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28 Sep
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Office Hours & Biden Signs

So many of you have been coming by to pick up signs: thank you for the support! We recognize that there has been some confusion, so I would like to share the following guidance to clear things up: 

  • Call us at 301-254-2780 if you need us. 
  • Stop by during office hours on Wednesday from 5-7pm and every Saturday from 12-3pm at 7050 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD. Get Biden Harris signs (when we have them back in stock!), general Democratic signs, some literature, and information on how you can participate in our digital efforts between now and Election Day . 
  • We are expecting a shipment of several hundred more Biden/Harris signs by next week that will be available to the community on a first come, first serve basis during our scheduled office hours.  

Get all the most updated information on the Howard County Democratic Party Facebook page and subscribe to our HCDCC newsletter.

12 Oct
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HCDCC MALE VACANCY – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The HCDCC has a vacancy and is searching for an engaged and committed Democratic male to help advance and build our party!

Interested or know someone who is?

Applications are due SATURDAY, October 23rd, 2021 by 11:59pm.

Follow the link below to apply!

tinyurl.com/62659n52

24 Aug
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HoCo Dems Annual Labor Day Picnic – September 6

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ldp2021


Fellow Democrats, 

This is another reminder to please join us on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021 for the return of our HoCo Dems Annual Labor Picnic, “The Fight for Democracy Never Ends” sponsored by the Howard County Democratic Central Committee. The event will be held at Cedar Lane Park, West Pavilion, located at 5081 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD. 

Invited guests include Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Congressman Kweisi Mfume, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman, Yvette Lewis and many more elected officials and candidates running for office! This is your opportunity to meet and greet with several gubernatorial candidates running for Governor of MD, Comptroller, and other elected positions in the county and state. 

**If you are an elected official or candidate running for office, please bring your campaign materials and signs to the picnic. You are welcome to post signs around the vicinity of our pavilion.**

The event will be hosted from 2:00pm-5:00pm. In light of rising cases associated with the coronavirus delta variant, the HCDCC will be taking extra precautions to ensure safety at the event. In addition to recommending attendees wear their masks to the event, we are providing individual boxed lunches to all event attendees. Your ticket purchase includes a meal from our restaurant partner, Jason’s Deli, which will be provided to you at the event. If you wish to donate the meals, we will also handle donating the extra meals to those community members in need. 

Meal Options:

  • Sandwich Type: Turkey, Roast Beef, Tuna, Chicken Salad, Ham, Vegetarian or Vegan
  • Cheese Choice (Not Required): American, Cheddar, Swiss, or Provolone
  • Side Choice: Potato Salad or Pasta Salad
  • Cookie Choice: Chocolate Chip or Cranberry Walnut

OR

  • Donate Meal

**TO GUARANTEE YOUR MEAL PREFERENCE, YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKET NO LATER THAN TODAY SEPTEMBER 1ST . PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST FILL OUT THE LINK SENT TO YOUR EMAIL AFTER YOU MAKE THE ACTBLUE PURCHASE IN ORDER TO CAPTURE YOUR MEAL PREFERENCE. AFTER 8PM TODAY, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL GET THE MEAL OF YOUR CHOICE IF YOU PURCHASE TICKETS AFTER 8PM**

We also have several sponsorships available, please follow the ActBlue link to see all options, we welcome all partners! Sponsorship packages include several meals and HCDCC T-Shirts, in addition to prominent name recognition the day of event and in our marketing efforts. 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ldp2021

Please support your local Democratic Party and join this event! Your HCDCC is hard at work to make certain this will be a Labor Day picnic you won’t forget! 2022 is right around the corner, its never to late to help as the fight for democracy never ends!

**Special thank you to HCDCC Fundraising Committee Chair, Mae Beale, and HCDCC Recording Secretary, Linda Bolen for spearheading our Labor Day Picnic this year. We thank you both for your tireless and selfless leadership!**

Thank you to Our Sponsors So Far (WE APPRECIATE YOU): 

Additional Champions of Democracy:
Mike Rosenbaum, Candidate for Governor
Tom Perez, Candidate for Governor

11 May
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Defending Democracy Digital Dine-In

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/d3i

Please join us May 27, 2021 for the inaugural “Defending Democracy Digital Dine-In” sponsored by the Howard County Democratic Central Committee. We are excited to announce that the keynote speaker will be Jamie Harrison, who is the current chairman of the Democratic National Committee.  

Special guests also include County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Congressman John Sarbanes, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman Yvette Lewis, Senator Guy Guzzone, Delegate Brooke Lierman and Delegate Jessica Feldmark.

The event will be hosted from 7pm-8:30pm, and please choose your menu options below. The food will have to be picked up the date of the event from our restaurant partner, Ranazul (8171 Maple Lawn Blvd #170, Fulton, MD 20759), however, if you wish to donate the meals, we will also handle donating the extra meals to those community members in need.

Meal Options:

  • Steak – Grilled 6oz. ribeye with potato gratin, grilled onions, and sautéed spinach with red wine sauce
  • Chicken – Crispy fried chicken breast with coleslaw and fried potatoes with spicy chipotle aioli
  • Salmon – Cashew encrusted salmon medallion with grilled zucchini, pineapple, and salad with orange butter sauce
  • Vegetarian – Spaghetti pasta with vegetarian marinara sauce and grilled zucchini

OR

  • Donate Meal

We also have sponsorships available, please see below for all options, we welcome all partners. 

