Discussion Groups

December Topic:
  Public Campaign Financing in Montgomery County in 2018


Public campaign financing was used for the first time in Montgomery County in 2018. Candidates for County Executive and County Council could apply for government matching funds to help the with their campaign if they agreed to accept donations of $150 or less from donors and were able to raise a particular amount of campaign contributions on their own. The LWVMC Public Campaign Finance Committee took a critical look at the effectiveness of public campaign financing in MoCo. They would like to share their findings with you through a Fact Sheet and lead a discussion to get your feedback. You will have a chance to respond to one consensus question.

LWVMC Discussion Groups in December will be lead by members of the Public Campaign Finance Study Committee. See the Fact Sheet and its Supplements (5) that were compiled by the committee during 2018-19 and come to one of the seven discussion groups listed below. Join the conversation and participate in a consensus question on the MoCo League’s role in public campaign financing. The consensus question appears on page 8 of the Fact Sheet referenced above. Members who are unable to attend a Discussion Group may mail or email their response to the League office lwvmc@erols.com by 5:00pm on Tuesday, December 17. Please no phone calls.

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December 2019 Discussion Groups: The Effect of Public Campaign Financing in Montgomery County in 2018. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings held at the LWVMC office, Lakelands Clubhouse, and Riderwood are handicap-accessible.

SUNDAY, December 8 
2:00 PM UPCOUNTY / WEEKEND 
Lakelands Clubhouse 
960 Main Street, Gaithersburg 
Contact: Carol Blackburn, 301-569-6076

MONDAY, December 9 
2:00 PM ROCKVILLE PM 
LWVMC Office 
Contact: Mary Lanigan, 240-687-0517

TUESDAY, December 10 
7:30 pm TUESDAY PM 
11400 Strand Drive, Apt. 302, N. Bethesda 
Contact: Carol Gross, 301-652-2236

WEDNESDAY, December 11
9:30 AM BETHESDA/POTOMAC 
9608 Hawick Lane, Kensington 
Contact: Margaret Chasson, 301-942-0497

WEDNESDAY, December 11
10:15 AM ROSSMOOR/LEISURE WORLD 
Leisure World Clubhouse 1 
3701 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring 
Contact: Diane Hibino, 301-802-3427

THURSDAY, December 12 
9:30 AM SILVER SPRING 
1225 Noyes Drive, Silver Spring 
Contact: Bee Ditzler, 301-565-0870

MONDAY, December 16
3:00 PM RIDERWOOD 
Town Center Classroom 
Riderwood, Silver Spring 
Contact: Ruth Sachs, 301-960-9755

 

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