As Marylanders wrap up a safe Thanksgiving weekend, and the holiday season begins -- the Maryland Democratic Party is taking time to celebrate the Democratic Central Committees (DCCs) that are the backbone of the Party. DCCs support local Democratic candidates, run voter outreach programs, and keep the state party up to date on everything happening in each county. Their hard work and dedication have been key to the successes of the Party -- they will be invaluable partners in the hundreds of state and local elections to come.
“We saw historic victories across the state this year -- from President-elect Biden and Vice
President-elect Harris’ landslide victory, to Mayor-elect Brandon Scott’s inspiring win in
Baltimore -- none of this would have been possible without the tireless efforts of our Democratic Central Committees. Their dedication to our counties, our state, and our people is unmatched. I am deeply grateful for all the hard work they have done, and am so proud of the victories we have achieved,” said Maryland Democratic Chair Yvette Lewis. “As we begin to build infrastructure and ramp up efforts for 2021 and 2022, our Democratic Central Committees will continue to play a pivotal role in supporting Democratic candidates across Maryland.”
Below are key accomplishments from some of our 24 Democratic Central Committees:
Anne Arundel: The Anne Arundel DCC built a strong foundation for Democratic candidates
across the county. Through record fundraising and volunteer recruitment, they were able to
increase the Democratic vote share by 9% over 2016. These efforts also contributed to the record turnout of 76%.
Baltimore City: The Baltimore City DCC excelled at the transition to campaigning during
COVID-19 -- they hosted a virtual GOTV rally that reached thousands of Baltimoreans,
organized three Vote2BMore motorcades through the city to heighten voter awareness, and put on a virtual voter education forum to cover the absentee ballot process.
Baltimore County: The Baltimore County DCC ran an unprecedented voter outreach effort that engaged over 4,657 newly registered voters through letters and postcards. They recruited 120 volunteers, organized over 95 events across Baltimore County, and distributed nearly 1600 Biden-Harris signs. Despite COVID-19, they had record engagement from volunteers resulting in increased voter turnout by nearly 12 points.
Carroll County: The Carroll County DCC distributed more signs and literature and recruited
more volunteers than any other previous year, all while adapting to the global pandemic. This hard work resulted in a 7% increase in the Democratic vote share over the 2016 election results.
Dorchester County: The Dorchester County DCC mobilized record numbers of volunteers,
signs, and funds -- building Democratic infrastructure in the county for years to come. They
increased community engagement through social media, electronic and direct mailings, and
participation in local events.
Frederick County: The Frederick County DCC worked tirelessly to register Democrats and flip
the county from Red to Blue. Thanks to their efforts, and as of Election Day there were 3,720
more registered Democrats than Republicans in the county; by contrast, on Election Day in
2016, there were 5,158 more Republicans. This voter registration swing was crucial to the
Biden-Harris victory in Frederick County.
Garrett County: The Garrett County DCC distributed more yard signs and barn signs in the
community than ever before; including two electronic billboards during October. They also
wrote and placed countless letters to the editor supporting the Biden-Harris ticket in their local paper. This led to Democrats gaining significantly over the 2016 results.
Kent County: The Kent County DCC was dedicated to flipping Kent County Blue for the first
time since 2008. They successfully mobilized volunteers, persuaded swing voters, and turned
out historic numbers of Democrats to win by almost a percent and a half -- a margin even larger than 2008.
Montgomery County: The Montgomery County DCC mobilized voters and volunteers in
historic numbers. With over 2,500 volunteers, they made phone calls, wrote letters, sent texts, and traveled to swing states. They also sent an educational mailer to every single Democratic household in the county; staffed a hotline for voters who had questions or needed advice; had volunteers at every in-person voting site for early vote and poll location on Election Day. These efforts all led to a landslide victory for the Biden-Harris ticket.
Prince George's County: The Prince George’s County DCC quickly figured out how to get out
the vote in unprecedented times. They organized a massive GOTV virtual rally & fundraiser, that featured celebrities, national political figures, and Democrats from across Maryland. They also hosted two separate Biden-Harris motorcades with over 100 participating vehicles. These efforts resulted in over 70% voter turnout and a Biden-Harris victory of nearly 90%.
Talbot County: The Talbot County DCC worked night and day to ensure that the Biden-Harris
ticket would be the first Democratic presidential ticket to win in Talbot County since 1964. They closed a 1,500 voter registration gap to under 1,000 in less than a year. This was done by recruiting 220 volunteers who carried out political operations for the Talbot County DCC
throughout the cycle.
