October 29, 2020 

Dear friends,

Early Voting is underway now through Monday, November 2 at 11 centers across Prince George's County. On Tuesday, November 3, 41 voting centers will be open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm. Residents of Prince George's County may vote at any Early Voting or Election Day voting center in the County. Please note, your normal polling place is likely not open on Election Day, you need to go to one of the voting centers.

Secure ballot drop boxes are located at all early voting and election day voting centers to safely and securely return your mail in ballot. Remember, all mail in ballots must be put in a ballot drop box or post marked by Tuesday, November 3, at 8:00 pm to be counted.

Important note: Putting your ballot in a mail box by 11/3 at 8pm does not mean it will be postmarked by 11/3 at 8 pm -- please pay close attention to the last collection time listed on the mail box to ensure it will be collected and postmarked in time to be counted.

Check the status of your mail in ballot.

Not registered to vote? Starting in 2020, Maryland now has same day voter registration! You can register to vote and then vote in person during early voting or on election day. To prove where you live, bring your MVA-issued license, ID card, or change of address card, or your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and new address. 

Upcoming Virtual Connections: Quality of Life, Rain Check Rebate

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I'm looking forward to hosting two more Virtual Connections forums for residents in November.

Please join me to to discuss Quality of Life Issues on Friday, November 6 from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm with special guests Prince George's County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) Director Melinda Bolling and Office of Community Relations (OCR) Director Euneisha Davis.

On Thursday, November 12 from 6:00 - 6:45 pm student ambassadors from End Time Harvest Ministries will present and answer questions about the Prince George's County Rain Check Rebate Program. Learn from them how you can receive rebates of up to $4,000 for making small or large improvements to storm water management on your property.

Register for one or both of these forums online here.

Free Food Distributions

Pastor Ben Slye and Christian Life Center's Passion & Compassion Ministries will distribute food tomorrow, Friday, October 30, at 1:00 pm at Tanglewood Park on Tanglewood Drive RAIN or shine.

Several distributions will take place this Saturday in/near Council District 3 including:

9:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 7301 Annapolis Road, Landover Hills 

10:00 am at Ebenezer Church of God, 7550 Buchanan St, Landover Hills

10:00 am at College Park Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park

10:00 am at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3799 East West Highway, Hyattsville

Free Trees
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Fall is a great time to plant a tree on your property. Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization CDC, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, is offering free, professionally-planted, high-quality trees this fall.

Targeted communities: Riverdale, Riverdale Park, Bladensburg, Port Towns, Eastpines, Templeton Knolls, Beacon Heights, Woodlawn, Lanham Hills

Request your tree: dipadilla@ckarcdc.org or call 240-770-4938. 

Reminder: Multigenerational Recreation Center Feasibility Studies - Virtual Community Meetings

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M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation is now conducting feasibility studies for new multigenerational centers in Service Areas 2, 3 and 4, all of which overlap with communities in Council District 3. 

Multigenerational facilities will include amenities such as a fitness center, indoor pool, indoor track, and more, with a goal of meeting the recreation needs of everyone in a family. Learn more about M-NCPPC Multigenerational Facilities here.

Thank you to everyone who attended the meetings for service areas 2 and 4 this week. The community meeting for service area 3 will take place on Monday, November 2. It's extremely important for our community to attend and make our voices heard at these meeting! 

If you live East of the Beltway please attend the Service Area 3 meeting on Monday, November 2 at 6:30 pm.

If you live in service area 2 or 4 but missed the meetings this week, please send an email to Clair Worshtil and let her know you want to receive future communications about the multigenerational facilities: claire.worshtil@pgparks.com.

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Please reach out directly to the MTA about your road or construction concerns at outreach@purplelinemd.com, and please cc my office CouncilDistrict3@co.pg.md.us so we can follow up.

As always, feel free to reach out to a member of my District 3 team or me if we can help you in any way. I am sharing updates regularly on social media, especially my Facebook page.  #onlytogether

Together Strengthening Our Community,

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Ways to Help

Volunteer to deliver meals to District 3 residents on November 18 and December 16. 

Donate diapers and new or gently used winter coats to students at Riverdale Elementary and William Wirt Middle. Drop items at either school on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Starbucks at Capital Plaza will soon launch a coat drive to support students at Woodridge ES and Glenridge ES. Watch for details here or drop coats directly at the Capital Plaza location. 

The deadline to apply for the Homeowners or Renters Property Tax Credits has been extended to October 31. Learn more.
 Contact Your 
D3 Team

Wanda Brooks 
Citizen Services Specialist
geneather Lloyd
Office Manager & Scheduler
Aimee Olivo 
Chief of Staff
Alina Smith
Latino Liaison
Alesha Wilson
Community Outreach & Special Projects Coordinator

If you have received this e-news from someone other than my office, and are interested in receiving this update directly, please email CouncilDistrict3@co.pg.md.us or call (301) 952-3060.