We hope you’re enjoying the summer! Democrats have been working hard at every level to deliver results for St. Mary’s County! Congressman Steny Hoyer recently announced the passage of HR 4502 which, when signed into law, will bring over $4.5 million to fund priorities in our county. Hoyer, along with Senators Cardin and Van Hollen sent the American Rescue Plan to President Biden back in March, but we are still benefitting today! Funds from the ARP have been put to good use recently.
St. Mary’s County Public Schools recently announced they will require mask usage again, after a recent rise in community transmission of COVID-19. The decision was made in cooperation with the St. Mary’s County Health Department and based on the latest CDC guidance. The Health Department shared information with a call for wearing masks when indoors and a reminder to social distance when possible. It is more important than ever to get vaccinated to protect yourself and the community from the spread of COVID-19. The Health Department provides free vaccinations with signup available online.
The St. Mary’s County Commissioners appointed members to the Redistricting Board last month. Responsible for determining the lines of the Commissioner districts, the Redistricting Board’s decisions will affect county elections for the next decade. Read our Press Release, then let the Commissioners know how you feel by emailing them at [email protected].
Democratic Central Committee
The last meeting of the DCC was on July 21, 2021. The DCC is currently conducting interviews to fill vacancies for Associate Members. Three Associate Member positions are available. All appointments will be made with gender-balancing in mind. To apply, please send a copy of your resume to [email protected].
You can view the Candidate Form, and more information about gender balancing, on our website.
On August 3rd, local Democrats represented the party at Patuxent Home’s National Night Out event. We had a blast seeing everyone, listening to music, and speaking to voters about democratic values. Thank you to the organizer, Jessica Proctor-Siler, for organizing such a great event!
Our first order of St. Mary’s Democrats swag has arrived, including t-shirts, window clings, and lapel pins! To grab your swag, join our monthly grassroots donor program Skipjack Circle.
Perks received at each of the four levels are explained when you click the above photo. Your small dollar monthly donations--no matter the amount--help us grow our party and support Democratic candidates. ANY AMOUNT HELPS!
Have you thought about running for office? We’re fielding candidates RIGHT NOW and would love to speak with you. Not ready to run? Join us in supporting great candidates by working on their team. Email us at [email protected] and say “Let’s get to work!”
- Next Meeting: August 18th at 6pm. If interested in attending, please email [email protected] or message us on social media for the link.
- St. Mary’s County Fair: September 23rd thru 26th, stop by and see us at our table! If you’d like to volunteer to help us on the Fair Committee, please email [email protected] for more information.
- SNEAK PEAK: Our Party Building Committee is about to launch a listening tour! If you’re interested in volunteering to knock doors and connect with local voters, please email Roderick Lewis at [email protected] for more information!
The Club did not hold a meeting in July.
- Next Meeting: August 16th, with guest Peter Franchot, candidate for Governor.
- SNEAK PEAK: September 20th meeting: Doug Gansler, candidate for Governor.
I Am St. Mary’s
The next general meeting of I Am St. Mary’s, Democratic Women of St. Mary’s County, will be held IN PERSON at the Pavilion Port of Leonardtown Winery Park, Wednesday August 18, at 6PM for social and 6:30PM for business. A discussion of upcoming events and activities will be featured...and just sayin’ that it is time to dust off those signs you waved. The main topic for the evening will be some of our past women candidates sharing their experiences and lessons learned from the campaign trail. Bring a chair with you to the meeting. Light refreshments will be available during the social hour.
Any of our county Democratic women who may be interested in serving the county by running for elected office should contact Julie Randall at [email protected]. Additionally, there is a support system as part of the DCC to highlight special materials and financial assistance for candidates.
August 14th, from 12PM-3PM, the NAACP #7025 Back to School FAir will be held at John Lancaster Park in Lexington Park. The Fair will feature resources for students and parents, as we all look forward to the fall. Resources will feature organizational skills, anti-bullying skills, health, voter registration, and many more. I Am St. Mary’s is organizing a voter education section featuring BINGO.
School supplies and book bags will be given out to St. Mary’s County community students who come with a parent or guardian. For more information visit www.stmarysnaacp.org. Those wishing to contribute may send contributions to:
St. Marys County NAACP
PO Box 189
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Tim Adams, the Mayor of Bowie who has announced his candidacy for Comptroller of Maryland, will be in St. Mary's County tomorrow to discuss his background, qualifications and priorities for the Comptroller's Office. If you're interested in learning more about this remarkable public servant and the responsibilities of the Comptroller's Office, there's no better place to do so than over a plate of wings at the Olde Town Pub!
Admission is FREE. To RSVP, please e-mail [email protected].
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