During this event, the committee will award two inaugural awards that will be given to members of our community who have excelled in their respective efforts to advance the party and fight for the democratic ideals we treasure.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/d3i

All solicitations of funds in connection with this event are by the Howard County Democratic Central Committee and not by Senator Chris Van Hollen nor US Representative John Sarbanes. Paid for by the HCDCC and not authorized by any candidate or candidates committee.

01 Mar
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Accepting Applications for 2021 HCDCC Female Vacancy Part 2 – DUE Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The HCDCC has a vacancy and is searching for an engaged and committed Democratic woman to help advance and build our party!

Interested or know someone who is?

Applications are due Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by 11:59pm.

Follow the link below to apply!

https://tinyurl.com/yrznnk98

12 Jan
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Accepting Applications for HCDCC Female Vacancy – DUE Friday, January 29, 2021


The HCDCC has a vacancy and is searching for an engaged and committed Democratic woman to help advance and build our party!

Interested or know someone who is?

Applications are due Friday, January 29, 2021 by 11:59pm.

Follow the link below to apply!

https://tinyurl.com/2021femalevacancy

12 Jan
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Thank You Maura

It is with a heavy heart we announce that Maura Dunnigan will be moving on from her role on the Howard County Democratic Central Committee. Maura has served on the Howard County Democratic Central Committee since being elected by Howard County residents in 2018. Maura has worked tirelessly during her tenure on the committee, volunteering in innumerable ways to ensure that strong Democratic leaders were elected.

Additionally, Maura served as a leader within the committee helping to organize countless events, including the Unity Dinner and auction, organizing outreach at the Howard County Fair booth, charitable events for community members in need, and spearheading regular updates to our HoCo Dems Newsletter. Maura’s contributions were significant and far reaching.

Undeniably, Maura’s hard work was crucial to Democratic success in 2020, helping us lead the state in new Democratic voter turnout this past general election. Beyond politics, Maura has been a passionate advocate for equity in education, immigration, grassroots organizing – all while supporting a big family as a loving mother and wife. We will miss her but she knows she will remain involved and invested in the spirit of our mission. From all of us here at the HCDCC, we appreciate you and your efforts Maura! 
 

Shahan Rizvi
Chair
Howard County Democratic
Central Committee 

03 Jul
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Meet Our Newest HCDCC Member!

The Howard County Democratic Central Committee is proud to announce that Jessica Nichols has been selected to fill our female vacancy. Jessica will serve the term until June 2022.

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Jessica as the newest member of the HCDCC!

05 Jun
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HCDCC 2020 Female Vacancy – Apply By June 14, 2020

The HCDCC now has a vacancy and is searching for an engaged and committed democratic woman to help advance and build our party!

Interested or know someone who is?

Applications are due Sunday, June 14, 2020 by 11:59pm.

Follow the link below to apply!

https://tinyurl.com/2020femalevacancy

04 Jun
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New Kids on the Block – Meet Your 2020-2022 HCDCC Exec Board

The HCDCC aims to be a powerful force for change by collaborating with our community to engage and empower Democrats and those who align with our values. Collectively, our committee has done amazing work over the last two years, both publicly and privately. Not only did we sweep the ballot in the 2018 midterms by helping secure victories in 19 of 22 races, we helped increase voter turnout in Howard County by 47%. Aside from the critical outward facing work, we also worked hard internally to revise and expand our bylaws in addition to creating and instituting a two-year strategic plan that highlights our past successes while mapping out a path forward for our future. We have 2020 vision and our sights are set on continuing our work in the community, reclaiming the White House and beyond. 

We have the utmost gratitude for each of our outgoing Executive Board members for their service, leadership, and our personal favorite, attending extra meetings over the last two years, which helped shape and guide our committee forward. 

Outgoing 2018-2020 Executive Board

Maureen Evans Arthurs, Chair 
Tim Lattimer, 2nd Chair
Jennifer Jones, 1st Vice Chair
Shahan Rizvi, 2nd Vice Chair 
Dr. Scott Berkowitz, 3rd Vice Chair 
Dhaval Shah, Treasurer
Safa Hira, Recording Secretary 
Alicia Altamirano, Corresponding Secretary

From the beginning, our committee has been committed to evolving, making way for fresh ideas, different perspectives and ultimately, creating space for others to lead. In staying true to those principles, we are absolutely thrilled to welcome a brand new Executive Board who have stepped up to take on new opportunities to serve our community and continue the great work of our committee. 

Incoming 2020-2022 Executive Board

Shahan Rizvi, Chair
Herb Smith, 1st Vice Chair 
Regina Clay, 2nd Vice Chair
Jeremy Eldridge, 3rd Vice Chair 
Dhaval Shah, Treasurer
Linda Bolen, Recording Secretary 
Alicia Altamirano, Corresponding Secretary 

We’ve always believed that representation is paramount. In 2018, Howard County ushered in many firsts, including but not limited to, the election of our first African American County Executive, State’s Attorney, and Sheriff, in addition to electing our first South Asian to the Board of Education. And within the Central Committee, we also had firsts including Maureen Evans Arthurs as our first and youngest African American woman as Chair. True to form, we are now thrilled to elevate Shahan Rizvi as the first Muslim and South Asian as Chair of the Democratic Central Committee; in addition to the continuation of a diverse board with room to grow.  

We have faith and confidence in our new leadership and a renewed sense of shared purpose as we forge ahead, stronger together. It has been humbling to serve our community and we are committed to the success of our incoming board and look forward to giving them our full support for the rest of this committee’s term. We are grateful to our fellow HCDCC members for entrusting us with leadership roles two years ago. We are honored to continue our work together to build a stronger, more dynamic, and effective Democratic party in Howard County.

Maureen Evans Arthurs, Chair
Tim Lattimer, 2nd Chair 

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