During this Congressional recess, we are condensing the committee updates into a single section. You can find information on important stories and actions below.
Gov. Hogan approved the recommendation of the State Board of Elections that the June 2 presidential primary
, with a few polling places available for those unable to vote by mail. Ballots would be mailed to all registered Maryland voters, who would return them by mail using an enclosed postage-paid envelope or drop them off in ballot boxes at locations to be determined. No registered voter would have to submit an application to received a vote-by-mail ballot. In-person voting would be eliminated entirely.
You can write letters to encourage traditionally underrepresented voters in swing states to vote on Nov. 3. Go to Vote Forward
to learn about the letter-writing campaign and print your own letters, following the directions here
. For additional help, including effective messages, check out our tips on writing these letters
. Video chat with your friends or family for a virtual letter-writing party! Do not mail your letters now
-- we’ll collect them this summer for mailing in October. Contact Steve
if you have any questions.
National voting actions
You can participate in a test to compare the effectiveness of letters and postcards in registering targeted voters in Pennsylvania. Print letters or have them (and envelopes) left at your door. Contact BetsyKrieger@gmail.com
of Sister District MD-3. More information here
Text with or donate to the Indivisible Payback Project. The Payback Project is targeting your "favorite" nine Republican senators, including Sens. McConnell, Graham, Collins and Loeffler. You can help defeat them by supporting critical organizing work in their states. Go here to learn how
Resistance Labs also has texting projects for encouraging those in other states to request mail-in ballots--an essential in an era of social distancing! More information here
You can donate now to the eventual Dem nominee in a number of 2020 races. Funds like Ditch Mitch
, Retake the Senate
, or any of the SwingLeft
funds are great ways to make sure your donations are used by Democrats in important races in November.
Want to donate or volunteer with a group fighting voter suppression or encouraging women to run for office? Check out this page
with a short list of organizations that do that.