Newsletter 2/27/2020

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #157, 2/27/2020

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 (UPDATED)

ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS AND EVENTS!

Postcards 4 Maryland postcard writing group! (UPDATED)

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

New Moving Forward Podcast

EVENTS

February 29 (1 of 3): Postcards 4 Maryland (NEW)

February 29 (2 of 3): NEXT Patriots Resist Rally

February 29 (3 of 3): Better Angels Skills Workshop (UPDATED)

March 1: VOCAL Earth Day All Month PLANNING meeting (NEW)

March 2:  Carroll County Democratic Club meeting

March 12: CCDCC Monthly Meeting

March 29: VOCAL Earth Day All Month meeting

April 6: April Carroll County Democratic Club meeting

April 7: “Harvest the Vote” Book Event in Frederick

May 1: 2020 CCRE Bridging the Gap Conference (SAVE THE DATE)

May 4: May CC Democratic Club meeting (SAVE THE DATE)

About the Club

About the Newsletter

Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)


Note from the President (UPDATED)

Our Club’s Postcards 4 Maryland Carroll County postcard writing group has met for the last 3 Saturdays with some wonderful results – over 200 postcards have been written. This past Saturday, we had 12 writers who wrote 110 postcards for the Postcards to Voters Campaign for Rob Prah, Jr. who is running for Representative for PA’s 58th district. We also wrote through Postcards to Voters to encourage Miami-Dade County Democrats to sign up for Vote By Mail. Why would Carroll County residents write for these races and initiatives?  Because we know how important it is to elect Democrats in every battleground state and that getting out the vote everywhere is the key to Democratic wins across the nation.

Our postcard writing group will be meeting again on Saturday, February 29 from 10 AM to 12 Noon in the LARGE Meeting Room of the Westminster Library. I will provide the postcards (no cost to you); you provide the postcard stamps and 2 hours of your time. Bring a pen and colored pens if you have them.

The Club’s next meeting will take place on Monday, March 2, 2020. The meeting will take place at the Taneytown Branch of the Carroll County Public Library from 6:30-8:30 PM. At the meeting, the Club will be hosting a candidate forum with the three Democratic candidates – Mia Mason, Jennifer Pingley, and Allison Galbraith – who are running in the primary for the Congressional District 1 seat now occupied by Republican Andy Harris.

Following the forum, the Club will hold its meeting and announce a slate of candidates for the 2020-2021 Club year. (Election of officers will take place at the April meeting.) We will also provide updates on some of the Club initiatives.

Please stay engaged and get others engaged with the CC Democratic Club. Remember, you don’t need to be a member to attend our meetings, activities, or to volunteer (though we would love it if you do). Thank you for all you do to give Democrats an important presence and vibrant voice in Carroll County.

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.


Postcards 4 Maryland postcard writing group! (UPDATED)

The CC Democratic Club has formed the Postcards 4 Maryland Carroll County postcard writing group

We will be meeting weekly on Saturdays from 10 AM to 12 Noon. The next meeting is THIS Saturday, Feb. 29, in the LARGE meeting room of the Westminster Public Library.

We will be writing postcards through Postcards to Voters, Postcards to Wisconsin (they are providing the cards – we provide the stamps), postcards for PA through a MD based allies group, and any other battleground state postcard campaigns I learn about.

Please bring postcards if you have them. I will let you know where to order some for purchase to use going forward and I will also have some to sell at cost. Please also bring postcard stamps. Postcard postage is $0.35. You can buy books of 20 stamps at the post office or rolls of 100 stamps. I will also have stamps you can purchase for use that day.

The room seats 10 people so if you plan to come, let me know. If the group grows over time, I will try to get the larger library room.

 We will be meeting on Saturday February 29.


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.”


New Moving Forward Podcast

Keep Up the Fight for Immigrants and Refugees – They Help Make the U.S. Strong

Kate Sanner, host of Moving Forward, interviews Liuda Galinaitis, who shares the

courageous story of her father’s family who were forced to flee their home in Lithuania

during WWII. She also shares her research on the current immigration crisis, the

contributions immigrants make to our nation, and the importance of keeping up the fight

for immigrants, refugees, and asylees who help keep us strong.

http://moving-forward.libsyn.com/keep-up-the-fight-for-immigrants-and-refugees-they-

help-make-the-us-strong


EVENTS

February 29 (1 of 3): Postcards 4 Maryland (NEW)

The CC Democratic Club has formed the Postcards 4 Maryland Carroll County postcard writing group

We will be meeting weekly on Saturdays from 10 AM to 12 Noon. The next meeting is THIS Saturday, Feb. 29, in the LARGE meeting room of the Westminster Public Library.

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February 29 (2 of 3): NEXT Patriots Resist Rally

From CarrollCAN:

This is a peaceful gathering to spread our beliefs in social justice, including human rights and the environment.

