We are hosting the Welcome Back BBQ Bash on Sunday, July 18 at 4pm in Bowie. We are expecting at least 300 people to attend and hope to exceed that. We will have catering from Mission BBQ & Nu Vegan, an ice cream truck, beer from Flying Dog, and a DJ. It's being held on a beautiful historic property on 6 acres of land, so there will be plenty of space!
Tickets are only $30 and sponsorship opportunities are also available. That information can be found at this link as well as on the attached flyer.
First of Several Regional Meetings to be Held to Solicit Comments on Redistricting from Residents of Maryland’s Eastern Shore; Open and Transparent Process will Produce Fair Maps for State Legislative and Congressional Districts
The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) is holding the first of several regional meetings to solicit public comments about redistricting in Maryland. The virtual meeting is Wednesday evening, June 9 at 6 p.m. for residents of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, including residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. While the meeting will be focused on redistricting in these Eastern Shore counties, all Marylanders are welcomed to join the meeting.
The Commission will conduct additional regional meetings later in 2021 to allow citizens to offer comments on the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts after Census data is received prior to the drawing of the maps. An additional round of meetings will also be offered once the maps have been drawn prior to submission to Governor Hogan.
In January, Governor Hogan issued an executive order establishing the nine member Commission, which is charged with drawing fair and representative legislative and congressional maps for the 2022 elections that are compact and respect natural and subdivision boundaries to the extent practicable, and without accounting for political parties. Throughout his time in office, the governor has led the charge for redistricting reform in Maryland and nationwide.
Residents who would like to speak at the public meeting should go to this link to sign up. If someone prefers to send testimony in advance of or after the meeting, it can be sent via email to email@example.com.
The governor’s executive order charges the Commission with producing fair maps for both state legislative and congressional districts that comply with a set of criteria, including:
The Commission is conducting regional meetings to allow citizens to offer comments on the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts, along with multiple public meetings, prior to the drawing of the maps.
For additional information, go to redistricting.maryland.gov.
With CDC guidance now allowing vaccinated individuals to gather without masks, and local restrictions rapidly lifting — we’re thrilled to announce our first in-person event in over 18 months!
We’ll be hosting an outdoors, socially distanced barbecue and celebration on Sunday, July 18th from 4:00-7:00pm in Bowie.
Join us for BBQ, ice cream, drinks, and music as we celebrate and get energized for the 2022 elections. Address provided upon RSVP.
*In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Sunday, July 25th from 4:00-7:00pm.*
Please check out this article in the in The Avenue News about the Baltimore County Democratic Party's Votercade in White Marsh.
This evening Dr. Crystal Francis, Chair of the Baltimore County Democratic State Central Committee, presented the North Baltimore County Democratic Club a custom tablecloth to recognize their winning efforts in the recent countywide Democratic Club Phonebank Challenge.
The North Baltimore County Democratic Club, under the leadership of club President Vanessa Carrington and Vice President Paul Henderson, placed more phone calls to local Democrats than any other club in the county.
Congratulations to the North Baltimore County Democrats for their efforts in winning the club challenge!
BALTIMORE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY STATEMENT: PRESIDENT BIDEN’S AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN IS A SIGNIFICANT VICTORY FOR MARYLAND AND BALTIMORE COUNTY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 11, 2021
Contact: Baltimore County Democratic Party
Chairperson: Crystal R. Francis, Ph.D.
Secretary: Linda Dorsey-Walker, MBA
Phone: (443) 470-6022
The COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package will Bolster the Economy and Fight the Pandemic
BALTIMORE COUNTY — Today, March 11, 2021,President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. The comprehensive $1.9 trillion relief package championed by Democrats will bring Maryland a giant step closer to successfully fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and building our country back better. “The signing of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan is a huge victory for Maryland and for all Americans. The broad and bold relief package completed the $2000 direct relief checks for Americans, funded $160 billion in vaccination and testing expansion, and provided billions of dollars in aid to local governments and small businesses; including significant capital investments for minority-owned businesses and small businesses in economically-disadvantaged areas” said Dr. Crystal R. Francis, Chair.
“Our nation is at a critical inflection point and help is on the way. Tens of millions of Americans are out of work; Maryland families are struggling to pay for household expenses and need help putting food on the table; and small businesses across the state are on the brink of closing their doors. While Republicans refused to deliver much-needed aid to Americans and Marylanders in need, Democrats delivered on their promise to enhance their progress fighting the pandemic, and to build our country by putting resources back into the hands of businesses and families. “The Baltimore County Democratic Party is proud to stand with President Biden, Vice President Harris, Senators Cardin and Van Hollen, Democratic House Members, and Democratic Party supporters who made this massive relief package possible.”
Other notable aspects of the American Rescue Plan include:
You can find more information on the passage of the American Rescue Plan, and everything included in the COVID-19 relief package here.
MARYLAND DEMOCRATIC PARTY APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF H.R. 1 - The “For The People Act” Would Protect Voting and Make Democratic Reforms
MARYLAND — Wednesday, March 3rd, Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis released the following statement after House Democrats, led by Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-3), passed H.R. 1 — a democratic reform package:
“Today, thanks to the hard work of Congressman John Sarbanes and the support of the Democratic Caucus, the House of Representatives passed the largest voting rights and democracy reform bill in a decade. H.R. 1, the For the People Act, would fundamentally improve the way our politicians are held accountable, making elections more fair, transparent, and accessible.
“As we watch Republicans across the nation attempt to roll back voting rights and restrict access to the ballot box, this critical piece of legislation would protect the most fundamental right of any democracy — the right to vote. Every American who can vote should be able to do so with ease and without undue barriers.
“The For the People Act would also bring significant transparency and anti-corruption measures to our government, including limiting the use of ‘dark money’ — ensuring that SuperPACs cannot influence our elections without accountability. The American people deserve to know what their Members of Congress are doing, and be guaranteed our elected officials are working for the people, not special interests.
“This push to increase government transparency and protect voting rights is supported by the vast majority of Americans and Marylanders, including most Republicans. These are bipartisan issues, and it’s unfortunate that Congressional Republicans were unable to rise to the moment and support bipartisan solutions.
“We thank Congressman Sarbanes, Majority Leader Hoyer, and all of Maryland’s Democratic House Members for their hard work on this bill. We look forward to it being heard in the Senate, and hope that Senators can set aside their differences to pass this crucial piece of broadly supported legislation.”