Weekly Newsletter - Oct. 8, 2018
SPECIAL ELECTION UPDATE
REP. HARRIS ATTACKS DR. FORD, APPLAUDS KAVANAUGH
Talbot Rising was the first activist group to highlight Rep. Andy Harris' degrading comments during an interview with WMAL Radio on Sept. 27, before the final vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. As a medical doctor, Harris should know better. As a congressman, Harris should not dismiss credible concerns of abuse.
And after Kavanaugh was confirmed over the weekend, Harris said in Twitter and Facebook posts: "I am proud of my colleagues in the Senate for their decision to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next associate justice on the United States Supreme Court."
His remarks make clear that he is not representative of the First Congressional District voters and that he needs to be replaced this midterm election. He has served too long in Washington, and it's time for new leadership.
BEN JEALOUS LIVESTREAM OCT. 11
Democratic candidate for governor Ben Jealous will be holding a statewide telecast to talk about Medicare-for-All. The event can be seen at 26 W. Dover St. in Easton at 7 pm. For more information on the event, click here.
CANVASS WITH ROSE POTTER
County Council candidate Rose Potter is looking for volunteers to help knock on doors, Oct. 10 and Oct. 17, from 5 to 7 pm. Please contact her or the campaign if you can help.
VETS: HELP SPREAD THE WORD FOR COLVIN EVENT
The Jesse Colvin campaign for Congress is looking for veterans to help publicize an event for vets that he is holding in Bel Air on Oct. 24 at 5 pm. Veterans could help by putting up fliers at VA facilities and other spots and telling friends. Contact Scott Kane at (240) 478-7672, or email email@example.com
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. 11, Oct. 16, Oct. 18. You can let Maureen or the campaign know when you're available.
LEARN ABOUT VOTE SMART ON OCT. 20
Richard Kimball, cofounder of the Vote Smart Project, will show how to easily access the information you need to decide which candidates to vote for in this year's elections. Billed as a Voter "Self-Defense" Event, it's a free-, not-to-miss nonpartisan opportunity to help citizens become better informed before they head for the polls. The session will be held 2 -4 pm at the Talbot County Library, 100 W. Dover St., Easton.
MD-1 CANDIDATE FORUM OCT. 21
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.
OCT. 13 - NAACP FREEDOM BANQUET
Details: 7 pm, the Milestone, Easton
For more information on the event and to register, go to FD200.org and click on Events Tab.
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. 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.