AFT-Maryland Political Committee Gears Up for 2020

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2020 promises to be an important year for AFT-Maryland locals, politically. The most noteworthy election will be for President of the United States, however there are a number of other elections that will be on the radar for Maryland public sector unions. In anticipation of the upcoming elections, AFT-Maryland’s political committee gathered for their December monthly meeting. The meeting was attended by members from the Baltimore Teachers Union and the City Union of Baltimore.

AFT-Maryland’s Political Coordinator Todd Reynolds gave an overview of Baltimore City Council races and explained the Metro Baltimore AFL-CIO endorsement and early endorsement processes. In addition to distributing information, those in attendance also exchanged ideas about an AFT-Maryland candidate questionnaire and potential candidate forum for city council members. Committee members also discussed the best way to message members and explain the potential confusion around the upcoming special election to fill the late Congressman Elijah Cummings’ seat.

  • The special election primary is will be February 4, 2020.
  • The general election to fill the remainder of the existing term will be April 28, 2020.

The April election date is also the same day as the Maryland primary for 2020 elections, including: President of the United States, all Baltimore city offices, and all of Maryland’s Congressional Districts. This means that on the same day voters choose someone to fill Congressman Cummings terms immediately, they’ll also nominate someone for the general election in November 2020. 

2019-12-11