Montgomery County, Maryland, Upcoming Free Political Events

Upcoming Free Political Events in Montgomery County, Maryland, for the 2018 Election
Free events only on this list, although for breakfast clubs you are expected to order something
I have another list for pay-to-attend events.

This list was compiled by Paul M. Bessel. My email address for changes or corrections in this list is paul@paulbessel.com

Maryland General Election – November 6, 2018

This list is current as of Friday, August 17, 2018, at about 12:55am

Latest changes: September 9 MoCo Rise for Climate Rally; September 6 Bethesda Chevy Chase Breakfast Club; August 18 Indivisible Maryland picnic; October 24 Jamie Raskin event; October 11 Brian Frosh event; October 11 MD DOT Consolidated Transportation Program; August 19 D20 Dem Bfast Club; September 3 Impeachment Rallies; October 18 Board of Education candidates event; September 13 Dem Club of Leisure World, Ben Cardin; September 15 Discussing Drug Decriminalization: Cannabis to Opioids with Ben Jealous; September 20 WDC Happy Hour | Meet the Candidates; September 15 Blue Wave Kickoff Rally; August 13 D18 Breakfast Club;

Please, anyone, send me an email – paulbessel.com – NOT Facebook messenger, to let me know of any others events you think should be on this list.
I’ll edit this list, or make new postings, as I find out about more candidate forums or other events I think are of interest to politically-minded people in MoCo.

If you send me an email with a new event to list, please do so as follows:
Day, date, year
Time
Candidate and what he or she is running for
Description of event, including address and any rsvp request

Events before the 2018 General Election

Saturday, August 18, 2018
11:30am to 2pm
The first Indivisible Montgomery picnic
Wheaton Regional Park in Shelter B near the carousel
Susie Turnbull, candidate for lieutenant governor of Maryland, will be joining us for the first hour of the Indivisible Montgomery picnic this coming Saturday. Bring your lunch, meet Susie and help us build our blue wave!
Food: This is a bring-your-own-everything event
Elections: We will have postcards to write and send in support of the many races Indivisible Montgomery is getting involved in and signup opportunities for other actions like phone banking and canvassing.
Bring a friend!
RSVP at
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXpHQuxMKIxC78s5OZ3YPbbg8iz1kJ-zX1hfIJp9dCdYD6jg/viewform

Sunday, August 19, 2018
11am
D20 Democratic Breakfast Club
El Golfos
Reach out to your friends bring them along and help kick off the District 20 contingent for the combined campaign.
With District 20 Team, David Moon William Colonel Smith Jr, Jheanelle K. Wilkins, Lorig Charkoudian and our own Marc Elrich.

Monday, August 20, 2018
Certification of ballot questions by County Attorney

Sunday, August 26, 2018
1pm
Kirill Reznik for Delegate
11th Annual Grill with Kirill Fundraiser
Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
deadline for political parties to fill ballot vacancies

Monday, September 3, 2018
Impeachment Rallies in All State Ca;pitals

Thursday, September 6, 2018
7:30am in the morning
Bethesda Chevy Chase Democratic Breakfast Club
Senator Susan Lee, district 16
The Original Pancake House, 7703 Woodmont Ave, Store D, Bethesda, Maryland
Validated parking is available at two locations. One is in an underground parking garage with an entrance at 7703 Woodmont. A second is a public parking garage on the other side of Woodmont Avenue at 7730.

Sunday, September 9, 2018
2pm – 4pm
MoCo Rise for Climate Rally
Public · Hosted by Sierra Club Montgomery County and 2 others
350 Montgomery County
Rockville Town Square
200 E Middle Ln, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Hosted by 350 Montgomery County – Maryland

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
7-9pm
ACLU monthly meeting
Silver Spring Civic Center

Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:30pm
Woman’s Democratic Club Tribute to County Executive Ike Leggett
Pooks Hill Marriott
More details to come

Thursday, September 13, 2018
7pm
Democratic Club of Leisure World
Ben Cardin

Saturday, September 15, 2018
10am – 12pm
Discussing Drug Decriminalization: Cannabis to Opioids
Germantown Campus of Montgomery College
Ben Jealous and Dr. Stanley Andrisse: From Prison to Ph.D.
20200 Observation Dr, Germantown MD
Bioscience Education Conference Room 151
rsvp to discussingdrugdecrim.eventbrite.com
Free and open to the public

Saturday, September 15, 2018
3pm
Blue Wave Kickoff Rally
Rockville High School Auditorium
2100 Baltimore Rd, Rockville
Hear from major Maryland Democratic candidates and others
Wear blue and bring your most creative signs

Thursday, September 20, 2018
5:30pm
WDC Happy Hour | Meet the Candidates
Oakville Grille & Wine Bar
10257 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, Maryland

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Talbot Avenue Bridge Centennial Community Celebration

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7pm – 8:45pm
League of Women Voters of Montgomery County (LWVMC)
Board of Education Forum
Carver Auditorium, Montgomery County Board of Education, 850 Hungerford Dr, Rockville
Candidates from Districts 1,3,5 and At-Large will attend
There will be a mix and mingle before the forum with the candidates.
Other sponsors: Montgomery County Council of PTA (MCCPTA), NAACP, Identity, Inc., American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7-9pm
ACLU monthly meeting
Silver Spring Civic Center

Thursday, October 11, 2018
7pm
Maryland Department of Transportation will present its Consolidated Transportation Program
Montgomery County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville

Thursday, October 11, 2018
7pm
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh
Leisure World, Clubhouse 1, Crystal Ballroom

Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:30pm
Forum for all candidates for MoCo Board of Elections
Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road.
Sponsored by:
Aspen Hill Civic Association, Inc.
The Library Advisory Committee and the Strathmore-Bel Pre Civic Association are co-sponsors of this forum.
All candidates for the Board of Education At-large are invited.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
2pm
Rep. Jamie Raskin
Leisure World, Clubhouse 2, auditorium

Thursday, October 25, 2018
10am to 8pm
Early Voting for General Election Begins

Thursday, November 1, 2018
10am to 8pm
Early Voting for General Election Ends

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
7am to 8pm
Maryland General Election Day – Maryland Governor, State & County offices

After the November 6, 2018 general election

Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:30pm
MoCo House Delegation Organizational Meeting to Elect Chair and Vice Chair
7th Floor Hearing Room
Stella Werner Council Office Bldg., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
7pm
Joint House and Senate Delegations Priorities Hearing
3rd Floor Hearing Room, Stella Werner Council Office Bldg., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville
This hearing is an opportunity for the public to respond to the Road Show and to bring other issues of importance for the 2019 Session to the attention of the legislators.

Monday, December 3, 2018
7pm
Bill Hearing for local and bi-county bills
3rd Floor Hearing Room, Stella Werner Council Office Bldg., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville
Local bills refer to legislation affecting issues specific to Montgomery County. Bi-County bills refer to legislation that requires the approval of the Montgomery County and the Prince George’s County Delegations

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
7pm
Bill Hearing for local and bi-county bills
3rd Floor Hearing Room, Stella Werner Council Office Bldg., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville
Local bills refer to legislation affecting issues specific to Montgomery County. Bi-County bills refer to legislation that requires the approval of the Montgomery County and the Prince George’s County Delegations.

Events before the 2020 Primary Election

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
7am to 8pm
Maryland Primary Election – President & VP, Congressmen

Events before the 2020 General Election

July 13-16, 2020
Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
7am to 8pm
Maryland General Election Day – Presidential Election Day

 

 

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