We focus on positive messaging through our signs, but also take on pressing issues that deserve direct responses.

We meet across from the Westminster Branch Library, from 1 to 2pm every Saturday. We have been demonstrating weekly for three years. We invite and welcome new faces to the event.

There are no organizers for this event. It is an organic gathering that lets our fellow Carroll Countians understand that there are people in Carroll with a conscience who are working for social justice locally, nationally, and globally.

Any questions please email In…@carrollcan.org.

Upcoming Patriots Resist Rallies: March 7, 14, 21, 28.

NOTE: from now on, only the NEXT rally will be listed individually in detail.
Subsequent rallies will be listed by date only, as above.

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February 29 (3 of 3): Better Angels Skills Workshop (FREE!) (UPDATED)

Better Angels Skills Workshop: How to Talk Across the Political Divide

A FREE communication skills workshop to learn how to listen to others whose political views differ from yours and how to speak in a way that encourages others to listen to you.

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10 AM to 12:30 PM, Taneytown Public Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, 21787.

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/communicating-effectively-across-the-political-divide-free-workshop-tickets-91543451929

Better Angels is a citizens’ organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America.

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March 1: VOCAL Earth Day All Month PLANNING meeting (NEW)

From VOCAL: Did you know the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is April 22nd?

VOCAL will celebrate all month by promoting environmental stewardship and “outdoorism” in Carroll County.

Join us Sunday, March 1st in the large meeting room of the Finksburg library for the Earth Day All Month planning meeting.

We hope to see you there 🙂

(A kickoff event will be held on Sunday, March 29th 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the same time and location. See listing below.)

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March 2:  Carroll County Democratic Club meeting

At our March meeting, the Club will be hosting a candidate forum with the three Democratic candidates – Mia Mason, Jennifer Pingley, and Allison Galbraith – who are running in the primary for Congressional District 1 seat now occupied by Republican Andy Harris.

Following the forum, the Club will hold its meeting and submit a slate of candidates for the 2020-2021 Club year. We will also provide updates on some of the Club initiatives including the postcard writing group.

Meeting will take place on Monday, March 2 at the Taneytown Branch of the Carroll County

Public Library from 6:30-8:30 PM. NOTE THE NEW LOCATION AND TIME!

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March 12: CCDCC Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, at the Mount Airy Library (Large Meeting Room).

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March 29: VOCAL Earth Day All Month meeting

From VOCAL: Did you know the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is April 22nd?

VOCAL will celebrate all month by promoting environmental stewardship and “outdoorism” in Carroll County.

A kickoff event will be held on Sunday, March 29th 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Finksburg library.

And you can help!

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April 6: April Carroll County Democratic Club meeting

We have reserved the Large Meeting Room of the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library for the Club’s April meeting on Monday, April 6 from 6:30-8:30 PM. NOTE THE SPECIAL LOCATION AND TIME!

At this meeting, we will have a forum for the 3 primary candidates for Judge of the Circuit Court. Forty-five minutes has been allotted for the forum. I have sent an email invitation to each of the candidates. I would appreciate your contributions of questions for the forum

Following the forum, we will have our monthly meeting at which we will have the election of Club officers, in addition to other Club business and updates/announcements.

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April 7: “Harvest the Vote” Book Event in Frederick

The Curious Iguana bookstore in Frederick, MD will host author Jane Kleeb who will

share her new book, Harvest the Vote: How Democrats Can Win Again in Rural

America. The event runs from 7pm to 8pm.  Harvest the Vote is an urgent and stirring road map showing how the

Democratic party can, and should, engage rural America.

This event is free but registration is preferred; click https://curiousiguana.com/event/jane-kleeb-harvest-the-vote/  to register. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Here is the Facebook link to get a free

ticket and reserve your place: https://www.facebook.com/events/199001544608651/

About the book:

The Democratic Party has lost an entire generation of rural voters. By

focusing the majority of their message and resources on urban and

coastal voters, Democrats have sacrificed entire regions of the country

where there is more common ground and shared values than what

appears on the surface.

In Harvest the Vote, Jane Kleeb, chair of Nebraska’s Democratic Party

and founder of Bold Nebraska, brings us a lively and sweeping argument

for why the Democrats shouldn’t turn away from rural America. As a party leader and

longtime activist, Kleeb speaks from experience. She’s been fighting the national party

for more resources and building a grassroots movement to flex the power of a voting

bloc that has long been ignored and forgotten.

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May 1: 2020 CCRE Bridging the Gap Conference (SAVE THE DATE)

Title: My County, ‘Tis of Thee: Others in America.

May 1, 2020 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Details to Follow.

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May 4: May CC Democratic Club meeting (SAVE THE DATE)

Details to follow.

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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.

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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