Cumberland Times-News

Letters

December 19, 2012

Democratic leader leaving, offers thanks for support

For the past four years, it has been a tremendous honor to work with you as we’ve elected leaders in Maryland and across our country who fight to advance the Democratic principles of fairness, diversity and opportunity that we all share.

The last two years as executive director have left me with more appreciation for Maryland Democrats than ever before.

Next month, I will be leaving my post and the Maryland Democratic Party. This organization has meant so much to me and will continue to as I take my next steps.

The leadership of Chair Yvette Lewis, our state party’s officers, and executive committee has provided a phenomenally strong commitment to ensuring that our party continues to grow in inclusiveness, productivity and purpose.

I can also say with certainty that the collection of staffers here at MDP is among the most talented, effective and hardworking state party teams in our country.

Over the past four years I’ve had a front row seat as together we re-elected our governor, both U.S. Senators, achieved victory in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, secured Democratic gains in the General Assembly and twice claimed the White House for Democrats.

I’ve also seen Maryland Democrats come together in the service of our collective causes, aiding and supporting each other in every moment and every step of the way: filling campaign offices, donating supplies for volunteers and lending time, talent and heart.

There is something unique and very special about Democrats here in our state; we’re not just a crowd of voters, but a community of committed Democratic activists who want the best Maryland for every Marylander regardless of where they live or come from.

Those values are what make us strong; those values bring out the best in our party; and, it’s those values that will continue to lead us to victory in cycles to come.

Thank you so much,

David Sloan, executive director

Maryland Democratic Party

1
Text Only
Letters
  • Celebrate Earth Day every day: Reduce, reuse and recycle

    April 1 marked the beginning of April Envi- ronmental Education Month in Maryland — and with Earth Day coming up on April 22, Maryland has much to celebrate.

    April 20, 2014

  • Support Canal classrooms with tax-deductible gift

    While your April 17 article (“Park Service opens Canal classrooms,” Page 1A) described this exciting program accurately, your readers may be wondering how they can help support this new educational opportunity for school children in Allegany County.

    April 18, 2014

  • Ivan Hall story brings back memories of a unique man

    I enjoyed Mike Sawyers’ Ivan Hall story. It was well written and brought back some wonderful memories of my Cumberland days and especially, an unique man.

    April 18, 2014

  • It’s a secret It’s a secret

    Could someone enlighten us about why not even the names of the two entities bidding on development of the Footer Dye Works building can be divulged?
    A Times-News article about the bids included an explanation from a lawyer for the attorney general’s office about the need to keep the names and other information secret at this time. Despite that, the logic of not divulging at least a little more information escapes us.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • What do we do about those who weren’t criminals after all?

    Now that Maryland has become the 17th state to (finally) decriminalize possession of marijuana, one could say that the legislature and governor should be patted on the back for doing the right thing.

    April 17, 2014

  • Which approach to the school makes sense?

    What exactly is the long-range plan, according to the Allegany County Commissioners?
    I’ve read in the Cumberland Times-News that the current County Commissioners intend to spend $9 million to construct a new high school.

    April 16, 2014

  • H.O.G. Rally coming to Cumberland in June

    Let me introduce myself. My name is Francine Kraft and I am the Maryland/Delaware State H.O.G. Rally Coordinator for 2014.
    With a team of seven others, we have put together a rally for June 19-22 to be held in Cumberland.

    April 16, 2014

  • Access to trout ponds hard for those who have trouble walking

    I took my 5-year-old grandson Easton, who lives in Cumberland, to the Evitts Creek three ponds on March 31, the day it was stocked with trout.He had the joy and excitement of catching his first trout and two more. I have a Maryland fishing license and trout stamp.

    April 16, 2014

  • Wait long enough; they will die off without being cared for

    The letter to the editor of April 14 (“Military veterans have few friends in Washington, D.C.”),  I am afraid, hit the nail on the head — sort of — about this next set of returning veterans.

    April 16, 2014

  • Translations differ, but the message is eternal

    This letter is in response to a recent letter titled “One cannot compromise on God’s word” (April 13 Times-News). I had previously written a letter titled “Why are compromises so difficult to achieve” (April 7).

    April 15, 2014

Latest news
Facebook
Must Read
House Ads