Action-A-Day 3/28/18: Spread the word about CD1's Town Hall
Mar
27
to Mar 28

Action-A-Day 3/28/18: Spread the word about CD1's Town Hall

REP ANDY HARRIS is coming to Hampstead, MD for a town hall meeting! 
 

Remember when Carroll CAN hosted a health care town hall meeting last year? When we first called to ask him to attend his staff didn't know that Carroll County was included in his district!

Andy usually hides out in Harford County and on the Eastern shore. If you live in Congressional District 1 this is a RARE opportunity to meet your Congressmen and share your concerns with his policital priorities and dangerous voting record!
The event will take place WEDNESDAY 3/28/18 7PM-8PM at the HAMPSTEAD VFD and is open to all Congressional District 1 constituents. If you live in CD1, please come out and help us hold Andy accountable for his voting record.

PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW IN DISTRICT ONE
https://carrollcan.org/calendar-of-events/2018/3/28/andy-harris-town-hall-meeting
NEED HELP DRAFTING A QUESTION? REVIEW THE LINKS BELOW TO GET TO KNOW ANDY BETTER!
NOT SURE WHAT TO ASK? JUST COME AND SUPPORT. FEEL FREE TO BRING A SMALL SIGN (8.5 X 11) WITH "AGREE" AND "DISAGREE" PRINTED ON IT TO SHOW ANDY WHAT YOU THINK.
PRESS RELEASES AND MEDIA COVERAGE FROM HOUSE.GOV Andy in the news (includes audio recordings of interviews)

ARTICLE: Maryland congressman Andy Harris: How he came to challenge D.C.’s marijuana law

ARTICLE: Maryland’s only Republican congressman faces harsh crowd in town hall

LETTER: Letter: Andy Harris' 'slippery slope' argument on guns, Second Amendment losing sway

ARTICLE: Harris defends gun rights, immigration policy during raucous Harford town hall

ARTICLE: NRA money: Only Andy Harris gets it in Maryland Congressional delegation

COMMENTARY: Harford County Climate Action opposes opening coastline up to offshore oil drilling

 
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Action-A-Day Wednesday 2/14/2018 Take Action to Expand Voter Access in Maryland.
Feb
14
6:30 AM06:30

Action-A-Day Wednesday 2/14/2018 Take Action to Expand Voter Access in Maryland.

Take Action to Expand Voter Access:

Voting is one of our most fundamental rights and important responsibilities as citizens.  Across the country some legislative bodies are undermining voters rights.  However, in Maryland several legislators are working to expand voter rights so that everyone has fair and secure access to voting. Support this effort today! 

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Action-A-Day 2/8: Squash Trump's Marching Orders to the Pentagon
Feb
8
7:00 AM07:00

Action-A-Day 2/8: Squash Trump's Marching Orders to the Pentagon

ACTION: Call you federal elected officials to ask them to speak out against Trump’s request for a military parade.

SAMPLE SCRIPT: My name is _____________ from (zip code) and I am calling to ask Senator/Representative_________________ to publicly speak about against President Trump’s desire for a military parade. In light of the federal budget crisis it would be irresponsible to spend millions on a parade. I’d rather know that our military members will be getting paid on time than have them driving tanks through DC. Thank you for your support.

DON’T KNOW WHO TO CALL?

You can also use RESISTBOT

BACKGROUND: Recently, 45 met with Pentagon officials to advance his plans for a military parade in DC that would end up costing taxpayers millions. 45 is trying to mimic the French Bastille Day Parade he attended last year. He has been quoted as saying “I want a parade like the one in France”. Many members of Congress and veterans have come out publicly saying the parade would be a huge waste of money. Others fear the spectacle would too closely resemble something an authoritarian head of state would demand in Russia or North Korea.

 

SOURCES:
Chicago Tribune

Washington Post

Business Insider

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Action-A-Day Tuesday, 2/6/18 Support VOCAL Carroll County’s Petition for Ethics Compliance to State Law.
Feb
6
to Feb 7

Action-A-Day Tuesday, 2/6/18 Support VOCAL Carroll County’s Petition for Ethics Compliance to State Law.

