Please join us at our monthly happy hour on Thursday, February 21, 5:30 at La Ferme (7101 Brookville Rd, Chevy Chase) All are welcome to attend. Members and non-members. Happy Hour will include a WDC Advocacy Day presentation. Plus, you will have an opportunity to sign up to attend! Advocacy Day is always a valuable and high-impact experience. You will learn more about how our laws are made, you will have the opportunity to attend the Women Legislators Caucus, you will support WDC's advocacy priorities, and you will have lunch with the MoCo delegation.
Register: Click Here
Join WDC in Annapolis on Wednesday, February 27 from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm to see your State General Assembly in action and help WDC advocate for its legislative priorities.
Attend a meeting of the Women Legislators Caucus
Watch the Senate and House debate
Learn from your Annapolis delegation about their legislative priorities
Meet one-on-one with your State Senator and Delegates to advocate for WDC priorities
Observe a Committee hearing and hear testimony on important bills
This is a free members-only event, including lunch. Register here. Space will be limited so be sure to sign up early. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet your legislators and advocate for important legislation!
Questions? Email Leslie Milano
Free event. Lunch will be provided.
Registration closes Tuesday, February 19
The Women’s Legislative Briefing (WLB) is the premier and longest-standing women’s legislative event in the state of Maryland. It is coordinated by the Montgomery County Commission for Women and brings together advocates, policy makers, and emerging leaders to empower, engage, and mobilize Marylanders around issues affecting women and girls throughout the state. More Information | Register Here
SOLD OUT! We regret that we have room only for preregistered attendees.
Please note the luncheon will be in the Ohio Room on the ground floor of the main building. Parking is available . We recommend carpooling.
A Leadership View From The New Blue House
Join us as we welcome Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), who will offer insights on the new Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. Now in his second term, Congressman Raskin serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and the House Administration Committee. As the newly elected Caucus Leadership Representative, he is a member of the House Leadership team. He will represent the five most recently elected classes of the Caucus (142 members) at the leadership table. Always informing and energizing, Congressman Raskin will share his new perspective as someone “in the room where it happens!”
Questions: email Events Chair Shruti Bhatnagar.
During Happy Hour, you’ll get a chance to try out Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)—one of the hottest political topics in MoCo for 2019. Instead of candidates, you’ll get an RCV ballot with six songs. After the vote (and an explanation of the results), WDC member Rita May Powell will perform the winning song.
The MLAW fall conference will be held on Saturday, November 17, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. WDC is a member of the Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women (MLAW). MLAW’s annual Fall Legislative Conference “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally…What Rights Are at Stake at the Federal Level and What Maryland Can Do to Protect Them” provides an opportunity to hear State legislators and advocacy groups discuss their goals and priorities. An afternoon Advocacy 101 workshop is also offered for those interested in learning how to be effective grassroots lobbyists. Registration Required. CLICK HERE
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 pm at the Stella Werner Council Office Building (100 Maryland Ave. Suite Rockville, MD 20850). Show your support and attend this event where WDC Board President Fran Rothstein will present testimony on WDC’s 2019 State legislative priorities.
Bring a friend or two and have some fun writing postcards to encourage Marylanders to vote the straight Democratic Ticket! We will provide the supplies: postcards, pens, markers, and stamps. Additional supplies welcome. Location: MDDEMS/Trone Office | RSVP at email@example.com
Join us on Tuesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 25 from 10:00 am-noon. Bring a friend or two and have some fun writing postcards to encourage Marylanders to vote the straight Democratic Ticket! We will provide the supplies: postcards, pens, markers, and stamps. Additional supplies welcome. Location: MDDEMS/Trone Office | RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 18, 5:30-7:00 pm, Bethesda World of Beer, 7200 Wisconsin Ave
Join us for our final Happy Hour before the election. Speakers: Congressman Jamie Raskin & Mayor Kate Stewart. Confirmed Nominees: Andrew Friedson ,Sara Love, Lesley Lopez , Vaughn Stewart, Delegate Marc Korman
All Democratic Candidates Have Been Invited! Click here for details.
Calling all Dems! Don’t miss this energizing event featuring prominient speakers, music, and more! Sponsored by the Maryland Blue Wave Coalition, including DoTheMostGood MoCo, J Walkers Action Group, Indivisible Montgomery and Progressive Action Montgomery County, and Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County.
RSVP Click Here. Join WDC as we celebrate "Ike,” who has given his best to our County for a record-breaking 28 years. A dedicated County Councilman and Executive with a progressive vision, he was the first African American elected to these leadership positions. In tough budget times he worked to balance the budget while preserving, and even expanding, valuable programs like affordable housing for low and moderate income residents. "Celebrators" include Senator Chris Van Hollen, Representative Jamie Raskin, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, Catherine Leggett, Dr. Susan Leggett Johnson, and Dr. Teresa Schwartz,. We will also be joined by Democratic Nominee for Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich.
SIGN UP HERE (When completing this form on a mobile phone fill in the fields and use the down arrow button to go to the next field until you reach the submit button.) Clearly, WE ALL Need to Volunteer for Get Out The Vote. Volunteer a lot during the last four days of this election season so you can say, “Inspired by generations of WDC members, I gave of my time during GOTV to elect Democrats.” Sign up for at least TWO shifts to canvass or call.
Film screening and Q&A with Heather Booth. Register Here.