The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Non Partisan Campaign School on Saturday, October 21st at College of Southern Maryland, Building B Room 112. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. There is a $35.00 cost which includes breakfast and lunch. The program is scheduled to end at 3:30 p.m.
Topics will include how to organize a campaign, fundraising, conveying your message/public speaking, the laws regarding filing/reporting/signs and strategy, theme and message.
If you have any questions call the Chamber of Commerce at 410-535-2577.
- Posted on: 25 August 2017
We welcomed six rising Senior Girl Scouts and their Leader at Democratic Headquarters Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Scout Leader Genie Carroll brought her troop: Olivia, Adriana, Zoe, Emma, Kamyia and Elisabeth, to continue their progress on the “Behind the Ballot” badge. This badge will transition, or bridge them, from Cadette to Senior level.
The Ballot Badge teaches “that voting is a responsibility; that you can make your voice heard and make choices about how you think things should be done in government.” It teaches the importance of voting and what the electoral process is in the US and around the world. These young women participated in a campaign to become officers of their group. Their campaign activities included planning the campaign, writing and giving speeches about why they wanted the position and creating ads and posters. Each have contributed over 300 volunteer hours in their Girl Scout careers, mostly in Calvert County property clean-up and upkeep, but some have offered to help us at our booth at the County Fair in September, and at our precinct tent tables during the Primary (June 26, 2018) and General Elections (Nov. 6, 2018).The girls are also interested in volunteering to phone bank.
Cheryl Place, CCDCC Member, explained that the function of the Democratic Central Committee is to help candidates get elected to local offices, educate them about how to run a campaign through an Academy Training program, employ phone banking and door knocking for candidates, and outreach activities throughout the year.
Sandra VanOosten, CCDCC Volunteer staff, explained the information packets which were compiled for the girls. It included “A Citizen’s Guide to the US Congress, How a Bill Becomes a Law” from Sen. Ben Cardin’s office; “How to Become President of the US,” the educational booklet; “Electing the President,” and other voter registration information from the CC Board of Elections office; the “Democratic Green Initiatives” document written by the CCD Women’s Club; and “What It Means to be a Democrat” flyer.
These young women already are contributing to our County by volunteering, learning about civics and about their rights and responsibilities to become informed voters. They are excited to vote when they come of age, and are learning that civic engagement means more than just voting. They inspire us! Our thanks go to their impressive Leader who takes time to model what it means to give back to the community by working with the over 30 girls, and young women, as well as other Leaders she has been working with for 8 years! We thank them for visiting with us.
21 August 2017
The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee met on Thursday, August 17th at the College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick. Among the top things discussed were the events in Charlottesville, Virginia days before. The Central Committee discussed a public statement and its contents which can be read here.
Jason Fowler, a current candidate for Delegate in Calvert’s 27C District, spoke about several potentially winnable elections for Democrats in 2018, but that the largest challenge for each is groundwork. All the Democratic candidates will be facing an uphill battle in 2018, and with all their time consumed by engaging with voters they know will show up to the polls, there isn’t enough time to draw out the historical non-voters. This fact generated a discussion around the Central Committee focusing their efforts in drawing out the base of registered but non-voters in order to support all the Democratic candidates running in 2018.
With that in mind, the Central Committee is asking for volunteers to begin immediately. With over 35 thousand registered Democratic or unaffiliated voters to get in touch with in the next year, the Calvert Democrats need people to begin phone-banking and door-knocking right away. If you can spare a few hours a week to this, please get in touch with us right away.
The September meeting of the CCDCC will be on the 21st of September at 6:30pm. The location is yet to be determined, so check your email or check back here for an update.
30 June 2017
There are a number of Democratic Gubernatorial races building momentum in Maryland. Several of them are actively seeking staffers for their 2018 campaigns. While compensation would be meager, there is a lot to gain from the experience! See what a campaign looks like from the inside while working to turn the Maryland Executive Branch Blue!
If you know who you're going to support with your vote, contact us to see how you can support them as they run.
Precinct Captains and Volunteers Needed!
The Calvert County Central Committee has already begun preparing for the extremely important election in 2018. The BEST way to reach voters is volunteering within your precinct. Right now, the CCDCC needs your help.
If you could spend a few hours a week getting out the vote for 2018, Please contact Cindy Yoe: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Calvert County Democratic Committee is always looking for help improving our community.
Volunteer in our office, at the precincts, for targeted community outreach, work on a food drive or roadside cleanup crew, write letters to the editor, or find some way to apply your special skills to our community's needs. Get in touch with us through our Contact Us link and let us know how you would like to get active and stay involved in Calvert's policies and issues.
Calvert County Democratic Central Committee
Regular Meetings held on the third Thursday of each month.
Next meeting on Thursday, September 21st at 6:30 pm.
College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick. Building B Room 112
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Calvert County Democratic Club
Regular Meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of each month
Next meeting on Tuesday, September 26th at 7pm at Adam's Taphouse in Prince Frederick
The Club is collecting donations for End Hunger Calvert County. Please bring items from this list.
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Regular Meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month.
Next meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm
at Adam's Taphouse in Prince Frederick
Speakers and Agenda TBD - Check back for details!
The CCDWC is collecting donations for End Hunger Calvert County. Please bring items from this list.
Contact Club President, Reneé LaFayette (CCDWomensClub@gmail.com), for more info.
Follow the Women's Club on Facebook and Twitter!
Cliff’s Club is a $10 monthly contribution (or $120 per year) to the CCDCC so that we can continue to follow Cliff Savoy's lead in making Calvert County the best it can be.
Contribute by check to: Calvert County Democratic Central Committee Contributions which can be brought to a regular monthly meeting or mailed to our office:
PO Box 2063
250 Merrimac Court
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Or, contribute here.
The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee, the Calvert County Democratic Club, and the Calvert County Democratic Women's Club asks that members bring food donations to meetings or to the Democratic Headquarters (250 Merrimac Court Prince Frederick, MD 20678) to support our partners in ending hunger in Calvert County. Learn more about their efforts here.
Items from this list are appreciated. Also, please consider donations of: flour, sugar, salt/pepper, and other non-perishable baking needs and spices.
Equally important are personal hygiene items to help Calvert County students who are homeless or whose families are having financial difficulties. Donations could include: deodorants, tampons, sanitary napkins, mouthwash, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and shampoo.
"Our light is inextinguishable, no matter how much darkness we face.
We must be brilliant now, when it is needed most, not a dim, dull capitulation to the gloom that abounds.
We are prisoners of hope - knowing hope and faith do not exist in the abstract; they are the active conviction that frustration and despair will never have the last word.
So let us stand up today. Let us pledge allegiance to our nation with renewed conviction and courage." - Cory Booker
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Get Active in Calvert County by joining our Calvert Democrats Club and our Democratic Women's Club. Both are looking for members to be be active and engaged. They are currently organizing task committees to go out and effect positive change.
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