June 26th is fast approaching and we’ve got 23 precincts that need coverage! Sign up today to help staff a booth at your precinct (or any other precinct in the County). We need people to greet voters as they arrive, pass out sample ballots, speak with people, and most importantly: Thank people for voting! All it takes is just two hours on Primary Day: June 26th 2018, and it is great practice for the Mid-Terms in November. Please sign up now. All the precincts are listed on the webform, just scroll down to find the precinct where you would like to volunteer and place the time slots you wish to be there in the comment section. Any questions, please call the office at 410-414-3660 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 20 April 2018
The Riverside Club, Asbury Solomons’s Democratic Club, hosted a well-attended candidate forum last week. Among those who participated were candidates from District 1: Tricia Powell and Ted Haynie; District 2: Susie Hance-Wells; District 3: Holly Budd; Candidates At large: Greg Brown, Joe Johnson, Duwane Rager, and Matt Bennett. Each candidate was given five minutes to introduce themselves and share their priorities for Calvert County.
The event was hosted and moderated by Paula Willoughby, Chair of the Riverside Club Steering Committee. She explained that while commissioners register in their district or at large, all Calvert voters will vote for all commissioners. When you go to the polls on November 6th, you will be voting for five commissioners: one from each district plus two at-large.
Afterwards the candidates and the audience enjoyed refreshments provided by the Club while the candidates made themselves available for a “meet and greet.” Audience members mingled with the candidates and were able to ask them questions and get to know them better.
Click here to read more about the candidates and their remarks at the forum.
While the CCDWC is extremely pleased at the passage of bill ensuring that women in prison have access to menstrual hygiene products, the fact that the bill will not take affect for 6 months is upsetting. So this month, the CCDWC is suspending its food drive for a sanitary napkin drive. At the July 10th meeting, please bring in unscented sanitary pads in their original, unopened packaging. This Women’s Month, let’s ensure that all Maryland women are treated with dignity.
Posted 01 February 2018
The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee has had a small group working on issues development for the last year. The goal of the Task Force is to provide Democratic candidates background knowledge on a range of issues which may be of importance to their constituents, but may not be in their specific background. They determinedly avoid taking a stance on any of these issues so that the candidates have the room to develop their own positions and speak to how they feel about the issue.
Throughout the first half of the year the Issues Task Force focused on the issue of addiction with an emphasis on the opioid epidemic. By identifying the stakeholders on the issue in Calvert County, interviewing them, building background through research, and coalescing those pieces together, the team was able to put together a document which summarizes the problems, the attempts at solutions in the past, and the hypotheses for solutions in the future. From here, candidates can read the information and come to their own conclusions about the extent of the issue and the solutions they will propose
In September, the issues team made the final interim report on addiction. Members of the Women’s Club very kindly agreed to take over the maintenance of the addiction issue to keep the report and files current for the candidates moving forward. This was accomplished through those Club representatives joining the task force along with two representatives from the Riverside Club. That addition helps provide freedom to the team to pursue additional issues, while also bringing new thoughts and perspectives to the team going forward. The Democratic Central Committee is very appreciative of both clubs joining this important effort.
In October, the team had grown to the point that it was feasible to handle two issues concurrently. They began by tackling affordable housing and then added education. While both of these issues are very broad in their own right, both could play very large roles in the 2018 elections in Calvert County. The Central Committee is working hard to ensure that Calvert Democratic candidates are well-prepared for any questions voters may pose.
Posted 15 December 2017
The Democratic Central Committee has dedicated its largest room to getting out the vote in 2018. Thanks to several Committee members’ work and a generous donation of equipment from IBEW International, we’ve modernized our network to handle group phone-banking so you can start reaching out to your voters.
We’ve got five workstations set up, each with its own phone line, headphones, and a VAN connected computer. MDVAN (VoteBuilder) is a browser- and app-based software that allows campaigns and committees from across the state to access information about voters and volunteers, and to easily create walk lists and call lists. VAN allows users to break down a voting district by geography making it easy to create canvassing turfs. It can also organize voter information by voting history, party affiliation, age, and many other criteria.
If you’re a Democrat running for office or know someone who is, schedule a work session today with our office staff. We've got people willing to help make calls and we will make sure that you and your volunteers are set-up and trained to start phone-banking in your district.
The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee is working hard to ensure that we get Democrats elected in 2018. If you have any ideas or would like to help Turn Calvert Blue, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us today.
Posted 05 September 2017
You may have already seen some cars in Calvert County featuring a bumper sticker with the slogan “HEAL AMERICA.” This new slogan is an attempt to demonstrate that Democrats are in Calvert and ready to work to work to ease the divide evident in our politics and our nation.
HEAL AMERICA is a rallying cry for Democrats which defines a VISION for all Americans. It will take all of us working together to move forward with compassionate and responsible action.
The lack of civility caused by political extremes has brought our national problem-solving to a screeching halt. Through compromise, we again can raise the good of the country over political idealism.
Once we have restored honest and civil political discourse, the country can get on with the tasks necessary to keep it great. They include:
- Fixing healthcare
- Repairing infrastructure
- Providing jobs and training
- Reforming campaign finance
- Making education effective
- Sustaining Social Security
- Strengthening foreign relations
- Reducing drug use
- Caring for the environment
- Guaranteeing equal rights
HEAL AMERICA - Put Americans to work with jobs and training programs.
HEAL AMERICA - Focus on disease prevention and effective addiction programs to reduce the burden of treatment and rehabilitation.
HEAL AMERICA - Cooperate and compromise to solve critical problems.
All Calvert residents, stop by any of our upcoming meetings, or the Democratic Headquarters during office hours (Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 12:30 to 3pm) and pick yours up free! Residents of other counties and states, please send $2 and a self-addressed stamped envelope to George Stewart Brown, 10375 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685. Contact us with questions or for more information.
Calvert County Democratic Women’s Club
Regular meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month.
*Irregular schedule in July due to holiday*
Next meeting on Tuesday, July 10th, 6pm social dinner, 7pm business meeting at Adam’s Taphouse in Prince Frederick.
Final Scholarship will be awarded.
Sanitary Napkins Drive: Please bring Unopened Unscented Sanitary Pads.
Contact Democratic Women’s Club for more info: CCDWomensClub@gmail.com
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Calvert County Democratic Central Committee
Regular meetings held on the third Thursday of each month.
Next meeting on Thursday, July 19th at 6:30pm at Mt. Hope Community Center, Room 2.
Contact the Central Committee for more information: www.CalvertDemocrats.com/Contact
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Calvert County Democratic Club
Regular meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
*No Meeting in June - Sign up to staff a booth at a voting precinct on June 26*
Next meeting on Tuesday, July 24th, 6:30pm food/drinks, 7pm business meeting at Adam’s Taphouse in Prince Frederick.
The Club is collecting donations for End Hunger Calvert County, please bring items from this list.
Contact the Democratic Club for more info: CalvertDemClub@gmail.com
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