Friday Round-up 6/3/2016

Message from the Executive Director

Up and down the ballot in Maryland and across this country, Democrats run on ideas and solutions that help all Americans. And that’s why we’ve made great progress under President Obama’s leadership. Unlike Trump’s GOP, we have a vision for our country that strengthens families, provides economic opportunity and ensures equity for everyone, not just a privileged few.

The GOP circus continued this week with Speaker Paul Ryan saying he’s voting for Trump. Republicans continue to fall in line behind a man who is unfit to be President, putting the future of our country on a course for disaster. The stakes in this election are high, but I believe that if we work together we will keep Maryland blue and put another Democrat in the White House.

This is my final Weekly Update as Executive Director. I’m proud of what we’ve done to build this Party. Together, we have laid a strong foundation for Democratic victories in 2016 and beyond – a foundation on which incoming Executive Director Chuck Conner and the team at the Maryland Democratic Party are well-prepared to build. I look forward to continuing to work with all of you in my new role as campaign manager for Chris Van Hollen for Senate.
Thank you for all that you do to keep our Party great.


 Pat Murray 
Executive Director


Congressman Chris Van Hollen has called for an end to dark money in politics. Meanwhile, his opponent Delegate Kathy Szeliga hosted a fundraiser with the president of Citizens United:
Senator Barbara Mikulski this week announced $94 million in funding for the United States Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay:

Former Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Sen. Jamie Raskin, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen all received endorsements from the League of Conservation Voters, an environmental advocacy group:

The GOP nominee has turned his attacks toward members of the judiciary. He isn't just attacking our democracy - he's attacking the vital institutions that sustain it:

President Obama issued a proclamation, designating June 2016 as LGBT Pride Month. Citing the progress for LGBT Americans made under his administration, the President called for a continued commitment to make our society more inclusive: