The Anne Arundel County Democratic Party
Connecting our community with our Party
2020 General Election Information
This upcoming election is the most important election of our lifetime - from getting Vice-President Biden elected right down to our local School Board candidates here in Anne Arundel County. However, the recent decision by Governor Hogan has made the upcoming election as convoluted and confusing as possible.
As your Democratic Central Committee we are here to ensure that your right to vote is not infringed upon and that you will be able to vote in a safe manner. Please click on the button below to learn how to request your absentee ballot.
What Democrats Stand For
Democrats in Anne Arundel County support and defend the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. We object to Republican efforts to repeal the law and have worked with our Democratic leaders who have fought back against constant attacks from Republicans since the law's passage in 2009.
Anne Arundel Democrats continue to seek expanded access to healthcare for all individuals. We want an inclusive health care system where women are treated fair and children and adults are never turned away for care. We support community health centers and public transportation to these centers so that all communities can have access to doctors and other health services.
Our Chesapeake Bay and the rivers and streams that flow into it are our responsibility. Each of us are stewards of the land and water that surround us. Anne Arundel Democrats believe we must be forever steadfast in protecting the environment from over-development, pollution, and laws that enable destructive practices in our county and in our state that would harm our environment.
We support measures to restrict development and ensure builders are using the most effective measures to limit the damage they cause. We support a storm water management program to retrofit and upgrade storm water runoff locations throughout the county. We are for expanded use of solar energy and we oppose attempts by the federal government to cut funding for healthy Chesapeake Bay programs.
Anne Arundel County is known for our stellar school system but our schools have struggled to keep up with the times. Democrats support fair wages for teachers, guaranteed school funding, and after school programs to help our students achieve success. We want to ensure tax revenue from the Maryland Live casino is properly spent on schools and not diverted to other projects.
We want more arts programs and expanded pre-k for all. Anne Arundel Democrats want to close the achievement gap between the schools in the wealthier parts of the county and those in working class parts of the county. And we demand change in our schools to stop the string of racial incidents that have plagued our county for the past several years.
We support expanding access to Anne Arundel Community College so that all students can achieve success at the college level. And we support state aide for families who struggle to send their kids to college.
Anne Arundel Democrats recognize the growing needs of the county due to years of unchecked development under Republican administrations. We support measures to improve highways and secondary roads to address trouble areas and enhance traffic patterns. We support efforts to reduce the time we spend in our cars and increase time we can all spend with our families, while reducing our carbon footprint at the same time.
We support expanded mass transit options and our Democratic leaders are looking for ways to improve mass transit options by shortening trip times and extending operating hours to accommodate late-night and early-morning workers.
The United States used to be the Land of Opportunity for all. We want to make it that way again. We need a process that allows people who are in search of a better life, fleeing violence, or are trying to escape poverty to join us as neighbors. Separating families is wrong. Spending endless amount of taxpayer money to seek out people who are average members of our society is wrong. Working with immigrant communities, building relationships, and fostering a healthy society where everyone is welcome to build their lives is morally right.
Diversity & Inclusivity
Anne Arundel Democrats want a political system that brings everyone to the table. We lend a voice to our most vulnerable communities and we strive to be inclusive of all. Every American, no matter their race, sex, ethnicity or national origin, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability, is equal.
Democrats have a long and proud history of defending civil rights and expanding opportunity for all Americans. From the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 to marriage equality, which Democrats passed in Maryland in 2012 under the leadership of Gov. Martin O'Malley. Anne Arundel Democrats will continue to push forward until all groups are equally represented in the political process.
Anne Arundel County has much to offer with a diverse economy and many job opportunities. We want to make sure everyone has access to good job options. We are committed to ensuring a stable economy across the county and state, from Shady Side to Glen Burnie, from Annapolis to Laurel.
We support better mass transit options to make it easier for people to get to work, free tuition to attend Anne Arundel Community College, expanding access to each AACC campus and better libraries so everyone has access to computers and technology. We encourage small business growth and look to our small business leaders to help foster economic growth.