Monday, October 24, 2011

REMINDER: Democratic Rally THIS WED // One Year Out from CD6 Battle, Plus Marriage Equality & Dream Act Defense

I haven't been to a good pep rally lately (though I did stop in and check out #occupydc this week -- interesting setup down there). That's why I wanted to remind Democrats and progressives about a big rally this Wednesday. Indeed, it is time to sound the battle-cry, because next year Maryland Democrats may have a lot to be fighting for:

  • We can help take a new Congressional seat out of the Tea Party's hands (CD6)
  • We can defend marriage equality from a well-financed repeal effort already underway (the bill hasn't even passed yet!)
  • We can defend affordable college tuition for all (the Dream Act) from a Tea Party repeal effort
  • We can do our part in Maryland (and Virginia) to keep the 1% as far away from the White House and government agencies as possible

Furthermore, in my native Montgomery County, Robin Ficker Realty has filed as a GOP primary challenger to Roscoe Bartlett. The Gazette reported, "Five Republicans, including Bartlett and former state delegate Robin Ficker, who has run for U.S. Senate, Montgomery County Council and county executive — sometimes as an Independent — have filed for the race." Who knows whether Bartlett will be able to defeat Robin Ficker -- either way, we could be dealing with a nutty GOP candidate next year!

With DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Wednesday, October 26 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Montgomery Blair High School
51 University Blvd East, Silver Spring, MD

Join Maryland elected officials, the Maryland Democratic Party, and our special keynote speaker, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for the Montgomery and Prince George's Counties One Year Out Campaign Rally.

Invited speakers: Gov. Martin O'Malley; Sen. Barbara Mikulski; Sen. Ben Cardin; Rep. Chris Van Hollen; Rep. Elijah Cummings; Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger; Rep. Donna Edwards; and Rep. John Sarbanes

Co-sponsors (in formation): Maryland Democratic Party, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee, Montgomery County Young Democrats, Prince George’s County Young Democrats, Democratic Club of Leisure World, Montgomery County Woman’s Suburban Democratic Club

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