Ramirez: positive change in the State's Attorney's office

Victor Ramirez will not only work diligently to decrease the School-to-Prison pipeline within our county, but will also partner with various religious organizations, community groups, nonprofits, law enforcement and government agencies for the benefit of our young people, says educator Janna Parker.


 

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Ben Jealous -- the governor we need

"What could a governor do if he’s willing to actually build coalitions and fight our families, healthcare, schools, economy, transportation, and a fair justice system?" A progressive governor -- Ben Jealous -- could accomplish what Maryland’s resilient but underserved people want and deserve, says Anne Arundel activist Michelle Williams.


 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, June 18-25 2018

It's GET OUT THE VOTE TIME.
Early voting is on from now till Thursday (June 21) and the Primary Election is Tuesday, June 26. Our candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor is Ben Jealous, who will appear tonight (Monday, June 18) with Bernie Sanders in Silver Spring (SS Civic Center, doors open 6:30). Why is this election important? Ben says “It's time to dream big again. And when we have leaders in D.C. who can't get the job done, it's time to get it done here at home."

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Progressives to Dems: "We must do more than resist"

Progressives at the "We the People Summit" yesterday (Wed. June 13) challenged the Dems who are claiming to move left to show the walk to go with the talk. We note that the summit showcased the usual Dem suspects and though they were full-throated on the issues, the list of out-front Democratic progressives does not seem to be getting longer.


 

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Why did the WaPo publish "Why Can't We Hate Men?"

Paradoxically, at the WaPo "the four powerful men in charge have evinced zero interest in either “lean[ing] out, step[ping] aside,” or ceding power to women or to anybody else for that matter," notes Hal Ginsberg. "In fact, libertarian Bezos and neoliberal Hiatt consistently embrace political and economic policies that enhance the power of male-dominated multinational corporations and the military-industrial complex."


 

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What MoCo could do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

MoCo executive candidate Marc Elrich has a coordinated program to fight climate change and improve the economy's efficiency with a job-creating benefit through solar power and energy-friendly roofs in new homes and public buildings. MoCo activist and environmental writer Susan Nerlinger outlines them here in a blog post that originally appeared on the PMD Montgomery page.


 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for June 11-18 2018

Early voting begins Thursday June 14th and continues through the 21st in advance of Primary Day, June 26. Don’t get ambushed by inconvenience in this extremely important election.

Wait, aren’t they all important? Sure, but the ones that seem most important are in your rear view mirror and they are the ones when you didn’t get around to voting – and the results were pretty horrible. Take 2014. Please.

So plan ahead to be SURE you vote this time. See below on getting you AND your neighbors to the polls.


 

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Supporting Eve Hurwitz for MD Senate in Dist 33

I am supporting Eve Hurwitz for State Senate, Dist. 33 because it has been a long time since residents of District 33 have had even a liberal option to represent them in the Maryland Senate, so they are fortunate to have a true progressive like Eve on the ballot in 2018. I am particularly inspired by Eve’s drive to advocate for women’s issues and her ability to effectively channel that activism to fight for broader issues of social justice.


 

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Introducing the Blue Wicomico Team


Together, our goal is to reform the Democratic Party of Wicomico County by increasing our community involvement and ensuring politicians represent their constituents accordingly.


 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for June 4-11 2018

It’s June. As in the month that includes the Maryland primary, Tuesday, June 26. You can vote on Election Day, and it’s kind of satisfying to vote along with all those other folks.

[If you are not registered to vote, you must register by TOMORROW, June 5, or register on the spot at Early Voting. See more below.]

But how sure are you that you will have the time to vote on Election Day? Weird stuff can intervene, and many folks who count on voting wind up getting shut out by work duties, sick kids, all kinds of things that can pop up. Waiting till June 26 can be a bit of a gamble. We have some advice -- about EARLY VOTING.

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