October 7, 2022
This past Sunday, I was honored as a recipient of the 2022 Fannie Lou Hamer award presented by Carl Snowden and the Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee, Inc.
Fannie Lou Hamer was a tremendous trailblazer for the issues that I hold so close to my heart. Her fearlessness and tireless work to ensure that all citizens have the right to vote is what has inspired me as a member of the House Subcommittee on Election Law.
Our work these past two years has expanded the ability, accessibility, and availability for all of our citizens to vote. And I am so proud of the work we have done to make Maryland a leader in voting. Her insistence that everyone has a seat at the table, and that all have the right to vote and run for office has always been an inspiration to me.
I was humbled to stand with the other 23 amazing women that received this recognition this year. I thank all of them for their tireless work to make Anne Arundel a more inclusive and safe place for all of us. I am proud to have partnered with so many of them on projects, and I looked forward to our continued work together.
This means so very much to me and my family who were with me on Sunday night. Thank you to the Fannie Lou Hamer sub-committee and the Anne Arundel County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Board for this amazing honor, it means so much to me.
Endorsement Alert! Planned Parenthood of DMV
I am so proud to have earned the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Advocates for DC, Maryland & NoVa for my tireless lifetime work to protect a person’s reproductive freedom.
With our constitutional right to abortion gone and pending legislation for a federal ban, the fight is now in the state legislature. As your state Delegate I have co-sponsored legislation to protect and expand reproductive health care. We know that no one is free if the government can determine who can and can’t afford access to abortion, birth control, and other essential health care. And no one is free until everyone can get the health care they need - no matter their income or neighborhood. Together, we can ensure a state where everyone can live their healthiest lives and be free to make their own choice about their bodies and lives. But I can’t do it without your support! Please help support my campaign by donating here!
Almost 30 Days Left, Sign up for Poll Watching Below!
Team 30A -- Myself, Senator Sarah Elfreth, Delegate Shaneka Henson, County Executive Steuart Pittman, and Councilwoman Lisa Rodvien -- need your help to cover the polls on November 8th! Please complete this form to RSVP and our team will reach out to you to help schedule you at a polling location.
We have a morning, mid-day, and evening shift available at polling locations throughout the district. We will also be hosting a training on Sunday November 6th at 3PM to run through best practices and other information.
Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We hope to have your help!
Sign-up form for Early Vote poll watching HERE!
Sign-up form for Election Day poll watching HERE!
In addition poll watching, there are several other ways you can continue to stay involved and help our campaign:
Wonderful Homewood Meet and Greet!
In spite of the rain, thank you so much for a great turnout at our Homewood Community meet and greet yesterday!
A special thanks to our hosts Keith, Josh, Ray, and Christine for organizing the event, and to Grace from Annapolis High for baking these wonderful cookies! Great to see Homewood resident Mrs. Cindy Busch as well!!
Myself, Senator Sarah Elfreth, Delegate Shaneka Henson, Councilwoman Lisa Rodvien truly appreciate the opportunity to speak directly with so many of our constituents. Not only are we able to get to know more of our community members, these conversations often give us our best legislative ideas to bring to the next session.
And if you can’t make it at 1:30, what are you doing at 4:30?? We will be having our second meet and greet of the day in Eastport hosted by Frieda & Jim Wildey and Diane & John Butler. To RSVP and get more details visit the event page here!
I can’t wait to see more of my District 30A friends at upcoming meet and greets! We have two coming up this weekend! On Sunday October 9th, come to the Broadneck community at 1:30PM where we will be hosted by Sue and Mike Pritchard. To RSVP and get more details visit the event page here!
If YOU would like to host a fundraiser or meet & greet please reach out & our team can help set that up! https://bit.ly/36s7uZ4
🗳️MD Votes 2022 🗳️
Mail-in ballots are arriving!
To vote by mail you can request a mail-in ballot from the State Board of Elections or your local election board. Your request for a mail-in ballot for the Gubernatorial General Election must be received by November 1, 2022.
Mail-in ballots must be postmarked or placed in a designated ballot drop box by 8 pm on November 8, 2022. Visit vote.md.gov/NeedBallot for more information on mail-in voting.
To vote in person, Marylanders can vote during early voting or on election day:
Early voting will be held for 8 days and begin on Thursday, October 27, 2022 through Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 7 am until 8 pm for the Gubernatorial General Election. You can vote early at any early voting center in Anne Arundel County.
When filling out your ballot, remember to:
🗳️ Use Black Ink to Mark your Ballot
🗳️Sign the Return Envelope. Do Not Sign the Ballot.
🗳️Seal your Return Envelope
🗳️Send your Ballot using the Postage-Paid Return Envelope
Early voting will be held for 8 days and begin on Thursday, October 27, 2022, through Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 7 am until 8 pm for the Gubernatorial General Election. You can vote early at any early voting center in Anne Arundel County.
STAIR Annapolis Starting Back up!
Starting this past Tuesday, October 4th, STAIR will be resuming operation in eleven Anne Arundel County Public Schools! For locations and more information on how you can volunteer, please visit their website!
Camp Woodlands Tour with Girl Scouts!
Truly a beautiful place, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland's Camp Woodlands is a treasure of District 30A.
In collaboration with Senator Sarah Elfreth, Senator Guy Guzzone, and Delegate Shaneka Henson, we were able to secure $2 million in State funding, in addition to $500,000 from Senator Van Hollen, to turn this site into the "camp of the future"!
I am so excited to see the transformation of this already beautiful property, and meet the future girl scouts like Lily who get to enjoy it!
Free Community Flu Vaccine Clinics
Do you need a #FluShot? We have you covered! The #AnneArundel County Department of Health will be providing FREE #flu shot clinics. See the flier for dates & locations. Please register ahead of time. 10/15 (https://bit.ly/3SU714u) or 10/22 (https://bit.ly/3Cs3W64)
Tyler Heights Coat Drive
To sign up follow this link!
This free, indoor event will include a variety of fun, family-friendly activities, including costume contests, a haunted house, a scary selfie museum, dancing, food, giveaways and more!
Love Our Libraries
There are two exciting things brewing with Ceremony Coffee Roasters that benefit the library! ☕☕☕
Help power up your librarians!
Pay it forward to your favorite librarians by purchasing any bag of coffee from Ceremony's Annapolis Roastery (90 Russell St., Suite 500) or the Riva café (2329 Forest Drive). Ceremony will take care of the rest by delivering donated bags of coffee to our library staff for their daily jet fuel power up. That’ll get them zooming around the stacks! Available through January 2023.
I love you a latte! Ceremony’s Fall drink menu is now available and scrumptious. Each time you order Lord of the Pies at Ceremony’s Roastery, the Riva café or Bethesda (7475 Wisconsin Avenue) locations a portion of the proceeds will go towards your library automatically. Lord of the Pies is a latte with house-made apple pie syrup and caramel, topped with whipped cream infused with maple, vanilla, and apple pie spice. Available through November 2022. I encourage everyone to follow the Anne Arundel County Public Library’s Facebook page to get updates on programs and new resources. You can check out their calendar to find the perfect event for you and your family to enjoy!
You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn about volunteer opportunities, community resources, COVID-19 updates, and much more. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact my office by email at Dana.Jones@house.state.md.us or by phone at 410-841-3211.
Stay safe and healthy,
Delegate Dana Jones
District 30A, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County