Tame the Gerrymander is rallying in support of the fight against partisan gerrymandering in the 6th Congressional district of Maryland (Benisek v. Lamone) AND BEYOND!
We will be joined by special guests affected by gerrymandering in MD - THE DISTRICTS THEMSELVES! They will share with you their troubles in ensuring all of their district residents have an equal say in government, and let you know what you can do to help fix this problem!
We'll also be hearing from Michael Kimberly, the attorney on the Benisek v. Lamone case, and other key actors in the fight for redistricting reform in Maryland.
Walter Olson, Co-Chair of the MD Redistricting Reform Commission, and Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute will share some thoughts on the current case, and the situation in our state.
Brian Canon, Executive Director of OneVA 2021 will also be there to talk about how the fight for reform in Virginia is going, and the push to ensure fair maps in 2021.
Araliya Rubin (age-9), co-author of "The United Shapes of America" coloring book that demonstrates the wackiness of gerrymandered districts will join us and share why redistricting reform matters to kids! http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Chevy-Chase-Fourth-Grader-Issues-Challenge-To-Color-Inside-Congressional-District-Lines/
Even if you can't make it to DC, you can support us where you are by going live on Facebook on the day of the event, or just sharing posts and tweets with us all day on March 28th with the #FairMaps &/OR tagging @TametheGerrymander (FB) OR @TameGerrymander (Twitter).
Travel Options Doc (Metro, Bus, Parking): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OvZXllJ-RLiyzS6kes9c88z2goyt9qBq/view
Carpool Links by County
-We will update with links as county coordinators volunteer - let us know if you can be one! Sign up for a free account to organize trips here: https://www.groupcarpool.com/plans
Anne Arundel - https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/tu2x9v
No need to RSVP for this FREE event, just come on down and join us at the U.S. Supreme Court!
JOIN US FOR A DAY ON CAPITOL HILL
Visit both US Senate and Representative Offices
Enjoy Lunch at the staff dining facility
take part in advocating an LWVUS topic*
* Participants will be briefed by email about the LWVUS topic for advocacy and participate voluntarily
THIS EVENT HAS NO FEE! BUT YOU MUST RSVP TO Carole & Ashley at email@example.com.
Meet at Taxi/ Massachusetts Ave exit of Union Station, Washington DC at 10 am
Arrive at Union Station by Amtrak, MARC, Metro, Bus or Auto (Public transportation is recommended due to limited parking)
Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Maryland, Inc., & League of Women Voters Prince George's County
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Join us for a Tour of History, Fun & Adventure!
Come to the shore and celebrate centuries of legendary local ladies. Discover Harriett Tubman who led scores of people to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Then mosey on down to the home of Phoebe Anne Mosey, who shot her way to stardom as sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Bea Arthur, a Cambridge native, served as an early United States Marine, later becoming a comedienne serving up laughter as our favorite Golden Girl.
Meet your local step-on guide at the Dorchester County/Sailwinds Visitor Center and then wind through the picturesque rural landscape on Maryland’s Eastern Shore exploring the childhood, teen and young adult years of Harriet Tubman’s life. Visit the 1800’s general store which was the site of her first act of defiance. Hear stories about her life as a slave, her family and escapes along the Underground Railroad in this area. Visit the Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. Tour downtown Cambridge including Pine Street, Freedom House/Black House, Annie Oakley, Bea Arthur, Courthouse, High Street and Long Wharf (slave trading sites).
Baltimore - Meet at 6:45 am at Greenspring Shopping Center Parking Lot, 2801 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
Annapolis - Meet at 7:45 am at Riva Road Park and Ride
Stevensville - TBD
Lunch - will be included at the Portside Restaurant in Downtown Cambridge, MD with your pre-selected choice of grilled chicken breast or traditional Eastern Shore crab cake. Vegetarian meal also available.
***Tour package includes local step-on guide for a full day of touring, basic guide gratuity, Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad sites, donation/admission to Bucktown Village Store, lunch, meal tax and gratuity, guide gratuity, round trip motor coach transportation via Superior Tours and driver gratuity.
Dinner - will be on your own at Cracker Barrel in Stevensville, MD
Sign up now below to reserve your space!
You may pay $140 in full now or make a deposit of $40 at this time and pay the balance of $100 by April 14th (see your RSVP email for link to finalize payment)