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AFT-Maryland to hold Meet and Greet events with Gubernatorial Candidates


The candidates for Governor in Maryland want to talk to YOU - the members of the unions of AFT-Maryland. This is your chance to interact with the major candidates for governor and to learn their positions on issues that matter to you and your work.

AFT-Maryland is hosting Candidate meet-and-greet events via Zoom for AFT-Maryland Union members only. Rather than the typical candidate forum, where all the candidates are in front of the members at once, each individual candidate will get significant time to interact directly with our members who are Education Professionals and who are Public Employees.

We are able to confirm the following dates with the different candidates. Each candidate will get 30 minutes to meet and interact with our public employee union members, and 30 minutes to meet with and interact with our members working in public education. 

Please mark your calendars and Register for one or more of these dates:

November 30th, with Education Professionals 
6:30 p.m. - Rushern Baker
7:00 p.m. - Jon Baron
7:30 p.m. - Tom Perez

December 1st, with Education Professionals 
6:00 p.m. - Ashwani Jain
6:30 p.m. - Wes Moore

January 13th, with Public Employees
6:30 p.m. - Peter Franchot
7:00 p.m. - John King

January 24th, with Public Employees - Register here.
6:00 p.m. - Tom Perez
6:30 p.m. - Jon Baron

January 25th, with Public Employees - Register here.
6:30 p.m. - Ashwani Jain
7:00 p.m. - Wes Moore
7:30 p.m. - Rushern Baker

January 26th, with Education Professionals - Register here.
6:00 p.m. - Doug Gansler
6:30 p.m. - John King
7:00 p.m. - Peter Franchot

Advanced registration for these events is required. RSVP at least 24 hours in advance to ensure you receive your log-in link for the event. If attending more than one event, you must register for each one.

Please take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to shape the policies and the future of our state! We do the work of the state and local jurisdictions to provide vital services to Maryland residents. Our priorities and issues must be front-and-center in the 2022 election if we want a state that works for all of us.

Questions? Contact Todd Reynolds, AFT-Maryland Political Coordinator at

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