15 Dec

Unity Dinner

Dear Fellow Democrat,

On behalf of the Howard County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC), it is my distinct pleasure to invite you to attend, and to be a sponsor for, the HCDCC’s Annual Howard County Democratic Unity Dinner and Silent Auction. This year the dinner will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018at The Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville, Maryland.

We are excited to announce that our Keynote Speaker for this event is Congressman Ted Lieu, a two-term Congressman from Southern California. Ted, a veteran and reservist, as well as a graduate of Stanford, a Magna cum Laude graduate of Georgetown Law and editor of the Law Review there, has already made a significant impact in Washington.  He was elected President of the Democratic Freshman Class by his colleagues last term and elected a Vice Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this term. Ted was also appointed as an Assistant Democratic Whip and serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. Ted has taken a leadership role in Congress on a number of vital policy issues, including cyber security, internet privacy, immigration and veteran’s affairs. The Washington Post and LA Times have published profiles on Ted’s resistance to our current President.  Ted has also been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Democracy Now, the Chelsea Handler Show, and Real Time with Bill Maher.

Our theme this year will be, “Diversity is Our Promise, Not Our Problem” which is a celebration of the melting pot that is America and the contributions our diversity – and immigration – has made to our democracy!
This annual program and dinner is the HCDCC’s primary fundraiser for the year. The proceeds of this event enable the Committee to elect Democrats in Howard County and across Maryland during the next twelve months. And 2018 will be an especially important election!!!!

This email  contains information on tickets, sponsorship packages, program advertising and silent auction donations. We hope you will strongly consider becoming a sponsor of this year’s special event with one or more of these opportunities.

We appreciate your attendance, sponsorship and participation in the 2017-18 Howard County Democratic Central Committee’s Annual Unity Dinner and Silent Auction featuring Congressman Ted Lieu. For more information on tickets, sponsorship, and advertisement opportunities, visit us our website. Click to learn more about Representative Ted Lieu. We look forward to seeing you on January 10.

Purchase tickets and advertisements HERE!


Abby Hendrix
Chair, HCDCC

All Funds in connection with this event are by the Howard County Democratic Central Committee and not by Rep. Ted Lieu.  Paid for and Authorized by HCDCC, Bill Adams, Treasurer

21 Aug

2017 Labor Day Picnic

We invite you to join us for the 2017 Labor Day Picnic. This is an annual gathering Democratic activists from all over Howard County. We have great food, entertainment, children activities, and great company. This is a great opportunity to meet Democrats, elected officials, and candidates from the federal, state, and local levels while having fun. We have demonstrated that when Democrats work together, we strengthen the labor force. We also know that in order to maintain and improve what we have have, we must win in 2018. We look forward to seeing you on Labor Day and we hope you will join us as at  Labor Day Supporter.

Click Here to View the Invitation

Click Here to RSVP

Is it not too late to be a sponsor…

This year we have three levels:
Red Sponsor – $100
White Sponsor – $250
Blue Sponsor – $500
For each level, you will have your name listed on the invitation and your sponsorship level, we will print your name and level on our sponsor boards on the day of the event, and if you are an elected official or a candidate, we will identify your sponsorship on your campaign sign at the event. If you want to be on the first invitation to go out, make sure you let us know by contacting us at or 240-461-9803.

03 Aug

Volunteer at the Howard County Fair!


The Howard County Fair runs from Saturday, August 5 – Saturday, August 12. Our booth is open from 11:00 am – 9:30 pm each day. We ask you to please SIGN UP and RECRUIT a friend to volunteer.  Please use the link to volunteer:

We also have nights for each club in Howard County. If you are affiliated with a Democratic club you can sign up for their designated day.
Monday: Howard County Democratic Women’s Alliance
Tuesday: Ellicott City & Western Howard County Democratic Club
Wednesday: Columbia Democratic Club
Thursday: Thurgood Marshall Democratic Club of Howard County
Friday: Howard County Young Dems
On Saturday, August 12 there is a PARADE through the main drag of the fair. We are hoping to have a huge group walk with the Howard County Democratic Party and we are encouraging all Democratic candidates to walk with us. Wear a candidate shirt or pick up a sign when you get here. Join us and bring a friend. Sign up using this link:

Complete the form to sign for shifts and to walk in the parade. If you can’t work, but are eager to help the Howard County Dems, you can donate at If you have any questions, please contact us at

See you at the Fair!


05 Mar

Desserts with Democrats

Join the Howard County Democratic Central Committee for an afternoon of Desserts and Mimosas as we hear from women leaders in Maryland

Desserts with Democrats

“Women Leading Maryland”

With Kathleen Matthews, Interim Chair MDP

Howard County Councilmember Jen Terrasa

& Other Invited Special Guests

 Click here to view the invitation

Saturday, March 25, 2017

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


The Home of Patti and Dan Medinger

8324 Governor Grayson Way

Ellicott City, MD 21043


Tickets: $50 per person


Please join our Host Committee now forming:

$1000 and up

Congressman Elijah Cummings and Councilmember Mary Kay Sigaty



George and Christine Bachrach, Ellicott City Western Howard Democratic Club,

Abby Hendrix, Opel Jones, I, Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, 3rd Vice Chair, MDP,

The HoCo Resistance, and Courtney Watson


Jonathan Branch, Sue Geckle, Richard Gibson, Dylan Goldberg, Jan Oliver,

Wanda Muir Oliver, and Peter Perini, Sr., Chairman, Washington DCC


Click HERE or visit to contribute

Or mail a check to HCDCC at

7050 Oakland Mills Road, Suite 120, Columbia, MD 21046

All funds raised in connection with this event are on behalf of HCDCC and not on behalf of Elijah Cummings – By Authority of HCDCC, Bill Adams, Treasurer

03 Feb

CB-9 Supporters Call to Action!

