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Weekly Newsletter - Oct. 15, 2018

SPECIAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

VOTE SMART COMING TO EASTON ON SATURDAY

Project Vote Smart's FACTS MATTER TOUR is coming on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. to the Talbot County Free Library at 100 W. Dover St. in Easton.  There's no need for confusion or failing to vote for lack of information anymore.  Just in time for Maryland's gubernatorial election, Project Vote Smart has included Easton as one of only two stops in Maryland during its 50-state tour.  

Richard Kimball, co-founder of the non-partisan Project Vote Smart, will demonstrate how to easily access the information you need to decide who deserves your vote, such as candidate biographies, their positions on key issues, where their money comes from, and who has endorsed them.  

Vote Smart is dedicated to providing accurate, abundant, and relevant information on candidates, incumbents, and issues at no charge, while upholding the highest standards of accuracy, balance, and integrity of any information source of its kind. 

Jeanne Halpin of the League of Women Voters of the Mid-Shore and Cristi Demowicz of Represent Maryland will also talk about preparing voters to be well-informed.

This non-partisan event is free, and participants will receive voter’s guides, online tools, and apps. This event is highly recommended for new and experienced voters of every affiliation.  

ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION ENDS TUESDAY
If you or a neighbor has not yet registered to vote in the crucial midterm elections, Tuesday at 9 pm is your last chance. You can go to the State of Maryland's online site to sign up: https://elections.maryland.gov.

KNOCKING FOR COLVIN
The election for the First Congressional District is in its final few weeks, and you can help Jesse Colvin's campaign to  unseat Rep. Andy Harris. 
No experience required. All are welcome. Please just RSVP if you will attend as canvass turfs are organized based on the number of folks signed up in advance.

Upcoming Group Canvass Dates - all meet up at Dem HQ in Easton 
Tuesday, Oct. 16 - 5-7 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 17 - 4-6 pm (stay after for our Colvin volunteer meeting at 6pm)
Saturday, Oct. 20 - 11 am - 1 pm
Saturday, Oct. 27 - 11 am -  1 pm
Can't make our group canvass dates? We can also set up canvassers to go out at alternate times. Grab a friend or we'll find you a partner and arm you with the materials you need. Once early voting starts and with it getting darker earlier, we'll be looking for more volunteers to knock doors during the afternoons. Contact Nancy Andrew at nandrew411@gmail.com.

CALLING FOR COLVIN
The campaign has made this their #1 Get Out the Vote strategy. More callers needed!
The campaign is hosting a few more sessions to introduce volunteers to the online phone bank. RSVP if you will attend one. Drop in at anytime in the timeframes listed. Once you've tried out the system, we hope you'll make calls once a week for 2-hours. Since the system is online, you can call from HQ or from anywhere you have a phone and computer.

CANVASS WITH ROSE POTTER
County Council candidate Rose Potter is looking for volunteers to help knock on doors Oct. 17, from 5 to 7 pm. Please contact her or the campaign if you can help. (See below for campaign website info)

GO DOOR-TO-DOOR WITH MAUREEN SCOTT-TAYLOR
Maureen Scott-Taylor is going door-to-door in Talbot in her campaign for county council. Weeknights meet at Dem HQ at 5 pm.   Weekends meet at HQ at 1 pm or 3 pm Here are some upcoming dates: Oct. 16, Oct. 18. You can let Maureen or the campaign know when you're available. (See below for campaign website info)

COLVIN AND HARRIS SHARE STAGE ON SUNDAY
The League of Women Voters is holding a congressional candidate forum for the First Congressional District from 2-3:30 pm on Oct. 21 at the Talbot County Library. Hosted by LWV Kent County.

RALLY FOR EARLY VOTING
Join State Senate candidate Holly Wright Oct. 23 at an event to help energize voters for the home stretch of the election. Meet at 5:30 - 7 pm at Talbot Democratic HQ on 26 W. Dover St., Easton. Refreshments will be served. Early voting starts Oct. 25, 10 am to 8 pm at Easton Firehouse.

STATE CANDIDATE FORUM COMING UP
Candidates for State Senate and the House of Delegates will meet in a forum at 6 pm on Oct. 24. The event is sponsored by the Eastern Shore NAACP Branches, and will be held at Dorchester County Library, 303 Gay St., Cambridge.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES
In addition to the events listed above, there are several other ways you can connect with candidates that have the support of Talbot Rising. Here is contact information for each of these campaigns, so that you can help out in anyway you can.

Governor: Ben Jealous www.benjealous.com

Congress: Jesse Colvin www.jessecolvin.com

State Senator, District 37: Holly Wright www.hollywrightforsenate.com

State Delegate, District 37B: Dan O’Hare https://danohareformaryland.com

Talbot County Council:
Keasha Haythe
https://keashahaythe.com
Naomi Hyman http://www.naomifortalbotcouncil.com
Pete Lesher https://www.lesherforcouncil.com
Rose Potter facebook/rosepotter
Maureen Scott-Taylor maureen4talbot.org

Events Rising

OCT. 16 - HUMANE TREATMENT OF IMMIGRANTS
Details: 3:30 pm, Temple B'nai Israel, 7199 Tristan Dr., Easton
This gathering will review activities toward building a Midshore coalition in response to the recent Trump administration actions on immigrants.

OCT. 19 - MIDSHORE PRO BONO LAW CLINIC
Details: 1 - 3 pm, Talbot County Courthouse, Easton
MidShore Pro Bono is offering a general civil clinic in which clients can discuss their legal issue with an attorney one-on one. Appointments must be made in advance by calling 410-690-8128. 

OCT. 25 - MIDSHORE PRO BONO ELDER LAW CLINIC
Details: 10 am - 1 pm, Talbot Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton
MidShore Pro Bono is offering an elder law clinic in which clients can discuss their legal issue with an attorney one-on one. Appointments must be made in advance by calling 410-690-8128. 

OCT. 26 - FREDERICK DOUGLASS EVENT
Details: 6 - 8 pm, Brookletts Place Senior Center
A Douglass re-enactor will recreate the great statesman's words and thoughts.

NOV. 3 - GOSPEL JAZZ
Details: 5 pm and 7:30 pm, Academy Art Museum, Easton
The Anthony Walker Group will perform to benefit the BAAM Athletic Center. 

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