Weekly Newsletter - Aug. 6, 2018
This Week's Action Items
#1: 90+ DAYS TO WIN MIDTERMS
Our voter registration efforts are continuing in Talbot and in other Eastern Shore communities.
We will be at the Caroline County Summerfest in Denton for two days:
Friday, Aug. 17, 5-10 pm
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2-9 pm
This will be a great opportunity to expand our efforts beyond Talbot County, and the event will be attended by many young people who it is essential we register.
Please email David King at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help, and when.
#2: DONATE TO TALBOT RISING
Please consider making a contribution to Talbot Rising to help fund our work registering and educating votes in the 2018 elections. Virtually all of our efforts in the next few months will be on crucial midterm elections at the state, county and national levels. You can learn more by going to www.talbotrising.org.
#3: CALL REP. HARRIS ON HEALTHCARE
While the House is in recess, the Trump administration is busy at work undermining the access to affordable healthcare.
They are cutting subsidies to cover lower-income people and sabotaging the health care exchanges with skinny plans that are complicated and don't cover much. Call Harris' office to demand he save our healthcare: DC: 202-225-5311; Kent Island: 410-643-5425.
AUG. 6 - HIROSHIMA DAY REMEMBRANCE
Please join members of PEACE at Idlewild Park, at the fountain, on Hiroshima Day, Monday, from 5-6 pm to show support for a world where this tragedy never happens again.
AUG. 10 - ELECTION VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Details: 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Talbot Democratic HQ,
26 W. Dover St., Easton
Attend a training session on best ways to conduct door-to-door and telephone canvassing for the elections. Studies have shown that these efforts have the greatest impact on voter turnout. Also on Aug. 13, 2-4 pm.
AUG. 10 - MIDSHORE PRO BONO LEGAL CLINIC
Details: 1 - 3 pm, Talbot County Courthouse, Easton;
Midshore Pro Bono will be offering free legal advice on general civil matters. Another session will be held on Aug. 24. You need to call to make an appointment at 410-690-8128. For more information, visit www.midshoreprobono.com
AUG. 11 - MEET THE CANDIDATE
Jesse Colvin, who is the Democratic nominee for Congress running against Andy Harris in the First District, will be at the Queen Anne's County Fair. For more information on the event, go to www.facebook.com/Colvin4Congress/
AUG. 23 - MIDSHORE PRO BONO ELDER LAW CLINIC
Details: 10 am - 1 pm, Talbot County Senior Center,
400 Brookletts Ave., Easton;
Midshore Pro Bono will be offering free legal advice on elder law matters. Call to make an appointment at 410-690-8128.
AUG. 24 - FROM FARM TO TABLE
Details: 7 pm, Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Rd, Annapolis.
The Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis are partnering with Fair Farms to show the film Look & See. A discussion will follow the file with guests from the local farm to table movement.
For more information and a flyer, click here.
- News and Updates -
ACTIVISTS HIT THE STREETS FOR BEN JEALOUS CAMPAIGN
About 5,000 activists did on-the street voter outreach this past weekend for the Ben Jealous campaign for governor.
The Washington Post says that the Maryland Democratic Party launched its first major foray after the June primary election that set up Jealous to run against Gov. Larry Hogan. They also tried to educate voters about local candidates in state and county races.
From the Post:
Going door-to-door in Kensington with running mate Susan W. Turnbull in the afternoon, Jealous told voters on doorsteps that he wanted to “invest more upfront” in schools, health care and the environment. He also said Maryland needed a Democratic governor to appoint judges and to oversee redistricting after the 2020 census.
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Affordable Care Act
The Opioid Crisis
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