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Weekly Newsletter - Sept. 17, 2018

  Wanda Green (left), who is running for Talbot County Sheriff, came to our general meeting Saturday to talk about her experience working for the sheriff's department for 35 years. She retired earlier this year as a lieutenant.

Wanda Green (left), who is running for Talbot County Sheriff, came to our general meeting Saturday to talk about her experience working for the sheriff's department for 35 years. She retired earlier this year as a lieutenant.

Special Campaign Updates

From now until the election, we will be focusing on the crucial midterm elections, on the state, local and national levels. This section will provide information on the activities of the candidates that Talbot Rising is supporting. To kick off the effort, we held a general meeting on Saturday to discuss voter registration efforts and introduce local candidates.

HOLLY WRIGHT HAS CAMBRIDGE HQ
State Senate candidate Holly Wright has opened her campaign headquarters in the Gracie Building, 403 Academy St. The office will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1:30 to 4 pm. Her campaign is looking for volunteers to help staff the office on those days and do phone banking. For more on the campaign, go to www.hollywrightforsenate.com.

SIGN UP FOR ELECTION TRAINING ON SEPT. 18
Need practice with your electioneering skills? Come to the Democratic HQ at 2 pm on Tuesday to get training on how to canvass and how to do phone banking. There's another session at 7 pm on Thursday, Sept. 20. RSVP to office@talbotdems.org and provide a phone number.

CANVASS FOR COLVIN CAMPAIGN
The campaign for Jesse Colvin, running for the First Congressional District seat, is seeking volunteers for several days of block-by-block outreach in Talbot County. Here are the dates: Saturday, Sept 22 in Easton; Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Easton; Saturday, Sept. 29 in St. Michaels. Meet in Easton at the Democratic HQ. In St. Michaels, meet at rear entrance of the library on Connor Street. For more info and to RSVP, email  nandrew411@gmail.com. You can also sign up for virtual phone banking for the Colvin campaign.

KNOCK ON DOORS FOR NAOMI HYMAN 
Talbot County Council nominee Naomi Hyman will be asking voters to come to their doors to hear about her campaign for the county. Meet 2 pm Sept. 23 at Democratic HQ in Easton. If you can help out, RSVP to info@naomifortalbotcouncil.com.

MEET COUNCIL CANDIDATE ROSE POTTER
Talbot Council candidate Rose Potter will get together to meet voters at Maple Hall in Claiborne on Sept. 30 at 7pm. Find out what she will do to help Talbot County. The address is 23253 Maple Hall Rd., Claiborne. The event is sponsored by the Bay Hundred Citizens for a Just Society.

JEALOUS VS. HOGAN WILL HAVE 1 DEBATE
The one debate between the two major party candidates for governor will take place 7 pm, Monday, Sept. 24 on WBAL and WJLA TV stations. It will be hosted by Maryland Public Television, which will also broadcast the event.

TALBOT COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM SEPT.  27
The candidates running for Talbot County Councill will participate in a forum on the environment at the public library in Easton from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
This forum is co-sponsored by CBF and the League of Women Voters Mid Shore.

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 Public Library in Easton.

Monitoring Rep. Andy Harris: 2 Dozen Reasons to Repeal and Replace
 For almost one year, we have been checking what Congressman Harris says and does and how he votes on behalf of the First Congressional District. And frankly, it's been appalling:

He has been an unabashed supporter of President Trump, even when he calls countries in Africa and elsewhere S***hole nations.

His other views are no less troubling:
   • Support for looser gun control
   • Gutting the ACA
   • Restricting legal immigration
   • Supports investigating DOJ
   • Calls Russian Summit a “success”
So we have compiled many of his votes, statements and associations. You can now find a compendium of these at the Talbot Rising website.
Please share the link:
www.talbotrising.org/monitoring-andy-harris/

Events Rising

SEPT. 20 - GENERAL CIVIL LAW CLINIC
Details: 10 am to noon, Queen Anne's County Kramer Center, 104 Powell St., Centreville.
Mid-Shore Pro Bono offers clients a chance to meet one-on-one with an attorney to discuss a legal issue. Appointments must be made in advance, by calling 410-690-8128. 

SEPT. 22 - FREDERICK DOUGLASS DAY IN EASTON
Details: 10 am to 4 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Spencer Crew, Robinson Professor of History, George Mason University and Assistant Curator at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. Spencer Crew has worked in public history institutions for more than twenty-five years. He served as president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for six years and worked at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution for twenty years. Nine of those years he served as the Director of NMAH. At each of those institutions he sought to make history accessible to the public through innovative and inclusive exhibitions and public programs.
Includes Music, Food & Retail Vendors, Knowledge Village, Children’s Village and more. Sponsored by Frederick Douglass Honor Society in Partnership with the Talbot County Free Library and the Town of Easton.

SEPT. 27 - CONVERSATION ON RACE
Details: 6 - 8 pm, Talbot County Education Center, Magnolia Street, Easton

SEPT. 27 - ELDER LAW CLINIC
Details: 10 am to 1 pm, Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton.
Mid-Shore Pro Bono offers clients a chance to meet one-on-one with an attorney to discuss a legal issue. Appointments must be made in advance, by calling 410-690-8128. 

SEPT. 28 - FREDERICK - AN OPERA 
Details: 6 - 8 pm, at the Waterfowl Building, Festival Hall, Easton.
The world premiere of the original work "Frederick" is being cosponsored by the Brookletts Place Senior Center, the Frederick Douglass 200 Celebration Committee and the Frederick Douglass Honor Society to commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of the great American statesman. This performance was written and performed by Jason McKinney.

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