Newsletter 3/28/2019

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #109, 3/28/2019

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!)
Any problems, or to submit items for the newsletter, email me at wils…@gmail.com.
– Mark


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Advocacy Opportunity! Ask Legislators to PASS the Health Insurance Bill (HB768) (New)

Senatorial Scholarships (notice from Katie Fry Hester)

Moms Demand Action: Donation, and Other Items!

Moving Forward Podcast: Interview with Dr. Angela Putman, intercultural scholar and Assistant Professor at Penn State

Note from the Club Vice President

Humane Society check presentation

Advocacy Opportunity! Support Auto Insurance Discrimination Law

Training Opportunities from the National Democratic Training Committee

Opportunity: Paid Internship with the Maryland Democratic Party

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

EVENTS

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

March 31: VOCAL Meeting in Westminster (NEW)

April 1: CCDemClub April Meeting (UPDATED)

April 3: CCDCC April Meeting

April 6: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

April 13: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

April 20 (1 of 2): Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) meeting

April 20 (2 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

May 1: CCDCC May ‘19 Meeting (NEW)

May 3-May 4: Western Maryland Democratic Summit

May 6: CCDemClub May Meeting

May 16: 2019 V for Victory Dinner!

About the Club

About the Newsletter

Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)


Advocacy Opportunity! Ask Legislators to PASS the Health Insurance Bill (HB768) (New)

From Vincent DeMarco of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative:

Although we would have preferred to keep the original language in our bill giving the Board the authority to set upper payment limits across the board in 2024, we believe that the measure which passed the HGO Committee is a tremendous step forward in our effort to make prescription drugs more affordable for Marylanders. For the first time in the United States, an official government body would have the authority to determine what are affordable costs for the most expensive drugs and make sure that our state and local governments can afford the drugs they need for public health and for their employees.

But, our work is not done. The drug corporations and PhRMA made clear at hearings before the House that they strongly oppose the HGO-passed measure and they suggested changes which would have substantially weakened it, such as removing all upper payment limit setting authority from the Board.  We must do all we can to block their efforts to weaken HB 768 when it gets to the Senate.

Please  contact your legislators (via our Action Page)  as soon as possible and urge them to pass HB 768 with no weakening amendments proposed by the drug corporations.


Senatorial Scholarships (notice from Katie Fry Hester)

Notice from District 9 State Senator Katie Fry Hester:

We are now accepting applications for this year’s Senatorial Scholarships! These applications will eventually be heard by a committee of District residents, and we hope to be able to inform people of their decisions by the end of the summer.

Applicants must be Maryland residents applying to an in-state school. If you’d like to apply, please email hester…@gmail.com with your information and my wonderful staff will get back to you with an application form to fill out!


Moms Demand Action: Donation, and Other Items!

At the March meeting, Bridget McCullough of Moms Demand Action made a moving and informative presentation. In recognition of her talk, and the wonderful work MOMS does, the club voted to make a $100 donation to that organization, and that has been done.

Bridget also asked us to share the link to electronically sign the postcard to support closing the loophole on background checks for long guns: https://act.everytown.org/sign/md-long-gun-loophole/

There will be a  Carroll County Moms Demand Action meeting on Thursday, 28 March at a private home in Sykesville. The address will be provided when you RSVP.  Here is the Carroll County Moms RSVP Link for this event: https://northeast-moms.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/45124


Moving Forward Podcast: Interview with Dr. Angela Putman, intercultural scholar and Assistant Professor at Penn State

Kate Sanner, host of Moving Forward, interviews Dr. Angela Putman, a critical intercultural scholar and Assistant Professor at Penn State University Brandywine.

Dr. Putman’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are in Organizational Communication and her Ph.D. is in Intercultural Communication. Her dissertation focused on educating people about systemic racism, intersectionality, and white privilege. She is passionate about communication, social justice issues, education, and speaking out against injustices.

In this podcast, Dr. Putman explains systemic racism and white privilege and presents practical ways for every white person to take action against them.

http://moving-forward.libsyn.com/understanding-confronting-and-interrupting-white-privilege-in-our-daily-lives


Note from the Club Vice President

Please save the following dates for our April and May meetings:

  • April 1 – Speaker Emily Shank, 2018 candidate for State Delegate, District 5, will

present on building the bench of Democratic candidates in Carroll County.

  • May 6 – Speaker Dr. Mona Becker, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at

McDaniel College and Westminster Common Council member, will present on climate

change.

= Kate Sanner


Humane Society check presentation

The CCDC sponsored a December holiday donation event for the Humane Society of Carroll County and raised $250.  We presented the ceremonial check to Karen Baker, Executive Director of the HSCC at our club meeting March 4. Pictured above are Carol Coley (of the HSCC and the CCDemClub), Karen Baker, and Mark Wilson of the CCDemClub.


