Readers, this website for Maryland CAN was set up to facilitate our January 8th conference only and since then we have been working on a new website. I am happy to report it is now up and running here: http://www.mdconservatives.com/
And here is what we are all ABOUT!
Taking another networking opportunity, longtime conservative Joyce Thomann, who participated in last Saturdays MD CAN conference, has prepared a vote analysis of Maryland Senators based on their scores from the Maryland Business for Responsive Government. You can find Joyce’s document here (thanks to Susan Falknor at the Thursday Meeting).
Joyce’s excellent work reminds me that we should have similar ratings for Senator’s immigration votes, votes on social issues, votes on whether they are big spenders and on how much pork they take home (just off the top of my head, certainly there are others needed as well!) Maybe those ratings already exist, does anyone know?*
By the way, since we were flooded with new registrations last Saturday we are still working on the county by county e-mail list that we hope to make available to all attendees who wish to participate in exchanging contact information. A few of you did not indicate your preference and we will be e-mailing you to ask your permission to be part of the MD CAN networking project.
MD CAN participants: Send us your networking projects and we will post here until we get a real website up and running.
This Thursday, Robert Broadus from Protect Marriage Maryland will hold a meeting in Hagerstown, MD to help local citizens strategize to defeat the sure-to-come effort in the MD General Assembly to legalize gay marriage. The meeting is a prime example of what we hoped to begin to put in motion with the MD CAN conference last Saturday—three of us in Washington County met Robert at MD CAN and within less than two weeks we have a meeting set up.
This is just one networking example, I am sure you have more that have resulted from the conference, please send them our way.
I’ll categorize them as MD CAN Networking, until we get a real website up and running.