Newsletter 5/2/2019

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #114, 5/2/2019

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

Moving Forward Podcast: Interview with Joyce Tuten

Note from the Club Vice President

We Did It! General Assembly OKs Two Health Care Bills!

Training Opportunities from the National Democratic Training Committee

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

EVENTS

May 3-May 4: Western Maryland Democratic Summit

May 4: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

May 6: CCDemClub May Meeting

May 11 (1 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

May 11 (2 of 2): Campaign Training

May 16: 2019 V for Victory Dinner!

May 18: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

May 25: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

June 2: Save the Date! Honoring Elijah Cummings (NEW)

June 11:  Forum on Forms of Government: Commissioner vs Code Home Rule vs Charter (NEW)

About the Club

About the Newsletter

Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)


Moving Forward Podcast: Interview with Joyce Tuten

Kate Sanner, host of Moving Forward, interviews Joyce Tuten, M.S., B.S. Tuten is a high school science teacher who is an expert at teaching science to non-science people. She is a member of the Middletown, Maryland Sustainability Committee, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Steward Educator and a trained Climate Reality Project Leader.

Tuten is passionate about and committed to teaching about climate change and has developed a 60-minute presentation that she offers to groups and organizations. As she describes on her website, this presentation “connects the dots between science, our climate, people and planet – and the solutions”. Tuten recognizes that we all have a moral obligation to act to address the crisis of climate change and her goal is have those who hear her talk “walk away as new ambassadors for understanding and agents for change that will last generations”.

http://moving-forward.libsyn.com/understanding-climate-change

Download link:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/moving-forward/MovingForwardPodcastWithGuestJoyceTuten.mp3


Note from the Club Vice President

Thanks to all of you who attended our April meeting at which Emily Shank, who ran for State Delegate in Legislative District 5 in 2018, spoke on “Running as a Democrat in Carroll County: Why You Should Do It and Why It Is Worth It”. If you are motivated to run or know someone who is considering it, Emily would be happy to sit down with you to discuss running for office. Please contact her through her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EmilyShankforDelegate/ or send her an email at emily…@gmail.com

Please join us for our next Club meeting on May 6. Our speaker will be Dr. Mona Becker who will present on climate change. After her presentation, we will have our business meeting including the installation of Club officers for the 2019-2020 Club year.

The following officers were elected at our April meeting for the 2019-2020 Club year:

  • President:  Kate Sanner

  • Treasurer: Mark Wilson

  • Secretary: Ellen Marble

  • Directors: Corynne Courpas, Carol Coley, and Immediate Past President: Frank Rammes

We look forward to serving our Club members through our meetings, information rich presentations and newsletter. We also look forward to serving our Carroll County Community through our Good Works Fund giving projects and volunteer projects. Please know how important you all are to the success of our Club and to sharing Democratic Party values in Carroll County, so please stay connected and involved. We welcome your input, ideas and feedback.

= Kate Sanner


We Did It! General Assembly OKs Two Health Care Bills!

From Vincent DeMarco of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative:

April 9, 2019

General Assembly Gives Final Approval to Two Landmark Health Care Bills

Bills will Reduce the Costs of Prescription Drugs and Allow for Easy Enrollment in Health Insurance Plans at Tax Time

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative (MCHI) today offered congratulations to the Maryland General Assembly for passing two pieces of landmark legislation to improve health care in the state.

One bill will create the nation’s first Prescription Drug Affordability Board that will have that the authority to establish maximum costs to be paid by state and local governments for certain high-cost medications. The measure will help these governments reduce expenditures on drugs for their employees, freeing up public funds for other needs, such as education.

The second measure, also a first of its kind nationally, will allow Marylanders to begin the process of enrolling in health insurance by checking a box on their annual state income tax returns. The bill is expected to lead to tens of thousands of Marylanders signing up for health insurance, which will expand the pool of people who are insured and bring down premium costs for other enrollees.


Training Opportunities from the National Democratic Training Committee

The NDTC still offers free campaign webinars available on their website. For details and links, go to:

https://traindemocrats.org/


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

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 4: 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 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 speaker will be Dr. Mona Becker. Dr. Mona Becker has lived in Westminster with her wife, Dr. Melanie Nilsson, since 2003. Her PhD is in the field if geochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook where she worked on isotopically dating ancient carbonates to constrain Paleozoic climate cycles. She is active in science and environmental education within Maryland, having worked for both CCPS and McDaniel College. She has served as President of the Maryland Association of Science teachers, taught courses at Common Ground on the Hill, and has served on various panels relating to environmental issues and climate change. In addition, she has served as a member of the Common Council of the City of Westminster since January 2015.

Her presentation at the Club is titled “Climate Change and Social Responsibility”.

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 11 (1 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 11 (2 of 2): Campaign Training

In partnership with the National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC), we will be having an all-day campaign training on Saturday, May 11 from 9am-5pm at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd, Baltimore, MD 21244.

The training is free and open to all Democrats that are interested in running for office, staffing and/or volunteering for candidates and campaigns.  The topics that will be covered are field, fundraising, messaging, social media and diversity, inclusion and equity. Lunch will be provided.

Please register for the training at

https://traindemocrats.org/event/ndtc-blue-bench-training-maryland/

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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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May 18: 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 25: 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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June 2: Save the Date! Honoring Elijah Cummings (NEW)

The Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel 20th Celebration Co-Chairs, Anna Klein and Samuel Scott, invite you to join them on Sunday, June 2, in honoring ECYP founder, Congressman Elijah Cummings with your ticket purchase today: https://www.ecyp.org/20thcelebration

SUNDAY, June 2, 2019, 5pm to 9pm: VIP Reception 5-6; General Reception and Program: 5:30-7

At the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD

For details and further information, see the CCDEMS Event Page: https://ccdems.com/event/honoring-congressman-elijah-cummings/

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June 11: Forum on Forms of Government: Commissioner vs Code Home Rule vs Charter (NEW)

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announces they will host a forum to inform the county and its citizens on the three types of government available in Maryland.

The forum will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM in Room K100 at Carroll Community College.

Citizens are encouraged to attend.

Three professionals knowledgeable in the forms of local government will give presentations followed by a question and answer session.

Details:

https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/residents/county-news/county-news-releases/commissioner-code-home-rule-charter-june-11th-forum-to-explain-the-difference-1/

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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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