Carroll is now the ONLY county in Maryland that has not passed an ethics ordinance that complies with state law passed in 2010.  This petition tells County Board of Commissioners that the citizens demand action.  After 8 years of delay, we need transparency and the ability to hold elected and appointed officials to higher standards of ethical behavior.    

 

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Action-A-Day, Tuesday 1/30/18.  Be A Watchdog:  Tell The Planning and Zoning Commission Your Thoughts on Zoning Ordinances For Carroll County and Future Land Use Problems for our Public Schools.
Jan
30
7:30 AM07:30

Action-A-Day, Tuesday 1/30/18. Be A Watchdog: Tell The Planning and Zoning Commission Your Thoughts on Zoning Ordinances For Carroll County and Future Land Use Problems for our Public Schools.

Be a watchdog and active local participant in civic concerns:   Attend the upcoming meeting in your district or one of the other district meetings to learn about Zoning Changes being written into the County Codes. This is also a time to give your feedback to literally bring the county ordinances into this century

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Action-A-Day 1/25/18: No More Parental Rights for Rapists UPDATE
Jan
25
7:00 AM07:00

Action-A-Day 1/25/18: No More Parental Rights for Rapists UPDATE

ACTION: Call your State delegation and ask that they support Maryland Senate Bill 0002 which would allow courts to terminate parental rights for rapists and is being called the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act.

BACKGROUND: The Rape Survivor Family Protection Act has been brought before the Maryland General Assembly and has FAILED TO PASS 9 times. This bill would allow women who conceive as a result of rape to terminate the parental rights of their rapist. Presently, Maryland is one of only a handful of states that does not already have a process in place for this. The Maryland General Assembly has returned to Annapolis and Governor Hogan is very publicly pushing for this legislation to be passed. The bill received a favorable finding from the Maryland Senate's Judicial Proceeding committee and is likely to come up for a vote in the VERY near future. Senator Hough (District 4) and Senator Ready (District 5) are both on the Judicial Proceedings committee which gave the bill unanimous support.

SAMPLE SCRIPT: My name is _________ from (zip code). I am calling to ask Senator_____________ to support the bipartisan Rape Survivor Family Protection Act and push for the bill to be voted on quickly. 10 years is too long to turn this bill into law. Thank you in advance.

DON’T KNOW WHO REPRESENTS YOU? YOU CAN FIND YOUR FEDERAL AND STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS BY ENTERING YOUR ADDRESS ON WWW.COMMONCAUSE.ORG

SOURCES:
Baltimore Sun April 2017
Baltimore Sun October 2017
Washington Post January 2018
WTOP January 2018
Hogan YouTube Video Supporting the Bill

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Action-A-Day, Tuesday 1/23/18. Pass A Clean Dream Act and Pass A Clean Budget
Jan
23
8:00 AM08:00

Action-A-Day, Tuesday 1/23/18. Pass A Clean Dream Act and Pass A Clean Budget

CALL TO ACTION Call your Senators:  We need a clean Dream Act Now!  Support law abiding young people who in every other way are Americans.  Allow them the opportunity to be educated, productive members of society.  And remove their fear of deportation to a country they do not know.  Protect Dreamers Now!

 

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Action-A-Day 1/22/18: We Marched, Now What?
Jan
22
12:00 AM00:00

Action-A-Day 1/22/18: We Marched, Now What?

Thanks to everyone who came out to support Carroll County's own Women's March! We drew a crowd of over 300 people and received coverage from the Carroll County Times!

WHAT NEXT?

1) If you aren't registered to vote, REGISTER. If you are registered but need to update your address, DO IT NOW through Maryland's Online Voter System or using a paper application.

