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David Bass stopped by to promote his campaign for the Frederick County Board of Education. David discusses his praise for FCPS in working towards closing the achievement gap. He also discusses the need for BOE members to hold office hours, adding more ASL elective classes for students, and the need for more special education services. We also discu…
 
Teacher and Our Revolution endorsed candidate for Maryland's 6th Congressional District Maxwell Bero talks about the need to address climate change more seriously and to push for single payer healthcare.Note from the host: Ballots for the 2020 primary will be mailed to voters due to the COVID-19 outbreak. There is no postage requirement to cast a b…
 
In the wake of recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Jessica Douglass and Meredith Ericksen from Moms Demand Action discuss what their organization is doing to help curb gun violence in our country.Editor's note: As we recorded this podcast there was an ongoing active shooter situation in Philadelphia where several police officers were shot.…
 
Claudia, who came to the US as an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador at age 12, shares her experience and thoughts about the current situation for the immigrant community in Frederick County. Then, Juliana Downey from the R.I.S.E Coalition of Western Maryland explains the resources they provide for the immigrant community and why R.I.S.E. is c…
 
Frederick County Democratic Central Committee member and Frederick County Democratic Party historian Tom Slater discusses the process for becoming a delegate to the 2020 DNC in Milwaukee, and his experiences attending the DNC since 1972 including serving as a Delegate for Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1980 and President Barack Obama in 2012.For more informat…
 
***VOTE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6!!!***Lois Jarman discusses the importance of a great education system and affordable healthcare and how, if elected, she can bring her personal experiences as an educator and cancer survivor to Annapolis to help others across the state. For more information on Lois' campaign visit: https://www.loisjarman.com/For more on t…
 
Melissa Atherholt for Register of Wills comes onto the podcast to explain what the register of wills does for the county, her qualifications for the office, and how she can make the office more accessible to the residents of Frederick County through better technologies and better hours of operation. For more on Melissa Atherholt's campaign visit: h…
 
Darrin Ryan Smith discusses his top priorities for Maryland including increasing teacher salaries, improving public transportation, and investing in small business growth.For more on Darrin's campaign visit:https://www.facebook.com/DarrinRyanSmith/For more on the Frederick County Democratic Central Committee visit: www.frederickdemocrats.orgThe Fre…
 
Lisa Jarosinski discusses her campaign to represent County Council District 2. Lisa talks about her activism with several groups around the county and how that experience will help her and the County Council manage growth around Frederick County in a responsible manner. For more on Lisa's campaign visit: http://www.lisajarosinski.com/For more on th…
 
County Council member M.C. Keegan-Ayer discusses education, Livable Frederick, and her goals for her next term on the County Council. The Frederick Democrats Podcast is hosted by Frederick County Democratic Central Committee member Josh CramerFor more information on M.C.'s campaign visit: http://mc4district3.com/For more information on the Frederic…
 
Shannon Bohrer for County Council District 5 discusses his life experience in law enforcement, plans to preserve Frederick County's agricultural heritage, education, and land use planning. For more on Shannon's campaign and to volunteer or donate go to https://shannonbohrer.com/For more on the Frederick County Democratic Party go to www.frederickde…
 
Candidate for Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Embry (running with Rushern Baker for Governor) discusses their top priorities for Maryland including using community schooling to improve Maryland's education system and improving Maryland's transportation system with more public transportation options. For more information on Rushern Baker's and Elizabeth Embry's …
 
Galen Clagett for County Council at Large discusses why he is running, including promoting economic development, improving public transportation to alleviate traffic congestion, and attracting and retaining quality teachers with better compensation.For more on Galen's campaign visit: http://galenclagett.com/For more on the Frederick County Democrat…
 
Board of Education President Brad Young discusses his bid for reelection to the BOE. Brad explains his top priorities including seeing the full implementation of the new teacher salary schedule, meeting the needs of the community with new school construction, and enhancing school safety. For more information on Brad Young's campaign visit: https://…
 
Delegate Aruna Miller talks about her bid for Congress in Maryland's 6th Congressional District. She notes that all across the 6th district the top concern for voters is healthcare. She discusses her plan to improve healthcare in America through a single-payer system. Delegate Miller also discusses the need for the Congress to address gun violence …
 
Jay Mason discusses how his personal experiences in education inspired him to run for the Board of Education, and how he wants to work towards closing the achievement gap and provide additional learning opportunities for Frederick County students. For more on Jay's campaign visit: http://www.jaymasonforfrederickcounty.org/For more on the Frederick …
 
