LWV Events

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    Make Every Vote Count Kick-Off

    In less than 5 months we’ll elect the officials who’ll determine Maryland’s districts following the 2020 census. The time to rally citizens is NOW!
    The LWVMD Education Fund has won a short-term grant to do just that. Join us on June 28 to celebrate, strategize and receive “action packets” We’ll also hear legal experts discuss the recent SCOTUS gerrymandering cases, live from LWVUS Convention in Chicago.
    Our own redistricting expert Ashley Oleson will share details of the Make Every Vote Count campaign against the clock in the Redistricting Countdown, provide an update on the state of redistricting legislation in Maryland in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Benisek v. Lamone which has left reformers without a national solution to redistricting, but NOT without options. We’ll then introduce a live streamed conversation with attorneys Nick Stephanopoulos & Ruth Greenwood on the next steps after the recently dismissed Wisconsin redistricting case before SCOTUS, Gill v. Whitford, live from the LWV National Convention in Chicago.
    LWVMD invites you to join us a for a wine and cheese viewing party at the home of LWVAAC members Jim & Niecy Chambers to learn more about this gerrymandering issue that's been all over the news lately, and get your marching orders in LWVMD’s Make Every Vote campaign to beat the clock with reform in the Redistricting Countdown!
    Seating is limited - RSVP today!
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Carroll Creek Amphitheatre in Frederick, MD

    Bad Gerry's B-Day Bash

    Politicians have been playing games with our democracy for far too long!  Elbridge Gerry - the original district distortionist - would be 274 this July! It’s time that we the PEOPLE take control of the game, and show them how it should be played. Politicians in Maryland have been bending the rules of redistricting in their favor long enough - it’s time for them to use a rulebook that ensures Fair Maps for all Maryland citizens!

    Join Tame the Gerrymander for Elbridge Gerry’s birthday celebration on Sunday, July 15th and learn more about how gerrymandering hurts the integrity of our elections, diminishes the voice of the people, and how we are going to take the board back from self-interested partisan players in the political world.

    But that’s not all - a birthday does call for a celebration - so we’ll have our own games to play, cake to share, and merriment to make. So join us for a lovely afternoon in the heart of Downtown Frederick on Carroll Creek. Hang out and learn to how to Tame a Gerrymander in Maryland’s 6th - the district that brought Maryland’s district debacle to the Supreme Court!

    This event is Free & Open to All - But if you would like to help Fund Tame the Gerrymander's Efforts to Educate and Advocate, please Donate Here Today!

    Our goal of $1,000 will support party games, venue costs, and most importantly - Advocacy Tool-kits to help YOU help US to Tame the Gerrymander in Maryland THIS YEAR!