Working for strong schools, safe streets and smart development in my local community as well as the state of Maryland and America. One person can make a difference!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Are you assisting a cognitively impaired person with voting?

 I sit on the ABA Commission on Law and Aging and we have just released a voting guide to help you assist individuals with cognitive impairments to vote. Click on the link below to read the guide. 

2020 Voter Guide

Thursday, January 23, 2020

2020 Presidential Election

Over the years, I have been a voter registration volunteer encouraging folks to register and VOTE! Additionally, I have been an attorney volunteer providing election protection in my home state of Maryland as well as Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and South Carolina. As we can see by the shenanigans in Georgia and other states we need to have "all hands on deck"

for this 2020 election cycle.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Are you ready for the General Election on November 6, 2018?

It is important that YOU vote on November 6, 2018. I recall how surprised people were in 2016 when Hillary Clinton lost, everyone said there was no way she could lose. They forgot one important fact VOTERS! Here is the link to Maryland's Board of Elections make sure that you and all your folks are registered to Vote:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I have been appointed to the Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission, we will hold our first meeting at 1:00 p. m., this Thursday, October 26, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland.

Click on this link to visit the Commission website:
  Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission

The meeting will be live streamed via the Maryland General Assembly Website ( ) click on "Committees", click on the red dot by "Senate" click on "Finance" and scroll down for the date of the meeting.
You may e-mail written testimony to the following email address:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dealing With Disappointment

Last year at this time we were in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attending the Democratic National Convention where we nominated the first woman to be our presidential candidate and I was looking forward to the coming election. The loss of the general election was very disappointing to me. Earlier in the year I had supported U .S. Congresswoman Donna Edwards to represent Maryland in the U. S. Senate, she lost in the primary, she would have been the first woman of color to represent Maryland in both houses of Congress. I had supported Anthony Brown for Governor of Maryland, he would have been the first person of color to hold the office, he lost in the general election. In all three races I was disappointed by people that  had thought shared my ideological, social and political views. My trust and belief in my Democratic Party loyalists was destroyed, especially so-called liberal white women.

I had already decided not to return to the Democratic National Committee mainly because I felt that the Party needed to bring in new (younger) people. I actually supported a young woman (Nicole Williams) to take my seat and I was met with a wall of resistance from our past Maryland State Party Chairwoman who could not envision her life not on the DNC. She was supported by our longtime Congressman Steny Hoyer and other old white men that run the Maryland Democratic Party. So Maryland is now represented on the DNC by four people that are political insiders that bring no new blood, new ideas, new vision or new enthusiasm to the DNC. It is disappointing to me because I  believe that rank and file Democrats want so much more from the Democratic Party.

I was drawn to the Democratic Party because its leaders spoke to my heart and soul. Ironically, if you listen to the old folks that make of the leadership of the DNC and the Maryland Democratic Party they will tell you that is why they became involved in the Party.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Next Generation: Creating a Pipeline for Democratic Leadership

Dear Members of the Maryland Democratic Central Committee -

It has been a pleasure serving alongside Delegates Heather Murizur, Glen Middleton and Greg Pecoraro for the last 12 years as one of your DNC representatives. While I will miss attending the various DNC meetings and advocating for greater involvement of women and minorities in the party, I am very excited about the crop of future leaders we have coming down the pipeline.

I am writing you today about one of those leaders, Nicole Williams from Prince George’s County.  I have had the pleasure to see Nicole grow and blossom over the years. I took Nicole under my wing when she became a member of the DNC youth council and encouraged her to run for the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee. Today I am asking you to stand with Nicole and elect her to the Democratic National Committee.

We are always quick to call on young people to knock on doors or volunteer on campaigns. But we never think of them as leaders within our community or the future of our Party. It is time that we acknowledge that there are young folks within our party who are ready to lead and make room for them at the table. We cannot continue to sit here and die in these positions and then wonder why there isn't anyone around to replace us. I have enjoyed the past 12 years, but it is time for me to let the next generation of Democrats move our party forward.

I ask that you join me in supporting Nicole Williams for the DNC.

Karren Pope-Onwukwe, DNC Member

Friday, October 23, 2015

WOMEN UNITED for Donna Edwards

Come out to the campaign headquarters every Wednesday evening from 5:30 -7:30 pm and call other women so that they will know that Donna F. Edwards is running to replace U. S. Senator Barbara Mikulski and needs each and every vote in the primary on April 26, 2016.