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16 Jun
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MCDCC Seeking to Fill Two Gender Balance Positions

We are now accepting applications for two Gender Balance positions on the Central Committee. Applicants must be female, 18-years or older, be a registered Democrat, and reside in Montgomery County State Legislative District 15, 16, 20 or 39.

A vote to select a replacement is scheduled at the Tuesday, July 11 meeting at 7:30pm at our office at 3720 Farragut Avenue, Suite #303, Kensington, MD. Click here for more information. Information about applicants can be found here.

Click here to apply.

Applicants must submit a 1-page cover letter stating the position applied for, and to confirm all eligibility requirements. The best way to submit is via webform here. In addition to the cover letter, please include a resume of no more than two pages that includes current employment, current and/or past positions in the MCDCC precinct organization or other elected positions, employment information, a history of involvement in past political campaigns, volunteer history for the Democratic Party, and current or past membership in MCDCC-chartered Clubs and Caucuses or other clubs related to Democratic politics. The MCDCC will post all applicant cover letters, and/or resumes and/or endorsements on the MCDCC website (www.mcdcc.org) for public review.

The application deadline will be Monday, July 10, 2017 at 5:00pm. However, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible to give MCDCC members and interested members of the public adequate time to review your application. You may mail the application to the MCDCC office at 3720 Farragut Ave. #303, Kensington, MD 20895 (it must be received by the deadline), email the application to office@mcdcc.org, or submit via online form here: https://form.jotform.us/71659080672159.

A confirmation email will be sent to you when the MCDCC receives your application. For questions, please email us at office@mcdcc.org.

Current Applicants for Vacancies

From left to right, members Suzi Kaplan, Jennifer Hosey, and Marlin Jenkins.
16 Jun
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Two new members appointed

From left to right, members Suzi Kaplan, Jennifer Hosey, and Marlin Jenkins.

From left to right, members Suzi Kaplan, Jennifer Hosey, and Marlin Jenkins.

The MCDCC made two appointments at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 13. Suzi Kaplan (D-39) and Marlin Jenkins (D-19) were appointed to fill the terms of vacating at-large members Johntel Greene and Erin Yeagley. The selections were made by the Central Committee from fifteen applicants. View more information about our newest members below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09 Jun
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Woman’s Democratic Club May Newsletter

Read the Woman’s Democratic Club’s May newsletter here.

22 May
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Montgomery County Democrats Seek Student Members

High school students rally on their way to downtown Silver Spring to protest the election of Donald Trump. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The MCDCC will elect two new high school members, one female and one male, at the Tuesday, June 13, meeting. Applications are due in the MCDCC office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12. Email a 1-page cover letter, and letters of support to the MCDCC office at office@mcdcc.org.

According to MCDCC rules, student member duties include chairing two committees: the Student Volunteer Mobilization Committee that is responsible for the recruitment of student interns and volunteers, and the Student Club Organizing Committe that is tasked with organizing Democratic Clubs in every high school in Montgomery County.

Student members also are tasked with recruiting future student members of the Committee. MCDCC student members serve a one-year term and are expected to attend the monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact office@mcdcc.org.

 

22 May
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MCDCC At-Large Vacancy

We are now accepting applications for the At-Large positions on the Central Committee vacated by Johntel Greene & Erin Yeagley. Applicants may be male or female, must be 18-years or older, be a registered Democrat, and reside in Montgomery County. A vote to select a replacement is scheduled at the Tuesday, June 13 meeting at 7:30pm at our office at 3720 Farragut Avenue, Suite #303, Kensington, MD. Click here for more information. Information about applicants can be found here.

To Apply

Applicants must submit a 1-page cover letter stating the position applied for, and to confirm all eligibility requirements. In addition to the cover letter, please include a resume of no more than two pages that includes current employment, current and/or past positions in the MCDCC precinct organization or other elected positions, employment information, a history of involvement in past political campaigns, volunteer history for the Democratic Party, and current or past membership in MCDCC-chartered Clubs and Caucuses or other clubs related to Democratic politics. The MCDCC will post all applicant cover letters, and/or resumes and/or endorsements on the MCDCC website (www.mcdcc.org) for public review.

The application deadline will be Monday, June 12, 2017 at 5:00pm. However, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible to give MCDCC members and interested residents adequate time to review your application. You may mail the application to the MCDCC office at 3720 Farragut Ave. #303, Kensington, MD 20895 (it must be received by the deadline), email the application to office@mcdcc.org, or drop off the application at the MCDCC office at the address above.

A confirmation email will be sent to you when the MCDCC receives your application.

For questions, please email us at office@mcdcc.org.

Applicants for At-Large Vacancies

08 May
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Kathleen Matthews elected Maryland Democratic Party Chair

The Washington Post: Maryland Democrats, hoping to capi­tal­ize on a surge of anti-Trump activism to help unseat Gov. Larry Hogan (R) next year, elected Kathleen Matthews, the former Marriott International executive and onetime congressional candidate, on Saturday to lead their state party. Read more here.

08 May
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Woman’s Democratic Club April Newsletter

Read the Woman’s Democratic Club’s April newsletter here.

08 May
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The first 2017 meeting of the District 14 Club

by Art Brodsky

The first meeting of the District 14 Democratic Club’s Brunch series was a smashing success.

About 50 members attended the event March 26 at Chapala Restaurant in Burtonsville, where

they were treated to a rousing speech from our Congressman, John Sarbanes.

He described how the Republicans had planned to push through their health care replacement

bill, including putting it under lock and key, for only Republicans to see, without hearings or

budget analysis, passed restrictive rules “martial law” for when the bill did reach the House floor

and even tried last-minute changes to appease the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus.  The

markup went for 27 straight hours.  During that time, opposition appeared against the bill.

Republicans began to get queasy at the possibilities of either having a vote on the bill and losing

or the embarrassment of pulling the bill from the floor, so they began to bolt.  It was a

“jailbreak,” Sarbanes said, with Republicans trying to get away.

Yet all of the parliamentary maneuvering was secondary to “what really happened,” Sarbanes

said:  “You happened.”  All of the protests – including the Women’s March -, rallies and emails

“pumped us up” Congress, giving Democrats the energy they needed to keep going during the 27

hours the health bill was under consideration at the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on

which Sarbanes sits.

As he talked about what newly energized Democrats should follow up the demonstrations and

rallies, he handed out cards titled “Here’s What You Can Do”:

 Make calls, send emails and snail mail to the Governor and you member of Congress (the

formal term for a Congressman) and Senator.

 Register and sign a vote pledge.

 Go to forums where your representative is appearing

 Join peaceful protests

 Join an organization fighting on an issue you care about

 Sign petitions from organizations you trust

 Become an organizer.

 Tell friends in other states to do the same.

Democrats will need to capture one house of Congress in 2020 to gain subpoena power and

block Trump’s agenda by holding oversight hearings into what the government is really doing.

Also at the meeting, State Sen. Craig Zucker and Del. Eric Luedtke gave their perspective on

legislation in Annapolis.  Zucker noted that he, Luedtke and House Ways and Means Committee

Chair Anne Kaiser, all from District 14, are key legislators on education policy. Alexis Rodich

from Indivisible14, a new group opposing the Trump also spoke about her organization’s

resistance to the Trump agenda.

The next meeting of the District 14 Breakfast Club is scheduled for April 23.