Weekly Update May 31,2015

Governor Martin O'Malley Joins the
Race For President


Former Maryland Governor Announces His Candidacy for the Democratic Nomination

Martin O'Malley launched his presidential campaign Saturday with an appeal to the party's progressive base.  The former Maryland governor unveiled his campaign in Baltimore, the city where he was once mayor -- a role that is central to his political persona.  

Speaking in rolled-up sleeves at Federal Hill Park, O'Malley began with a call for economic fairness and closing the gap between rich and poor in America.

"This is the urgent work calling us forward today: to rebuild the truth of the American Dream for all Americans," O'Malley said. "And to begin right now."

He touched upon last month's unrest in Baltimore, saying the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death was about more than race or policing in America, but about "the scourge of hopelessness" in the nation's cities.

To find out more about the campaign, or how you can get involved, visit the website martinomalley.com.

Watch his announcement video.

Also read this great article from Mother Jones to find out more about Governor O'Malley.
martin-omalley-running-president-heres-what-you-need-know

 

Please join us Wednesday June 10th for a special picnic/fundraiser at the home of Marsha Vila
6pm-8:30pm
5174 Lakeside Dr
Greendale, WI 53129
To contribute, visit our event page on ActBlue

RSVP to southwestdems@gmail.com

In Memory of Beau Biden

"Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known." – Vice President Joe Biden

On Saturday, May 30, our country lost a dedicated public servant – a fighter for justice on the frontlines of war and in the courts here at home. A committed son, father, and husband, Beau Biden put his family first. His was a life we all strive to lead. 

For all who knew him, who were inspired by his example, who share the passion for service that guided every day he lived, please offer your thoughts, prayers, and a message that will be shared with the Biden family as they grieve the loss and honor the memory of a most cherished man.

Please add your name and condolences to the Biden family by following this link
https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/memory-beau-biden.

We look forward to seeing everyone this Friday!

Preliminary 2015 Convention Agenda

Friday, June 5
2:00 PM - Democratic Unity Fair Begins
3:00 PM - Registration Opens & Caucus Meetings Begin
4:00 PM - New Delegate Orientation is Held
5:00 PM - Convention Hall Doors Open
6:00 PM - Speaking Program Begins 
8:00 PM - Registration Closes
9:00 PM - Hospitality Suites Begin

Saturday, June 6
8:00 AM - Registration Opens and Convention Hall Doors Open
8:30 AM - Resolutions Debate
10:00 AM - Convention Reports, Raffle Winners Announced
10:30 AM - Speeches by Candidates
11:00 AM - Registration Closes
11:30 AM - Raising Alternates to Delegates
12:30 PM - Voting Begins
2:00 PM - Voting Ends
2:30 PM - Announcements and Convention Ends

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