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27 Sep
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MEET DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR THE COUNTY COUNCIL AT-LARGE SEATS!

Sunday October 1st, 3-5pm

9819 Capitol View Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

There are four At-Large seats on the County Council. Due to term limits, there is only one incumbent and LOTS of new faces running for these 4 seats. This is your opportunity to come meet the candidates in an informal small group setting, tell them about your concerns, and find out what they aim to do if elected.

It’s early in the election cycle – the primaries are next June. We are inviting all the candidates who have filed to date (although more will continue to officially enter the race). It’s not too early to start the process of finding out who they are and what they stand for.

All voters are welcome to come, please RSVP (it’s free) via this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-democratic-candidates-for-the-at-large-county-council-seats-tickets-2135724008

And please pass this information on to your friends, neighbors, any listservs – all are welcome!

This event is sponsored by the Capitol View Democracy Crew. Any questions, you can contact Catherine Lowry at lowrycath@comcast.net.

27 Sep
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Town Hall Meeting – Sponsored by District 15 Democrats

Town Hall Meeting – Sponsored by Montgomery County Democrats
October 2 from 7 – 9 pm
Meet your local State Legislators
Senator Brian Feldman, Del Kathleen Dumais, Del David Fraser-Hildago, Del Aruna Miller
RSVP: davmiller@gmail.com
Potomac Community Center

07 Sep
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Montgomery County Democrats Form LGBTQ Caucus

In response to threats from the Trump Administration, LGBTQ activists are focusing their attention at the local level. The Montgomery County LGBTQ Democratic Club was recently formed to provide Democratic activists and members of the LGBTQ community with a venue to protect and expand the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender individuals.

The organization will promote policies and candidates supporting the LGBTQ community, register voters and organize social events. Membership is open to members of the LGBTQ community, straight allies and other local groups engaged in advancing progressive causes.

“Marylanders voted for marriage equality in 2012, but members of Montgomery County’s LGBT community were lulled into a false sense of security. Now five years later, our community faces a growing threat from the Trump Administration,” club president Michael Knaapen said. “Organizing this club is a way to protect our rights and also help expand policies that support LGBTQ issues like transgender and adoption rights, family planning and healthcare services.”

The club will hold a social event on October 1 at Bar Louie in Rockville Town Square from 4-6 pm.

Individuals can learn more about the club and upcoming events by contacting queerdemsofmoco@gmail.com

Organized within the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, the bylaws of the Montgomery County LGBT Democratic Club were approved on June 13. Officers were elected on August 10. The officers include: Michael Knaapen, President; Marie Mapes, Vice President; Jason Gedeik, Secretary; Teresa McKeivier, Treasurer (pictured above, left to right).

Contact: Michael Knaapen
Tel: 802-310-6074
EMAIL: QueerDemsOfMoco@Gmail.com

01 Sep
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Montgomery County Democrats to March Labor Day in Gaithersburg

This year’s Gaithersburg Labor Day parade will include representation from the Montgomery County Democratic Party! If you’re a registered Democrat or want to become one, come march with us as we meet and greet new neighbors and friends. Let’s ensure the MoCo Democratic Party extends its outreach to the half of of MoCo’s population living upcounty.

Wear your blues and whites and your Democratic bling!

Take the 11:15 or earlier shuttle bus from Lakeforest Mall to the yellow staging area. Find our group, #70B, and get ready to march! BYO individually wrapped candy and blue balloons to hand out along the one-mile parade route. Parade starts at 12:30pm and we should be finished by 3pm, at the latest. Check the map out here: https://mcdcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/parade_map-1.pdf

RSVP to Suzi Kaplan at sewkap@gmail.com . See you there!

*Democratic candidates, if you have not previously registered on your own for the parade, you are welcome to march with us, but special rules apply. Contact Suzi at sewkap@gmail.com for information.

See you there!

24 Jul
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Montgomery County Democrats to take on the 2017 MoCo Agricultural Fair!

