Let’s Rock October!
We have just over a month until Election Day. For the Blue Wave to be a reality we all need to do our part. Please, please help out by doing whatever you can -- attending events, writing postcards, talking to neighbors, or volunteering at Early Voting and on Election Day. Below you will find many ways to get involved and help us rock October!
Also, be sure to visit stmarysdemocrats.org for a full list of Democratic candidates (including contact info if you’d like to help with individual campaigns) as well as the most up-to-date list of Democratic events.
Finally, don’t forget to RSVP to our Democrats Unity Breakfast on Oct. 14. Respond to the Facebook event or email us at email@example.com to let us know you will be there. We hope for a large turnout to show strong, unified support to our candidates right before the election.
Throughout October - Door-knocking with Brian Crosby. Sign up here.
Oct. 4 - Faye Wheeler Meet & Greet. 5:30-7:30pm, Taphouse 1637, California
Oct. 5 - Phonebanking with St. Mary’s Young Democrats; free pizza and soda. 3-6pm, 21027 Great Mills Rd., Unit 100, Lexington Park
Oct. 6 - Blessing of the Fleet. 11am-10pm, St. Clements Island Museum
We need volunteers to march in the parade with us, holding banners, flags, and signs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up (or just show up at noon and join the fun).
Esperanza Canvassing with Julia Nichols, 9:30am-noon. Meet in the parking lot of Twist Wine and Spirits to get organized and receive your turf assignment.
Wildewood Canvassing with Julia Nichols, 1:30-4pm. Meet in the parking lot in front of Evolve Yoga in the Wildewood Shopping Center to get organized and receive your turf assignment.
Oct. 7 - Meet and Greet with Brian Crosby, Rose Frederick, and Julie Randall. Casual event with food and drinks provided. 3-6pm, 19711 Teddy Way, Lexington Park
Leonardtown Canvassing with Robbie Loker, 4-6pm. Email email@example.com to sign up.
Oct. 9 - Clark’s Rest Canvassing with Robbie Loker, 5-8pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Oct. 13 - Maryland Democratic Party Rally, 1-4pm. Join Chair Kathleen Matthews and Quinn and Fabiola Bradlee at Porto Bello Manor. Free hot dogs, beer, and ice cream. Games for the kids. And much more! 45929 Porto Bello Rd., Drayden.
Oct. 14 - Democrats Unity Breakfast. Come together with St. Mary’s County Democrats and our candidates. Full breakfast catered by Showtime Deli. Just $10/person; 12 and under free. 11am-2pm, Bay District Firehouse, Lexington Park. stmarysdemocrats.org/unity_breakfast
Oct. 15 - Democratic Club Meeting, 7pm, Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad. Snacks and drinks provided!
Oct. 16 - Candidate Forum. 5-9pm, Lexington Park Library
Oct. 18 - Women’s Night Out for Rose Frederick and Robbie Loker. Refreshments provided. 5:30-8pm, Williams, McClernan, & Stack, LLC, 22715 Washington St., Leonardtown
Oct. 22 - Loker for Delegate Listening Session. 6:45-7:45pm, Charlotte Hall Library
Oct. 25 - Early Voting Begins!
Sign up to volunteer at our booth.
Nov. 6 - ELECTION DAY!
It all comes down to this. We need many volunteers throughout the county. Please consider signing up for just a few hours of your time. And don’t forget to VOTE!
A Note about Ben Jealous
Did you know that the next Governor of Maryland will appoint 4 judges to the state’s highest court? How about that under Larry Hogan, Maryland’s schools have fallen from 1st to 6th in the nation? Or that healthcare premiums are doubling every year?
Ben Jealous was just endorsed by President Obama, and for good reason. As a civil rights leader and successful businessman, he is a smart progressive with great ideas for our state. Check out the flyer below for an easy way to help his campaign.
See you out there!
Welcome to September
September marks the unofficial start of fall, and it also signals that just over two months remain until the big event -- Election Day 2018. We have so much going on this month we can hardly fit it all here. Please join us as we prepare to make history!
Canvassing in the area of Chopticon HS. Contact Matt Willett for details: email@example.com.
Julia Nichols’ Birthday Bash and Campaign Rally, 2-5 p.m. Help State Delegate candidate Julia Nichols celebrate her birthday with cake, snacks, drinks, and special guest speakers, including Susan Turnbull, candidate for Lt. Governor. Donations appreciated. Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 500 Clubhouse Dr., Lusby.
Timothy Ridgell Pig Roast Meet & Greet, 1-5 p.m. Join Commissioner candidate Tim Ridgell for a pig roast with music, 50/50 raffle, and more. Donations appreciated. Brass Rail, 20331 Point Lookout Rd., Great Mills.
Faye Wheeler Meet & Greet, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Faye Wheeler, candidate for Clerk of Court, hosts a meet and greet with light refreshments, cash bar, and raffle ticket sales. Donations appreciated. Pax River Alehouse, 46590 Corporate Dr., Lexington Park.
Democratic Club Meeting, 7 p.m. Come out and learn how you can get involved. Lexington Park VRS, 21685 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park.
Brian Crosby Fundraiser, 6 p.m. A night of politics and fundraising in support of State Delegate candidate Brian Crosby, featuring special guest Sen. Van Hollen. Heavy hors’ d'oeuvres and cocktails. RSVP at www.bc4md.com/woodlawn. Woodlawn Farm, 16040 Woodlawn Dr., Ridge.
St. Mary’s County Fair. The St. Mary’s Democrats will host a booth throughout the fair, and participate in the parade on Saturday morning. We need lots of help! Please sign up to volunteer here.
Democrat of the Year Dinner, 6-10 p.m. This is our signature annual fundraiser, and we want to make 2018 our biggest year yet. Please visit our website to purchase tickets, sponsorships, or program advertisements: www.stmarysdemocrats.org/doty.
Thomas Brewer Meet and Greet, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Come out to meet Thomas Brewer, candidate for State Senate. St. Inie’s Coffee, 46915 S. Shangri-La Dr., Lexington Park.
Rose Frederick Fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. Join Rose Frederick, candidate for County Commissioner, for a dinner and silent auction. Purchase tickets at www.voterosefrederick.com. Bay District VFD, 46900 S. Shangri-La Dr., Lexington Park.
Oct. 6-7 Blessing of the Fleet
Oct. 14 Democrats Unity Breakfast
Oct. 20-21 Oyster Festival
Oct. 25-Nov. 1 Early Voting
Sign up to volunteer: https://bit.ly/2pcZSAq
Nov. 6 Election Day
Sign up to volunteer: https://bit.ly/2xgMOhJ
With less than three months until the election, it is time to get out talking to St. Mary’s Democratic voters about our candidates and the importance of voting in this year’s election! We have several canvasses scheduled over the next few weeks.
On Tuesday, August 14 (evening) and Sunday, August 19, we will be in precinct 8-009, Lexington Park Elementary. This is our highest priority precinct and our biggest.
If you are available to volunteer, please contact Lisa Shender at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, August 12 for Tuesday’s canvass and/or by Friday, August 17 for Sunday’s canvass.
We will also be canvassing in the Town Creek/Esperanza Farms area. We will meet at Esperanza Middle at 5:30 pm on Thursday, August 16 and Thursday, August 23. Please contact Amanda Yowell to sign up: email@example.com.
Finally, we will be in Wildewood, meeting at Evolve Yoga on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00 am and Thursday, August 30 at 5:30 pm. Contact Amanda Yowell to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org.