Newsletter 5/14/2020

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #168, 5/14/2020

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

Update from the CC Board of Elections (NEW)

Action Steps to Stay Politically Active While Staying at Home

Primary Election Bulletin re Allison Galbraith

Primary Election Information

Request from the Humane Society of Carroll County

Club Election Results

ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS AND EVENTS!

Postcards 4 Maryland postcard writing group CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Jamie Raskin’s mobile office

EVENTS

September 10: Carroll County Democratic Central Committee Victory Dinner: NEW DAY

September 25-26: 2020 Western Maryland Democratic Summit & Straw Poll CANCELED

About the Club

About the Newsletter

Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)


Note from the President

Dear friends,

I hope this finds you all well.

The newly-elected officers of the CC Democratic Club met in a phone conference on Monday, May 4 and took the oath of office. We also brainstormed ways for the Club to stay virtually engaged until we are able to meet again in person. In this new Club year (May 2020-May 2021), the Club officers are looking forward to serving our Club members, contributing to our community, and supporting the election of Democratic candidates.

The CC Democratic Club – through its Good Works Fund – made a $100 contribution to the Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc (HSP) this past weekend. Their Director of Development, Kelly Combass, was to have been our speaker at the Club’s May meeting and we had planned to make the contribution then. HSP remains open to serve the most needy in Carroll County during this critical time. Monetary donations are very much needed. We invite you to make a contribution at https://hspinc.org/give/.

Please share with us your ideas for helping our community and for staying politically active. Take care and stay well.

Kate Sanner

President of the CC Democratic Club


Update from the CC Board of Elections (NEW)

From Katherine Berry, Director of the CCBE:

Upcoming events:

  • Public Demonstration of Voting Equipment – Thursday, May 14 9:30AM

  • Absentee Ballot Canvass 1 – May 21 9am, June 12/TBD

  • Provisional Ballot Canvass – WEdnesday, June 10 at 10AM

For access to public viewing and more details, visit our website at https://elections.carrollcountymd.gov

(Note from Mark: Sorry the first event is just passed – we just got this note – but I thought it was worthwhile to know a demonstration was provided.)


Action Steps to Stay Politically Active While Staying at Home

Join the “Joe for Maryland” Facebook group

The purpose of this group is to bring together Joe Biden’s supporters to encourage activism and volunteer efforts in the campaign, share information about the Vice President & the campaign, and to serve as a source of information for supporters to share within their own networks.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/joeformd/

Join Postcards to Voters

Sign up for Postcards to Voters (https://postcardstovoters.org/) and write friendly, handwritten reminders to targeted voters giving Democrats a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.


Primary Election Bulletin re Allison Galbraith

As you may have heard, Allison Galbraith has withdrawn from the First Congressional District race.

Her deeply-felt and deeply-considered explanation is at https://mailchi.mp/allisonforcongress/allison-announcement.

In her absence, she asks all of us to “support the other two candidates, Jennifer Pingley (electJenRN.com) and Mia Mason (MiaDMason.us). Jennifer is a nurse who immediately impressed me with her grasp on policy, her public speaking skills, and her ability to clearly explain complicated concepts, as well as her extensive advocacy work. Mia is a veteran who has impressed me with her field efforts, her dedication to showing up in every county, and her consistent willingness to give each person the attention constituents deserve from our Reps. We would be lucky to have either, especially over someone like Andy Harris.”

Please do what you can to help us replace Andy Harris in the First Congressional District!


Primary Election Information

From the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee:

We hope everyone is doing well!

As we have said before, the Central Committee hopes that each of you is staying safe and healthy. We also hope you are finding ways to stay physically active and mentally engaged. If you don’t already follow us on Facebook and Twitter, we invite you to do so. We would also like to encourage you to have your voice heard by writing a Letter to the Editor in the Carroll County Times. It’s a great way to speak out on important issues.

Below are important updates concerning the June 2 primary and how it will work:

Maryland’s primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 through mail-in ballot, with limited in-person voting available for those who are unable to vote by mail. To reduce the spread of coronavirus, we strongly recommend that voters who can vote by mail do so.

The Maryland State Board of Elections will automatically mail a ballot to the address that they have on file. You do not need to request a ballot to receive one. If you need to register to vote or update your current address, you must do so by Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Postage on your ballot is prepaid. You DO NOT need to add any stamps on your return envelope.

Voters who wish to drop off their ballots may do so at designated drop off locations during the early voting period from Thursday, May 21, 2020 through Tuesday, June 2, 2020. If dropping off your ballot, you must do so by 8:00 PM on June 2.

If you are unable to vote by mail, you may vote in-person on primary day, June 2, at a designated voting center in your jurisdiction. If you have not yet registered to vote, you may do so in-person on primary day at your voting center.

Your mail-in ballot must be postmarked by Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

The Carroll County Board of Elections has created an extensive Frequently Asked Questions for more specific information in regards to Carroll County:

Click here for FAQs

As we mentioned in our last emails, our three goals for 2020 are to end the presidency of Donald Trump, replace Andy Harris in District 1, and return Jamie Raskin to office in District 8. Finally, our annual Victory Dinner has been rescheduled for September 10, 2020. We will keep you informed of developments as they unfold.


ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION

All this information is from https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html !

Please refer to that site for up-to-the-date information, as dates and arrangements are changing rapidly!

Latest info from https://elections.maryland.gov/index.html:


EARLY VOTING INFORMATION

All this information is from https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html !

Please refer to that site for up-to-the-date information, as dates and arrangements are changing rapidly!

Latest info from https://elections.maryland.gov/index.html:


Request from the Humane Society of Carroll County

From the HSCC:


Club Election Results

The club’s election results are now in, and the entire slate has been elected.

Here are the officers for the 2020-2021 club year, which begins in May:

President; Kate Sanner

(Vice-President: vacant)

Secretary: Paula Monroe-Davidson

Communications Director: Mark Wilson and Susie Coddington

Treasurer: Mark Wilson

Directors:

– Corynne Courpas

– Harvey Rabinowitz

– Carol Coley


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 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We will be meeting weekly on Saturdays from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the Westminster Public Library, ONCE MEETINGS RESUME!


Patriots Resist Rally CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We will let you know when the rallies can resume.


Jamie Raskin’s mobile office

From Rep. Jamie Raskin: My office is following Gov. Hogan’s stay-at-home guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 and has postponed our mobile office hours in Carroll County.

Please don’t hesitate to contact my District staff at 301-354-1000 if you need any assistance. We’re here to help!


EVENTS

September 10: Carroll County Democratic Central Committee Victory Dinner: NEW DAY

The Carroll County Democratic Central Committee invites you to its Annual Victory Dinner and Silent Auction.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Martin’s Westminster. NOTE THE NEW DATE, moved from May 14!

6:30, Reception

7:30, Dinner

8:30, Program

$80.00/person in advance, $85.00 at the door, $50 for students.

Keynote speaker: Senator Bill Ferguson, new President of the Maryland Senate.

Contact Anita Riley, 410-781-0206, dolce…@verizon.net.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us that evening!

And thanks in advance for your support.

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September 25-26: 2020 Western Maryland Democratic Summit & Straw Poll CANCELED

The Western MD Democratic PAC has decided to CANCEL the Western MD Democratic Summit for this September. We will strive to do a virtual Summit, likely at the end of June and planning is beginning immediately.

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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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