Every year we build the Montgomery County Democratic Party through our booth at the annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. That means you build the Democratic Party by volunteering to work shifts at our Democratic Party booth.
This year’s Fair runs from Friday, August 11 through Saturday, August 19. One-hour shifts are available from 3PM-10PM on Friday, August 11, and from 10AM-10PM on Satruday, August 12 through Saturday, August 19. If you sign up for two one-hour shifts in a row, you’re eligible for a free Fair ticket. The ticket includes admission and free Fair lot parking. So, sign up for your shifts here: http://ow.ly/inof30dPg3Z . You will receive an email from Suzi Kaplan, sewkap@gmail.com, confirming your scheduled time(s) and date(s). Additional information, location, directions, what to do, etc., will be emailed to you at a later date.
Traditionally, each legislative district has its own day at the Fair. In addition, each of the MoCo Democratic Party’s clubs and caucuses provides volunteers in support of the Democratic booth’s grassroots efforts. This year’s District Days are
MCDCC – Friday, August 11
D20 – Saturday, August 12
D39 – Sunday, August 13
D14 – Monday, August 14
D15 – Tuesday, August 15
D16 – Wednesday, August 16
D17 – Thursday, August 17
D18 – Friday, August 18
D19 – Saturday, August 19
Help us reach out to Democrats and potential Democrats. Sign up today to work at the Democratic booth!

5-6-2017 Precinct Meeting
15 Jul
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Maryland Democrats Kick Summer of Resistance and Renewal Into High Gear

Annapolis, Md. – Maryland Democrats are already knocking on doors and phone-banking well ahead of 2018 as part of its “Summer of Resistance and Renewal” organizing campaign.

The Montgomery County Democratic Party will host a major canvass launch event this weekend in Silver Spring, and similar launch events are taking place this week elsewhere across the state in several counties, including Baltimore, Frederick and Talbot.

“Democrats in Maryland are already rolling up their sleeves and knocking on their neighbors’ doors this summer to get ready for the 2018 elections,” said Emily Shetty, Montgomery County Democratic Party vice chair. “With the Trump administration, Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Republicans threatening to undo the policies that help so many Maryland families and communities, it’s critical that Marylanders get involved now more than ever.”

The Summer of Resistance and Renewal is a call-to-action ahead of the 2018 election to listen and connect with voters in a more meaningful way earlier than ever in the cycle. The campaign focuses on partnerships with Democratic clubs and progressive groups across the state to recruit and train volunteers and conduct on-the-ground canvassing in every county.

“Organizing starts with a conversation. That’s why we’re not only resisting the regressive Trump/Hogan agenda, but also sharing with our neighbors why Democrats are on their side and fighting to create a better future for all Marylanders,” said Luisa Arévalo, president of the Latino Democratic Club of Montgomery County and executive committee member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee.

The program is part of the national Democratic Party’s “Resistance Summer” project designed to bolster state party organizing efforts across the country.The Silver Spring event is open to press. For more information, please email media@mddems.org.
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12 Jul
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MCDCC to Hold Meeting to Nominate Candidate for Vacant Board of Elections Position

Montgomery County Board of Elections Member, Grace Rivera-Oven, has resigned her position as a Substitute Member effective July 10, 2017. In response to that resignation, the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) will hold a public meeting to nominate a candidate to Governor Hogan to fill this position.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County Democratic Party Office at 3720 Farragut Avenue, Suite 303, Kensington, MD 20895. The public is encouraged to attend this special meeting.

To Apply

Per § 2-201 of the Maryland Election Law Article, eligible applicants for the nomination must be registered Democrats in Montgomery County for the 5 years immediately preceding the appointment. The MCDCC reserves the right to verify any information provided in an applicant’s resume, cover letter and application.

Applicants are asked to submit a one-page cover letter and a one-page resume outlining  qualifications, background and confirming all eligibility requirements. All applications will be publically available on the MCDCC website (www.mcdcc.org) for public review.

The application deadline is Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm. However, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

You must submit your application online using this form: https://mcdcc.org/boeapplication.

