Defend Democracy Team
“…from Protest To Policy.” Elijah Cummings.
Are you ready to Rock the Vote?
Maryland has confirmed this year’s primary date will be July 19th. Are you ready?
It’s a redistricting year, so election officials have made changes to County, State, and Congressional districts.
Make sure you are registered to vote and check your voting districts, polling places, etc. here
The voter registration deadline for the primary is JUNE 28.
If you are not going to be able to vote in person, request a mail-in ballot here
If you are going to be in town, volunteer to be an Election Judge (many are needed, in all districts). Being an Election Judge is a long day, but informative and rewarding.
Sign up here.
Protect the Vote 2022 Campaign: Common Cause Maryland will provide all the training and resources you need to assist voters, and there’s a supportive community of fellow volunteers that’ll have your back the whole way. There’s a role for everyone – whether it’s helping voters from home, assisting voters safely in person, or tracking online disinformation.
Sign up here.
Candidate video interviews and forums from the Maryland State Bar Association (governor and attorney general) here
WYPR’s Tom Hall radio interviews of candidates including Jon Baron, John King, Peter Franchot, Tim Adams, Brooke Lierman, Katie O’Malley, Barry Glassman here
Check Vote Smart’s website for free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials: https://justfacts.votesmart.org
and/or Check the League of Women Voters’ comprehensive, non-partisan “one-
stop-shop” for voter information here
TEAM MISSION and GOALS
Defend the Democracy of the United States: In our country and throughout the world, democratic values are under assault. The Defend Democracy team is committed to educating ourselves and others about the challenges we face and promoting and participating in actions that support and defend democratic values.
Indivisible has joined the ’s rights, environmental, good government, and many other important communities. Formed in 2018, we set out on a mission to take back our democracy and restore power to the people. We believe that we must build a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, and everyone’s voice is heard., a historic coalition of over 145 organizations representing millions of people nationwide. Our coalition includes groups from the labor, racial justice, faith, women
Support the goals of HR1/S1, the FOR THE PEOPLE ACT
Support the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act (H.R. 4), to reverse the discriminatory practices and restrictive voting laws caused by the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court decision.
Support the Washington DC Admission Act (H.R. 51), for statehood of Washington DC.
Howard County Elections - Behind the Scenes
The series of short articles below give background that can help in evaluating legislation and candidate positions on issues. Please read and share these!
Campaign Finance Reform
Redistricting of Congressional and State Legislature Offices
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