Advocacy Opportunity! Support Auto Insurance Discrimination Law

The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition is supporting legislation that would not allow insurance companies to include occupation and education as factors in determining insurance rates — because it discriminates against people who only have a high school education and/or a blue collar job and has nothing to do with one’s driving record.

Courtney Watson is on the Economic Matters subcommittee that will be voting on the bill.  We are trying to get people to contact her to urge her to support this bill.

Please email Courtne…@house.state.md.us and ask her to support House Bills 329 and 351, insurance rate discrimination based on education or profession.


Training Opportunities from the National Democratic Training Committee

The NDTC has three new FREE training opportunities: (1) NDTC Staff Academy, (2) NDTC 30-Day Challenge and (3) NDTC’s overall free campaign webinars available on their website For details and links, go to:

https://ccdems.com/ndtc_announcements_20190306/


Opportunity: Paid Internship with the Maryland Democratic Party

The Maryland Democratic Party is now offering a paid internship program.  We are very excited about this change and hope you are as well.  More information and instructions on how to apply can be found at https://www.mddems.org/intern.


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

March 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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March 31: VOCAL Meeting in Westminster (NEW)

From VOCAL Carroll Country: In order to fully realize our vision for our community, we need more individuals to consistently support our initiatives. One great way for you to help is to join us this Sunday afternoon 1:30-3:30 at the Westminster Branch library as we refine our statement of purpose and collaborate on how to maximize our impact.

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April 1: CCDemClub April Meeting (UPDATED)

The April meeting of the Carroll County Democratic Club will be at 7pm, Monday, April 1, 2019, at Johansson’s in Westminster. As always, some of us will meet at 6 to get some dinner before the meeting – please join us!

Our speaker, Emily Shank, 2018 candidate for State Delegate – District 5, will present on building the bench of Democratic candidates in Carroll County:

“Running as a Democrat in Carroll County:
Why You Should Do It and Why It’s Worth It.”

Emily Shank is a practicing attorney in Westminster, MD, where she practices general civil litigation, family law, landlord tenant, and juvenile criminal defense. She is a member of the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee where she heads up a subcommittee on candidate recruitment. Ms. Shank ran for State Delegate, District 5 in 2018.

Voting will take place for the new slate of officers.

Nominations for other candidates will be opened before the voting. The current candidates are:

President: Kate Sanner

Vice President: (vacant)

Treasurer: Mark Wilson

Secretary: Ellen Marble

Board: Corynne Courpas and Carol Coley

(Immediate Past President: Frank Rammes)

The successful nominees will be sworn in at the next meeting, in May.

CCDEMS event page: https://ccdems.com/event/ccdemclub-april-meeting-2/

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April 3: CCDCC April Meeting

The April  meeting of the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee  is Wednesday, April 3, from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Carroll County Public Library in Mount Airy, 705 Ridge Ave, Mount Airy.

CCDEMS.COM page: https://ccdems.com/event/ccdcc-april-meeting/

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April 6: 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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April 13: 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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April 20 (1 of 2): Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) meeting

There is a full Democratic State Central Committee (DSSC) meeting scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 10am-12pm (location TBD). Website and most current info: https://www.mddems.org/event/democratic-state-central-committee-meeting-0

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April 20 (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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May 1: CCDCC May ‘19 Meeting (NEW)

The Carroll County Democratic Central Committee will hold its monthly meeting on May 1, 2019, at 6:30, at the Mount Airy Library, in the Large Meeting Room.

CCDEMS Event page: https://ccdems.com/event/ccdcc-may-19-meeting/

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May 3-May 4: Western Maryland Democratic Summit

The 2019 Western Maryland Democratic Summit is being presented by  the Western Maryland Democratic PAC, Inc.

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM, and Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM (EDT) at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort, in Flintstone, MD.

Information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-western-maryland-democratic-summit-tickets-55434699679

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May 6: CCDemClub May Meeting

The May meeting of the Carroll County Democratic Club will be at 7pm, Monday, May 6, 2019, at Johansson’s in Westminster. As always, some of us will meet at 6 to get some dinner before the meeting – please join us!

The new slate of officers will be sworn in.

This is the last meeting of the club year. No meetings in June, July, or August.

CCDEMS event page: https://ccdems.com/event/ccdemclub-may-meeting-2/

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May 16: 2019 V for Victory Dinner!

JOIN US for this annual event!

Thursday, May 16, at Martin’s Westminster.

6:30 Reception, 7:30 Dinner, 8:30 Program

Cost: $80/person, or a table of 8 or more for $75/person; Students: $50 each.

For tickets and information, contact Anita Riley: 410-781-0206, or dolce…@verizon.net

Presented by the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee.

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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 November meeting is the sign rally Nov. 5 (see above).

The December meeting is the holiday dinner Dec. 13 (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 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 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, just 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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