Talbot County Bipartisan Coalition Reorganized and Refocused

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The Bipartisan Coalition of community organizations and individuals that played such a large part in the past County Council election, helping to unseat the former Council President, has determined that it will continue in existence but with a modified mission appropriate to citizens’ needs in coming years.

The group’s Chairman, Dan Watson, said, “Our alliance has been re-christened for the long term as ‘The Bipartisan Coalition of Talbot County PAC.’ It will serve as a network of community groups and engaged individuals devoted to sound local government for Talbot County. While we came together at first focused on a single election, our stated goal from the outset has always been ‘good local government.’ That very positive, policy-focused objective has not changed. The community’s recent success has ushered in a new era of awareness and engagement for many voters which we hope to sustain and strengthen.”

The network, formed initially by four community groups, has expanded to include people from all segments of the Talbot community, including members from the towns of Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels; people particularly focused on diverse issues such as education, the budget, and environmental issues; and, of course, registered Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. It is an open-ended and growing network, and everyone is welcome to enlist, whether as a formal member or even informally, as a means of staying informed.

The specific purposes of the Bipartisan Coalition going forward are, first, to maintain and grow our network of engaged organizations and individuals who recognize the importance of responsive local government to Talbot’s future. Secondly, we are committed to keeping our network reasonably informed, tracking activities at the County level, though not overloading people with minutia. The Coalition will also speak out as appropriate, whether in response to actions inimical to the Talbot’s future, or to advance positive initiatives that would strengthen the County. The Bipartisan Coalition of Talbot County hopes to play a positive and constructive role going forward.

 

Letters to Editor

  1. This is great news. Now, how can ordinary citizens participate? How can we be sure that the process is not co opted?

  2. David Lloyd says:

    Now, can we please see something like this in Washington, DC?

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