Newsletter 11/7/2019

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #141, 11/7/2019

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

Holiday Dinner Signup page is OPEN!

Note from the President (NEW)

WE NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER

The Shepherd’s Staff annual Call for Coats is underway!

Support a runner in the Marine Run

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

New episode of the Moving Forward podcast

Training Opportunities from the National Democratic Training Committee

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

EVENTS

November 7: Of the People, By the People, For the People (NEW)

November 9 (1 of 2): Policy Symposium

November 9 (2 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

November 10: CCDCC Canvassing Effort

November 13: Community and Veterans Job Fair (NEW)

November 14 (1 of 2): VOCAL Carroll County Meeting

November 14 (2 of 2): CCDCC Monthly Meeting for November

November 15, 16, 17: Save the Dates! UDWMD Biennial Convention

November 16: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

Nov. 20: SAVE THE DATE – Debate Watch Party at Greenmount Station (NEW)

November 23 (1 of 2): The Arc Carroll County’s The Capitol Steps Event

November 23 (2 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

November 30: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

December 9: CCDemClub/CCDCC Holiday Party: SIGNUP NOW! (UPDATED)

About the Club

About the Newsletter

Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)


Holiday Dinner Signup page is OPEN!

The sign-up page is NOW AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!!

https://ccdems.wufoo.com/forms/carroll-county-dems-holiday-party-2019/

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.

See below for further details.


Note from the President (NEW)

I would like to thank our great Carroll County veterans who served on our panel of speakers at the November 4th CC Democratic Club meeting: Carol Coley, Jose Flores, Charles Harrison, and Mia Mason, and guest Dale Piper. They shared some very moving stories of their experiences in the military and some meaningful information on how we can help our veterans. Our Club Treasurer and Newsletter Editor Mark Wilson has posted some of that information in the body of this newsletter. Please remember, support for our veterans should be year-round – not just around Veterans Day. Yes, we can celebrate with parades, free meals for our veterans on Veterans Day weekend, veteran recognition with photos in the local newspapers – that all is important. But we need to remember that our veterans need our support as well as the support of Congress every day to meet their physical, mental health, social, and financial needs. They sacrificed a lot for our nation’s freedom – they are owed our support.

Please mark your calendars for the Club’s Holiday Party on Monday, December 9 at The Buttersburg Inn in Union Bridge. The Club will be holding a gift basket raffle to help raise money for our Good Works fund that makes contributions to groups, organizations, and causes in our County. Please read more about the Holiday Party and how to sign up in this newsletter.

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. I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!

(*Our picnic in July is free to paid members.)

That being said, we would also 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.

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

Kate


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


The Shepherd’s Staff annual Call for Coats is underway!


Support a runner in the Marine Run

Our good friend, Jose Flores, is asking for support for the Marine Run in October, held in Arlington, VA.
Jose is a Vet, and very active with veterans and addressing their issues. He’s a runner, and will be participating in the annual Marine Run, as a member of the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon Team. This effort supports the Semper Fi Fund, one of America’s highest-rated charities.

If you are interested in supporting him, go to this page:  https://runsignup.com/joseflores


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

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

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


New episode of the Moving Forward podcast

Kate Sanner’s latest podcast:

Honoring the Women of the Six Triple Eight Central Postal Directory Battalion of WWII

One group of unsung heroes of WWII were the women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. The 6888th was the first and only all Black Female Women Army Corps (WAC) unit to be deployed overseas during under the Command of Major Charity Adams. Their nickname was the “Six-Triple Eight” and their motto was “No Mail, Low Morale.”

Kate Sanner, host of Moving Forward, interviews Colonel Edna W. Cummings and Master Sergeant Elizabeth Helm Frazier who discuss the efforts being made to secure the recognition these women so rightfully deserve including the Six Triple Eight Monument, the “Six Triple Eight: No Mail, Low Morale Documentary” and the Six Triple Eight Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019.

http://moving-forward.libsyn.com/honoring-the-women-of-the-six-triple-eight-central-postal-directory-battalion-of-wwii


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

November 7: Of the People, By the People, For the People (NEW)

Of the People, By the People, For the People is presented jointly by the Carroll County Board of Elections and the local library system. Join panelists Joe Dominick (City of Westminster Mayor), Katherine Berry (Election Director, CC Board of Elections), and Nina Weisbroth (Grants and Constituent Services from Congressman Jamie Raskin’s office) for a non-partisan presentation and discussion about how to civically engage in government, running for office, and how to get involved without holding an elected position. Held in the large meeting room of the Westminster branch library.

