Newsletter 7/4/2019

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #123, 7/4/2019

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

Club Makes “Good Works Fund” Donation to CCPL

Note from the President (NEW)

Moving Forward Podcast: Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors Save and Enhance Lives

One-Day Training Sessions from Emerge Maryland

Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program

Training Opportunities from the National Democratic Training Committee

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

EVENTS

July 6: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion) (NEW)

July 9: Happy Hour with Senator Katie Fry Hester

July 10: CCDCC (Carroll Co. Dem. Central Committee) Meeting

July 13 (1 of 2): The 2nd Annual Westminster Pride Festival

July 13 (2 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion) (NEW)

July 20 (1 of 2): UDWMD Statewide Luncheon

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

July 27 (1 of 2): Emerge Maryland Training Session in Harford County

July 27 (2 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion) (NEW)

July 28: CCDemClub Picnic 2019 (UPDATED)

August 7: CCDCC (Carroll Co. Dem. Central Committee) Meeting

August 17: Emerge Maryland Training Session in Frederick County

September 9: Save the Date! Next CCDemClub meeting!

September 21: Emerge Maryland Training Session; location TBA

November 15, 16, 17: Save the Dates! UDWMD Biennial Convention

About the Club

About the Newsletter

Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)


Club Makes “Good Works Fund” Donation to CCPL

The Carroll County Democratic Club was proud to make a donation to CCPL Exploration Commons at 50 East capital campaign at their Groundbreaking event on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

Kate Sanner (right), president of the Club presented the check to Sharon Yingling (left), the chair of the capital campaign.

The Club established its Good Works Fund for precisely this sort of opportunity.

Exploration Commons at 50 East is an interactive space where people, ideas and tools come together to create, innovate and collaborate in a Makerspace, Professional Teaching Kitchen and Meeting Space.

Learn about how you can make a donation to Explorations Commons at https://explorationcommons.carr.org/techxcellence.asp

Exploration Commons – The Road to TechXcellence

The Carroll County Public Library is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c) (3) organization. Gifts to the EXPLORATION COMMONS AT 50 EAST Capital Campaign qualify as charitable contributions, and can be deducted for Federal Income Tax purposes to the extent provided by law.


Note from the President (NEW)

Here is a wonderful “History of America’s Independence Day” from PBS.org:

“On June 11, 1776, the Colonies’ Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and formed a committee whose express purpose was drafting a document that would formally sever their ties with Great Britain. A total of 86 changes were made to his draft and the Continental Congress officially adopted the final version on July 4, 1776.

The following day, copies of the Declaration of Independence were distributed, and on July 6, The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first newspaper to print the extraordinary document. The Declaration of Independence has since become our nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty.

On July 8, 1776, the first public readings of the Declaration were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square to the ringing of bells and band music. One year later, on July 4, 1777, Philadelphia marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, bells and fireworks.

The custom eventually spread to other towns, both large and small, where the day was marked with processions, oratory, picnics, contests, games, military displays and fireworks. Observations throughout the nation became even more common at the end of the War of 1812 with Great Britain.

Congress established Independence Day as a holiday in 1870, and in 1938 Congress reaffirmed it as a paid holiday for federal employees. Today, communities across the nation mark this major midsummer holiday with parades, firework displays, picnics and performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and marches by John Philip Sousa.”

And as we celebrate, let’s remember the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Have a glorious 4th of July!

Kate


Moving Forward Podcast: Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors Save and Enhance Lives

Interview with Jim Ford, Executive Director of Donate Life Maryland

April was Donate Life Month and Kate Sanner, host of Moving Forward, interviewed Jim Ford, Executive Director of Donate Life Maryland, about the life-saving and life-enhancing mission of registering as an organ, eye, and tissue donor.

Listen to Kate’s interview with Jim Ford at: http://moving-forward.libsyn.com/organ-eye-and-tissue-donors-save-and-heal-lives

Download link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/moving-forward/MovingForwardPodcastJimFordDonateLifeMD.mp3

The need for donated organs is great all year-round, so please register to #DonateLife today! Learn more at http://www.donatelifemaryland.org/


One-Day Training Sessions from Emerge Maryland

Take a Taste of Emerge Maryland one day summer class and put 2020 into clear focus!

This summer offering is a one-day training which includes workshops designed to show you how to lay the foundation and get a head start on your path to political leadership.

The workshop will help you navigate your local political landscape, grow and solidify your networks, help you to determine your goals whether it’s running for office, being an  effective advocate on issues that matter to you or volunteering to help another woman run her campaign.

It will also help you to prepare for our full 75-hour signature candidate training program.

All the classes are the same, and run from 10am to 3pm.

Choose the date that works best for you and sign up today.

Space is limited.