The Maryland Democratic Party has a Central Committee for each of Maryland’s 23 counties
and Baltimore City.
Dear Friend and Supporter,
Join the Baltimore County Democratic State Central Committee on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 7:00 PM EDT for a Virtual Unity Celebration. Get together with County, State, and National Leaders; Elected Representatives, your local clubs, community activists, and Central Committee members to celebrate and commemorate the hard work we all have invested in the past election year.
To RSVP, purchase a sponsorship or ticket by Monday, November 30, 2020. Patrons and sponsors will receive additional instructions and the link to access the virtual event once sales have ended. Click the link to view sponsorships levels and purchase tickets via credit card. Send checks to BCDSCC, P.O. Box 19092, Baltimore, MD 21284. Discounts are available to young Democrats and those with limited financial resources—email email@example.com or call (443) 470-6022 to inquire.
We want to express our deep appreciation for your past support. Without your contributions and activism, we would not be able to do the work that is critical to moving both Maryland and the entire country forward during these challenging times. We look forward to seeing you on December 3, 2020, at 7 PM.
Baltimore County Democratic State Central Committee
HELP YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS VOTE!
We need your help to get Democrats in Baltimore County out to vote! Please join us for phonebank parties Friday, October 30, 6-8 PM and Sunday, November 1, 4-6 PM.
Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/mddems/event/359426/
Help will be provided. We’re using an easy calling system (“Open VPB Connect”) that requires a computer and Internet---no phone needed! If you can’t make it to our phonebank parties, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to make these calls on your own.
We have seen a tremendous voter turn-out thus far. However, with all the changes and disinformation campaigns this election season, it’s easy to get discouraged from voting or not know how to vote.
Help keep Baltimore County blue: sign up now and bring 5 friends!
BALTIMORE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE SEEKS APPLICANT FOR OPEN LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 7 POSITION
BALTIMORE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE SEEKS APPLICANT FOR OPEN LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 7 POSITION
The BALTIMORE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE (BCDSCC), known as the Baltimore County Democratic Party, was elected on June 26, 2018 during the Democratic Primary Election. A vacancy has occurred due to the resignation of a member of District 7. According to the BCDSCC bylaws, the remaining members are charged with making a recommendation to the full Committee regarding a new member. Each applicant must be a citizen of the United States, been a registered Maryland Democratic voter at the time of the last Primary Election and have permanent residence in Baltimore County’s 7th Legislative District. Interested individuals must submit the following materials to be considered:
Up to two written references letters may also be submitted by the deadline, however, is optional. Materials should be e-mailed to Info@BaltimoreCountyDems.com with the subject line "BCDSCC District 7 Application" or mailed USPS to BCDSCC, Attention: Nominations Subcommittee, P.O. Box 19092, Towson, MD 21286 and received by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 6, 2020. For more information and to download the application visit http://www.baltimorecountydems.com/current-central-committee-vacancies.html. Applications that are missing a resume and letter of interest will be considered incomplete.
All applicants will be interviewed publicly, and interviews will be conducted by the remaining Legislative District 7 Democratic Central Committee members on November 11, 2020 or November 14, 2020. Once application materials have been received, applicants will be notified of the exact time of their interview, which will be conducted virtually via ZOOM and streamed live from our Facebook page.
Answer Our Challenge!
The Baltimore County Democratic Party needs your help! Calling voters in swing states is a priority, but we still need to call voters in our own county and encourage them to make a plan to vote.
Thus, we challenge Democrats across Baltimore County to see who can make the most calls!
HOW: Register to make your calls count and receive a URL to a virtual phonebank:
If you’re in one of our Democratic Clubs, please note it so your Club gets credit, because we’re challenging the clubs, too!!
WHEN: The challenge runs this week and next, ending on October 18th. Winners will be announced on October 20.
WHY and WHAT: Getting Joe Biden elected and helping voters navigate a more confusing election than usual is reward in itself, but individuals making the most calls can win campaign swag including yard signs. The winning club will receive a club banner or tablecloth to show our appreciation!
MORE HOW: New to phone banking? Sign up for a short training session either Thursday 6:30-7 PM or Friday 6:30-7 PM:
Answer our challenge and make sure Baltimore County Democrats vote!
