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Maryland is slated to have in-person and partial mail-in ballot election in November

The Board of Elections will have some polls staffed during the usual early voting period and on Election Day, but we’re not sure where the polls will be yet.
Also, in a few weeks, you will receive applications in the mail to request your ballot. When it comes, please complete it right away and send it in.
In the meantime you can request your ballot now. There are three
ways:
  • Here is the link to request your ballot. You have the option to have it emailed or mailed to you. Please have it send regular mail to you. If you have it sent via email, you have to print it out, complete it and mail it. The emailed ballots have a different format and will have to be transcribed.
  • Call the Board of Elections to ask for an application. They are happy to mail one to you if you call. The phone number is 410-396-5550.
You have until October 30 to request your ballot, but please DO NOT WAIT.

Covid-19 Grant

The GNCA applied for and was awarded a grant from The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood fund to assist members of our community who may be experiencing food insecurity or other unexpected expenses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In order to reach and support the most number of people possible, we are limiting each one-time request to $50.

If you have a greater need, please contact us directly. Please seek out resources in your direct communities for additional support and be on the lookout for more opportunities for support coming from GNCA over the course of the next few months.

To apply for support from the grant, please submit your information on the Google Form listed below.

https://forms.gle/P75LwmQXiF4mWfscA

(Please note, the form will be available and accepting requests long as funds are available during the grant period.)

GNCA QUARTERLY MEETING – June 2020

Due to COVID-19, we are changing our quarterly meeting to a virtual meeting.

Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10:00 am | 2 hours | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 126 222 6050
Password: 9UfqSv (983778 from phones and video systems)
https://holycovenant.my.webex.com/holycovenant.my/j.php?MTID=mbe29346aad0d29fea1a49343266d5ecc

Join by video system
Dial 1262226050@holycovenant.my.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
+1-510-338-9438 USA Toll
Access code: 126 222 6050

Food Insecure?

If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity, you can apply for SNAP.  Click here if you want to check if you are eligible.  To apply online, click here.  May and June funds will be the max amount allowed due to the pandemic.

The city has also added food box pick ups.  Click here to see all of the pick up sites.

If you are unable to pick up food, you can call 211 and request a food box delivery.

VIRTUAL TOWNHALL- “FOOD ACCESS: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE & EQUITABLE FOOD SYSTEM”

We would like to invite you to have a conversation with Senator Washington around food access, creating a sustainable, and equitable food system, this Thursday, May 7th @6pm.  The Senator will be joined by a panel of guests to discuss various food initiatives and challenges around the district.  Among the panelist will be Director Holly Freishtat from the Baltimore City Planning Department who will be available to address any questions or concerns members may have around food access in the city.  There will be a 30 minute question and answer period around this subject matter.

Please join us and register at:
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