In July of this year, the Prince George’s County Council voted to place Question D on November’s General Election ballot. Question D would amend the County’s Charter to create two additional at-large council seats. These at-large seats would have a two-term limit separate from the current two-term limit for district seats. As phrased, Question D would permit current councilmembers to run for at-large seats in 2018 when their district terms expire.
A public hearing, called at short notice in mid-summer, preceded the council vote. The vast majority of residents, many representing their civic organizations, testified loudly and clearly in opposition to Question D. Ignoring their input, the Council voted to place Question D on the ballot.
The Council, assisted by the Senate delegation, is attempting to twist the arms of the Democratic Central Committee to support Question D. If the Democratic Central Committee votes to approve Question D, support for Question D will become the official position of the Democratic Party and it will be placed on that the “sample ballot” that is routinely mailed and handed out to voters.
This is not what democracy should look like. RSVP below for the Sept 20th meeting of the committee to tell the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, the County Council and the Senate Delegation that Prince Georgians are against Question D!
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