Newsletter 2/17/2022

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #258, 2/17/2022

Note from the President (UPDATED)
Save the Date to Save Democracy (NEW)
CCDCC Victory Gala (UPDATED)
Gubernatorial Candidate Websites (UPDATED)
Call for Support for Little Free Pantry (NEW)
Your CC Democratic Club in Action
“Moving Forward” Podcast
Upcoming Club Meetings
* Monday, March 7: Club meeting via ZOOM
* Monday, April 4th *IN PERSON* (UPDATED)
* Monday, May 2nd IN PERSON (UPDATED)
EVENTS
* Thursday, May 19: Carroll County Dems Victory Dinner (Save the Date)
* Thursday, May 26: Maryland Democratic Party Gala (Save the Date)
* Saturday, June 18: Juneteenth in Carroll (Save the Date – NOT CANCELLED)
About the Club
About the Newsletter
Standard Links

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Note from the President (UPDATED)

Dear friends,

Mark your calendars for our next Carroll County Democratic Club meeting. It will
take place via Zoom on Monday, March 7 at 7 PM.
 The theme of the meeting is
“Getting Ready for the Midterm Elections – Get Ready to Save Democracy”. Our guest speaker will be Andrea Shedler, Regional Organizer for the Maryland Democratic Party.

So many of us thought that the 2020 Presidential Election was the most important
election of our lifetime; it turns out that getting Trump out of office did not end the
danger to our democracy. Among our most important goals for the Midterms are:
maintain Democratic control of the House of Representatives; hold and expand our
majority in the Senate, and elect a Democratic Governor of Maryland. Just as important,
we need our local government offices to be safeguarded from right wing extremists and
nowhere is that more important than in our local Board of Education. We have our work
cut out for us and we will review what we can be doing during the meeting.

Communications Director Mark Wilson will send out an email invitation. Please respond
to that email if you will attend so that Mark can send you the Zoom link. The focus of the
meeting will be on getting ready for the Midterm Elections.

See you at our Zoom meeting on March 7. Until then, take care and stay well.

Kate Sanner

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Save the Date to Save Democracy (NEW)

2022 Primary and General Election Dates

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CCDCC Victory Gala (UPDATED)

A reminder that this will be our first LIVE Gala in three years! May 19.
For tickets, go tohttps://secure.actblue.com/donate/victory22

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Gubernatorial Candidate Websites (UPDATED)

As part of the club’s mission to support all Democratic candidates during the primary,
we’re providing this list of their websites.  Any additions or corrections are welcome!

Rushern Baker:   https://www.rushernbaker.com
Jon Baron:   https://jonbaron.com
Peter Franchot:   https://www.franchot.com
Doug Gansler:   https://douggansler.com
Ashwani Jain:   https://www.jainforgovernor.com
John King:   https://johnkingforgovernor.com
Tom Perez:   https://tomperez.com
Wes Moore:  https://wesmoore.com

 Laura Neuman: https://lauraneuman.com (NEW)
Jerome Segal: https://segalforgovernor.org (NEW)

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Call for Support for Little Free Pantry (NEW)

Please support Westminster’s Little Free Pantry that helps our neighbors in need.
If you would like to donate to the Westminster Little Free Pantry but can’t do so by direct food donations, the Coalition Against Prejudice accepts monetary donations to help keep the pantry stocked (please put “free pantry” in the comments section when using the apps).

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Your CC Democratic Club in Action

In early December, the club made a donation of $100 (from our Good Works Fund) to Carroll County Food Sunday.
This brings the club’s total donations to CCFS to over $500 since 2018!
We also made a donation of $100 (again, from our Good Works Fund) to The Shepherd’s Staff, in late December ’21.

Note: if you’re interested in what we’ve done in the last few years, there’s a “Your Club in Action” page on the website. It’s updated periodically to keep a running list:
https://ccdems.com/your-cc-democratic-club-in-action/


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“Moving Forward” Podcast

Kate Sanner’s latest “Moving Forward” podcast features Tori Nefflen of End Medical Debt Maryland.
Listen to the podcast at:
https://moving-forward.libsyn.com/a-conversation-with-tori-nefflen?tdest_id=795785&fbclid=IwAR0lNs4McVgP_hl2buhkxGhUTWqRs-3JZmYPNffqrlymkhN_AoU42X50Qd0
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Upcoming Club Meetings (UPDATED)

* Monday, March 7: Club meeting via ZOOM

Starts at 7pm. The focus of the meeting will be on getting ready for the Midterm Elections.
See further discussion in the Note from the President, above.

ALSO, please save the following dates for upcoming Club meetings, April 4th and May 2nd:

* Monday, April 4th *IN PERSON* (UPDATED)

From 6-7:30pm at Exploration Commons at the Westminster Library
Yes! This will be an in-person meeting – our first in two years!! Come join us to
celebrate, get more great information on the Midterms, and to learn more about
Democratic events and activities in Carroll County.

* Monday, May 2nd IN PERSON (UPDATED)

Time and location to be announced. Our speaker at that meeting will
be Katherine Berry, Election Director, Carroll County Board of Elections
who will talk about the upcoming elections and the security of mail-in voting.

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EVENTS
 
* Thursday, May 19: Carroll County Dems Victory Dinner (Save the Date)
At Martin’s Westminster. Details to follow when available.
Sponsored by the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee.
(See also graphic in the Note from the President, above.)
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* Thursday, May 26: Maryland Democratic Party Gala (Save the Date)

Details to follow when available.
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* Saturday, June 18: Juneteenth in Carroll (Save the Date – NOT CANCELLED)

This is NOT cancelled, but the details are yet to be determined.
All these details will be passed along when they become available.

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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. Our Our email address is ccdemclubmd@gmail.com
FACEBOOK Page: http://www.facebook.com/CarrollCountyDemocraticClub
Your club in action: https://ccdems.com/your-cc-democratic-club-in-action/
Meeting information: http://ccdems.com/events/
Officers and other club information: http://ccdems.com/clubs/

The newsletter will always have the LATEST information on upcoming meetings.

The meeting minutes are posted in our Google Group folder:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByGlJGvA6lW3bGlfdUlJTTVpcGs


We are now in the 2021-2022 club year (club years run May-May).
We now have 19 /FIRST-TIME MEMBERS (including family memberships).
(We even have FOUR paid members for NEXT year, 2022-23.)

To join by check OR PayPal:  https://ccdems.com/dues/


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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.  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 wilsoncpu@gmail.com. For new items, include a URL if possible.

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

The newsletter was first published on February 25, 2017. The CCDemClub newsletter archives can be found at https://ccdems.com/newsletter-archive/


Archived links are at https://ccdems.com/archived-links

– Mark

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Standard Links


Jamie Raskin:  Contact his district staff at 301-354-1000 if you need any assistance.

Moving Forward Podcast: http://moving-forward.libsyn.com, with host Kate Sanner.

To get on the  Carroll County Democratic Central Committee’s mailing list, email  ccmddemclubmd@gmail.com (changed contact email).

Resources, Grassroots Activist Groups and Nationwide Activist Groups information has been moved to https://ccdems.com/resources/

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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From the Carroll County Democratic Club