Sessions are:

June 29 at the Baltimore Teachers Union in Baltimore

July 27 in Harford County (filling up quickly), at the MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus

August 17 in Frederick County, at Mount St. Mary’s University Frederick Campus

September 21 – TBA

For FURTHER INFORMATION, or to REGISTER: CLICK HERE

They also offer a 75-hour candidate training program for the class of 2020, so if you’re planning on running for office in the next two or three years, or know someone who is (or should), CLICK HERE


Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program

From Vincent DeMarco of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative:

May 13, 2019

Marylanders Can Now Enroll in Health Insurance via Their State Income Tax Returns

Thanks to Landmark Health Care Bill

Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program Will Help Thousands Obtain Health Insurance

Washington, D.C., May 13, 2019 – Today, Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, and House Speaker Adrienne Jones signed a first-of-its-kind health care enrollment bill into law. The Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program (MEEHP) will let Marylanders jump-start enrollment into health insurance by simply checking a box on their annual state income tax returns.

The bill, which passed with broad, bipartisan support, should serve as a model by other states and the federal government for expanding health care access in a bipartisan way. To underscore this point, Families USA and the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative joined Maryland elected officials for the bill signing in Annapolis.


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

 July 6: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion) (NEW)

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.


July 9: Happy Hour with Senator Katie Fry Hester

There will be a Happy Hour with Senator Katie Fry Hester and Special Guest Senate President “Mike” Miller Tuesday, July 9 at the Howard County Historical Society, 8328 Court Avenue, Ellicott City, from 7pm to 7:30pm.

Join us for an evening of food, drink, friends and great conversation!

Ticket prices begin at $25 for District 9 Residents, and go up.

Tickets are available at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kfh2019

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July 10: CCDCC (Carroll Co. Dem. Central Committee) Meeting

The Carroll County Democratic Central Committee will hold its July meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 6:30, at the Mount Airy Library, in the Large Meeting Room. For a map, see the CCDEMS Events page: https://ccdems.com/event/ccdcc-july-19-meeting/

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July 13 (1 of 2): The 2nd Annual Westminster Pride Festival

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 12 PM – 5 PM, on East Main Street, between Center St. and Church St.

Click here for more on Westminsterpride.org or check it out on Facebook.

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 July 13 (2 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion) (NEW)

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.


July 20 (1 of 2): UDWMD Statewide Luncheon

The United Democratic Women of Maryland will hold their next luncheon Saturday, July 20, at Nick’s Airport Inn in Hagerstown, with registration beginning at 10:30AM. The speaker will be Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner.

For further information, see the CCDEMS Event page: https://ccdems.com/event/udwmd-20190720/

For tickets (via PayPal): https://www.udwmd.com/attend-the-next-luncheon


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

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.


 July 27 (1 of 2): Emerge Maryland Training Session in Harford County

July 27 in Harford County (filling up quickly), at the MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus

For FURTHER INFORMATION, or to REGISTER: CLICK HERE

They also offer a 75-hour candidate training program for the class of 2020, so if you’re planning on running for office in the next two or three years, or know someone who is (or should), CLICK HERE

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 July 27 (2 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion) (NEW)

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.


July 28: CCDemClub Picnic 2019 (UPDATED)

The Carroll County Democratic Club will hold its annual picnic Sunday, July 28, from 1pm to 4pm at the Lions Club Park in Union Mills, next to the Homestead.It’s at the corner of Littlestown Pike and Old Hanover Road (straight out 97).
We hope to have politicians and speakers, but it’s always fun just getting together for a sunny Sunday. Members are welcome, and if you’re not a member, come anyway and join up!
The picnic is FREE to members, and you can always join up at the picnic!

Hamburgers and hotdogs, buns included, will be supplied by the club, plus soda and water.

NOTE: Please bring something to share!

  • If your last name starts with A-M, please bring a dessert

  • If your last name starts with N-Z, please bring a side dish

(This alternates year-to-year)

We don’t provide beer, but feel free to bring ‘em along if you wish.

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August 7: CCDCC (Carroll Co. Dem. Central Committee) Meeting

The Carroll County Democratic Central Committee will hold its August meeting on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at 6:30, at the Mount Airy Library, in the Large Meeting Room. For a map, see the CCDEMS Events page: https://ccdems.com/event/ccdcc-august2019-meeting/


August 17: Emerge Maryland Training Session in Frederick County

August 17 in Frederick County, at Mount St. Mary’s University Frederick Campus

For FURTHER INFORMATION, or to REGISTER: CLICK HERE

They also offer a 75-hour candidate training program for the class of 2020, so if you’re planning on running for office in the next two or three years, or know someone who is (or should), CLICK HERE

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September 9: Save the Date! Next CCDemClub meeting!

The September meeting of the Carroll County Democratic Club (the first of the 2019-2020 club year) will be at 7pm, Monday, September 9, 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! More details as they become available.


September 21: Emerge Maryland Training Session; location TBA

September 21 – TBA

For FURTHER INFORMATION, or to REGISTER: CLICK HERE

They also offer a 75-hour candidate training program for the class of 2020, so if you’re planning on running for office in the next two or three years, or know someone who is (or should), CLICK HERE

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November 15, 16, 17: Save the Dates! UDWMD Biennial Convention

Save the dates!  November 15-17, 2019, at the Carousel Resort Hotel, 11700 Coastal Highway, in Ocean City.

For the tentative schedule, and other information, see the CCDEMS Event page: https://ccdems.com/event/udwmd-biennial-convention/

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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, 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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