We need lots of help to deliver our Statehood petitions to Congress!
10-11 is our set up time, 11-12 is our program, 12-1 is our clean-up time. Please remember to bring a mask.
We will be using a truck to transport the 52 boxes, portable sound system, and 8 chairs to our demonstration site. The truck will be going through 2 security checks by Capitol Police, so it will show up about 10 AM and we will need several people to help us set up our scene. We have a plan that we will be following about where to put the boxes which will be organized by the date that they entered the Union. There is no parking or car entry in the area so please plan to walk in from however you get to the area.
Please RSVP with Delivery Day in the subject line to Anne Anderson, [email protected]
The Freedom to Vote Relay and Rally will take place on Oct 21, 22, and 23. The purpose of this three day event is to promote public awareness about the urgency of passing:
- The Freedom to Vote Act (a revised For the People Act) would protect our voting rights, get big money out of politics, ensure fair districts, and help create a democracy that works for all of us.
- The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would prevent states from passing further laws to erode the freedom to vote for BIPOC communities.
- And DC Statehood would enable the more than 700,000 people who live in Washington, D.C., who are a majority, people of color, to have a voice and a true vote.
Bike riders can chose to ride just one segment, the entire 53.7 miles or something in between. If you don't want to ride, we need people to be at the various stops to pass out food and drink to the riders, flyers about the bills to others passing by, and give rides to bikers back to where they left their cars.
You can sign up here to let us know how you can help. If you want to be part of the bike relay team, you can indicate the name as LWVMD. Feel free to ask your non-League friends to join you!
Join LWVMD DEI Committees October Book club! This month we are reading Baltimore natives The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. As always we are looking to continue our knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Join LWVMD as it prepares for the 2022 Legislative Session and learn more about our advocacy work. Each year LWVMD depends on our dedicated and hardworking advocates to track bills, submit written testimony, and meet with Legislators in order to continue our mission of defending democracy. October 29th at 3:00 PM is an orientation meeting. Joining the meeting doesn’t necessarily indicate a commitment.
In this Advocate Training you will learn about:
- Overview of League federal, state, and local advocacy
- Advocacy teams and responsibilities
- LWVMD Advocacy manual
- Coalition participation
- Tracking and prioritizing bills
- Meeting with Legislators
- Writing testimony
- Issue papers
- Legislative updates
- Action alerts
- Wrap up