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Rock’n’Register is Saturday!

Posted by Annie on September 9, 2008

If you’re looking for something to do on Saturday, September 13th between the hours of 2:00 and 10:00, check out Rock’n’Register at Harford Community College.  It’s an all-ages battle of the bands show, costs $6 in advance and $8 at the door (all money after cost goes to a local non-profit), and you’ll get to hear some good local music.  Plus you can vote for your favorite band, as well as for the non-profit that should receive the money, on a voting machine from the Harford County Board of Elections.  There will be political organizations, candidates, and an opportunity to register to vote.  Click here for more information.

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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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Rock’n’Register

Posted by Annie on May 15, 2008

If you’re in Harford and surrounding counties, be on the lookout for information about Rock’n’Register, an upcoming day-long event with lots of bands and the chance to register to vote.  The official date has not been determined, but it will likely be in mid-September.  If you have a band that is interested in playing, click here for more information.  Check out the MySpace and Facebook pages for more information and updates. 

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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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BBQ Bash experience

Posted by Annie on September 15, 2007

I am posting this on behalf of Harford Hon:

This year I attended the Bel Air BBQ Bash.  As I walked past a couple of the Republican venues I was taken aback by the vitriol directed against the Democratic Party and individual Democrats.  Days after the BBQ event is over, I am still trying to sort out some of the misinformation that the Republicans gave to anyone who would stop and listen.  I stopped to listen to a man explain how this current governor has tripled the tax rate for all the people in Maryland.  Funny, I recall the Governor’s budget being balanced without a tax increase in any area.  I was further told that the budget deficit was O’Malley’s fault.  So the questions I asked were: Haven’t we had a structural budget deficit for about six years?  Why didn’t the last governor (a Republican) do something about the deficit if the Republicans are now so concerned with the budget shortfall?  With that question the man shouted that O’Malley promised to fix the problem and it should have been done by now. 

As I walked away from this bitter and angry man I thought of the words of Confucius: “Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.”

– Harford Hon

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Harford County Council vs. General Assembly Delegation?

Posted by Annie on June 3, 2007

Here’s an interesting article from the Baltimore Sun, June 3rd:

“Lawmakers seek accord” 

Often at odds, County Council and state delegation to meet   

They have sparred in the local press and traded jabs from their respective offices.

Now members of Harford’s County Council and General Assembly delegation are looking to a series of joint work sessions to air their differences and perhaps find a better way to address issues facing the county.

“We are all working for the same county,” said Councilman Dion F. Guthrie, an Edgewood Democrat.

The sessions, which will begin July 24 at the council offices in Bel Air, are a first, said council President Billy Boniface, who arranged the meetings. If officials can discuss legislative priorities and what they would like to accomplish in Annapolis before the 2008 legislative session, maybe they can avoid the acrimony and disappointment that have occurred in the past, he said.

…You can read the rest of the article by clicking on the title, which is a link to the article in its entirety.  It also states that there will be a public hearing on June 12th about the elected school board issue, which is a hot topic right now.  So even though the Generel Assembly isn’t in session right now, keep writing letters to your state delegates and senators; it’s always important to let them know what you think, especially when it comes to county issues. 

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Got trash?

Posted by Annie on June 3, 2007

Our next event, in addition to the meeting on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30, is the trash pick-up day!  The Harford County Young Democrats are responsible for cleaning up the stretch of 543 between 22 and C. Milton Wright.  We will be meeting at the Amyclae Shopping Center (by Starbucks) at 10:00 a.m. on JUNE 30th – please comment on this post if you have any questions! 

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Upcoming events

Posted by Annie on April 29, 2007

There are two events coming up that people of the Democratic persuasion in Harford County should be aware of…

The first is A Salute to Maryland & Harford County Democratic Leaders on Sunday, May 6th, 2:00 to 5:00.  The New Harford Democratic Club is holding this gala in recognition of the Democratic victories in this past election.  It will be at the Bel Air Armory, at 37 N. Main Street, and many notable Maryland Democratic politicians will be there.  Tickets are $40 and there will be a cash bar, staffed by (and a fundraiser for) the Harford County Young Democrats! 

The second event is the monthly Harford County Young Democrats Meetup on Wednesday, May 16th.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 on the second floor of Sean Bolan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant,
12 S. Main Street in Bel Air.  Our meetings are always on the third Wednesday of the month, and it is a great group of people…come join us!

 Please comment to this post if you have any questions.

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Welcome!

Posted by Annie on March 29, 2007

Harford County Democrats, both young and experienced, now have an online community to share their thoughts, experiences, advice, events, and hopes! There are many of us out there in the county, but we need a new way to connect, despite our busy schedules. This blog is an attempt to connect us and help us realize what strength there is in numbers. I’m hoping this becomes a sounding board for ideas, a calendar of progressive events, a place to just hang out and meet like-minded people, and an impetus to change, starting in Harford County and resonating on the national level. Please let me know if you would like to be added to post to this blog; I want as many people as possible to be participating. Here’s to possibilities!

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