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CCDCC Addresses Calvert Delegtion to Annapolis

Posted 16 November 2018

This week, some of our newly elected, or re-elected representatives made themselves available to the public at the annual Legislative Evening. They spoke for a few minutes about their expectations going into the 2019 General Assembly Session and then listened as concerned citizens and local organizations shared their legislative priorities for the coming year. Your Calvert County Democratic Central Committee Chair, David Salazar, was there to lay out for our representatives what we would like to see on the agenda this year.

David's Statement on Behalf of the CCDCC:

“We’d like to thank the League of Women Voters for providing this invaluable opportunity for voters and representatives to engage directly with each other. Having direct communication between elected officials and their constituents is essential for an open and transparent government.

The Democratic Party would like to congratulate everyone here on their election victories. We look forward to working with each of you in the coming years.

We have several concerns going into the 2019 General Assembly. Locally, the Thomas Johnson Bridge desperately needs to be addressed. Beyond the daily usage – for which it’s already inadequate – in the event of an emergency bad enough to warrant evacuation, that bridge could easily escalate a bad situation into a catastrophic situation. Please commit to work with other state legislators and federal agencies to ensure this problem is addressed.

Another local concern is the level of traffic traveling through Calvert County. Obviously, we are deeply concerned regarding the rumors of another Bay Bridge being constructed in Calvert. We ask that you please approach this with the greatest delicacy.

Lastly, on the local level, we are extremely concerned with growth.  As you know, this was a hot button topic during the election cycle.  Please consider the fact that the majority of Calvert Citizens believe in “Smart Growth”, not rapid growth.

Beyond local issues, the Democratic Party is primarily concerned at the state level with three things: good governance, economic stability, and the protection of freedoms for all Maryland residents.

Good governance includes making elections free and removing obstacles that prevent citizens from voting. The people have spoken overwhelmingly and across Party lines to remove the Same Day voter registration prohibition from our state constitution. Now, we’re counting on you to pass the necessary laws and get the job done. Let’s make sure that every eligible voter in Maryland has easy access to participating in their government.

Economically, Maryland is 15th in the nation in GDP, 13th in GDP per capita. There is no reason why any full-time worker in a state as prosperous as ours should struggle to make ends meet. Let’s make sure that Maryland is affordable for all of its citizens and get the Fight for fifteen over the finish line.

Lastly, we are interested in protecting the freedoms of all Marylanders regardless of nationality, creed, or immigration status. We are concerned about our LGBTQ communities, our immigrant communities, and other at-risk communities in this political climate. We urge you to consider how your decisions will affect the welfare of all Maryland residents – and to actively pursue equal justice for all of your constituents.

We commend you for stepping forward to represent all the people of Southern Maryland and look forward to working with you on these issues over your term of service.”

 

 

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Women's Club Nominees

Posted 15 November 2018

The Women’s Club has nominated their slate for the 2019-2021 term officers. Election will be at the December 4th meeting. Come out to vote for these nominees, or nominate someone from the floor:

President: Cindy Yoe
Vice President: Inez Claggett
Secretary: Linda Copeland
Treasurer: Fran Inacio

Newly elected candidates will take office at the January monthly meeting.

Post-Election 2018

Posted 08 November 2018

Another Election Day is behind us. The numbers are still trickling in as absentee and provisional ballots are being counted, so watch for a more detailed analysis of the results in the next couple of weeks. But we have some comments on the process and outcomes.

The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee would like to express our deep gratitude to every candidate who got out there and ran. We appreciate your commitment to our county and your desire to make it a better place to live and work. We know how taxing running a campaign is. You all worked hard for the opportunity to serve your community. We thank you!

Congratulations to our elected candidates: Senator Mike Miller, Delegate Mike Jackson, Register of Wills Margaret Phipps, and Clerk of the Court Kathy Smith. We wish you all the best in your next term of service.

For those that didn't gain enough ground to win this year, please take heart that your respective campaigns made incredible headway. Each of you started with an enormous uphill battle, and each of you managed to narrow that gap between you and your opponents from 2014 to this election - some of you nearly closed it. We’ll get more in-depth on the specific numbers in the coming weeks, but for right now: be proud that you worked hard, you maintained your composure and integrity, you gained a lot of ground, and we're confident you'll be back. We are proud of you.

