Weekly Newsletter - Oct. 22, 2018
SPECIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN UPDATE
EARLY VOTING STARTS THURSDAY
Why wait for Election Day? You can get out early and cast your ballot for real change in this country and this county this week.
Early voting starts on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 10 am to 8 pm at the Easton Firehouse. There are candidates for Congress, Governor, the General Assembly, County Council and more, as well as several ballot questions. You can prepare by going to VoteSmart.org to research candidates.
And you can go to Vote411.org by the League of Women Voters to get more information and prepare a sample ballot. Both organizations gave presentations to Talbot Rising members and the community this past weekend at the Talbot County Library.
RALLY ON TUESDAY WITH HOLLY WRIGHT FOR EARLY VOTE
Join State Senate candidate Holly Wright on Tuesday 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.
COME ON WEDNESDAY TO VETERANS ROUNDTABLE
Join Jesse Colvin, Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.) and other former veterans for a discussion of of the issues facing Maryland veterans and how to solve them. Event is Oct. 24, 5 pm, at 1700 Van Bibber Rd., Edgewood, MD
STATE CANDIDATE FORUM ON THURSDAY
Candidates running for seats in Maryland's General Assembly Forum for candidates in Districts 37 and 37B will participate in a forum on Thursday, Oct. 25. The session will be held at 6:30 pm at the Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton. A forum will also be held in Cambridge 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.
Here are the participants:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
COLVIN TRIPLES HARRIS IN CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING
Jesse Colvin took in a big haul of contributions in the latest reporting quarter from the Federal Election Commission. Colvin collected $883,000 to Harris' $254,000. And that was powered by more than 5,000 individual contributions. The most recent face-off between Colvin and Harris came on Sunday at a forum in Easton. You can watch the video at this link to the Talbot Spy.
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
Congress: Jesse Colvin
State Senator, District 37: Holly Wright
State Delegate, District 37B: Dan O’Hare
Talbot County Council: