For Immediate Release 4/8/2020
Annapolis, MD– Today former Vice President Joe Biden became the presumptive Democratic Nominee for president following Senator Bernie Sanders’s withdrawal from the race.
Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis said she was thankful for Senator Sanders’s leadership, his inspiring movement and his progressive agenda.
“Sen. Sanders ran an admirable campaign that inspired a generation of voters to think more deeply about the healthcare disparities in America; the harmfulness of our expanding wage gap between the rich, the middle class, and the poor; and our urgent need to address climate change,” Chair Lewis said. “The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare many of the inequities in our society as well as the need for competent leadership in the Oval Office during moments of national crisis. We will need Sen. Sanders’s voice– as well as his voters– lending their full-throated support for Vice President Biden from now until November.”
Eva Lewis, Maryland Democratic Party Executive Director, said that the Party would immediately reach out to Biden’s team to begin building its “coordinated campaign” operation. Coordinated campaigns allow state parties to combine resources such as staff, office space, political advertising, data, and other resources with presidential candidates in an effort to minimize duplication and maximize the coordinating candidate’s ability to scale their campaign.
“We already have organizers working in communities across the State, and we’ve begun preparations to export our volunteers from reliably Blue Maryland to our neighboring swing states in Pennsylvania and Virginia. We have to do everything in our power to take back the White House.” Lewis said.
In light of the pandemic, the Maryland Democratic Party has shifted its focus to digital organizing by ramping up its email, phone banking, texting, and social media programs. It is also holding regular digital organizing training sessions for Democratic volunteers.
For more information about getting involved in the campaign, please visit www.mddems.org/volunteer.
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