We also want to thank all the volunteers that helped us and the candidates throughout the election cycle. Attempting to reach out to every eligible voter in Calvert County and let them know that our candidates provide the best option is no small task, and you came through fully. We couldn't do it alone, but with a bunch of enthusiastic achievers like you, we didn't have to. We hope you'll continue to work with us as we prepare for the next election.

And finally, thank you to everyone who voted. Voting is where the rubber meets the road and the single most important thing we need. We thank each and every citizen who turned out to participate in their government and make their voice heard.

These last two years have been intense, and we've all pitched in and built out a solid infrastructure for the future. We didn't cross that finish line this time, but we have made great headway, and we are sure we can build on that going forward. We look forward to continue working with you as we strive to make Calvert County the best that we can be.

 

 

Volunteer Today

Donate your time

Calvert County Democrats have worked hard to get the word out about Democratic principles and Candidates in this year's election, and even with the election behind us we still have a lot of work to do.

There will be tents, booths, and tables at major County functions. We will need staff to help us get the word out that we’re here, and continue to build on this year’s momentum. Staff at these events will be talking to passersby, handing out some information, and promoting Democratic values. Keep an eye on this page for events as they are scheduled! 

We also have several staffing positions that need to be filled. We need people to staff the office at Democratic Headquarters. Duties include getting the mail, answering phone and email messages, and keeping our records up to date. This is a great way to stay up on all the party news and events throughout the year. If you can give a few hours each week, please contact us today!

 

 

Events and Contacts

Calvert County Democratic Club

CCDCC ClubRegular meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Next meeting on Tuesday, November 27th, 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
Like and follow the Democratic Club on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

 

Calvert County Democratic Women’s ClubCCDWC

Regular meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month.
Next meeting on Tuesday, December 4th,
6pm food/drinks, 7pm business meeting at Adam’s Taphouse in Prince Frederick.
Agenda: Election of New Officers
The Club is collecting donations for End Hunger Calvert County, please bring items from this list.
Contact Democratic Women’s Club for more info: CCDWomensClub@gmail.com
Like and follow the Democratic Women’s Club on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

Democratic Clubs, Committee Working to End Hunger

Posted on 11 February 2017End Hunger

Calvert Democrats have teamed up to collect food donations for End Hunger Calvert County. The Democratic Club and Democratic Women's Club have started a friendly rivalry to see who can donate more, so be sure to bring your donations to the next meetings.

2017 Totals:

Women's Club 659.46 pounds

Democratic Club 612.73 pounds

End Hunger

 

 

Along with these items, the End Hunger Warehouse also needs:

Baking supplies: sugar, flour, salt, baking soda/powder
Cooking supplies: salt, pepper, spices, oils
Hygiene items: toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products
Shaving supplies: razors, shave cream/gels
Paper supplies: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins

Please help us to End Hunger in Calvert County by bringing these items to Adam's Taphouse on the evenings of the first Tuesday of each month for the Democratic Women's Club Meetings, or the fourth Tuesday each month for the Democratic Club Meetings.

Or, you can drop your donations off at our office: 250 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick. The office is staffed Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 12:30 to 3:00 pm.

#GiveWhereYouLive

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Board and Commissions

The Board of County Commissioners relies on the input from citizen volunteer advisors to make decisions. If you want to influence local county government, but don't want to run for office, this is an excellent way to ensure our county reflects your values.

Don't Get Angry, Get Active!

Current Volunteer Board and Commissions Vacancies: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=146

Applications: Blank Application Form (PDF)

Applications can be emailed, faxed to 410-535-5594 or delivered to:
Lisa G. Tolomei, Appointment Secretary
175 Main St.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Meetings Contact and Schedules


Appointees to Calvert County boards and commissions are required to comply with Code of Ethics § 41.15.B.2: regarding financial disclosure for any potential conflict of interest within 30 days after appointment.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the appropriate person listed in the announcement or contact Lisa Tolomei, at 410-535-1600 or 301-855-1243, extension 2214.

 

Complete List of all Volunteer Board and Commissions: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=146