Newsletter 4/14/2022

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #266, 4/14/2022

Note from the President
CCDCC Victory Dinner
Chance to Get Involved: Club Officers Needed
Election News
Donate to the People of Ukraine
Voter Registration Training is Available!
Gubernatorial Candidate Websites
Call for Support for Little Free Pantry
Your CC Democratic Club in Action
“Moving Forward” Podcast

Upcoming Club Meetings
* Monday, May 2nd IN PERSON
EVENTS

* Sunday, May 1: Arts In Action
* Thursday, May 19: Carroll County Dems Victory Dinner
* Thursday, May 26: Maryland Democratic Party Gala
* Saturday, June 18: Juneteenth in Carroll (Save the Date)
About the Club
About the Newsletter
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Dear friends,

Thanks to all of you who attended our CC Democratic Club meeting on Monday, April 4 at Carroll County Public Library’s Exploration Commons at 50 East in Westminster. After two years of not being able to meet in person due to the pandemic, our meeting truly was a celebration! We had a great turnout, delicious food, and it was so good to see old friends and new faces. Also, what a beautiful setting Exploration Commons is! CCPL has done an outstanding job providing a vibrant and inviting place to meet, create, and learn.

Thanks to all the candidates who spoke at the meeting, as well as our representatives from the CC Democratic Central Committee and the MD Democratic Party. Thanks to Carol Coley, one of our Club Directors who serves as a Board Member of the CC Board of Elections, who described some of the issues involved with the upcoming election, and asked people to serve as election judges. It was an informative and interactive meeting thanks to our speakers and our attendees.

Our next Club meeting will take place on Monday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room of Carroll County Public Library’s Exploration Commons at 50 East. Our speaker will be Katherine Berry, Election Director of the CC Board of Elections. We will have some light refreshments (snacks) at the meeting.

I look forward to seeing you on May 2. In the meantime, take care and stay well.

Kate Sanner

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CCDCC Victory Dinner 

Thursday, May 19, at Martin’s Westminster.

VIP Book Signing with Jamie Raskin 6:30 pm $125.00 ***
Dinner 7:00 pm $95.00
Student $50.00
Special Thanks to Rudolph Girls Books for providing a book table.

To order tickets online, use this link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/victory22
To pay for tickets by check, please make checks payable to “CCDCC” and mail to:
Carroll County Democratic Central Committee
P.O. Box 2004
Westminster, MD 21158

If you are interested in purchasing an AD, (business or patron), please contact the CCDCC Treasurer, Corynne Courpas at ccourpas@gmail.com for details.

*** NOTE: The price does NOT include a book, just the opportunity to have it personally signed by Congressman Raskin at the VIP reception. There will be a limited number of copies of his current bestseller, Unthinkable, available for sale by Rudolph Girls Bookstore. Because of the limited number available, we recommend procuring a copy before the dinner.

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Chance to Get Involved: Club Officers Needed 

Now that we’re getting back to in-person meetings, it’s time to choose new club officers. Several have been serving extra terms during this COVID era, so we _really_ need people to sign up for these positions. As you’ll see below, the main offices needing candidates are President, Vice President, Secretary, and one Director.

If you are interested, please come to our next meeting (April 4th at the Westminster Library) OR email Mark at wilsoncpu@gmail.com.

Terms (like the club year) run May through May.

Here are the offices to be filled, along with the current office holder and any candidates who have already stepped up.

Officers:

President. Kate Sanner  (no candidates)
Vice President.  (vacant) (no candidates)
Treasurer.   Mark Wilson (Mark Wilson will run again)
Secretary.    Paula Monroe-Davidson  (no candidates)
Communications Director.   Mark Wilson (Mark Wilson will run again)

Directors
– Carol Coley  (Carol Coley will run again)
– Corynne Courpas (Corynne Courpas will run again)
– Harvey Rabinowitz (Paula Monroe-Davidson will run for this post)

SO…. we need a candidate for President, and a Secretary.

(Since VP is vacant at the moment, that’s more of a  “nice-to-have”).

If you have any questions about the duties and qualifications for any of these positions, please ask me, and I’ll put you in touch with the current person.

If you’ve been looking for a way to get directly involved with the Democratic effort in Carroll County, here’s your chance!

– Mark Wilson, Communications Director

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Election News 

* Maryland Matters:

NEW DATES!

Due to court challenges, various election-related dates have CHANGED!

The filing deadline is now April 15, and the PRIMARY has changed to JULY 19! (It was on June 28).

What this all means for other dates, including the general election, is to be determined.

* Election Officials Face Uncertainty, Heavy Workload Amid Redistricting Challenges:

https://www.marylandmatters.org/2022/02/28/election-officials-face-uncertainty-heavy-workload-amid-redistricting-challenges/

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Donate to the People of Ukraine 

ACTBLUE has a page where you can give to six different charities helping the people of Ukraine. You can choose to split your donation equally among the six, or specify how much to give to each particular charity.

Give here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dkukraine

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Voter Registration Training is Available!

From Katherine Berry, Carroll County Election Director:

There is voter registration volunteer training that we can do or anyone who has previously been trained can do for someone who is interested. Anyone who is interested should  email me to be scheduled to either have a virtual session or in person session.

Thank you,

Katie

Katherine Berry
Election Director
Carroll County Board of Elections
Chair, Legislative Committee
Maryland Association of Election Officials
Chair, State Regulations Committee
Maryland Association of Election Officials
katherine.berry@maryland.gov

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Gubernatorial Candidate Websites 

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
Jerome Segal: https://segalforgovernor.org

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Call for Support for Little Free Pantry 

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 

The Club made two $50 donations in support of the Ukrainian people and their struggle. Both recipients are verified charities.

$50 went to Razom, at https://razomforukraine.org.  Another $50 went to the World Central Kitchen, at https://wck.org.

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

* Monday, May 2nd IN PERSON 

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

* Sunday, May 1: Arts In Action

Join the Maryland Poor People’s Campaign in a celebration of the power of the arts to inspire our movement!

11:30 – 2:30 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Westminster, MD

Music & visual arts activities.

Register at bit.ly/mdppcArts2022May1


* Thursday, May 19: Carroll County Dems Victory Dinner

At Martin’s Westminster. Details in the “CCDCC Victory Gala” item above,
but here’s the link again for tickets:
For tickets, go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/victory22

Sponsored by the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee.

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* Thursday, May 26: Maryland Democratic Party Gala

Details to follow when available.

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* Saturday, June 18: Juneteenth in Carroll (Save the Date) 

Free admission, at the Carroll Arts Center from 12 noon to 4pm.

 

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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 ccdem…@gmail.com
FACEBOOK Page: http://www.facebook.com/CarrollCountyDemocraticClub
General information about the club is on our web page: https://ccdems.com/clubs/
Your club in action: https://ccdems.com/your-cc-democratic-club-in-action/
Meeting information: https://ccdems.com/events/
Officers and other club information: https://ccdems.com/clubs/
The meeting minutes are posted in our Google Group folder: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByGlJGvA6lW3bGlfdUlJTTVpcGs
If you have any problem accessing the minutes, please let Mark know at wils…@gmail.com

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

We are now in the 2021-2022 club year (club years run May-May). We now have 19 FIRST-TIME MEMBERS (including family memberships) and 66 (was 64) members in 46 (was 45) 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 wils…@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  ccmdde…@gmail.com.

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