Calvert County Democratic Women's Club

News

  • 03/19/2020 6:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The bill to create a women's prerelease center in Maryland has passed with a veto-proof margin. Please call and thank your state representatives and senators for passing this important bill.

    The following is a message from Beth Tomasello:

    "Dear Allies of Women’s Prerelease,

    I am writing with the great news that SB684, the final version of the women’s prerelease bill to pass the Senate, just passed the House of Delegates 104-27, and Maryland is now required by law to operate a standalone prerelease unit for incarcerated women in Maryland.  The women’s prerelease unit will be operated in Baltimore, not in a prison converted to a co-ed facility in Jessup.   If my math is correct, the bill passed with veto-proof majorities in both the House and the Senate.  This is a huge victory for the formerly incarcerated women who saw an injustice and have worked so hard for many years to correct it.  More importantly, it is also a huge victory for the invisible, voiceless women incarcerated in MCI-W who desperately need comprehensive, community-based prerelease services.  

    You, too, are a part of this victory, and I am so grateful that you were willing to put the power of your voices behind the women who needed it.  When the legislative aides describe the volume of submitted testimony as “tons,” and when committee members state in hearings that they have never seen so much testimony submitted on a bill, you know that the work you put into getting this bill passed had a big impact.  Every piece of testimony, every phone call, and every email mattered.   Thank you all so much.

    There is one final task for all of us.  Please email your Senators and Delegates to thank them for supporting SB684.  In the year of Kirwan and Covid-19, they had ready-made excuses which would have allowed them to put this bill off to some future time.  But,  they did not, and for that, they deserve our thanks. 

    Thank you again so much for your support of women’s prerelease.  At least in Maryland, democracy still works and a just cause can still win.  Perhaps we will come together again to advocate for other legislation to improve the administration of justice (or the lack thereof) for Maryland’s women.  Until then, I hope you all stay well and your communities stay healthy and strong. 

     

    All the best,

    Beth Tomasello

    Criminal Justice Advocacy Captain

    Women’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County"

  • 03/18/2020 3:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee (CCDCC) Meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 has been cancelled.
    • The Democratic Club meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, is cancelled. Please note that the meeting place, Adam's, will be closed for dining in.

    • The Democratic Women's Club (CCDWC) Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, has been cancelled. Dream Weaver will be closed for dining in.

    • The Christmas In April leadership has communicated to house captains that they are closely monitoring conditions. The work day of Saturday, April 25 remains for now.

    • The Women's Club Tea Fundraiser originally scheduled for Sunday, April 26, will be rescheduled.

  • 03/17/2020 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Per Governor Hogan, due to public health considerations with COVID-19, the Maryland primary election has been postponed to June 2, 2020. For more information, please read the statement from the Maryland State Board of Elections.

  • 02/04/2020 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For your information, Janet Bellizzi has prepared a document with step-by-step instructions for creating an account and tracking bills on the Maryland General Assembly web site. Here is a link to these instructions.

    Creating a Report in the Maryland General Assembly Website.pdf

    To get started, go to the Maryland General Assembly web site at

    http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/

  • 02/04/2020 2:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Maryland General Assembly 2020 Session Calendar is available online at

    http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/pubs-current/current-session-dates.pdf

  • 01/27/2020 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    See our event listing for more information, an application, instructions, or a printable version of this flyer.


  • 07/20/2019 3:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CCDWC's efforts made news in the Calvert Recorder - in the July 5, 2019 print edition!

    Here is the link.

    Please note, you may need to sign in as a subscriber to view the article.

  • 07/20/2019 1:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From Club President Cindy Yoe:

    Hi, Everyone,

    It might seem early, but it is time to once again sign up to help staff our tent at the County Fair.  With everyone's busy schedules, it does take several months to get enough volunteers.

    This is an important year for us because we want residents of Calvert to know that the Democrats are always here, not just in election years. Also, fingers crossed, we might have a better location this year.

    Please click the link below, select a date and time, and sign up to volunteer. 

    Calvert County Fair volunteer sign-up 

    Thanks, In advance.

