New Year, New Nine!
Why Courtney? Endorsement of the Week: Tom Coale
"I am supporting Courtney Watson for House of Delegates because she has the experience, dedication, and know-how to build coalitions and get things done in Annapolis. From President Trump to the talking heads on television, political experience has been maligned as something we should avoid in our elected officials. As a result, we've had the great misfortune of seeing what happens when inexperienced people get put in positions of responsibility. If we want change, we need someone who has experience creating it. If we want women's rights to be protected, we need a woman leader who knows what's at stake. If we want a better Ellicott City, we need someone who has already been in the ring fighting for us. I support Courtney because she is a powerhouse for change; not just in what she says, but in what she has already done."
Issue Spotlight Howard County and Opioids - Listen and Learn on February 13. Join me for an informative discussion on the opioid crisis, which caused 57 deaths in Howard County in 2017. What do you need to know, and how you can be helpful here in our own community?
Joan Webb Scornaienchi from HC DrugFree will tell us about the current state of the crisis in Howard County. Hear from Ellicott City parent and Sobar founder Beth Harbinson about her family's experience, and how she plans to start to change our local culture to embrace alternatives for addicts working to remain sober. There will be time for questions and answers from the audience. Details: February 13, 7-8:30 pm, Miller Library, Ellicott City
How to Help. Join us every Saturday morning 9:45 am to 1 pm in Ellicott City. Team members are having fun getting together and making phone calls to voters for the Watson for Delegate and Hester for Senate campaigns. We have coffee, donuts, and lots of fun. Do you prefer to door knock? You can do that instead, just let us know your preference. RSVP to Jenn Cavey for all Saturdays in January and February.
We're having a special phone bank on Thursday, January 18 from 6-8 pm. Stop by and help us make calls on a weeknight if Saturdays are not feasible for you. Enjoy a glass of wine with the team while talking to voters about Courtney and Katie.
House Parties. What's fun when it's cold and dark outside? Hosting a house party for your neighbors and friends! I have had many great group discussions at neighborhood house parties. Each host has been very pleased with the level of interaction and engagement at these intimate events. I encourage you to sign up to host a house party in January or February: my team will assist you every step of the way. Please contact Jenn Cavey to learn more.
Coffee In January. Our Coffee with Courtney dates in November were a big success. Each Thursday we had voters stop by to talk about their concerns. Join me every Thursday in January at 10 am at Cafe EZ, 3290 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City. It's your chance to ask me questions and let me know what's on your mind. Just stop by, no reservations necessary. I look forward to seeing you!
Black History Month Event. The Thurgood Marshall Democratic Club in partnership with Vantage House will be presenting "Who Was Reverend John Holland?" A distinguished panel of Howard County residents will be providing the history of this noted and important local activist and how he helped shape the battle for civil rights in Howard County. Event details: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7-9 pm, Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. Contact me for more info.
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