Heating up on the campaign trail!



Dear Friend:


As the weather heats up, so does my campaigning! The Democratic Primary election is on July 19th, a little more than a month away. Early voting begins even sooner, starting July 7th and running every day through July 14th. If you have already requested a mail-in ballot, it should be arriving in your mailbox soon! Visit my website for more information about voting.


Representing Lorig at the Polls My campaign needs all hands-on deck as the election draws nearer. One of the biggest ways to support my re-election is to volunteer to represent my campaign at the polls. You can sign up for shifts for early voting and election day here.


4th of July Parade Everyone loves a parade! Join me and my campaign by marching in the Takoma Park 4th of July Parade. Sign up here to join in the fun!


Supporting my Campaign

  • Canvass: I remain deeply committed to reaching out to constituents across District 20 so everyone has information about voting, knows how to reach me to engage in policy discussions, and is connected to resources they may need. Join me and my campaign in knocking doors by signing up here. On Saturday, June 18, my team will be canvassing with the rest of the District 20 delegation, including State Senator Will Smith and Delegates Jheanelle Wilkins and David Moon. We hope you can join us!

  • Yard signs: Show your support for me by displaying a free yard sign outside of your house or apartment! Fill out this form to have a “Re-elect Lorig Charkoudian” sign delivered to you.

  • Find more ways to help my campaign here!


Medical Debt Legislation I am excited to share that Maryland is ranked #1 in the country for medical debt consumer protections, according to the Medical Debt Policy Scorecard. Healthcare debt has become the largest source of debt in collections in the U.S. and, over the last three years, I have been a leader in the Maryland General Assembly in addressing this issue and passed two significant pieces of legislation. Major components of my legislation met key scoring criteria that led to Maryland’s top ranking. I will continue to work to protect Marylanders from predatory medical debt collection.


Planting Trees, Growing Justice Last week, I brought together members of the Maryland Department of Transportation, City of Takoma Park government, Takoma Langley Crossroads Development Authority, CHEER (a local nonprofit) and the community to discuss the next steps to replace trees removed during Purple Line construction and in the broader Langley and Long Branch areas. We walked along University Boulevard in the Langley-Crossroads area and Piney Branch Road in the Long Branch area to identify potential locations to plant new trees.


These areas already suffer from poor air quality and I view replanting trees as a matter of environmental justice. I worked hard to pass legislation requiring the state to replace trees cut down for transportation projects in the communities where the trees were taken down. By following up and arranging this meeting, I helped spur action to make sure the law is fully and quickly implemented.


Stay in Touch If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please contact my office at lorig.charkoudian@house.state.md.us or leave us a message at (410)-841-3423.


Onward,

Lorig Charkoudian