A big local forum happening this morning in Columbia for the candidates running in the MD07 Special Election:

African American Coalition of Howard County Political Forum for the 7th Congressional District

Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ St. John Baptist Church (9055 Tamar Drive, Columbia, MD)



8:30am Arrival and Sign-in
Refreshments and Meet-and-Greet with the Candidates

8:45am Welcome and Forum Overview
Greg Yancey, The Fighting Attorney,

8:50am Opening Remarks
Ben Jealous, National Community Leader and Activist

9:00am Introduction of Candidates
Moderator: Ms. Jacqueline R. Scott, J.D., M.L serves as Director for the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services for Howard County Government

Timer: Robert Ford

9:20am First Session of Q&A with Candidates

10:05am Refreshment Break
Engage with the candidates

10:25am Second Session of Q&A with Candidates

11:10am Closing Statements from Candidates

11:30pm Closing Thoughts and Acknowledgements
Yvonne Howell, Former President, Howard County Maryland, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

11:35pm End of Program
Engage with the candidates

Special Notes:
* No political signs on Church Parking Lot
Thanks in advance for ALL Participation
African Americans in Howard County (AAIHC), the political arm of AACHC, will announce endorsements by February 1, 2020. It will be published on the AACHC website @


Scott E’s Blog may be at the event to get some photos today. I have breakfast with my kid and a TV that is supposed the be delivered today from Amazon…but if I can make it out early to get some photos for the blog….I will.

If you see me…be sure to say hi.

Scott E