Upcoming Events

Democratic Debate Watch Party
Tuesday, July 30, 7:30pm* (8:00pm TV debate)
Normandie Farm Restuarant
10710 Falls Rd, Potomac MD
Cash bar and light refreshments

Let us know you are coming

*Come at 7:30! Kathy Deerkoski has organized a letter writing activity with Vote Forward-Flip the USA Blue. They have created a letter that is sent to voters who are not registered but are likely Democrats in swing states. The organization provides a template and we complete, sign and address the envelope. They found that voters who received a personal letter were significantly more likely to register and vote.

Other Events

Our State Legistators

Brian Feldman
Kathleen Dumais
David Fraser-Hildago
Lily Qi

2019 Legislative Wrapup - Senator Feldman

Fighting Climate Change

While Also Boosting Our Economy (Clean Energy Jobs Act) I sponsored and gained passage of The Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, one of the most important bills passed during this Session. This bill mandates that Maryland utilities get 50% of their power from renewable energy sources by 2030. It will target solar and offshore wind sources and it is projected to create an estimated 20,000 new solar jobs and 5,500 new wind jobs in Maryland. In addition to helping catalyze Maryland’s clean energy industry, this bill will help to safeguard the diverse ecosystems of Maryland, protect the health of our children, and demonstrate our State’s leadership on a global environmental issue.

Healthcare/Health Insurance

I sponsored and gained passage of several important health care bills this Session. One was the Maryland’s Easy Enrollment Health Program. It establishes a first-in-the-nation program that provides uninsured Marylanders with easy access to health insurance coverage by simply checking a box on their State income tax return. Approximately 50,000 uninsured Marylanders currently qualify for Medicaid but are not enrolled. Those who qualify for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled if they choose to opt-in. The Maryland Health Exchange will also be able to contact another 170,000 uninsured Marylanders who qualify for Federal premium tax credits and advise them how they can purchase private coverage for no additional cost beyond the Federal tax credits or for a modest additional amount after applying those credits.

Federal Government Shutdown Assistance

In response to the extended shutdown of the Federal government earlier this year which impacted our region more than any other in the country, I sponsored and gained passed of the Federal Shutdown Paycheck Protection Act which provides that “essential” civilian Federal employees, forced to work without pay while furloughed but currently ineligible for uninsurance benefits, will be eligible for either unemployment benefits or interest-free loans (which must be paid back to Maryland if they receive retroactive pay from the Feds). This emergency bill was the first to be signed into law by Governor Hogan this Session.

Precinct Official Spotlight

In May we highlight our exceptional precinct official Pat Levee, Precinct Chair at Robert Frost Middle School in District 15. Together with her Precinct Vice Chair, Linda Burgin, Pat created and mailed a postcard to every voter in her precinct in the 2018 General Election. The postcard introduced her to voters and emphasized the importance of voting the Democratic ticket. This personal touch motivated voters and added new friends and allies.

Pat has held countless meetings and phone banks at her house and is unfailingly generous with her time and hospitality. We salute Pat for her creativity, energy, hard work, and commitment!

While Pat has been doing an excellent job, all of the following precinct official positions in District 15 are VACANT!

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District Officers

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Contact

gaelcheek@yahoo.com