October 28, 2007

DFMC Endorses Donna Edwards

Democracy for Montgomery County, an independent, nonpartisan grass-roots activist organization voted to endorse Donna Edwards for U.S. Congress in Maryland's 4th District. DFMC is inspired by, but not affiliated with Democracy for America (DFA) which has also endorsed Donna Edwards.

The DFMC membership overwhelming voted to endorse Edwards this past week. DFMC supports socially progressive, fiscally responsible candidates and policies. The group also endorsed Edwards in her remarkably successful primary effort in 2006 which fell a few thousand votes short of unseating long-term incumbent Albert Wynn.

DFMC activists will support the Edwards campaign by volunteering at events, door knocking, and in several other ways leading up to the Maryland Democratic Primary which will be held February 12, 2008.

DFMC Steering Committee member Gina Angiola is organizing Montgomery County for the Edwards effort. DFMC members have already begun phone-banking, handing out info at subway stops, and organizing coffees, house parties and other events to help Donna Edwards win the 4th District Congressional seat.

MCPA / PDA / DFA Monthly Meeting

7:30 PM Tuesday November 6

Monthly meeting covering PDA and DFMC core issues and working with coalition of area and regional groups to achieve success. Building Progress in MD 8, Maryland and the US. Special focus on elections and voting issues including local, state and national candidates, the environment, health care for all, ending the Iraq war and occupation, preventing war with Iran.

Sabang Restaurant
2504 Ennalls Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Short walk from the Wheaton Metro Stop (red line) / Accessible to all

More info.  | Please RSVP

4th Congressional District Debate

Attend the Maryland 4th Congressional District Democratic Debate
DFMC is a co-sponsor of this important event

All declared Democratic candidates invited: Donna Edwards, Al Wynn, George McDermott, George Mitchell

Moderator: Bruce Depuyt of NewsChannel 8

7:30 pm Thurs. Nov. 8, 2007
Montgomery Blair High School Student Activities Center
51 University Blvd., Silver Spring
(parking on University Blvd.)

Public Transportation: From WHEATON METRO STATION at 7:13pm take C4 BUS towards PRINCE GEORGE'S PLAZA METRO arrive at W UNIVERSITY BV & COLESVILLE RD 7:27pm and Walk 0.05 mile SW to 51 UNIVERSITY BLVD E

Vote in Maryland’s Primary Tuesday February 12, 2008

To submit questions or get more information, contact MarkWoodard@comcast.net / (301)-592-1811
or Paul Mitchell (301)-588-7126

Sponsor: The Greater Silver Spring Democratic Club
Co-sponsors: Democracy for Montgomery County, Progressive Democrats of America/Maryland, Progressive Neighbors, Montgomery County Young Democrats, Prezco, Indian Spring Citizens Association, Montgomery County Green Democrats, Hispanic Democratic Club, Women’s Suburban Democratic Club, Upper Marlboro, District 14 & District 19 Democratic Clubs, District 18 & District 20 Democratic Caucuses

DFA Endorses Donna Edwards

From a DFA Emailing: Democracy for America doesn't shy away from tough fights. Bush Democrats think that the "D" next to their name keeps them safe, but you know better.

DFA stands up for progressive principles in any district, in every state. That's why primaries matter.

Donna Edwards in MD-04 is a lifelong progressive taking on Rep. Al Wynn -- a Bush Democrat occupying a bright blue seat. And DFA is behind Donna 100%.

We know where Donna Edwards stands. She is the consistent progressive in the race we can count on to fight for our values everyday, not just during election season. Yet, her opponent Al Wynn has been on the run, flipping positions and double-talking his record since the campaign started.

While Donna has stood up against the war in Iraq since the beginning, Congressman Wynn voted with Bush on Iraq from day one. With Democrats like Al Wynn, the GOP doesn't even need to run a Republican. Support Donna Edwards today with $15 and let's kick Bush Democrats out of Congress.

DFMC Discusses Immigration Policy

DFMC members and others discussed Immigration Policy with special guests Maryland Secretary of Labor Tom Perez; Don Mooers, Immigration Attorney; Guled Kassim, former candidate for delegate D19; and Beth Wong, a progressive activist involved with several issues including immigrants' interests. The event, sponsored by DFMC, took place at the Executive Office Building in Rockville Thursday October 25th. DFMC Steering Committee member Sharon Dooley was the primary organizer for the event. DFMC will continue working for progressive immigration policies locally, in Maryland and nationally.