It is not too late to make your voice heard!

The Howard County Council may vote on CB-9 as early as Monday, February 6.  As of today, there are not enough committed votes to pass this important anti-discrimination legislation.  Council members Jon Weinstein and Mary Kay Sigaty are still undecided while Councilmember Greg Fox opposes it.  County Executive Allan Kittleman is also on record as opposing the bill and has suggested that he will veto it if it is to pass.  If this anti-discrimination legislation is important to you, contact Council Chairman Jon Weinstein, Councilmember Mary Kay Sigaty, and County Executive Allan Kittleman TODAY!

If you need talking points, CASA put out a Press Release yesterday that urges the County Council to pass CB-9 and “stand up to the values of inclusion and opportunity” in Howard County.  The Press Release provides many facts and reasons to support this legislation. Please take the time to read it, and perhaps gather talking points for when you call and/or send an email to voice your support.

Contact Information:
Council Chair Jon Weinstein’s office:
410 313-3110 or

Councilmember Mary Kay Sigaty’s office:
410 313-2001 or

County Executive Allan Kittleman’s office:
410 313-2013 or

09 Nov

Thank You!

Thank You!

Today I’m am proud to be a Marylander! Maryland came through this cycle early and strong. We elected Chris Van Hollen to the Senate and look forward to working with him as our new Senator.  We are so proud to have such a hard working advocate of Maryland and Democrats around the Nation. He might have a battle ahead, but we have no doubt that he will be awesome.

We also re-elected Congressman Elijah Cummings, Congressman John Sarbanes, and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger by huge margins. The three of them have been the ideal representatives and we are so proud to have the three of them back in Congress.

I’m extremely proud of our Howard County Democrats. We came out in record numbers and can point to the following:

  • Howard County Democratic vote for President increased by 3% from 2012 to 2016. The second highest increase in the state of Maryland.
  • Howard County Republican votes for the Republican Nominee decreased by 7.8%, the highest decrease in the state of Maryland.
  • Howard County had the largest margin of votes for Hillary in the state with a 2 to 1 margin.
  • Howard County percentage of Hillary votes were at 62.7%, well above the Maryland 59.5% totals.
  • Howard County voters supported Question A, the referendum to keep big money out of local politics, with a 52% to 47% vote.

What impressed me most, were the hundreds of amazing volunteers that worked endless hours. We had canvassers in Maryland and Pennsylvania any given weekend. We had phone banks out of our office 5 days a week for the last few weeks. We had dozens of volunteers bring signs to our polling sites and even more working at the polls with our Sample Ballot. We have proven in Howard County that Love Trumps Hate!

With so much enthusiasm this election, we hope that you will continue to stay involved. We have another very important round of elections in 2018. In two years, we must elect a Democratic Governor that works for all the people of Maryland. We must elect a Democratic County Executive that works collaboratively with our Council Members to draft laws that work for the people of Howard County and not for Developers. We must retain our Democratic seats on the County Council, State Senate, and State Representatives and work to win a few back from the Republicans. This starts TODAY! We need you to stay engaged, volunteer to build our coalition, and make our Democratic Party the best it can be for ALL the people.

Anne Frank said, “How Wonderful it is that nobody need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the World.” That moment is now!

With sincere appreciation,

Abby Hendrix, Chair

31 Oct

Election Night Watch Party at Kahler Hall

The Howard County Democratic Party invites you to join us for our Election Night Watch Party on November 8 at 7:30 pm at Kahler Hall. A great opportunity to join fellow Democrats as we watch the returns during this historic election. We will be providing food, beverages, and lots of fun. Bring a friends and share the excitement!

To see the full invitation click here.

Although you do not need to RSVP, it does help us determine how much food to bring. Please RSVP here.

13 Oct

Debate Watch Party

Join the Howard County Democratic Central Committee for the final Presidential Debate Watch.  Come watch with fellow Hillary Supporters!

Debate Watch Party

October 19, 2016

8:00 – 11:00 pm

Glory Days Grill

10035 Baltimore National Pike

Ellicott City, MD 21042


12 Oct

Sign, Signs, Signs


 We are very excited to announce that we have signs for:
  • Hillary/Kaine
  • Chris Van Hollen for Senate
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings
  • Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
  • Congressman John Sarbanes

*Signs are FREE (although donations are appreciated)

Come by our office during our open office hours
7050 Oakland Mills Road, Suite 120
Columbia, MD 21046

Office Hours

Tuesday        12:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday       10:00 am – 2:00 pm

12 Oct

Help Out at the Polls

Volunteer for Early Voting or on Election Day

Are you able to volunteer at the polls for a few hours during early voting and Election Day? How about deliver and put up signs on Election eve? Sign up today!

To sign up for Early Voting click HERE
To sign up for Election Day click HERE
To help deliver and put up signs at polls click HERE

If you need more information, contact Abby Hendrix at or 240-461-9803