November 4th, 2022
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting my campaign.
Your financial and volunteer support of this campaign has made a tangible difference in this race, which is one of the most competitive in Maryland. Because of you, we have been able to execute an ambitious mail, digital, television and texting program, order and place hundreds of signs all over the district, and reach voters where they are by knocking on over 18,000 doors. As our campaign heads into the final stretch of this highly competitive race here in District 30A, your support matters now more than ever. Our team is working hard day and night to ensure that I can continue serving Annapolis in the Maryland General Assembly, and we are not taking anything for granted.
I am so proud of everything this campaign has accomplished and has been about – because this race was never just about me. From diaper drives to disaster relief, from reproductive rights, marches to parades, our campaign has fought to bring people together in unprecedented hard times.
Since my appointment in April 2020, I have held over 50 community engagement events, ranging from door-knock kickoffs to virtual town halls, and all of them were a success thanks to my wonderful constituents, supporters, and staff. Whatever happens in the election we have been successful in lifting up those who needed us in their darkest times - to the issues that we championed.
I could not have gotten here without you, and I need you in these last few weeks. If you haven't gotten a yard sign or signed up to help at the polls, you can do so now by going to my website. No matter what happens on November 8th, I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done. ~ Dana
Count Down to Election Day!
We are LESS THAN A WEEK away from election day, mail-in-ballots have been returned, and early voting has concluded. Getting out in our communities and speaking directly to your neighbors is our last opportunity to increase turnout on election day and ensure Democrats win up and down the ballot! Please consider coming to our final door knock this weekend for an opportunity to help the ticket and hear from all of the amazing Democrats, including Wes Moore! With that said, I am so appreciative of all my amazing volunteers like you! And I am so grateful for all those who have shown their support for me - from knocking on doors, putting signs up, and attending campaign events.
Please join us for a GOTV Rally and Door Knock on Saturday November 5th at 11AM with District 30 and District 33 Democrats running up and down the ballot!
We will hear from our amazing candidates, and then have a brief training - then hit the doors to encourage those who have not yet voted to do so across District 30 and District 33!
Please RSVP through this link: https://secure.ngpvan.com/RlNtOR9ENUCaud61EbvKmA2
Sign-up for Election Day Poll Watching!!
Team 30A -- Senator Sarah Elfreth, Delegate Shaneka Henson, Delegate Dana Jones, 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 Election Day poll watching HERE!
In addition poll watching, there are several other ways you can continue to stay involved and help our campaign:
Maryland Leads Nation in Election Integrity
Maryland ranks second in election integrity according to a report released recently by the Democracy Initiative Education Fund, a coalition of 75 civil rights, environmental and civic organizations dedicated to building democracy. The score card reflects all aspects of the voting process, from registering to vote and casting a ballot, to confidence that the vote would be counted accurately and safely.
As a proud member of the Ways and Means subcommittee on Election Law, this designation is extremely important to me, and a great indication of our hard work to ensure election integrity in our state. Despite this honor, we cannot become complacent and stop being proactive in combating election interference and voter suppression.
To find out more, please read this feature of the study in Maryland Matters!
Endorsement Alert! Caucus of African American Leaders
I am extremely proud to have earned the endorsement of the Caucus of African American Leaders and to serve District 30a for the last 2.5 years. Thank you for this honor and vote of confidence in my work for our community.
Port Marker Celebration and Annapolis as a Site of Memory
It was an honor to attend the Port Marker celebration in honor of Annapolis being named a Site of Memory by the UNESCO Slave Trade Route Project. The Annapolis Port Marker Committee spearheaded the project with guidance from the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Marker’s Project Founder Ann Chinn. The purpose of the site is to educate residents and visitors about Annapolis’ connection and relevance to national and global history.
The designation was endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Middle Passage Ceremonies, and Port Markers Project.
We’re not done telling the history of our county, and we’re not done making our county the Best Place For All,” said County Executive Pittman.“I want to thank Ann Chinn and the Port Marker Committee for their work on the project and for ensuring this vital part of history gets the recognition it deserves.”
UNESCO approved the designation request and under the leadership of historian and activist Janice Hayes-Williams, the Port Marker Committee worked with local officials and community members to plan the Port Marker Celebration. “Today is a celebration of the ancestors,” said Janice Hayes-Williams. “As Annapolis becomes a site of memory for education, science and for the descendants, they bring honor and dignity.”
Adult Literacy in Anne Arundel County
Please join Anne Arundel Women Giving Together for an education program on Adult Literacy in Anne Arundel County!
The event is taking place 11/9 from 6-7PM via zoom, and will include the following speakers:
Jane Seiss, Executive Director, Anne Arundel County Literacy Council
Susann Felton, Math and High School Tutor and Trainer
LaToya Saunders, Literacy Council Alumna and High School Diploma Graduate
The speakers will set the stage for the evening by describing the state of adult literacy in Maryland and in Anne Arundel County, where 20% and 15% of adults respectively have a low level of literacy.
To Register please click here!
LAA 3rd Annual Food Collection (Blood & Sweaters too!)
Save the date & plan to support the LAA Alumni Food (& Blood & Sweater) Collection Event! Saturday, November 19th from 9:30am - 2:30pm Chamber’s Park, Annapolis
We are excited to partner once again with the Anne Arundel County Food Bank, #justonesweater, and the Luminis Blood Bank. Last year we collected nearly 3000 pounds of food, more than 200 sweaters, and 16 successful blood donations. This year, under event chair FLG20 Eileen Mitchard’s leadership, we look forward to far exceeding last year’s success and we need YOUR HELP! We are looking to collect gently used and clean sweaters, fleeces, and hoodies for men, women, and children.
If you are interested in participating, please sign up through this link!
TurnAround’s Tailgate Finale
I truly hope you'll join the team at TurnAround for the Finale to our 7 Weeks of Giving featuring Baltimore's own, Kat Love, Top 20 of this season's American Idol & 3-time performer at the Apollo! We will also be joined by special guests and Ravens Legends, including Obafemi Ayanbadejo! And we are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker - WJZ's Denise Koch! And guest of honor - Speaker of the House, Adrienne Jones!
Front Line Responder and other discounts are available, please get your tickets now! Time is running out! Click HERE to register!
Cure Violence Intervention Team: Fall Community Meeting
As you may be aware, Cure Violence Global came to Annapolis in August to conduct an assessment visit. In early October, Aric Johnson presented its cure violence global evaluation report findings and recommendations. On November 10th, the Gun Violence Intervention Team will host our fall community meeting from 5-6 pm. The meeting will be hybrid with the option to join in person at the Bush Annapolis Library or virtually through zoom. During this time, Aric will be giving an overview of the Cure Violence model and the results from his visit.
If you are interested in attending, please register here or use the QR code attached. Also, please share this invite with your contacts, constituents, and anyone else who you believe should be in attendance.
Love Our Libraries: MDVA Partners with Discoveries: Library at the Mall
Join us to meet organizations with a mission to serve Military and veteran communities and their families!
All events to be held at the Discoveries: Library at the Mall, 2250 Annapolis Mall Road!
Friday November 4, 10:30-11:30 Story time with Kelly Welsh, Lieutenant Commander, US Navy (RET), Commissioner, Maryland Veterans Commission and Blue Star Families
Saturday November 5, 10:00-1:00 Community Partner Resource Day Visit with 20 organizations in service to the military and veteran community, 100 children will receive a Buddy Bison!
Tuesday November 15, 12:00-1:00 MDVA/VA Benefits Briefing Join MDVA's Appeals Chief Gerry Taylor and Communications Director Dana Burl for an informative MDVA and VA Benefits Briefing
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