New Year's Message from the HCDCC
New Year’s Message from the HCDCC
Good Morning, and Happy New Year to all Democrats of Harford County!
As we unwind from the holiday season and, having rung in 2023, I want to take this time to thank all of you for the work you did for the Harford County Democrats in 2022, and to give you a flavor of what is in store for the coming year! 2022 gave us the Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General and Comptroller’s seats, victories in the State House District 34A and the State Senate District 34, and County-wide in Districts A and F. We could have achieved none of these without your help.
The HCDCC is aiming for a stellar showing in 2024 throughout the county, and in order to deliver that goal, and build ourselves up for the next round of county-wide elections, our work must start now. We will be emphasizing organizing at all levels, but particularly within individual precincts. We want to build a robust and lasting network within each precinct that will recruit new members, register new voters, and quickly educate and mobilize Democrats in response to emerging issues — such as the Board of Education applications, or the current issues with the County Executive’s ongoing inexcusable treatment of District F’s Councilmember Jacob Bennett.
This will mean building ourselves up as a community of committed citizens, reaching out personally to other people who are aligned with our party’s stances, and having conversations with our neighbors and friends about why we are Democrats. It will mean directly asking those who share our values to become involved and signing up to volunteer, or even to throw their hat into the ring as candidates for office!
Therefore, I’m asking every one who receives this email to reach out personally to five people you know and ask them directly to become involved. Our volunteer signup is at https://harforddemocrats.org/volunteer/.
I am also asking you to consider stepping up your own efforts to build our movement. Specifically, each precinct will need a precinct captain, who will help the HCDCC recruit and activate voters at the most local level — your actual neighbors! It’s not only a great way to build the party, but it’s a great way to get to know other Democrats near you! Drop us a line on our volunteer page if you want to step up!
I am thrilled to be working with my fellow HCDCC members — a dedicated and knowledgeable corps of activists, and am equally excited to work with all of you to strengthen our party in Harford County! I wish you all a Happy New Year, and cannot wait to get started!
Sandy Gibbons, Chair of the Harford County Democratic Central Committee
Register for January HCDCC Meeting
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New Year’s Messages from Maryland’s US Senators
From US Sen. Chris Van Hollen: Delivering Big Wins for Maryland and the Nation
As the year winds down, Congress is wrapping up one of the most productive two-year periods in recent history. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and all its impacts, the 117th Session has made historic advances on several fronts.
This progress began nearly two years ago, when we passed the American Rescue Plan – which got vaccine shots in arms, helped shore up small businesses, and gave our economy the boost it needed to prevent long-term damage. We followed that key measure with another piece of ground-breaking legislation: the infrastructure modernization law – the single largest investment in our nation’s transportation networks, ports, communications, and water systems in decades. Through this law, we’re delivering over $7 billion to Maryland over the next five years for roads, bridges, broadband, transit, water systems, and more – to fix the aging infrastructure of the past and build the physical backbone of the 21st century. And, in addition to those guaranteed funds coming to our state, this initiative also includes nearly $150 billion in competitive national grant funding – and Maryland counties and cities have already begun to compete successfully for those funds.
From US Sen. Ben Cardin: Epic Progress
At the start of the 117th Congress, with a 50-50 Senate and a slim Democratic majority in the House, many predicted that gridlock would remain the norm on Capitol Hill. As we near the end of the 117th Congress, I am pleased to report that not only did we overcome gridlock; we achieved tremendously important things for this country.
Some of these successes came from Democrats strategically using our majority to advance key initiatives when Republicans would not join us on the path to progress. But far more resulted from our diligent efforts to build bipartisan consensus behind legislation that addressed shared national priorities. The result has been a Congress that achieved remarkable, impactful, and even historic wins on behalf of the American people.