health Enterprise Zones Program which successfully increased access to health resources, improved residents’ health, reduced hospital admissions, and created cost savings. Supporting health will help reduce preventable hospital admissions, which will result in lower overall health care costs, including lower insurance premiums for everyone.”
    To learn more, to get on to Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative’s mailing list, or to have your organization endorse the Health Equity Resource Communities Resolution, go to

  • May 2020: Contributed $100 through our Good Work’s Fund to the Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. (HSP). Their Director of Development was to have been our speaker at the Club’s May meeting which was cancelled due to COVID-19. The Club also participated with an entry titled ”It Takes A Village” in HSP’s 4th Annual Gingerbread Village Festival in November 2019.


    “HSP gives HOPE, inspires CHANGE, and provides OPPORTUNITY by mobilizing our community in the fight against poverty.”

    Hope, change, and opportunity are the driving forces behind everything we do at Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. We believe that with the right support, everyone can embrace hope, make meaningful changes, and take advantage of opportunities that will lead to a fulfilling and self-sufficient life.”

    To learn more about HSP and to make a monetary donation during these critical times, please go to

The website page has also been updated:

We now have 67 (was 66) members, in 46 (was 45) memberships, with at least 29 (was 28) NEW/FIRST-TIME MEMBERS!



Some folks were asking… Club meetings are on hold for now. We are looking into what would be required to hold Zoom meetings, and naturally in-person meetings will likely not resume for quite some time. Any meetings WILL be announced well in advance in this newsletter, and will also be listed on the CCDEMS Calendar:

NOTE: The Newsletter is changing! 

For starters, we’re streamlining the content, with large chunks now LINKED, and related items grouped together more. We will be soliciting ideas and suggestions – watch your inboxes for that Blast.


Details & instructions:

Jamie Raskin’s mobile office info:

Learn about the “Black Lives Matter” Movement

VOCAL Carroll County


Get Your Coronavirus Mask!


Request from the Humane Society of Carroll County



January 9, 2021: Patriots Resist Rally (NEW)

There WILL be a rally this Saturday, January 9, from 1-2, across from the Westminster Library.

May 20, 2021: CCDCC Victory Dinner RESCHEDULED – 

Mark your calendars!

The Carroll County Democratic Central Committee has RESCHEDULED its Annual Victory Dinner and Silent Auction, for Thursday, MAY 20, 2021 at Martin’s Westminster. NOTE THE NEW DATE! (Changed from September 2020)


About the Club


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.

Officers and meeting information:
The newsletter will always have the LATEST information on upcoming meetings.

The meeting minutes are posted in our Google Group folder:

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 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…


The newsletter was first published on February 25, 2017.


Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)

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

  • To give DIRECTLY to the local food bank, Carroll County Food Sunday, go to the CCFS donation page:
    This page is always available, and ensures your donation directly benefits folks here in Carroll County.


From the Carroll County Democratic Club

*(corrected value; mis-numbered originally, one less than the actual number)