On May 7, Rep. Edwards appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” for “The Better Know A District” segment. Rep. Edwards and Stephen Colbert discussed a wide range of topics.
Click below to watch the segment.
Better Know A District – Rep. Donna Edwards
From the Washington Afro:
Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards says her staff has taken a 2 percent pay cut to avoid anyone being furloughed as a result of government-wide spending cuts, and she’ll donate an equivalent part of her salary to charity.
The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/YAxw0n) the Democrat made the announcement Thursday. She says her donations will go to domestic violence charities that serve Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties.
To view the entire article, please click here.
On January 8, Rep. Edwards spoke at the Maryland Democratic Party luncheon in Annapolis, Maryland. Federal and state leaders attended and spoke about a variety of issues, including some goals and priorities for 2013.
On December 16, 2012, Rep. Edwards was a panelist on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” from Newtown, Connecticut. The group discussed the tragic events there, the future of the gun-control issue, and a variety of other topics.
To watch the segment, please click here. The panel discussion begins at approximately the 27:00 minute mark.
I want to take a moment to share some exciting news with you. This morning, I stood with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel as he announced the DCCC’s new leadership team for the 2014 election cycle. I am proud to join him as the DCCC’s newly appointed Recruitment Committee Chair.
In the 2012 cycle, I served on the Red to Blue Committee and worked tirelessly to recruit top-tier candidates that were successful across the county. With your help, I am excited to build on these successes and spearhead our recruitment efforts for 2014.
I will be joined by my Vice Chairman Gary Peters of Michigan. We are committed to recruiting first-rate candidates who will fight to protect women’s rights, create jobs, and grow our middle class. Our successes derive from the strength of our candidates, and I cannot wait to continue our work together over the next two years.
Rep. Edwards was a guest on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos. She was part of a roundtable that discussed the presidential election, and how a divided Congress can come together on the fiscal cliff, immigration, and other issues.
To watch the full episode of the show, please click here. Rep. Edwards’ segment begins at the 15:45 mark.
Rep. Edwards greets a volunteer at High Point High School in Beltsville, MD.
Thank you for placing your trust in me to represent you in the U.S. House of Representatives. I take this responsibility seriously. Since coming to office, I have fought every single day to improve the lives of the residents of Maryland’s 4th Congressional District. I will continue to work hard for you.
Let’s remember that this victory, and the re-election of President Barack Obama, marks only the beginning of the work that lies ahead. I look forward to working with President Obama and my Congressional colleagues to move this country forward on behalf of my constituents and the American people. With your support, we will work to create good-paying jobs, defend Social Security and Medicare, ensure students receive a quality education to prepare them for the 21st Century global economy, and protect our environment, including the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s other natural resources. I am confident that we can accomplish this and so much more when we work together to achieve our common goals, and ensure the American Dream for generations to come.
Rep. Edwards fires up volunteers prior to polls closing at Annapolis High School in Annapolis, MD.
Finally, mark your calendars for my holiday party on December 1, at the Oxon Hill Manor. We’ll be collecting canned goods as an “entry fee” in support of the Capitol Area Food Bank. I hope to see you there and thank you again for your continued support.
Early voting hours have been extended by Gov. O’Malley. Beginning Wednesday, October 31st, early voting locations will operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, November 1st from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, November 2nd from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, November 2nd was added as a makeup day for Monday, October 29th, which was cancelled due to the hurricane.
The deadline for absentee ballot applications was also extended until Wednesday, October 31st. The new deadline is 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 31st for applications received by mail or delivery and 11:59 p.m. for applications received by fax or email. Applications should be sent to the local board of elections.
Additional information can be found at the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Here is an excerpt from a recent Washington Post article:
U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), dean of Washington’s female lawmakers, said Edwards “is one of the real rising stars in our party.”
Mikulski cited her efforts to improve Metro safety, expand health care and repair roads and bridges.
“She has shown real leadership,” Mikulski said, “and I am very proud of her.”
To read the entire article, please click here.
Rep. Edwards greeted voters today as they waited in line for early voting at the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex. Rep. Edwards then took advantage of early voting and voted herself.
Rep. Edwards and Sen. Cardin greet voters during early voting.Edwards then also took advantage of early voting.
Rep. Edwards chats with a voter waiting in line to vote.