Apply to be Appointed to the Board of Education of Harford County
Plus: The HCDCC meeting this month will be on Jan. 25 at the McFaul Activities Center
Dear Harford Democrats,
Applications for the Board of Education are due on Friday, Jan. 13.
In contrast to previous years, when the Governor would appoint members to the board, this year changes to the law mean that the County Executive gets to appoint those members. He will select from the pool of applicants that we, the citizens of Harford County provide, and he has shown us whom he serves.
In the past two years, I and others have witnessed emerging far-right, nationalist, and extremist activity in those meetings. Our board currently has at least two members affiliated with the extremist group Moms for Liberty. In 2021, I was present at a meeting that was cleared out due to extremist activity, and along with other advocates for reasoned, science-based, non-ideological policies, walked through a gauntlet of Proud Boys and other radical agitators to my car. These radical elements form the political base of our County Executive's party.
I cannot stress enough how important providing as many qualified and reasonable candidates is to this selection process. I encourage anyone who values good schools, fact- and science- based education programs, and policies that value and protect the health and safety of all of our students, and particularly those from historically disadvantaged or marginalized groups to apply. They need you more now than ever.
The HCDCC urges you to put your name into the mix of applicants. You will not regret doing so.
Chair, Harford County Democratic Central Committee
January HCDCC Meeting
The January meeting for the HCDCC is meeting at a new location. The HCDCC is meeting on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in room 5 of the McFaul Activities Center.
McFaul Activities Center
525 W. MacPhail Rd.
Bel Air, MD 21014
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
DLC Chair Vacancy with the Maryland Democratic Party
The Maryland Democratic Party is seeking a Democratic leader to serve as Chair of our Continental African Diversity Leadership Council. The Chair of the Continental African DLC is responsible for carrying out the mission of the DLC: to reach out to continental Africans in all 24 jurisdictions, to ensure that they are informed about the Democratic Party and issues affecting the community, with the goal of motivating the community to come out and vote Democrat or to register to vote.
The DLC serves as official representatives of the community in Maryland to the Democratic State Central Committee, and will work together with other established organizations to carry out its mission. The DLC Chair also serves on the MDP Executive Committee. The term for our DLC Chairs is two years, with the possibility of term extension at the discretion of the MDP Chair.
To apply, interested individuals should apply through the google form, HERE. The application window will run through Jan. 17 at 11:59 p.m. Once the application window closes, applicants will be scheduled for a first round interview. The final decision will be made by the MDP Chair.