AUGUST 29, 2019
Women's Equality Day
We launched a mini fundraising campaign in honor of Women’s Equality Day on August 26th. We aimed to raise $1,920 over 4 days to represent the year women were granted the right to vote. Many supporters stepped up by making a donation, but we fell $268 short of our ambitious goal. In recognition that we deserve true equality, can you contribute $19.20, $99, or any amount right now to help make this fundraiser a success? Your contribution will go straight towards our voter engagement efforts.
Our first national endorsement
ICYMI: Our campaign was recently endorsed by Run For Something, an organization that supports young, diverse candidates running for local offices around the United States. Their two main endorsement criteria are: heart and hustle. I’m proud of this endorsement because it proves that we are the hardest-working campaign in the First District.
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Wishing farewell to our Field Director
The start of the school year means it’s time for us to say goodbye to our Field Director Emily Hudson. Emily spent her summer running our field operations on the ground in Southeast, where she has lived her whole life. She helped build up our volunteer base, put up signs, and most importantly knock doors and make phone calls to First District voters. In her own words:
“I got involved with Paris’ campaign when she knocked on my door a few months ago and explained to me why she is running. I realized that Paris’ vision for Baltimore is my vision for Baltimore: a city where each and every neighborhood is healthy, safe, and thriving. We deserve a Councilperson who knows our neighborhoods, understands our issues, and works to solve our problems swiftly and efficiently. I have loved working for Paris’ campaign this past summer and look forward to watching her efforts ramp up and come to fruition next April.”
Emily has been an incredible help and asset to our campaign, and we will miss her dearly. We will be sharing some new hires soon, but in the meantime, please give Emily a proper send-off by signing up to knock on doors, make phone calls, or put up a campaign sign!
Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Our next host-driven event will be a wine tasting at Chesapeake Wine Company hosted by Dana Karangelen and Kiel Quinn. Chesapeake Wine Company is a local, women-owned wine store in Canton that is graciously hosting us and bringing in wine vendors to our event. Join us on Thursday, September 26th!
First District Priorities Survey
A few weeks ago, we launched our survey for residents to share with me their most pressing concerns about our community. We’ve received many responses so far, but we want to be sure everyone has the opportunity to make their voice heard. Make sure you take the survey if you haven’t already, or send it to your neighbors so they can share their insights.
Save the dates for our events coming up in September:
- Saturday, September 14th – Canvassing Day of Action – on the doors!
- Thursday, September 26th – Wine Tasting in Support of Paris Bienert – Chesapeake Wine Tasting
- Saturday, September 28th – Canvassing Day of Action – on the doors!
- Tuesday, September 30th – Autumn Fundraiser – Ikaros
See you soon!