CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #182, 8/20/2020
NOTE: The Newsletter is changing! For starters, we’re streamlining the content, with large chunks now LINKED, and related items grouped together more.
We will soon be soliciting ideas and suggestions – watch your inboxes for that Blast!
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.
Note from the President
I hope this finds you all doing well.
Though the Club hasn’t been able to meet in person since our March meeting, we are still active and engaged virtually – through our newsletter and in our Facebook group. We also continue to take action on issues of social justice and equity as well support local organizations that help Carroll County residents in need. Please check the section titled “Your CC Democratic Club in Action” for updates. Very soon, I will be sharing with you a fun activity that the Club will be hosting and how you can participate. Stay tuned for details!
John Lewis’ courage and commitment to the cause of civil rights and voting rights will always be an inspiration. But Lewis is more than an icon for civil rights. As Former President Obama said in his eulogy for John Lewis, Lewis is a ’founding father of that fuller, fairer, better America’.
Lewis’ final words, which were printed in a New York Times Opinion piece that he asked to be published on the day of his funeral, give us a poignant call to action – one which each of us must now follow if we are to truly honor the legacy of this great man. Lewis ended his final message to us with these words:
“Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.
When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.”
If you have not yet seen it, here is a link to a video from MSNBC’s “The Last Word” in which Morgan Freeman reads Lewis’ last message to us while vignettes from Lewis’ great life are shown. May John Lewis forever rest in peace and power. https://youtu.be/_i2DSkAys-8
Take care, stay involved, and stay well.
President of the CC Democratic Club
Mail-In Ballot Request Link AND VIDEO https://ccdems.com/mail-in-ballot-request-link-and-video/
Carroll County FB Page for Biden! https://www.facebook.com/Carroll-County-MD-for-Biden-111391080583093/
YARD SIGNS ARE AVAILABLE!
BIDEN and RASKIN yard signs are available. Please email ccmdde…@gmail.com and indicate if you can pick up in Westminster or you need delivered. Donations to offset cost are welcomed.
Action Steps to Stay Politically Active While Staying at Home https://ccdems.com/action-steps/
Mia Mason Information https://ccdems.com/mia-mason-information/
Jamie Raskin’s mobile office info https://ccdems.com/jamie-raskins-mobile-office-info/
Your CC Democratic Club in Action https://ccdems.com/your-cc-democratic-club-in-action/
DUES ARE DUE https://ccdems.com/dues-are-due-updated/
THE CLUB NOW TAKES PAYPAL! https://ccdems.com/the-club-now-takes-paypal/
OBAMA EULOGY FOR JOHN LEWIS https://youtu.be/8P3X9AiN8E4
WHY A.G. FROSH OPPOSES HOGAN’S VOTING PLAN https://ccdems.com/frosh-voting/
CCDCC GOALS AND NEWS FOR 2020 https://ccdems.com/ccdcc-goals-2020/
Learn about the “Black Lives Matter” Movement https://ccdems.com/learn-blm/
VOCAL Carroll County https://ccdems.com/vocal-carroll-county/
ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS AND EVENTS! https://ccdems.com/all-are-welcome/
Get Your Coronavirus Mask! https://ccdems.com/get-your-coronavirus-mask/
Patriots Resist Rallies Information https://ccdems.com/patriots-resist-…lies-information/
Request from the Humane Society of Carroll County https://ccdems.com/hscc2020/
August 22: Patriots Resist Rally
Saturdays, 1-2 pm, across from the Westminster Public Library.
See “Patriots Resist Rallies Information” above for details and contact information.
September 10: CCDCC Victory Dinner: CANCELLED
The Carroll County Democratic Central Committee has cancelled its Annual Victory Dinner and Silent Auction, scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Martin’s Westminster. NOTE THE NEW DATE, moved from May 14!
September 25-26: 2020 Western Maryland Democratic Summit & Straw Poll CANCELLED
The Western MD Democratic PAC has decided to CANCEL the Western MD Democratic Summit for this September. We will instead do a virtual Summit, Saturday, June 27th (see above).
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.
Officers and meeting information: https://ccdems.com/ccdemclub-2020-21/
The newsletter will always have the LATEST information on upcoming meetings.
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.
From the Carroll County Democratic Club