I'm incredibly excited to serve as your next Maryland Democratic Party Chair. This is a position I know very well, having previously served as Chair from 2011 to 2015. I am honored and humbled to be returning. During my tenure, we ran two statewide coordinated campaigns, a highly successful convention for our delegates and raised over $7 million to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot. These events are on the horizon for us in the coming months and we are ready to hit the ground running. 

As a lifelong grassroots activist, I look forward to working with you to continue building our statewide movement. Our Party is united and strong. Together, I have no doubt we will achieve our goals for 2020 and beyond.

I have been heartened by the enthusiasm of those who have offered to volunteer and become engaged to help win elections up and down the ballot both here in Maryland and in other states. 

We are at a critical juncture in America. Our democracy is being tested in ways we have never experienced and requires us to defend it. To meet this challenge, the Maryland Democratic Party will need to mount an aggressive strategy. This will require thousands of volunteers, robust fundraising and many hours. But we know this will lead to victory.

Maryland volunteers will also be a crucial part of winning Pennsylvania and Virginia as we continue our streak of flipping Red seats Blue here at home.

When I was sworn in I pledged to put the “Party First”. That will be our rallying cry. As I begin my term, I am asking you to work with us in this vital endeavor. The only remedy is action. Join the fight by adding your name to our list of 2020 grassroots activists: https://secure.ngpvan.com/lgDEyITFO06kZzorTI698g2.

2020 is almost here. Our job is to be ready. Democracy needs us.
Let’s get to work!

Yvette Lewis
Chair, Maryland Democratic Party