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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Maryland CAN conference drawing grassroots activists from across the state
Annapolis, MD – January 6, 2011 Eager to get down to work networking, conservatives from across the state of Maryland will converge Saturday at the MD Conservative Action Network conference in Annapolis. Registration numbers have well exceeded the 100 mark organizers had originally planned for. “It looks like we are now headed toward 175,” said Ann Corcoran of Washington County one of the three meeting planners.
“For political liberals who called grassroots conservatives and tea partiers ‘astroturf’ and predicted we wouldn’t last long, this sure sends a different message, especially in traditionally blue Maryland.,” Corcoran continued. “No astroturf here, no funding, just three ladies with a will to get Maryland moving in the right direction.”
Hailing from all but five Maryland counties, grassroots conservatives of all stripes will hear discussions led by former Gubernatorial primary candidate Brian Murphy, former candidates for Congress Charles Lollar and Robert Broadus, newly sworn in Congressman Andy Harris, and State Delegate Ron George. Also on the agenda are Sheriff Jenkins of Frederick County, ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief, and the leader of Raging Elephants, Texas activist Claver Kamau-Imani.
Tonya Tiffany of Howard County, a member of the Maryland Society of Patriots and one of the three meeting planners said, “The ‘conversion politics’ Apostle Claver will be discussing is the most exciting part of the day for me because we are going to learn how to find people with conservative values wherever they live and whatever their political affiliation has been, and join forces with them to change the political landscape in Maryland.”
By far the largest number of registrations has come from Montgomery County. “That doesn’t surprise me,” said Cathy Trauernicht, the third meeting organizer and Montgomery County resident. “During the US Senate primary campaign for Jim Rutledge, we saw in Montgomery County a deep and very active group of people who felt strongly about conservative principles and who have grown weary of the tax and spend, spend, spend mindset both in Montgomery County and in Annapolis.”
“We will have succeeded on Saturday if we are able to bring grassroots activists of all stripes together, many meeting for the first time, and go away with plans to work together and meet again,” concluded Trauernicht. “We hope MD CAN will serve as a bulletin board of sorts for all conservative interest groups in Maryland.”
For more information on the conference visit the MD CAN website here and check out the complete list of speakers for Saturday, or contact Ann at 301-964-5442.