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Contact these action group chairs to get involved

Legislative 

The primary goal of the Legislative Committee is to monitor actions and progress of current elected officials and elected bodies at the local and state level.

Chair: Linda Irvin-Craig - leavinecrag@aol.com

   Member activities include:

  • Attend the pre- and post-legislative sessions held in Washington County by our state delegation. Follow newspaper accounts and on-line progress of local legislation and the voting records of our State Senators and State Delegates, during State Legislative Session (January to April).
     

  • Attend open sessions of the Washington County Commissioners and participate during segments for Citizen Participation to comment and ask questions.  Report on issues and progress.
     

  • Follow activities, when possible, of any or all of the Mayor and Council meetings in the nine municipalities.
     

  • Attend local elected School Board meetings and report on issues and progress.
     

  • Monitor progress of the Washington County Democratic Central Committee and assist, when possible, with specific projects of that group.
     

  • Share observations of citizens at these meetings who may be developed into potential candidates for any of the offices above.

True unalienable rights do not require one to trample other unalienable rights.
- J.S.B. Mors
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Outreach

Leafleting, membership, etc.
Chair: Barbara Neiman - baneiman46@yahoo.com

We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately

- Ben Franklin

Electoral 
Registering voters, candidate recruitment; preparing for midterms.

Chairs: Cathy Poropatic - wigatic589@gmail.com 
and Tillie McCoy - mccoys13503@gmail.com 

            

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
- George Jean Nathan

Events/Protests 
Monitoring upcoming protests, coordinating attendance/transportation.

Chair: Skylar Keyfauver - padawancourt87@gmail.com
           

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

Letter Writing
Increasing the number of letters-to-the-editor promoting our issues; sending emails and postcards to congressmen and other officials.

Chair: Rosemary James - rojames@myactv.net 

Letter Writing Members Page

Letter to the Editor: Two Kinds of News for Two Americas

To me, a writer is one of the most important soldiers in the fight for survival of the human race. He must stay at his post in the thick of fire to serve the cause of mankind.
- Leon Uris

Networking 

Coordinating with other area political groups.

Chair: Tom Ruhf - theruhfs@yahoo.com  

Many believe effective networking is done face to face, building a rapport with someone by looking at them in the eye, leading to a solid connection and foundational trust.
- Raymond Arroyo

Digital/Social Media 

Facebook Admins: All board members

Twitter/Instagram: Skylar Keyfauver - padawancourt87@gmail.com

Website: Kate Millerkdymillz@gmail.com
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