On Wednesday, April 26, starting at 6:30 PM, "do something Democrats" will have a chance to do something....and that is volunteer for a campaign! The event will be held at the monthly D30 Club meeting at St. Philips's Church on Bestgate Road. So far, 12 Democratic candidates for council and mayor have indicated that they will be in attendance, speaking with potential volunteers and voters about their campaigns and platforms. With many issues facing the City of Annapolis, this fall's elections are key to the future of the city. Come hear more from the folks opening to be (or to continue being) your councilperson, or becoming your new Democratic mayor. Lite fare and beverages will be provided.
As winter fades and the promise of Spring blooms, our Democratic party is only stronger and more committed to the progressive ideas we share. Yet, we know that the need is great and the fight continues: to protect our environment, support the health and wages of workers, respect the dignity of our immigrant friends, and support a fair opportunity for Americans from all backgrounds. Here in Maryland, especially in Anne Arundel County, Democrats are planning, organizing, engaging, and moving forward. There is much to do:
- City of Annapolis elections coming up in several short months;
- the Legislative Session winding down; and
- national, state and local issues are needing action every day.
Thanks to the hard work of our state's Democratic legislators, Speaker Busch is able to report good news from the legislature, including:
- a hydraulic fracking ban has passed both houses;
- our public schools will be protected from Hogan's privatization plans; and
- a bipartisan budget, passed with overwhelming support, will ensure that the 2018 budget will fully fund K-12 education and restore after-school funding for poor students.
So what can "do something" Democrats do in the upcoming month of April? New opportunities arise every day. Here are a few:
- Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin will be part of the Community Conversation on Federal Immigration this coming Sunday, April 2nd at First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 171 Duke of Gloucester Street, 1 - 2:30 pm
- Maryland Climate Coalition will be hosting a talk on Sea Level Rise in Annapolis on Thursday, April 20 at the Annapolis Friends Meetinghouse 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis, 7 -9 pm.
- United Democratic Women of Maryland will be hosting their annual luncheon featuring Congressman John Sarbanes at Perry's Restaurant, 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton on Saturday, April 22. Membership Meeting at 11:00 am, Lunch at noon, and Congressman Sarbanes speaks at 12:30 pm. Just announced, Senator Ben Cardin will be speaking at 11:00 am, so make plans to come early!
- D30 Monthly Meeting offers an opportunity for club members to meet and volunteer for local City of Annapolis Democratic candidates at our next meeting on Wednesday, April 26 at St. Philip's Church, 730 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. Starts at 6:30 with informal mixer.
- 2nd Annual Parren J. Mitchell Dinner sponsored by the West County Democratic Club will be held on Friday, April 28 at Club Meade. Starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $50, look under Around D30 for more information about purchasing your ticket.
- Various Democratic Campaign launches occur in April. Check out Around D30 for more information.
- Annual AACDCC Celebration Dinner with DNC Chair Tom Perez will be held on Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 PM at the Conference Center at the Marine Institute. For ticket information, go to www.annearundeldems.com
Look for more events in May and into the summer, including door knocking, voter registration drives, and outreach to our newly registered Democratic friends - Be a Do-Something Democrat!
Do-Something Democrats,Here in blue Maryland, our local Republican elected officials are taking a page from the national GOP playbook:
County Executive Steve Schuh has applied to the 287(g) federal program to train local law enforcement officers to act as federal immigration agents.
Governor Larry Hogan refuses to stand up to Trump's irresponsible health insurance plan and has nominated an anti-abortion activist from Trump's "pro-life advisory council" to serve on the Maryland Board of Physicians.
We hope you can join us for D30's March 22nd Membership meeting to discuss the forthcoming 2016 post-election report and strategize for how we can help elect Democrats in 2017 and 2018. As it is also our Annual Meeting, four Board members will be retiring, new Officers and Board members will be up for election, and an amendment to the bylaws to expand the size of the Board will be presented. The D30 Nominating Committee, consisting of Michael G. Miller, Lyn Farrow, and Steve Harrison, present their report to the D30 Membership here.Read more
The midterm elections and election for Maryland's Governor, the Anne Arundel County Executive and County Council, and our representatives in the Maryland General Assembly is less than two years away.
It is hard to believe that President Trump has been in office for just over a month. More often than not, the national news can often feel overwhelming and our efforts to resist Trump's harmful agenda can feel small. But we need to hold on to the fundamental truth that all politics is local. Here in Annapolis, we have a Republican Mayor who voted against the City's landmark Non-Discrimination of Foreign Born Residents Ordinance, a Republican County Executive who is considering contracting with ICE to house undocumented immigrants in County jails, and a Republican Governor who has refused to take a stance to protect Marylanders from the President's harmful executive orders and is seeking to expand the privatization of public education.
All politics is local. Here are 3 ways you can fight Trump's agenda from right here in Maryland:
The mission of the D30 Club is simple: we help elect Democrats. Fortunately for the hundreds of Annapolis-area Do-Something Democrats, we don't have to wait until the next presidential election to exercise our organizing talents and make a real difference in our community by living that mission.Read more
November 9th, 2016
After a hard-fought campaign and despite winning the popular vote, Democrats unfortunately came up short last night. Many of us, including me, are still taking in the shock of the results. But despite this disappointment nationally, the great State of Maryland and the District 30 Democratic Club pulled more than our weight over the past year:Read more