The candidates vying for your vote to be the Democratic nominee for Congress in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District will share the stage on Thursday, May 3 in Gaithersburg. The primary election where our nominee will be decided is on June 26, 2018. The election to keep the seat in Democratic hands is November 8. Currently, the 6th Congressional District is represented by Representative John Delaney (D), who won in 2016 with 56 percent of the vote, but is not seeking re-election since deciding to run for President in 2020. It’s an open field for Democrats. As of now, many Democratic voters remain undecided who will make the best candidate and best represent their views and values.
Don’t miss out. Invite your friends and family to join you for this important event.
The program is free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged but not required.
Doors open 7:00 pm; forum starts at 7:30 pm.
This event is presented by the District 15 Democratic Caucus, District 17 Democratic Club, District 19 Democratic Club, District 39 Democratic Club, and co-sponsored by the District 16 Democratic Club, DoTheMostGood MoCo, MoCoWoMen, and Montgomery County Young Democrats.
The Montgomery County Council held a hearing on May 1 on a bill to fund the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition for one year so that every Montgomery County resident who is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and meets federal indigence guidelines will receive legal representation.
We are sorry to tell you that the County Council acquiesced to the demands of the State’s Attorney, John McCarthy. The Council amended its special appropriation and added an extensive list of criminal convictions that would render a person ineligible for representation by the CAIR Coalition. This list, based on past convictions for which a person has already completed his/her sentence, includes misdemeanors and nonviolent offenses, not just serious felonies. In addition, the Council has acceded to McCarthy’s demands that there be almost no exceptions made to these criminal exclusions. This means that the CAIR Coalition cannot use County funds to challenge the deportation of a refugee or of someone who may be tortured upon return to their country. The resulting program would be far more restrictive than others around the country.
As a result, the CAIR Coalition is withdrawing its request for the money. The MoCo Deportation Defense Coalition supports CAIR’s decision and opposes the resolution in its current state. Join us in silent protest at the formal vote on the functionally-defunct resolution on Tuesday at 1:30 pm.
What Can You Do? Join Us:
- Tuesday, May 22, 1:30 pm Council Session to vote on the special appropriation @ 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville (3rd Floor). We will stand silently and hold up our signs during the vote.
- Bring signs, suggestions include: Deportation Defense: Due Process For All; No MoCo McCarthyism; Immigrants are not political pawns; No sham votes; John McCarthy Is Not A Councilmember; Due Process For All, Not For Some
- Share this email with other deportation defense supporters!
The Blue Wave is coming to Maryland. Catch a ride with Jamie Raskin and DoTheMostGood. This bootcamp is your opportunity to learn new skills for voter outreach, step up to leadership, hone your story, make a poster, celebrate Mother’s Day!! We’ve got it all on Saturday, May 12.
Interactive learning stations
- Persomalize Canvassing with your Story
Who’s My Rep? Make The Call: Making Phone Banking Productive & Fun So You Want to Register Voters…So Do We Channel Your Inner Artist: Poster-Making for all Ages Demystifying Social Media
- Postcards for Democracy
Marching Orders from Jamie Raskin
Take your activism to the next level!!
This is a free event, but you need to sign up HERE!
J Walkers Action Group
Progressive Action Montgomery County
MoCoWoMen, , Rockville Resistance, Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County, Indivisible MoCo, Indivisible Homewood, Women’s Alliance for Democracy & Justice, Indivisible Montgomery
We’ve turned our canvassing and phone banking focus onto Maryland for the near future…specifically on Montgomery County and turning out Democrats to vote in the June 26 Democratic Primary election. Because MoCo is so heavily Democratic, decisions on who will be our county councilmembers and state delegates are basically made in the primary.
Click here to sign up to canvass or phone bank.
There is a significant group of registered Democrats who historically don’t vote in Midterm Elections. This has a lot to do with Maryland suffering under a Republican Governor…if the registered Dems who voted in the 2012 Presidential election had also voted in the 2014 election, Larry Hogan would likely not be our Governor today.
So, we’ve teamed up with our partners at J Walkers and joined forces with the Montgomery County Democratic Party to turnout those “dropoff Dems” for the June 26 Primary and the Nov 6 election. Our first priority is canvassing in prioritized MoCo precincts, but we’re phone banking to these voters as well.
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Meanwhile, polls continue to show Governor Hogan with high favorability ratings that are out of sync with the reality of his administration.