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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     February 29, 2016                                                           



Tandra Ridgley, Program Coordinator

Office: (410) 272-8346




MD Advocacy Group Launches 2016 Presidential Voter Crusade

 The GrassRoots Steering Foundation, Inc. embarks on its statewide Vote The Power!™ Campaign.


Aberdeen, Maryland, March 1, 2016- The GrassRoots Steering Foundation, Inc. will launch its 2016 Vote The Power! ™   The blended efforts of online outreach and on the ground advocacy are focal points in the statewide initiative.  Vote The Power! ™ is a non-partisan statewide initiative to educate and empower citizens in local communities to vote inMaryland.   During this election season, the campaign will register citizens to vote, educate voters of the new voting system to be implemented inMaryland this year, and encourage voters to research candidates and their positions on issues.   Presently, representatives of the campaign are connecting with elected officials, making them aware of the campaign.  Campaign volunteers are also making plans to canvass the Baltimore Metro area through scheduled events to register citizens to vote.   

 Our mission is two-fold:

 1.  To motivate local communities and communities of color to increase voter registration and participation in the political process.

 2.  To increase voter registration in the 18 to 40 year-old population.


All of the efforts of the VOTE THE POWER!™ Campaign are non-partisan and are solely intended to motivate the voting population in the state ofMaryland.  We aim to instruct local communities of the importance of being registered when contacting their elected officials as well as the opportunity of being notified to serve as a juror. 

 We plan to conduct voter registration events in collaboration with other non-partisan campaigns.  We will track voter trends through a strategic collaboration with local media outlets, and political analysts inMaryland.  We will keep our audience abreast of the campaign through social media.  For more information, contact our campaign headquarters at: (410) 272-8346.  Email: or visit us online at:


Community Meeting:

Harford County Sheriff Annual Conversation with the Community

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Harford Community College, 

Bel Air, MD 

Chesapeake Center


Sheriff Gahler and local Law Enforcement leaders will provide the “State of Law Enforcement in Harford County”.  Some of the topics that will be covered include: 

  • Crime data and trends that we are experiencing in our county and region
  • Major challenges we are facing such is Heroin and Opioid deaths, fatal traffic accidents, recruitment of qualified applicants, etc. 
  • Community and police relations
  • Legislative and policy changes that will affect police and citizen interaction 

Community members will have the opportunity to ask questions and have conversation with leaders about issues effecting quality of life and public safety in Harford County.  Attendees planning to take part in the conversation and ask questions should email Erik Robey: or call 443-567-7100 to pre-register to ensure you will be allocated time during the question and answer portion.