BALTIMORE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE SEEKS APPLICANT FOR OPEN LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 12 POSITION
The BALTIMORE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE (BCDSCC), known as the Baltimore County Democratic Party, was elected on June 26, 2018 during the Democratic Primary Election. A vacancy has occurred due to the resignation of a member of District 12. The remaining members are charged with making a recommendation to the full Committee regarding a new member.
Applicants must be a registered Democratic voter and a resident of Baltimore County’s Legislative District12. Interested individuals should submit an application, a resume, and a letter of interest indicating their professional, civic and political experience and why they are interested in serving on the BCDSCC. Materials should be e-mailed to Info@BaltimoreCountyDems.com with the subject line "BCDSCC District 12 Application" or mailed USPS to BCDSCC, Attention: Nominations Subcommittee, P.O. Box 19092, Towson, MD 21286 no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, November 6, 2020.
All applicants will be interviewed publicly, and interviews will be conducted by the remaining Legislative District 12Democratic Central Committee members between November 9, 2020 and November 13, 2020. Once application materials have been received, applicants will be notified of the exact time of their interview, which will be conducted virtually via ZOOM and streamed live from our Facebook page.
For more information and to download an application, please visit www.BaltimoreCountyDems.com.
The period for candidates to apply for two vacancies which will allow the Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee to maintain required gender balance through the addition of two At-Large male Central Committee positions ended on Wednesday 9/30/20.
BCDSCC received complete application materials (application form, resume and one page letter of interest) from the following individuals whose applications will move on to the next phase of review and interview by the Nominations Committee:
Kyle Mc Nair
Candidate interviews will be conducted by the BCDSCC Nominations Committee on Saturday October 10, 2020 via Zoom between 9:20 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. After completing all interviews the Nominations Committee will select two At-Large nominees, whose names will be forwarded to the full Baltimore County Central Committee. Both At-Large nominees will be introduced and speak before the Central Committee at its next regularly scheduled public meeting on October 20 , 2020. Immediately following their remarks a ratification vote by the Central Committee will take place.
Calling all Democratic Clubs in Baltimore County!
We're having a meeting with members from ALL clubs in the County.
Come meet (virtually) Democrats from all over the County and hear what everyone is doing to ensure a BLUE victory in 2020!!
CLICK HERE to register.
The BALTIMORE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE (BCDSCC), known as the Baltimore County Democratic Party, was elected on June 24, 2014, during the December Democratic Primary Elections. The Committee must fill two at-large male vacancies to maintain gender balance.
Applicants must be a registered Democratic voter and a resident of Baltimore County. Interested individuals can apply by sending their application, resume, and letter of interest emphasizing their professional, civic, and political experience, and explaining why they would like to serve on the BCDSCC. Materials should be emailed to info@BaltmoreCountyDems.com with the subject line “BCDSCC Vacancy Application” or mailed to BCDSCC, Attention: Nominations Subcommittee, P.O. Box 19092, Towson, MD 21286. The Nominations Committee must receive all application materials by Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
All applicants will participate in a virtual public interview via ZOOM.
The Nominations Subcommittee will conduct interviews on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Applicants will be notified about the time of their interview once the vacancy announcement closes. Please visit www.BaltimoreCountyDems.com for more information and to download the application.
Dear Baltimore County Democrats,
The convention is here! Today, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) kicks-off and continues through August 20, 2020. Democrats across America are uniting to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominees for President and Vice President of the United States.
As you may know, the 2020 convention is anchored in Milwaukee. Although the Baltimore County delegation did not travel this time, there are various ways for you to connect and experience convention. This week I encourage you all to attend, participate, and spread the word.
1. Watch each night from 9 PM – 11 PM ET on television (e.g., CNN, FOX, ABC).
2. Live stream by downloading the official 2020 Democratic National Convention app (powered by Endavo) on your Smart TV or streaming TV device by searching “Democratic National Convention,” “2020 DNC”, or “DNC” and watch the full live stream via the following streaming services:
5.You can watch the full convention program on Twitch, a streaming video platform.
6. Connect your PlayStation 4 or PSVR to live stream on Littlstar. Download the Littlstar app in the PlayStation app store.
7. Visit the official DNC website to RSVP for daily policy roundtables, minority council panel discussions, and party caucus meetings https://www.demconvention.com/schedule-and-speakers/.
All the best,
Crystal R. Francis, Ph.D.
Chair, Baltimore County Democratic State Central Committee
“We own the finish line”-Vice President Joe Biden