2) Send a blast out to friends and family via social media and email encouraging them to make sure their voter registration is up to date using Maryland's Online Voter System or using a paper application. (Suggested hashtag #GrabEmByTheMidterms)

****NOTE: MARYLAND HAS CLOSED PRIMARIES SO IF YOU REGISTER AS AN INDEPENDENT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE THE DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN BALLOT IN THE PRIMARIES FOR ANY PARTISAN RACES.

3)  Mark your calendars with these VERY important dates: Maryland Primary Election 6/26/18 and Maryland General Election 11/6/18.

4) Make plans now to join us for our February Chapter Meeting and also the Carroll County Central Committee's Candidate Training Workshop! Our chapter meetings are the best way to get to know more about us!

5) Sign up to receive our emails with calls to action via our email list on www.carrollcan.org and submit suggested calls to action!

CCT Patriot Rally Coverage
CCT March Preview
CCT March Coverage

 

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Action-A-Day 1/18/18: Solicit GOP support for Net Neutrality restoration
Jan
18
7:00 AM07:00

Action-A-Day 1/18/18: Solicit GOP support for Net Neutrality restoration

ACTION: Call GOP members of the Senate Finance Committee’s Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet subcommittee 202-224-1251 to ask them to vote to reinstate net neutrality rules.

SAMPLE SCRIPT: I support "Title Two" net neutrality rules and I would like the members of this subcommittee to vote in support of the Congressional Act to reinstate net neutrality rules. We don’t need legislation, we need you to undo the harm done by the FCC in gutting the existing rules.

BACKGROUND INFO: Monday 1/15/18 Senators announced that all 47 Dems and 2 Ind, along with Rep Susan Collins of Maine, are fighting to force a vote to restore net neutrality rules by an act of Congress. Net neutrality ensures fair access to the internet content. Cable companies are famous for high prices and poor service. Several rank as the most hated companies in America. They've lobbied the FCC and Congress to end net neutrality. Why? It's simple: if they win the power to slow sites down, they can bully any site into paying millions to escape the "slow lane”. This would amount to a tax on every sector of the American economy. Every site would cost more, since they'd all have to pay big cable. Worse, it would extinguish the startups and independent voices who can't afford to pay. If we lose net neutrality, the Internet will never be the same. Attorney Generals from 22 states have filed suit against the FCC in response to the net neutrality repeal.

SOURCES:
CNET Net neutrality allies are ready to fight. But can it be saved?
NY Times What is Net Neutrality?
Carroll CAN Action-A-Day for 11/22: Tell Congress to Stop the FCC from Gutting Net Neutrality Rules
WDBJ7 Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal
MSN Senate Democrats Continue Battle for Net Neutrality

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Action-A-Day, Tuesday, 1/16/18.  Let The Board of Education Hear your Position:  Fairly Enforce School Rules
Jan
16
9:00 AM09:00

Action-A-Day, Tuesday, 1/16/18. Let The Board of Education Hear your Position: Fairly Enforce School Rules

Exirules are not being fairly or adequately applied to protect each and every student from harm. We must recognize the realities of our present day. We need calm heads to make decisions that are in the best interest of each and every student. A tacit acceptance of any form of intimidation toward any student is not acceptable.  Not Ever.  

 

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Action-A-Day 1/11/18: No More Parental Rights for Rapists
Jan
11
7:00 AM07:00

Action-A-Day 1/11/18: No More Parental Rights for Rapists

ACTION: Call your State delegation and ask that they support Maryland Senate Bill 0002 and House Bill 0001 which would allow courts to terminate parental rights for rapists and is being called the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act.

BACKGROUND: The Rape Survivor Family Protection Act has been brought before the Maryland General Assembly and has FAILED TO PASS 9 times. This bill would allow women who conceive as a result of rape to terminate the parental rights of their rapist. Presently, Maryland is one of only a handful of states that does not already have a process in place for this. The Maryland General Assembly has returned to Annapolis and Governor Hogan is very publicly pushing for this legislation to be passed.

