TODAY: MD Democrats Launch Shortchange Maryland Tour to Highlight Hogan’s Failures

Jun 09, 2018

Annapolis, MD — Maryland Democrats are launching a state tour to highlight Hogan’s repeated failure to stand with working families.  Today, Maryland Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Matthews will join Democrats across the state in Waldorf, Silver Spring and Annapolis to kick-off the Shortchange Maryland Tour.

Matthews will be joined in Waldorf by Congressman Steny Hoyer and State Senator Thomas M. “Mac” Middleton, lead sponsor of the Healthy Working Families Act, which Democrats in the state legislature enacted this year after Hogan vetoed the bill in May of last year. 

In Silver Spring, Matthews will join State Senator Will Smith, lead sponsor of legislation to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of domestic abusers.  Hogan, who has an A-minus rating from the National Rifle Association, opposed the measure in 2017.

The tour launch will end in Annapolis, where Matthews will join activists and Democratic Party allies at a demonstration at Hogan’s re-election campaign kickoff. 

“Governor Hogan promised in 2014 to Change Maryland, but in his four years in office, he has shortchanged Maryland’s students, workers and families,” said Maryland Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Matthews.  “Governor Hogan is running as fast as he can away from his record, but this tour will remind voters that under Hogan, our schools have not been fully-funded and are no longer best in the nation, Maryland workers are falling behind in wage growth, and Maryland is now the only state in the nation with a negative economic forecast.”


The schedule for Saturday’s events follow:


What: Coffee-n-Conversation with Congressman Steny Hoyer, Senator Thomas M. “Mac” Middleton and Party Chair Kathleen Matthews

When: 9:30am

Where: Panera Bread (2930 Festival Way, Waldorf, MD 20601)


What: Coffee-n-Conversation with Senator Will Smith and Party Chair Kathleen Matthews

When: 11:30am

Where: Kaldi’s Social House (918 Silver Spring Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910)


What: Democratic Party, activists, and allies hold demonstration at Hogan’s Re-election Campaign Kickoff

When: 2:00pm

Where: Union Jack’s Pub (2072 Somerville Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401)


The Party will release future stops on the tour throughout the campaign.