Today Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In Maryland

Today Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In Maryland

Election registration deadline is Tuesday

Important deadlines for the Nov. 8 presidential general election are approaching at 9 p.m this Tuesday, Oct. 18, the final day to register to vote, update an address and request an alternate polling place.

Maryland residents who are eligible to vote, but are not yet registered – including 17-year-olds who will turn 18 on or before Nov. 8, must be registered by the deadline in order to vote, according to an advisory from the Harford County Board of Elections.

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Elijah Cummings Speaks At The DNC

Elijah Cummings Speaks At The DNC

Here are remarks as prepared for delivery by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA:

Madam Chair, Honored Delegates, and my fellow Democrats, I stand before you today, not as a Congressman from Baltimore but as the son of former sharecroppers, whose parents started on a farm in the lowlands of South Carolina with no running water and no toilet, but who believed in education and taught their children the value of helping others.

My father, the late Robert Cummings, a …

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Think Progress: Cummings Destroys Arguments For License-To-Discriminate Bill In Three Minutes Flat

Think Progress: Cummings Destroys Arguments For License-To-Discriminate Bill In Three Minutes Flat

Cummings Destroys Arguments For License-To-Discriminate Bill In Three Minutes Flat
BY CELISA CALACAL & EVAN POPP JUL 12, 2016 4:30 PM

Exactly one month after the deadliest gun massacre in recent U.S. history at a gay bar in Orlando, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on Tuesday on a bill that would give a license to discriminate against gay individuals under the guise of freedom of religion.
The bill, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), was introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. …

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CBS: Elijah Cummings: Police, public need to come “face to face” to defuse tensions

CBS: Elijah Cummings: Police, public need to come “face to face” to defuse tensions

Elijah Cummings: Police, public need to come “face to face” to defuse tensions

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, says Americans have to put themselves in other people’s shoes in order to overcome the tensions between police and the public.

“We have to look at both sides of this and try to put ourselves in the place of the other,” Cummings said in an interview Monday on “CBS This Morning.”

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Cummings was speaking generally about heightened tensions after two deadly police-related shootings …

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FTN: Cummings issues warning on political speak post-Dallas

FTN: Cummings issues warning on political speak post-Dallas

Rep. Cummings issues warning on political speak post-Dallas

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) expressed his sadness Sunday about the recent tensions between police and the African American community, but cautioned political leaders and elected officials from quickly jumping to conclusions or using inflammatory language in the aftermath.

“I think we have to be careful about whatever we say these days that goes from our leaders to what people put on Facebook … because I do think people have a tendency to act on certain things,” he said on …

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Sun: House Democrats take push for gun control to home districts

Sun: House Democrats take push for gun control to home districts

Sun: House Democrats take push for gun control to home districts

Not clear whether Democrats will continue sit in on guns when Congress returns next week.
Hoping to build on the attention they captured with a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives last week, Democratic lawmakers in Baltimore and across the country vowed Wednesday to keep pressing Republicans for votes on gun-control legislation but acknowledged that they have not yet developed a strategy to do that.

The lawmakers, who have returned to their districts for …

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Democratic National Convention Committee Announces Series of Platform Hearings Across the Country

Democratic National Convention Committee Announces Series of Platform Hearings Across the Country

Democratic National Convention Committee Announces Series of Platform Hearings Across the Country

Regional Events Will Invite a Wide Array of Experts and Opinions

Democrats Asked to Make their Voices Heard by Providing Written Testimony, Submitting Video Testimony or Requesting to Appear in Person

PHILADELPHIA – Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Platform Drafting Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD) today announced a series of Democratic Platform hearings across the country designed to welcome every voice in the Party. The drafting committee will solicit input from policy experts …

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Rep. Cummings will chair committee charged with drafting Democratic Party’s platform.

Rep. Cummings will chair committee charged with drafting Democratic Party’s platform.

Rep. Cummings will chair committee charged with drafting Democratic Party’s platform.

Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will chair the committee charged with developing the Democratic Party’s platform ahead of its nominating convention in July — a role that could put him in the middle of policy disputes between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Cummings was named by Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who names four people to the 15-member panel. Clinton will name six members to the panel, and Sanders will have five appointments — granting …

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Elijah Cummings endorses Hillary Clinton

Elijah Cummings endorses Hillary Clinton

Washington Post: Elijah Cummings endorses Hillary Clinton after staying neutral for months

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) endorsed Hillary Clinton on Sunday, after months of staying neutral in the presidential contest because of his post as the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

“Families in Baltimore who are hurting right now need more than the promise of a political revolution,” Cummings wrote in an op-ed submitted to The Washington Post.

He added that Clinton “not only understands the challenges facing Baltimore and other …

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Rep. Cummings Rips Pharma Company For Price Gouging On Heroin Overdose Drug

Rep. Cummings Rips Pharma Company For Price Gouging On Heroin Overdose Drug

Rep. Cummings Rips Pharma Company For Price Gouging On Heroin Overdose Drug
The price of heroin’s overdose antidote has increased dramatically in the last two years.

WASHINGTON — In his opening remarks at the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the heroin epidemic, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) slammed the pharmaceutical company that makes the overdose antidote naloxone for profiting off the crisis.

“We can no longer allow drug companies to keep ripping off the taxpayers for life-saving medications,” Cummings said. “Cities all around the …

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