SAMPLE SCRIPT: My name is _________ from (zip code). I am calling to ask Senator/Delegate _____________ to support the bipartisan Rape Survivor Family Protection Act. No woman should ever have to face her attacker outside a court of law, much less share custody and parental control of a child conceived by rape.

DON’T KNOW WHO REPRESENTS YOU? YOU CAN FIND YOUR FEDERAL AND STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS BY ENTERING YOUR ADDRESS ON WWW.COMMONCAUSE.ORG

SOURCES:
Baltimore Sun April 2017
Baltimore Sun October 2017
Washington Post January 2018
WTOP January 2018
Hogan YouTube Video Supporting the Bill

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Action-A-Day for Tuesday, 1/9/18—— Follow Leadership Which Promotes Civility
Jan
9
7:00 AM07:00

Action-A-Day for Tuesday, 1/9/18—— Follow Leadership Which Promotes Civility

Leadership and lessons can come from surprising places.  We are all accustomed to listening to our elders and experts for advice, for perspectives we may not yet have experienced.   But sometimes, we need a different wisdom that comes from the trenches.  We need a fresh voice of youth to remind us of what 'that' looks and feels like.  Someone to take us back for the “redo” that we otherwise can never have.

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Action-A-Day, FOR Monday, 1/10/18 : Ask for Equal Enforcement of School Policies!
Jan
8
7:00 AM07:00

Action-A-Day, FOR Monday, 1/10/18 : Ask for Equal Enforcement of School Policies!

Across the country in our schools, icons of hatred and destruction are being allowed on articles of clothing, backpacks, phone cases and more.  Some say they are merely historical symbols.  Meanwhile aggressive attitudes and de-meaning actions and often violence are resultant.  When a policy exists, it must be followed and if necessary, enforced.  It's time to request, to expect, equal enforcement of our school policies so all students can excel in their learning environments.

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Action -A-Day, Tuesday. 12/18/17. Rapid Response Needed TODAY:  Tax Reform Vote is Imminent! This Bill Unfairly Punishes Youth, Children and Future Taxpayers.
Dec
19
7:30 AM07:30

Action -A-Day, Tuesday. 12/18/17. Rapid Response Needed TODAY: Tax Reform Vote is Imminent! This Bill Unfairly Punishes Youth, Children and Future Taxpayers.

There is still hope in the Senate to stop this bill. But calls need to be made today!  This bill is still unpopular because it increases the debt, harms Dreamers, increases the widening financial inequality gap, and hurts people in the working classes the most

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Action-A-Day Tuesday 12/5/17:  Have you Called Yet?  Make calls to Republican Law Makers to STOP the unfair, unbalanced TaxReform plans. It's not too late.
Dec
5
7:00 AM07:00

Action-A-Day Tuesday 12/5/17: Have you Called Yet? Make calls to Republican Law Makers to STOP the unfair, unbalanced TaxReform plans. It's not too late.

Put a stop to outrageous tax reform. Huddle up and make phone calls today to let the Members of Congress and Senate know, more than 60% of Americans DoNot approve this tax plan.  It increases the debt, and widens the economic divide, placing Middle Class America LAST.

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Action-A-Day Tuesday, 11/28/17——— Tax Reform Bill:  Call These Swing Vote Senators!
Nov
28
7:00 AM07:00

Action-A-Day Tuesday, 11/28/17——— Tax Reform Bill: Call These Swing Vote Senators!

CALL TO ACTION —— Call your Senators and these swing vote Senators ( listed below) to soften tax reform and insist that it is equitable for all all Americans.  Your calls may also help codify DACA, save Healthcare repeal (AGAIN), and save all tax payers a heavy burden of tax increases over time.

TO DO NOW/THIS WEEK——Make calls to the Senate:

1). Call your Senators now. Ask them to vote against the Tax Reform Bill!

2) Call the GOP members of the Senate on the list below and help persuade them to also vote NO to the Tax Reform Bill.  Each of the following Senators already have the reservations listed below.  Encourage them in their No vote!