Alec Ross' running mate for Lt. Governor, Julie Verratti discusses their top priorities for Maryland and how we can help promote small and mid-sized businesses using Julie's experience owning and operating her own brewery, Denizens, in Silver Spring, MD.For more on Alec and Julie's campaign visit: https://alecross.comFor more on the Frederick Count…
 
Sabrina Massett discusses her bid for the Maryland State Senate in District 4 and how she wants to provide supports for workers, sustain our natural resources and farming heritage, and help those suffering from substance abuse including opioids.For more on Sabrina's campaign: https://sabrinamassett.com/For more on the Frederick County Democratic Pa…
 
Jennifer Dougherty discusses her bid for the Maryland Senate and how we can best use our tax dollars sent to Annapolis for better schools and transportation. For more information on Jennifer's campaign go to: https://www.jenniferforfrederick.com/For more on the Frederick County Democratic Party go to: www.frederickdemocrats.org…
 
Susan Reeder Jessee talks about her campaign for County Council at Large, preserving Frederick's agricultural heritage, and how the county can work with developers to promote affordable housing options for Frederick.For more on Susan's campaign: https://www.facebook.com/Susan-Reeder-Jessee-for-County-Council-At-Large-430102037122882/For more on the…
 
Kai Hagen for County Council at Large discusses his previous experience as a county commissioner, his dedication to protecting the environment, and championing affordable housing, education, and smart growth for Frederick County.For more information visit: https://kaihagen.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/friendsofkaihagen/ For more information ab…
 
Dr. Nadia Hashimi discusses her experience as a pediatrician and how it has prepared her to work towards promoting medicare for all. She also discusses her family's participation in the March For Our Lives and what Congress can do to help keep our kids safe in school.For more information on her campaign, and to get involved, visit:http://www.nadiah…
 
Megan LeRoux for Clerk of Court discusses why she is the best candidate for the job because of her work ethic and how she can increase efficiency in the Frederick County Courthouse. Learn more about her campaign at: https://meganleroux.com/ and follow her campaign on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MeganLeRoux2018/Also be sure to visit the Fr…
 
Jessica Douglass for State Senate District 4 discusses what motivated her to run and how we can improve Maryland by focusing on the three Es: Education, Economy, and Ecology. Learn more and follow Jessica's campaign at: https://www.facebook.com/Douglass4Senate/http://emmitsburg.net/archive_list/articles/ce/elections/2018/sb-jd_why_running.htmYou ca…
 
Ysela Bravo discusses working with farmers in Frederick to address environmental concerns, how the Frederick community rallies together in times of struggle, and how to get involved with her campaign. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/Bravo4MD4 https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/politics_and_government/elections/ysela-bravo-wants-to…
 
UDFC is one of five Democratic clubs in Frederick County. This podcast is a discussion with Vice President Gene Stanton. Includes information on what the UDFC is and does, when they meet, and how to get involved. Podcasts related to other clubs will be uploaded as they are available. Until then, visit www.frederickdemocrats.org, click on the Get In…
 
In this episode, parents of transgender students discuss the importance of Frederick County Public Schools' Policy 443 which grants transgender students the Title IX protections originally established during the Obama Presidency, which have been rescinded during the Trump administration.By Frederick Democrats
 
In this episode Frederick Activist and Retired Army Intelligence Officer Andrew Duck discusses his bid to represent Maryland's 6th congressional district. Representative John Delaney, who currently holds that seat, is not seeking reelection and has launched a campaign for president of the United States.…
 
Frederick City elections. Aldermanic candidate Kim L. Williams. The Frederick City Primary will be held on September 12 and the General election will be held on November 7. For more information about the Frederick city elections visit www.cityoffrederick.com/150/elections. For more information about the Frederick County Democratic Party and Central…
 
Interview with Frederick City aldermanic candidate Ben MacShane. The City of Frederick will hold mayoral and aldermanic primaries on Tuesday, September 12. Polls will be open from 7am-8pm. Early voting for the primaries will be held on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26. The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 7. Polls will be…
 
Notes: Interview with Frederick City Aldermanic candidate Donna Kuzemchak. The City of Frederick will hold mayoral and aldermanic primaries on Tuesday, September 12. Polls will be open from 7 am - 8 pm. Early voting for the primaries will be held on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26. The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 7.…
 
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