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Posted by piperj3cub on February 17, 2009

Dear President Obama,

Among the Bush policies that have been the most ‘anti-constitution’ was his policy allowing federal (taxpayer) dollars to be given to religious institutions that discriminate their hiring based on religion. On the campaign you promised to overturn this policy, but now it appears that your administration has reversed itself. Here is an excerpt of your own words on the subject: “if you get a federal grant, you can’t use that grant money to proselytize to the people you help and you can’t discriminate against them — or against the people you hire — on the basis of their religion”. I cannot help but feel that this decision is completely contrary to the message of openness and inclusion that our government must be sending. It is unimaginable that the federal government would hire or support companies that discriminate on the basis of race or sex, so why is your administration now supporting the practice or discriminating on the basis of religion. PLEASE reconsider your position on this issue… those of us that so strongly supported you and consider ourselves progressive are seriously unable to understand this decision, particularly with respect to its constitutionality.

Sincerely,

An Active Democrat

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Looking for an Obama sign?

Posted by Annie on October 14, 2008

If you’re one of the many people seeking Obama yard signs in Harford county and aren’t having much luck finding information online, here’s some help.

There are two Obama offices in Harford County: one in Aberdeen and one in Bel Air. The Aberdeen office is at 401 Market Street (either Suite 400 or 401, I have two different addresses in my emails) and the phone number is 410-297-8530. We’ve also received a comment on this blog that you can go to the Obama office in Bel Air on a weekday between 9 and 5 for a sign.  That office is at 137 Alice Ann St # B.  The office at 202 South Main St, at the corner of South Main and Churchville Road (Route 22) is the office for Frank Kratovil (thanks for the correction).  I’m unable to find a phone number for the Bel Air office but you can always stop by during the hours I mentioned.  One last option: you can email harfordcountyforbarackobama@gmail.com.

Don’t feel too badly about the lack of signs in Harford County; part of the issue is that since Maryland is a strong blue state, there aren’t many free Obama signs floating around.  If you lived in Ohio and wanted a sign, it’d be much easier to get one!  Many of the signs that are available were paid for by donations from the individual folks involved in the Harford for Obama campaign; thanks for all your work and dedication!  I’ve been thrilled with the number of people asking me about getting Obama signs, in my daily life, when they see my bumper sticker in a parking lot, as I worked at the Democratic Party table at the Darlington Apple Festival…it’s makes me hopeful for Harford County!

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Obama event on Saturday, August 23rd

Posted by Annie on August 21, 2008

Also, from the Harford for Obama campaign:

“There is a registration drive planned for Edgewood, Woodbridge Center, 1400 block Pulaski Hwy (Rte 40) for Saturday August 23rd. As you know voter’s registration is very important to a successful outcome during an election and this is a crucial time and there is much at stake. Therefore, we must make every effort to increase the number of registered voters and thereby increase voter turnout. You will be canvassing with the New Harford Democratic Club and Young Democrats and should assemble at 9:30am. Look for the truck with the Obama Signs.”

***Please meet in the parking lot at ADVANCE AUTO, 1401 Pulaski Hwy.

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Obama office in Bel Air

Posted by Annie on August 21, 2008

From the Harford for Obama campaign:

“An office will open in Bel Air on Saturday (August 17th) at the location of 137B, 2nd floor of Alice Anne Steet & Hays. If you are in the area and have a few minutes, please stop by to visit, have some refreshments and get the latest campaign news.  The office will be open on Saturday between the hours of 11-2.
 
During the campaign, the office will serve as a location for phone banking and other campaign activities and will be open Monday-Friday between the hours of 9-5.  If you would like to volunteer to provide office coverage, please sign up with our volunteer coordinator.”

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OCS Oil Drilling: The WRONG Approach

Posted by piperj3cub on July 15, 2008

The Democrats in Congress can go a long way at this point in time towards renewing my personal faith in the party… by NOT responding to Bush’s obnoxious tactic to try and open vast regions of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to oil drilling.  Drilling in the regions of the OCS currently off-limits will have NO short-term impact on fuel prices (it could be argued that the speculation of future supplies may reduce the price of oil by a small amount, but in reality over the past 50 years any increase in domestic production has had little to no impact on the price of gasoline; these data are available from multiple government and industry sources).  Expanding regions of the OCS open for future drilling WILL however allow many cronies of the president to make millions of dollars, if not billions, by domestic exploration alone, much less actual drilling (remember that much of both Bush’s and Cheney’s stock portfolios are involved with corporations that specialize in oil exploration and extraction).

 

Still… the entire reasoning behind the president’s decision to ‘open’ the OCS for expanded research and drilling is the reduction of gasoline prices.  I say again that this legislation will have NO IMPACT on fuel prices.  So, why will the Democrats in congress support it?  It is getting increasingly bothersome to me that the Democratic Party is so willing to legislate rather than educate; our party’s position over the past decades on this issue has been the correct one!  We need to be telling America why we are correct, not change our policy because we think this will work against Obama in the presidential campaign.  The position of environmental protection is not a bad one.  In addition, if we want to truly impact fuel prices, we would be supporting increased economy standards for automobiles, and an overall energy-efficient economy.  The slight increase in future supply of oil will have a minimal impact on fuel prices compared to the almost instantaneous impact that higher fuel efficiency standards would have on demand.  Wake up Democratic Party… DO THE CORRECT THING!

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Obama 08

Posted by Annie on June 5, 2008

It’s a great day.  What more can I say!?

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“Yes We Can” Obama video

Posted by Annie on February 11, 2008

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Harford for Obama

Posted by Annie on February 8, 2008

There will be an Obama rally this Sunday, February 10th at 1:15 at the Holiday Inn in Aberdeen.  There is a volunteer coordinator for the campaign in the county, as well as an office at 16 N. Philadelphia Road which can be reached at 410-297-8530.  They are also looking for people to do some honking and waving, make phone calls,  door knock, and work at the polls on primary day.

 Also, the L.A. Times has endorsed their first presidential candidate since 1972 by endorsing Obama.  Click here to read the article.   

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Obama in Iowa

Posted by Annie on January 4, 2008

Barack Obama has won in the Iowa caucuses, although the Democratic race is far from over.  At this point, returns are mostly in and Obama has received 37% of the vote while John Edwards and Hillary Clinton are very close with 30% and 29% respectively.  While this gives Obama an advantage going into the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries, Edwards and Clinton are by no means out of the race.  On the other hand, Chris Dodd and Joe Biden have both dropped out of the race and more are expected soon.  Welcome to the 2008 election season!

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Democratic Party Candidate Forums

Posted by Annie on September 6, 2007

Come visit the Young Democrats of Harford County this fall for one of our monthly meet-ups!  Our next four meetings will focus on the candidates vying for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.  There will be presentations by representatives of each candidate, and then the floor will be open for debate and discussion of that candidate’s political platform.  All are encouraged to attend and participate.  Is your mind already made up?  Then please come and let us know why!  Frank and open discussion is always welcome (and is preferrable!).   Meet-ups are at 7:00 p.m. at Sean Bolans in Bel Air, and the upcoming dates are:

September 19th: Spotlight on Barack Obama

October 17th: Spotlight on Hillary Clinton

November 14th: Spotlight on John Edwards

January 16th: Mock debate between all candidates…one month before Maryland’s Democratic primary!

We would prefer the opportunity to give ALL of the Democratic candidates an equal chance to make their beliefs and platform known, but due to the relatively short amount of time remaining before the primary, this schedule seems to work best.  We look forward to seeing you at one of the candidate forums!  Please comment here if you have any questions or would like more information.

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