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November 9 (1 of 2): Policy Symposium

Climate Change, Immigration, and Women in Politics: Find the passion to make a difference, then learn how to see it through! November 9, 2019, at 10am, Johns Hopkins University, Schaffer Hall, Room 303.

Sponsored by SHE | Lift as we climb! For more information and directions, visit:

www.supportherelection.com

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November 9 (2 of 2): 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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November 10: CCDCC Canvassing Effort

We have reserved the same large meeting room at the Finksburg Library for our next canvass on Sunday, November 10th, from 1 – 3pm.  Please let Greg H. know if you can make it! Let’s try to get some of our volunteers out for this event.

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November 13: Community and Veterans Job Fair (NEW)

Wednesday, 13 November, from 9am to 2pm at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road, Fort George G. Meade, MD.

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND ALL JOB SEEKERS!

All Veterans and non-veterans are invited to attend.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED, but if you don’t have a DoD ID card, go to the gate at MD 175 and Reece Road, and report to the Visitor Control Center. Photo ID or driver’s license required.

Arrive early, bring plenty of resumes, meet employers! Dress for Success!

Free Resume Doctor, Free Shuttle Service from the Visitor Control Center at Fort Meade.

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November 14 (1 of 2): VOCAL Carroll County Meeting

Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm (EST)

At the Finksburg Branch Library.

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November 14 (2 of 2): CCDCC Monthly Meeting for November

Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm (EST)

At the Carroll County Public Library, 50 E Main St, Westminster – Large Meeting Room

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November 15, 16, 17: Save the Dates! UDWMD Biennial Convention

Save the dates!  November 15-17, 2019, at the Carousel Resort Hotel, 11700 Coastal Highway, in Ocean City.

For the tentative schedule, and other information, see the CCDEMS Event page: https://ccdems.com/event/udwmd-biennial-convention/

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November 16: 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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Nov. 20: SAVE THE DATE – Debate Watch Party at Greenmount Station (NEW)

The CCDCC will host a debate watch party Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Greenmount Station.
We will have a private room, a large screen, and our own dedicated wait staff!!

Folks will be gathering beforehand, around 7:30 or 8, to enjoy some dinner together.

The debate is scheduled for 9pm to 11pm – later than the last several!!!

Room holds a max of 45. Let’s fill it up! Games and more!!!

(Greenmount Station is at  1631 N Main St in Hampstead.)

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November 23 (1 of 2): The Arc Carroll County’s The Capitol Steps Event

The Capitol Steps event will take place on Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Winters Mill High

School located at 560 Gorsuch Rd, Westminster, MD 21771. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

The cost is $25. All proceeds benefit The Arc Carroll County.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. They can also be purchased online by going to the Events page

https://arccarroll.org/event/the-capitol-steps. You can also purchase tickets at all branches of the Carroll

County Public Library & at the Carroll Arts Center.

At the Club’s October meeting, the Club voted to sponsor at the Ambassador Level The Capitol Steps Event.
The Carroll County Democratic Club is proud to support The Arc Carroll County!

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November 23 (2 of 2): 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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November 30: 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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December 9: CCDemClub/CCDCC Holiday Party: SIGNUP NOW! (UPDATED)

The 2019 Holiday Party, sponsored by the Carroll County Democratic Club and the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee, will be held Monday, December 9 at the Buttersburg Inn.

They will be open ONLY FOR US – we will be the ONLY guests!

Social time starts at 6:30, dinner around 7:00.

The sign-up page is NOW AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!!

https://ccdems.wufoo.com/forms/carroll-county-dems-holiday-party-2019/

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.

You don’t pay until the dinner itself. NO CREDIT CARDS! Pay Mark – see below.

NOTE: this is a NEW day of the week, and this will be a BUFFET dinner!

Here’s the MENU:

Salad, roast beef w/ stuffing, penne alfredo with broccoli, with chicken on the side to add to that, lasagna, and steamed shrimp, green beans, mashed potatoes.

The choices for dessert will be, apple pie chocolate silk, coconut cake pumpkin pie.

There may be a few other items, that’s to be determined.

COST: $35/person (same as last year), payable AT THE DINNER. See Mark when you arrive.

Checks (made out to “CCDemClub”) are preferred, but I’ll do what I can with cash.

The limit will be around 80.

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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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