Visit the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center website here to watch the series of lectures "Making Sense of Climate Change" given by Dr. Bert Drake over 6 weeks in early 2017. Bert Drake is an emeritus scientist and plant physiologist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. He has spent more than 40 years tracking how plants respond to changes in temperature, water and carbon dioxide.In 1987 he created the Global Change Research Wetland, which now houses the longest-running field experiment on plants and rising carbon dioxide in the world.
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence could use your help to monitor the MD Handgun Permit Review Board meetings twice a month in Crownsville. If you'd like to help by sitting in on their meetings to ensure they know the public is monitoring their decisions to allow wear and carry permits, please contact Shelly Bray here.
The documentary,"Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA," was shared with members at our January 2017 meeting. A powerful and heartbreaking examination of the issue of gun violence in America through the stories of affected families. A trailer for the movie can be viewed here. If you'd like to know more about how you can fight the gun lobby to strengthen gun laws, visit The Brady Campaign website here.
Keep South County Rural!
The rural, maritime character of Southern Anne Arundel County is a precious and something the Club members are committed to defending. The multi-year process for updating the General Development Plan for the county got underway in 2017 and will continue through 2019. Paul Christensen of the Alliance for Livable Communities spoke to the club at our November 1 2017 meeting to outline the GDP process and stressed the importance of community involvement to ensure that development doesn't negatively impact our area. Click here to view his presentation and gain access to a number of important resources on this topic. Thank you to everyone who attended the February 8, 2018, Thursday, Anne Arundel County General Development Plan Listening Tour at Southern High School, Harwood. We had a great showing - the largest around the county thus far - and compelling speakers. Keep it up!
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The time is always right to do what is right. - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. - President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Authorized by Ted Nilsson, Treasurer, South County Democratic Club