The Calvert County Democrats Candidate Academy held their second meeting this month, on Sunday April 25th. This month, candidates were treated to a special presentation by the MD State party on access to the VAN system. They also met with a teachers' representative and learned about issues educators face here in Calvert County. Other union leaders were also on hand to discussed the basic structure of the labor movement and how to get union endorsements. Next month, the Candidates Academy will be discussing water and the Chesapeake Bay.
In February, the Trump Administration issued Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.” According to this directive, Federal Agencies, like the EPA, are instructed to implement “task Forces” to review and existing regulations and make recommendations to repeal, replace or modify them. Part of that process requires input from the citizens who are effected by those regulations. Visit the EPA’s regulatory website and leave a comment regarding the EPA’s regulations and their importance today!
This one day training includes workshops to show you how to get a head start on your political aspirations and help you determine the next steps you need to take in becoming an effective leader in your community. Join the more than 200 women across Maryland who have taken this one day training!
Twenty-one faculty members from 12 state universities and community colleges will receive a series of "mini grants" from the University System of Maryland to help them expand open education resources (OERs) and mitigate student fees. The Maryland Open Source Textbook initiative's High-Impact OER Mini-Grant Program provides faculty with funding between $500 and $2,500 to adopt, adapt, scale or create open education resources (OERs) for their classes.
This was a busy session in the General Assembly, with a good deal of movement on several issues. The Office of our Attorney General, Brian Frosh, has been busy lobbying for several key pieces of legislation this session. Maryland’s General Assembly passed the Maryland Defense Act of 2017, which gives the Office of the AG the authority to bring civil or criminal charges against the federal government.
Over the years the Calvert Democratic Club has been more of a social club, but recent meetings have brought out big crowds eager to get involved and create change at the county, state, and national level. At this month's meeting, members discussed the future of the Club and took the first steps toward creating a more organized, hands-on group.
Members divided into committees that will begin to help shape both internal and external Club business, including:
Full Maryland State Democratic Central Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 6th: 9:30 am Registration, 10 am Meeting
At Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD
Today marks the final day of this legislative session. It has been a busy session seeing a good deal of movement. These are the 15 largest items to be enacted from this session.