3). Engage your friends, family and rapid response teams to also make calls to their Senators and the list of Senators provided.

Call these members of the Senate now: 

Susan Collins of Maine.  (202) 224-2523  She is concerned that the tax bill repeals Obamacare health protections. She also wants SALT ( State and local tax credit) to remain in the tax code.

Bob Corker of Tennessee. (202) 224-3344 He is concerned mostly that this bill increases the deficit. Encourage him to vote no.

Jeff Flake of Arizona.  (202) 224-4521 He is concerned this bill increases the deficit. Encourage him to vote no.

John McCain of Arizona. (202) 224-2235 He is concerned that this bill increases the deficit.  He is also worried that hard-working Americans will be paying higher taxes under this bill while wealthy Americans in the top 1% will pay less for nothing.

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. (202) 224-6665  She wants the tax bill separated from healthcare repeal and she wants the healthcare markets stabilized before tax reform continues.

Rand Paul of Kentucky. (202) 224-4343  He wants the corporate tax rate lowered from 35% as it is now, and the 20% that is in this tax bill, down to 15%. He also has stated he will not vote for the Reform Bill if any other provisions are removed. While his reasons support “bad” tax reform policy, his No Vote helps the progressive and fair causes, of reasonable tax reform. 

Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. (202) 224-5323 He is concerned this bill codifies passthrough tax exemptions for the wealthy, allowing business owners and large corporate owners to avoid paying any personal taxes by claiming all their money is part and parcel of their business.

Joe Donnelly of Indiana. (202) 224-5323  He is on the fence. Encourage him that this bill is bad for working people. Let him know that this tax reform hurts those Americans who are trying to make a better life for themselves and their families through education and hard work.

Jerry Moran of Kansas.  (202) 224-6521  He opposes the repeal of Obamacare in the tax code;  he does not want individual health insurance mandates mixed with tax policies. He also is concerned with increasing the debt and and the deficit.

James Lankford of Oklahoma.  (202) 224-5754 Is concerned with the tax bills impact on the federal debt. He wants the bill amended to address those concerns.

BACKGROUND —— Many of us have made calls to our congressional representatives already.  But NOW is the time to call our Senate members and engage with the Senators of other states to help persuade them that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Reform Bill is actually Bad for OUR Democratic Republic.  This bill will change the laws which currently govern the IRS tax system permanently.  Many additional items are hidden in this tax code which eliminate protections for healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, DACA, and immigration. All while increasing your tax bill, cutting your benefits under the existing laws and cutting provisions for other necessities.  It allows pass through taxation for wealthy corporations allowing millionaire/billionaire business owners to avoid paying any taxes.  It eliminates all estate taxes, allowing for the accumulation of wealth for the top of the wealthiest Americans, increasing their power and limiting 99% of Americans say or effective power in government.  Radically speaking, this bill is the next CitizensUnited step towards moving America into Oligarchy and away from Democracy.  

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

And then there's the Budget: More concerns ahead:

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/26/congress-taxes-shutdown-immigration-december-259826

Tax Reform hangs in the balance:

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/27/republican-tax-plan-congress-260058

Is The Tax Reform Bill a Scam from Trump?  These people of INDIVISIBLE think so:

https://www.trumptaxscam.org/calls-to-kill-the-tax-scam

The Hill.com:

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/362054-two-republican-senators-threaten-to-vote-against-gop-tax-bill

Graduate Students will be hit hard by Tax Reform.  Making it MORE difficult to get degrees needed for professional jobs, like doctors and researchers.

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/14/563879136/house-gop-tax-plan-would-hit-grad-students-with-massive-tax-hike

Corporations are treated better than people:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PDB1ZJjJnPA

More From Representative Delbene, Kansas:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UN_5Q42jpgc

Seven Senators to Watch:

http://www.newsweek.com/tax-plan-senate-republicans-susan-collins-717301

Ideas for Fiscally Responsible Tax Reform:?

https://www.pgpf.org/tax-reform

 

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