A confirmation email will be sent to you when we have received your application.

For questions, please send an email to office@mcdcc.org.

Current Applicants

  

        

06 Jul
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Vacancy Announcement: Administrative Assistant

MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position:  Administrative Assistant
Work Schedule:  Part time – 24 hours per week
Salary range:  $16.00 – $20.00  per hour
Opening date:  July 6, 2017
Closing date:  July 21, 2017

Summary

This is a support position for the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC).  The primary function is to ensure the office is run in an effective and efficient manner with respect to administrative responsibilities. It is the practice of the MCDCC organization to greet visitors to the office and provide assistance.  A degree of confidentiality is expected in the transaction of daily activities.  The MCDCC Chair will supervise the staff in consultation with the MCDCC Personnel Committee.  Accordingly, the Chair will provide guidance and assistance in determining work priorities.

The position is located at the MCDCC Office, 3720 Farragut Avenue, #303, Kensington, MD 20895.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform administrative and clerical functions:  (in general) typing, proofreading, filing, sorting mail, receiving/referring telephone calls, performing data entry, recording minutes of office staff meetings, and coordinating administrative operations.

Job Skills and Qualification

Applicants must have experience as an administrative assistant or in positions with similar skills.  Knowledge of clerical practices and procedures is essential.  The applicant must have computer skills and possess knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., word, excel and outlook).  It is preferred that applicants have experience working/or interacting with diverse groups.  A high school diploma or GED is desired.

How to Apply

Applicants can mail or email their applications (cover letter and resume).  Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00pm on the closing date.  For questions, call 301-946-1000, on July 11, 18, 21 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee
3720 Farragut Avenue, #303
Kensington, MD 20895
Email:  personnel@mcdcc.org

01 Jul
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Protect your voting data from Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity

Trump’s new Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has requested vast amounts of voter data from all fifty states including names, addresses, social security numbers, voting history, and other private information. Click to petition Maryland officials to protect our personal voting data from Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity.

The request has raised significant concerns among voting rights and privacy advocates across the country. According to reporting by The Hill, “at least 24 states, with both Republican and Democrat-led governments so far refused to provide all or some of the voter information requested by Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.”

In Maryland, at least 49 state legislators signed-on to a letter led by Montgomery County Delegates Eric Luedtke and Kirill Reznik asking Maryland officials to protect voter data. Del. Luedtke said, “I join my colleagues in calling on Governor Larry Hogan and state officials to reject the request from a federal commission to be sent voter data on every Marylander. Sharing this data would clearly violate Maryland law.”

Click here to tell Governor Larry Hogan, Secretary of State John Wobensmith, and the Maryland State Board of Elections to stand up and speak out to protect our voter data.

On Friday, The Baltimore Sun reported that Common Cause Maryland and the ACLU of Maryland wrote a letter to Maryland officials urging them to refuse the request. Damon Effingham, Common Cause Maryland’s legal and policy director, said the request raises “significant concerns among voting rights and privacy advocates.” David Rocah, a senior attorney with the ACLU of Maryland, said Friday “the request is improper under Maryland law on multiple levels.”

Click here to take action.

01 Jul
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Montgomery County Legislators Speak Out to Protect Voter Data

Trump’s new Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has requested vast amounts of voter data from all fifty states including names, addresses, social security numbers, voting history, and other private information. The request has raised significant concerns among voting rights and privacy advocates across the country and here in Maryland. According to reporting by The Hill, “at least 24 states, with both Republican and Democrat-led governments so far refused to provide all or some of the voter information requested by Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.”

Here in Maryland, at least 26 legislators signed-on to a letter led by Montgomery County Delegates Eric Luedtke and Kirill Reznik asking Maryland officials to protect voter data. Del. Luedtke said, “I join my colleagues in calling on Governor Larry Hogan and state officials to reject the request from a federal commission to be sent voter data on every Marylander. Sharing this data would clearly violate Maryland law.”

The letter:

 

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