October is usually known for chilly mornings, brilliantly colored leaves, football and ends with Halloween. What else is October known for?
In 1777 the Americans won the Battle of Saratoga, the first big American victory.
In 1781 the Americans won at the Battle of Yorktown, effectively ending the Revolutionary War.
In 1792, the cornerstone of the White House was laid by George Washington.
In 1861, the first transcontinental telegram was sent from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
In 1863, President Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
In 1871, the Great Fire of Chicago erupted.
In 1879 Thomas Edison successfully kept a incandescent lamp lit for 13 hours.
In 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated.
In 1908, Henry Ford’s Model T went on sale for the first time.
In 1927, the first “talkie” opened in New York.
In 1929, the stock market crashed, igniting the Great Depression.
In 1941, Mount Rushmore was completed.
In 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African American justice serving on the Supreme Court.
In 1979, the Panama Canal was formally handed over to Panama.
In 1991, Clarence Thomas was confirmed to be the second African American justice serving on the Supreme Court.
Most importantly for us this year, October 25 marks the start of early voting, a precursor to November 6, Voting Day. The cliché is that this years election is the most important one in which you will participate.
It could certainly have the most long lasting effects at the local level. Republicans have the rare opportunity to elect a governor who will have the privilege of redistricting Maryland after the 2020 census. Governor Hogan can eliminate gerrymandering through a fair, non-partisan, open and transparent redistricting process.
MD Constitution, Article III, Section 4, “Each legislative district shall consist of adjoining territory, be compact in form, and of substantially equal population. Due regard shall be given to natural boundaries and the boundaries of political subdivisions”.
What is compact about District 3?
Does this look like adjoining territory?
What do the voters in Towson, Annapolis and Silver Spring have in common? Nothing!
Maryland Congressional District 3 is above
To support Governor Hogan, we need to elect 5 more Republican Senators and/or 7 more Delegates. This would give the governor a veto proof majority, because the Democrats would not have enough votes to override vetosover bad bills. Two of the new senators could be Ron George in District 30 (Annapolis) and John Grasso in District 32 (Linthicum, Glen Burnie, Severn). They need our help!
How can you help?
Contact us and we will put you in touch with our candidates.
Thank you for your contributions to the country and the county!