Voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2008 whereby Casino revenues would be used to provide additional support for education, but a critical loophole in the law circumvented the voters’ intent.  Casino revenue was used for schools, BUT other education funding was reduced! 

DTMG and Strong Schools Maryland worked hard to close this loophole and get Measure One on the ballot.  If approved by voters, the Maryland State Constitution will be amended to insure that casino revenues are used to supplement education funds and not to replace general funds for education. SUPPORT THIS BALLOT MEASURE WITH A YES VOTE QUESTION ONE AND SPREAD THE WORD.   Additional information is available here.

Our shoe leather for the GOTV effort can make the difference.

The Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee is looking for volunteers to staff MCDCC tables at the 11 Early Voting Centers throughout the county.  Voting is  scheduled from Thursday October 25 to Thursday November 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  If you have some free hours, contact the Central Committee office by email or call 301-946-1000

      

Vote Early and Avoid The Rush on Election Day.

October 25 through November 1

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Find Your Polling Place Here

We’re Down to the Wire!

There are lots of ways you can help with the final big push.  This election is all about getting out the vote and outreach to fellow Democrats is essential.  You can play a vital role; join like-minded volunteers to Get Out The Vote.   Sign up to

   

Canvass in Maryland and nearby states.

   

      

Phone Bank to support Democratic candidates here in Maryland and around the country in key “winnable” races.

   

October 16, 2018 –  Ben Jealous received an endorsement from the Maryland chapter of NOW.  He has released a new plan to ensure equal pay for women in Maryland, who right now are paid 84 cents for every dollar paid to men.

     

  • That means Maryland women make over $10,000 less than their male counterparts, the equivalent of 79 more weeks of food, five more months of mortgage and utility payments, nearly 8 more months of rent, or more than 12 additional months of child care. 
  • The gap widens when you look at just women of color: Black women are paid 69 cents on the dollar, Latinas 47 cents on the dollar and Asian women 83 cents on the dollar. In Maryland, the study continues, women lose a combined total of more than $18.2 billion annually due to the pay gap.
  • As governor, Jealous will work with the legislature to pass legislation to create inspectors in the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation that will request pay information from companies and conduct reviews if it appears systemic pay discrimination is occurring. These inspectors will ensure compliance and enforcement with all equal pay legislation in Maryland.

His platform includes various other proposals to address issues that disproportionately undermine women’s economic opportunities, including raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and universal full-day pre-k to help with rising childcare costs. He has also released a proposal to ensure that a majority of his cabinet are women. 

Preserve the Flores Settlement Agreement!  Don’t let the government gut Flores and hold asylum-seeking children and families indefinitely in jail-like conditions.  Voice your dissent and write a comment today!

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Ann Arundel County Delegate stated, “I am leaving the Republican Party today, because it is important for me to stand with a party that is fighting for equality for all Americans—minorities, the LGBTQ community, victims of gun violence, immigrants, women, Americans of all faiths, and communities being affected by climate change.”  President Trump regularly attacks minorities, women and anyone who does not agree with him, and I can no longer remain a part of a party that condones his divisive rhetoric. It’s reprehensible.”

“We welcome Delegate Simonaire into the Democratic Party and I believe her reasons for becoming a Democrat reflect the feelings of many Marylanders in 2018, who feel the values of the Democratic Party are more representative of their own,” said Maryland Democratic Party chair Kathleen Matthews. “Voters are eager for a party that stands for opportunity, equality and respect for all people.”

Read the full press release here.

Vote for Marc Elrich 

and send a message that Montgomery County cannot be bought.  Nancy Floreen is using wads of developer money in an attempt to drown out the voice of voters and buy her way into the County Executive seat.  DoTheMostGood has joined with 25 other organizatons to call on all Democrats to support Elrich.  Read the Open Letter to Montgomery County Democrats Here.

Ben Jealous will be leading a video livestream discussion of his Single-Payehealthcare plan for Maryland on October 11. Health care for all can be the defining issue in this campaign, and you can help get this message out to voters. We are looking for hosts for the watch parties as well as  attendees interested in learning more about Ben Jealous and his exciting proposals. 

SIGN UP HERE to host a party or attend one in your area.

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