March was certainly in like a lion and out like a lamb, thank you to all who have supported us as we continue to press forward in making 2022 a fantastic election year!

There are some great spring time events coming up. Whether you like to gather and connect with fellow Democrats, or are passionate about volunteering to help support a candidate to office, we have it all here for you! 

 

Due to legal challenges with the legislative and congressional redistricting maps, the candidate filing deadline has been delayed to April 15, 2022! We are still looking for people to run for office, so if you are interested please reach out!

If you aren’t ready to run for office, but still want to help, consider joining a candidate committee to help with a particular campaign! This is your chance to make a difference, so reach out to us at [email protected] for more information!

 

Democratic Central Committee

A reminder that the Skipjack Gala is this Friday 4/8 at 6pm! We will not be able to accept credit cards at the event, but you can purchase your drink and raffle tickets ahead of time at this link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/skipjacksales

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Upcoming Events:

May 5th, from 5pm-7pm come out for an election meet and greet at Antoinette's Garden in Leonardtown!  

 

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Recent Happenings 

The Cherry Blossom Festival took place at Lexington Manor Passive Park on Saturday 3/26. It was a great day to have fun the park and learn about all of the wonderful groups and organizations within the community. Thank you to all who volunteered at the event!

 

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On 3/20, Tom Perez, Democratic Candidate for Governor  Came to visit St. Mary's County. 

 

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The Skipjack Circle

 

The Primary Election is just a few months away on July 19th, with the General Election on November 8th! We’re going to need all the help we can get to build a strong and successful democratic presence in St. Mary’s County. One of the easiest ways you can help is to join our recurring donor programSkipjack Circle. 

Members have already enjoyed exclusive benefits (read more here: https://www.stmarysdemocrats.org/skipjack_circle) over the past year–so don’t miss out! One of the perks for donors at the Potomac and Chesapeake Levels are tickets to the Skipjack Gala–so join now ahead of the Gala this April! Visit our donation page to join, and don’t forget to make your donation recur monthly!



Democratic Club

On May 20th, The Democratic Club is hosting a social hour / meet the candidates event!  The event will take place at the Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown and will be from 5-7 pm in the outdoor covered area.

 

The next Democratic Club meeting is scheduled for April 18th on zoom.  Delegate Brian Crosby will be joining us to give us an update on the 2022 General Assembly Session. The meeting will be held virtually. Please email Julia Nichols for information on joining the meeting. [email protected]

You may now pay your dues online. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $35 for a family. To join, renew, or make a donation to the club online please visit St. Mary’s Democratic Club Paypal [https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/stmarysdemclub] .

When paying, please include your email address and indicate whether you are a new or renewing member.

You can also mail a check to:

St. Mary’s County Democratic Club

PO BOX 631

Leonardtown, MD 20650

 

I Am St. Mary's

Cherry Blossom Festival: Thank you so very much to JJ Perryman, Juliette Brown, and Carolyn Siebert for being at our table conducting Voter Registration and enduring the cold and wind gusts.

Voter Registration Volunteer Training: In March, we had two Voter Registration Volunteer training sessions at the Board of Elections with over 20 women now qualified to register voters. We plan to be at the various county events and in the community registering voters.

Proven fact: Direct voter contact is key to increasing voter turnout. We have volunteers writing post cards to 700 newly registered Democrats in St. Mary’s County in 2021. Next, we’ll be sending post cards to the 2022 newly registered Democrats to encourage them to vote. 

April 25–The next general meeting of IAMSTMARYS, Democratic Women of St. Mary’s will be Monday, April 25, at 6:00 pm for socializing and 6:30pm for business. We’ll be at the Lexington Park Library Meeting Room B. We plan to have Zoom too and will send out the link and post to FB a few days before. Topics will be focused on GOTV activities in our county for upcoming 2022 elections.

Monthly General Meetings—IAMSTMARYS, Democratic Women of St. Mary’s plans to meet every month during this election year. Meeting date and location information will be emailed and posted on Facebook. Please check your spam/junk folder for [email protected].

Contact us via iamstmary[email protected] if you are interested in more information or interested in joining the Democratic Women of St. Mary’s.

 

Delegate Brian Crosby

With just over a week of session remaining, things have been very busy, but I have been working hard to bring as much money and as many resources back to the district as possible.

 

My bill, HB0288, which removes sales tax on baby products, was signed into law yesterday. This is a win for all working families in Maryland!

The General Assembly and the Governor have come to a bipartisan spending agreement for this year’s budget that will include:

The General Assembly and the Governor have come to a bipartisan spending agreement for this year’s budget that will include:

-$1.55 billion in tax reductions for retirees
-$195 million in tax credits for small businesses that hire workers who have trouble finding work
-$116 million sales tax savings on essential items
-$800 million in funding for Maryland schools through the Blueprint
I supported HB1468, which was signed into law by Governor Hogan  and will save Maryland Seniors $280 million in taxes every year. People are always telling me that retirement taxes make it difficult to retire in Maryland, so we are hopeful that this will help.
I was very happy to meet some college students from the district yesterday. Thanks to Dr. Ugues and the St. Mary's College of Maryland students who took time to pay me a visit during their tour of the State House. It's always nice to see some faces from home! 
Last weekend, the team and I joined the community to celebrate the onset of spring in the new Lexington Manor Passive Park at the Cherry Blossom Festival. The weather was intense, but the trees were beautiful! We had a great time playing basketball, giving children's books away, and talking with families.
I got out with the team and talked to voters in the neighborhoods along FDR Drive today. We recently learned that we have a primary challenger, so the campaign is picking up fast! We are working hard to get re-elected so that we can continue bringing back money and resources for our community!
Would you like to support our run by displaying a yard sign? If so, please sign up here, and one of our volunteers will drop one off for you!

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Change that matters. By authority St. Mary’s County Democratic Central Committee; Kaitlin Fraer, Treasurer