Ramos Report: Latest News From Team Odette
We mourn the passing of Congressman Cummings

We woke up to devastating news for Baltimore and our nation today. Team Odette mourns the lost of Congressman Elijah Cummings, our stalwart congressman. He was a man of high integrity and passion for our Democracy. This is Odette's statement:

"The loss of such a great leader is devastating. I had the honor of introducing him at several anti-45 rallies these past few years in my role with Baltimore Women United. Being in his presence as he spoke was humbling and inspiring. Rest in power Congressman. Our family mourns with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings   and their family. A nation mourns. The Congressman has always reminded us to keep going. To fight to the last breath. We will, in your memory."
Baltimore Marathon comes through the 14th District
Saturday, October 19

October 19th is the Baltimore Running Festival, complete with runners from Baltimore, across the nation and the world. The full Baltimore Marathon comes through the 14th District, including Wyman Park Drive around mile 5 and 6, and miles 18-23 including Clifton Park, up Harford Road and Hillen Roads, around Lake Montebello, all of 33rd Street, down Guilford Avenue to 29th Street. The above map shows the route. Be advised it will be hard drive in these areas during the marathon (between 8:30am-1pm) so please plan accordingly , and cheer on the runners! (Odette is a runner but not running in this one!)
The Water Bills
How to get assistance
New legislation reaches second reader

The water bills are the first thing neighbors mention when we're at the doors. The Department of Public Works has a program called H20 Assist to help people afford their water bills. More information and how to apply is here . DPW reports they have only helped eight people, we must demand that help comes to everyone who applies. Additionally, the City Council is poised to pass legislation to place water bills on a sliding scale based on income. More information is here . Even though we have these important developments to help pay for water, there is much more that has to be done, including considering a new billing system, and working with County partners to ensure they pay their fair share.
New Office of the Inspector General releases Annual Report

In 2018, voters approved a ballot issue to create the Office of the Inspector General whose mission is to investigate reports of misconduct by city employees and contractors. Isabel Mercedes Cumming and her team have been hard at work and so far have uncovered over $1.4 million in savings or waste so far. They operate based on complaints, which are about 70 per month now. To learn more about the Office of the Inspector General and read their annual report, click here.
Campaign Updates
Thank you for a great Fundraiser!
Women for Odette Ramos fundraiser was held Sept 25 at Nancy by SNAC. What a great crowd of women! Thank you to Delegate Maggie McIntosh and Sonja Merchant-Jones for their encouraging remarks, and the incredible Host Committee! On to the next!
Thank you to our Meet and Greet hosts this month!
Meet and Greets are a great time to meet candidate Odette Ramos, and discuss issues in your communities with her. We've had great meet and greets in in various neighborhoods, with many more to come! Thank you to all the hosts! If you would like to host a meet and greet for your neighbors to meet Odette, click here .
Thanks to everyone at the doors!
Thank you to everyone we've talked with while door knocking! Stories about rising water bills, impact of drug addiction, public safety challenges, and more have touched Odette's heart and inspired our policy recommendations. Your hopes for our city including better education and opportunities, and your interest in getting involved is heartwarming! We look forward to continuing the conversations and working with you!
Oct 19, Fundraiser in Montgomery County
Odette's supporters are in all parts of Maryland, and are interested in seeing her succeed. Oct 19 is an opportunity for them to support her! Click here for more information and how to support Odette on October 19. Thanks to Host Committee Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro, Montgomery County Councilmember At Large Gabe Albornoz, Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, Hon. Maricé Morales, Maria Martinez, Jessy Mejia, Adam Ortiz, Pat Arzuaga, Gilberto DeJesus, and Gustavo Torres. More information is here
Upcoming Events

October 17: Meet and Greet in Charles Village

October 19: Baltimore Marathon

October 19: Fundraiser in Montgomery County click here for details.

October 20: Meet and Greet in Original Northwood

October 23: Reception at Cypriana

October 26: Hauntingdon (2900 Block of Huntingdon Ave)

November 13: Meet and Greet in Hampden

November 20: Fundraiser hosted by Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke (details soon!)

November 21: Meet and Greet at the Icon

Volunteers Power this Campaign!
Join us for door knocking, phone banking, host a house party, and more! Team Odette is powered by volunteers dedicated to ensuring Baltimore and the 14th District has the fighter we need for our neighborhoods and our city. We work every day to meet and hear from voters about their vision for the 14th District. Volunteer opportunities include phone banking, setting up the campaign office, hosting a meet and greet, knocking on doors, posting a campaign sign, election day, and more!

Join us in the movement to put neighborhoods and people first. Contributions are needed to help elect Odette Ramos to Baltimore City Council. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
Friends of Odette Ramos | www.odetteramos.com
By Authority: Friends of Odette Ramos, Erika McClammy, Treasurer