Making Democracy Work
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As of April 5, we have had some wins or near wins and some losses in our legislative priorities.
Under Making Democracy Work, HB 356 for a Redistricting Commission received an unfavorable report as did HB 1022 which would have established standards for Congressional districts. However, HB 532 the Constitutional Amendment to allow registration and voting on Election Day did pass both houses. It will be on the ballot on November 6. The Secure and Accessible Registration Act (SARA), SB 1048, which provides for automatic voter registration or updating when people apply at certain state agencies, has passed both houses but has not been signed by the Governor.
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Debates or forums for candidates for state-wide office are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Maryland (LWVMD). Such forums must conform to its policy governing debates. Candidate forums for other offices are the responsibility of local Leagues, which establish their own criteria.
Representatives to Congress
District 6 - May 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater - Sign up to attend.
Maryland General Assembly
District 40 - May 28, 2018, 7:00-9:00 PM - Heritage United Church of Christ, 3110 Liberty Heights Ave Baltimore, MD 21215
District 41 - April 12, 7:00-9:00 PM - Liberty Grace Baptist Church 3400 Copley Road, Baltimore 21215
District 43 - May 23, 7:00-9:00 PM - Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5701 Loch Raven Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21239
District 45 - June 6, 6:00 - 7:45 PM - Mt. Pleasant Church and Ministries, 6000 Radecke Ave., Baltimore 21206
District 46 - May 15, 5:30 - 7:30 PM Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
Baltimore County Executive, Republican Candidates - April 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - Stemmers Run Middle School
Baltimore County Executive, Democratic Candidates - May 2, 2018, 7:00 PM - Stemmers Run Middle School
Montgomery County Board of Education - April 23, 2018, 6:30 to 8:45 PM - Gaithersburg High School
Montgomery County Executive - May 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - East County Community Recreation Center
Prince George's County Executive - March 10, 2018 - Video
Prince George's County Sheriffs Candidates Forum - April 26, 7:00-9:00 PM - St. Stephen Baptist Church
St. Mary's County Primary Election Candidate Forum - May 21, 5:00-9:00 PM - Lexington Park Library. Streaming Here
Washington County Board of Education - May 24, 7 PM - Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown - Sign up to attend.
Town Council Candidates Forum St. Michaels - May 2, 6-8pm - Christ Church Parish House (Etherton Hall) - 103 Willow Street, St. Michaels, MD.
Anne Arundel "Protecting our Elections: Security of the Systems, Integrity of the Results" - May 15, 3:00- 4:30 PM - Room 107, CALT Building, Anne Arundel Community College. EVENT FLYER
Links to web streaming of forums among candidates for both state and local offices in the June 2018 primary election will be posted as they become available.
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 year we will be lobbying on the issue of gun safety.
THIS EVENT HAS NO FEE! BUT YOU MUST RSVP TO Carole & Ashley at email@example.com.
Please include your name, cell phone number, & physical address (no P.O. boxes).
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
Deadline Extended! Register by MAY 10th
Join us for a Tour of History, Fun & Adventure! Seating is limited, so register today!
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
Wye Mills - Meet at 8:45 am at Chesapeake College
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!