    Cindy


  • 06/09/2019 6:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Packages From Home Collection

    The Calvert County Democratic Women's Club - CCDWC activism committee will be at the Safeway in Prince Frederick from 10 am to 1:30 pm  Saturday, May 25, 2019, collecting items for our "Packages from Home" community event.

    Please stop by and donate items to be sent to our Southern Maryland troops currently in the Middle East. Check out the list below of requested items, and note that sunscreen is the most needed!

    If you would like to volunteer to work at the table please contact Renee Lafayette at rlafayette@lafayettelaw.net.

     

    C.C.W.D.C.  PACKAGES FROM HOME

    TROOP WISH LIST

    FOOD

    • Old Bay Seasoning (small packs)
    • Cup Noodles, Instant soup, Mac & Cheese-individual servings
    • Instant oatmeal (individual packs)
    • Candy, gum & mints (NO chocolate)
    • 6 pack crackers or cookies
    • Granola and energy bars (NO chocolate)
    • Slim Jims
    • Jerky (individual packs)
    • Nuts and dried fruit (individual packs) & microwave popcorn
    • Pop Tarts, Rice Krispies Treats. Little Debbie products and other pre-packaged individual pastry snacks  
    • Drink mix singles – Crystal Lite, Mio, Gatorade, Coffee, Tea (Keurig is convenient)
    • Fruit snacks – individually wrapped
    • Small peanut butter in plastic containers
    • Small jelly in plastic containers
    • BBQ or hot sauce in plastic containers
    • Snack bags of crackers, cookies, pretzels, etc. especially spicy chips (Doritos, Chili Lime, Flaming Hot Cheetos)
    • Saltine crackers – individual servings

     

    HYGIENE

    • Foot powder – 1-3 oz. Vicks
    • Eye drops Icy Hot
    • Lip balm; chap stick Tiger Balm
    • Sunscreen 6-8 oz 
    • Deodorant (not antiperspirant) stick or roll on ONLY    
    • Lotion, hand cream, face cream 1-5 oz. Band-Aids
    • Shampoo and conditioner – travel size
    • Ethnic hair products
    • Hand sanitizer 2-8 oz
    • Insect repellent (NO aerosol cans)
    • Wet wipes (unscented) pack of 60 or fewer
    • Toilet paper – individually wrapped
    • Tissue packs – travel size
    • Feminine hygiene products – tampons, pads
    • Disposable razors
    • Toothbrushes – individually wrapped
    • Dental floss


    North Beach Farmers' Market

    There will be a Calvert County Democrats booth set up at the North Beach Farmers' Market on May 31, from 5pm to 9 pm. If you'd like to volunteer to work the booth, please contact us at ccdemoffice@gmail.com.

    Calvert Green Living Festival

    There will be a Calvert County Democrats booth set up for Calvert Green Living Festival on Saturday June 1 from  9 am to 2 pm at Annmarie Gardens. The Democratic Women's Club is a sponsor of the event. Please contact us if you'd like to volunteer to work the booth!

    End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival

    There will be a Calvert County Democrats booth set up at the End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival June 8, at North Beach. The booth set up will be at 8:00 am, and the event runs from 9:00-2:00. Please contact us if you'd like to volunteer to work the booth!

    Calvert County NAACP Annual Community Day

    There will be a Calvert County Democrats booth set up at the CC NAACP Community Day on June 15. Set up will be at 10:00 am, the event will run from 11:00-5:00, and clean up will be until 5:30. Please contact Jeanette Flaim if you'd like to volunteer for this event!


  • 06/08/2019 6:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Christmas in April is an organization that matches volunteers with homeowners in need of home repairs.  Under the tutelage of our House Captain John Yoe, CCDWC volunteers helped make repairs to a house for the Jones family of Huntingtown.

    Club members (with the help of professionals) undertook such tasks as cleaning gutters, repairing a downspout, replacing baseboard heaters, repairing a loose toilet, fixing a bathtub drain, installing storm doors, painting the foundation, mulching, and trimming bushes.

    Steny Hoyer stopped by to check on our progress.  The Calvert Recorder covered his visit.

    It was a VERY windy day, but the club got a lot accomplished, and volunteers learned a lot in the process. It was a fun and rewarding day.

    Steny Hoyer stopped by to check on our progress.  The Calvert Recorder covered his visit.

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