Newsletter 10/11/18

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #85, 10/11/18

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

For information on joining the club, see “About the Club” at the end of the newsletter.

For UPDATED items, I’ll try to highlight the changed or new bits (like this!)


TABLE OF CONTENTS

CAMPAIGN NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Moving Forward Podcast

BALLOT INITIATIVES

ONLINE FOOD BANK DONATIONS

EVENTS

October 11: Republican-vs-Democrat Softball Game

October 13: Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop: CANCELLED (UPDATE)

October 13: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion): NONE

October 17: Facts Matter (CCPL Voter Ed. presentation) (NEW)

October 18: Emily Shank Fundraiser

October 19: 16th Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

October 20: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

October 27 (1 of 2): HEALTHCARE SPEAKOUT in Westminster (NEW)

October 27 (2 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion) (NEW)

November 3: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion) (NEW)

November 5: CCDemClub Sign Rally (UPDATED)

November 6: Election Night Watch Gathering

November 7: CCDCC November Meeting

About the Club (UPDATED)

About the Newsletter


CAMPAIGN NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

  • Signs are arriving at HQ! 37 East Main Street in Westminster – go get some! Various candidates’ signs available.

  • Temporary housing is needed for volunteers to come to our area to work. If you can help, or know someone who can, contact Don West (thema…@gmail.com), or Nina Belforte, Western MD Regional Director for the Coordinated Campaign (cbel…@mddems.org, 323-821-9162)

  • There is so much excitement and energy growing as we approach the Midterm Elections in November. Here in Carroll County, we have several great Democratic candidates on the ballot. Check out their biographies here. If anyone from the Club would like to volunteer for these great candidates or at Democratic HQ, please contactCCDems.

Moving Forward Podcast

moving-forward.libsyn.com
Active, engaged citizens, fighting for progressive values, help make our democracy stronger. In the Moving Forward podcast, you’ll hear about the contributions these engaged citizens make to address the challenges that face us. Host Kate Sanner interviews candidates, community leaders, community activists, and elected officials on a number of civic, political and social justice topics.

BALLOT INITIATIVES

From Eva Lewis, Political Director of the Maryland Democratic Party:

There are two ballot initiatives that voters will vote on for this election –
(1) Fix the Fund so that monies from gambling are in a “lockbox” and can only be used for education and
(2) passing an amendment to our state constitution to allow same day registration on election days.
The state party supports both ballot initiatives.

Get on the CENTRAL COMMITTEE MAILING LIST

If you want to be added to the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee’s mailing list, just email Tom Scanlan at trsc…@gmail.com.

ONLINE FOOD BANK DONATIONS

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.


EVENTS

October 11: Republican-vs-Democrat Softball Game

October 11, 6-9pm at the Westminster City Ball Field on Longwell Avenue.

For details, see the CCDEMS Event page: https://ccdems.com/event/republican-vs-democrat-softball-game-2/

You can sign up now at: http://carrollmagazine.com/Softball

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October 13: Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop: CANCELLED (UPDATE)

The Better Angels Red and Blue Workshop on the 13th has been cancelled.  We will reschedule as soon as we can get a new “Red” co-organizer. The co-organizer withdrew from the project.

Previous listing:

Can we bridge the Political Divide? A workshop between equal numbers of Republican-leaning and Democratic-leaning citizens. Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9am to 3:30pm at Trinity UCC in Manchester.

Interested in participating? For more information, call Sharon at 410-598-3795 or email MB at mbag…@gmail.com with the subject line “Better Angels Workshop”.

For details, see the Event page at CCDEMS.COM: https://ccdems.com/event/better-angels-red-blue-workshop/

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October 13: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion): NONE

There is no rally October 13, because of the Oyster Stroll in downtown Westminster.

There WILL be one next Saturday, October 20.

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October 17: Facts Matter (CCPL Voter Ed. presentation) (NEW)

Facts Matter

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Eldersburg Branch Library

For Adults

Richard Kimball, founder Project Vote Smart, will make a stop in Carroll County to give a 50-minute multimedia presentation focused on voter education. The nonprofit organization stresses voter awareness of advertisements, news stories, and commercials and how to find free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials. This event is being sponsored by the Carroll County Times. To register: https://library.carr.org/programs/reg_one.asp?record=48052

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October 18: Emily Shank Fundraiser

October 18, 2018 6pm-8pm: Fundraiser for Emily Shank at the home of Vivian and John Seaman.

Please rsvp to Vivian Seaman at vivi…@gmail.com for address and directions.

Donations encouraged and appreciated.

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October 19: 16th Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

Carroll County NAACP’s 16th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet,
October 19, 2018 at Martins Westminster.

This year we are excited to announce that our guest speaker will be Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, the President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Place your ad NOW! See information at:
https://ccdems.com/event/16th-annual-freedom-fund-banquet/

(More details as they become available.)

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October 20: 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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October 27 (1 of 2): HEALTHCARE SPEAKOUT in Westminster (NEW)

Sharing Healthcare Stories, Struggles, and Solutions

Saturday, October 27th | 2:30pm-4:30pm

St. Paul’s UCC, 17 Bond St., Westminster

CCDEMS Event page: https://ccdems.com/event/healthcare-speakout-in-westminster/

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October 27 (2 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion) (NEW)

-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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November 3: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion) (NEW)

-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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November 5: CCDemClub Sign Rally (UPDATED)

November 5th at HEADQUARTERS in Westminster: 37 EAST MAIN STREET . Come and pick up signs to be placed at polling places!

CANDIDATES: Bring signs you’d like us to place, to HQ, by 6pm Nov. 5, WITH a list of polling places to be covered.
7pm, in lieu of the regular monthly club meeting (no business meeting will be held).
CCDEMS Event page: https://ccdems.com/event/ccdemclub-sign-rally/

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November 6: Election Night Watch Gathering

Come join us at Johansson’s as we watch the results come in! Feel the wave!
We’ll start gathering around 7, since the polls close at 8.
CCDEMS Event page: https://ccdems.com/event/election-night-watch-gathering/

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November 7: CCDCC November Meeting

Now on the first Wednesday of each month.
7pm, at the HEADQUARTERS! 37 E. Main St. in Westminster.

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About the Club (UPDATED)

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 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 2018-2019 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 February 25, 2017.



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