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    Activists Gather in Maryland's 6th District to Raise Awareness of Need to End Gerrymandering in MD

    07/15/18 – Frederick, MD – On Sunday, the Tame the Gerrymander coalition hosted over 50 activists and more passersby in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, the subject of the recent Supreme Court case Benisek v. Lamone. Activists gathered at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater for their mock celebration for the birthday of Elbridge Gerry, the namesake of the term gerrymandering.  The event included gerrymandering-themed birthday games, speakers, as well as an Elbridge Gerry impersonator in a dunk booth.

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    Candidate and Issue Forums


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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 (General Election) - October 11, 2018, 7:00 PM - Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater - Sign up to attend. 

     


    Gubernatorial Election

    Gubernatorial Forum - TBD


    Maryland General Assembly (State Senators & House of Delegates)

    District 29 State Senate - October 2, 2018 - 5pm - 9pm at St. Mary's County Public Library - Lexington Park Branch, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, MD 20653 (also St. Mary's County Commissioner President, County Commissioner District 1, Judge of the Orphan's Court, Sheriff) Hosted by LWV St. Mary's County, Lexington Park Library & St. Mary's County Branch NAACP Unit #7025. Contact for more information: Katie Werner, katiew@dorseylaw.net

    Districts 29A, 29B, 29C House of Delegates October 16, 2018 - 5pm - 9pm at St. Mary's County Public Library - Lexington Park Branch, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, MD 20653 (also for County Commissioner District 2, County Commissioner District 3, Clerk of the Circuit Court) Hosted by LWV St. Mary's County, Lexington Park Library & St. Mary's County Branch NAACP Unit #7025. Contact for more information: Katie Werner, katiew@dorseylaw.net


    County Offices

    Calvert County: Commissioners, Sheriff's Office, Register of Wills, Orphans' Court - October 4, 2018, 5:30pm - 8:45pm at St. John Vianney Family Life Center, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Hosted by LWV Calvert County. Contact for more information: Janet Bellizzi, jbellizzi13@gmail.com, 732-239-9912

    Montgomery County: Board of Education - September 26, 2018, 7pm-8:45pm at Montgomery County Public Schools Building, Carver Auditorium, 840 Hungerford Dr. Rockville, MD 20850. Hosted by LWV Montgomery County, MCCPTA, NAACP, & Identity, Inc. Contact for more information: Bee Ditzler, bee.ditzler@gmail.com

    St. Mary's County: County Commissioner President, County Commissioner District 1, Judge of the Orphan's Court, Sheriff, State Senate, District 29 - October 2, 2018 - 5pm - 9pm at St. Mary's County Public Library - Lexington Park Branch, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Hosted by LWV St. Mary's County, Lexington Park Library & St. Mary's County Branch NAACP Unit #7025. Contact for more information: Katie Werner, katiew@dorseylaw.net

    St. Mary's County: County Commissioner District 2, County Commissioner District 3, Clerk of the Circuit Court & state House of Delegates Districts 29A, 29B, 29C  October 16, 2018 - 5pm - 9pm at St. Mary's County Public Library - Lexington Park Branch, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, MD 20653 Hosted by LWV St. Mary's County, Lexington Park Library & St. Mary's County Branch NAACP Unit #7025. Contact for more information: Katie Werner, katiew@dorseylaw.net

    Talbot County Council - September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Talbot County Free Library, Easton Branch, 100 W Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601. Hosted by LWV Mid-Shore & Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Contact for more information: Hilary Gibson, lwvms.md@gmail.com, 302-388-7659

    Washington County: Board of Education - Sept. 13,  7 PM - Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown - Sign up to attend.

    Washington County: Board of County Commissioners - Sept. 20, 7:00 PM - Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown - Sign up to attend.


    Links to web streaming of forums among candidates for offices in the November 2018 general election will be posted as they become available.

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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, September 08, 2018 at 10:00 AM · 10 rsvps
    Miller Library in Ellicott City, MD

    VOTE411 Training


    Training in how to prepare VOTE411 for the November election.

    Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore, MD

    LWV Baltimore City - "The Woman's Hour" social w/ Author Elaine Weiss

    The League of Women Voters of Baltimore City cordially invites you to a


    Book Talk & Social with

    Baltimore Author Elaine Weiss



    September 15, 2018
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm


    Church of the Redeemer
    5603 N. Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21210



    The Women's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote


    The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history; the fight to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote.


    Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. A MacDowell Colony Fellow and Pushcart Prize Editor’s Choice honoree, she is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War (Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press).



    Light Lunch & Book Signing to follow
    $20.00 Registration

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