The Eastern Shore Political Action Committee (PAC) for Social and Economic justice made great progress last Saturday evening at its kickoff event at the Eastern Shore Environmental Center. The event was attended by an enthusiastic crowd of at least 75 prospective members, leaving standing room only during speaker presentations. Meredith Girard, the PAC’s founder, introduced the values-based, non-partisan PAC.
Following Girard, Jennifer Bevan-Dangle, Executive Director of Common Cause Maryland, explained how a PAC elects and supports candidates and described the financial, legal and strategic role a PAC plays in the electoral process. Finally, the PAC’s treasurer Michele Drostin led a group discussion to help form the PAC’s values statement. The group, including all attendees, resolved that next steps include developing guiding principles that will help the PAC determine which candidates to support and how those candidates will be found.
Among those present, more than 50 volunteered to help in areas such as candidate recruitment, communications and marketing, events, fundraising, leadership, organizing, and policy and legal matters.
The Eastern Shore PAC for Social and Economic Justice was formed by local community members to recruit, support and elect candidates for public office who will fight for healthy and prosperous communities and ensure fair and equitable treatment for all. The PAC plans to offer another event in the near future, so stand by for another chance to learn about the PAC and help elect some amazing people in 2018!
The PAC welcomes questions and comments at EasternShorePAC@gmail.com.