Ayesha Amsa

  • Stop Passage of SB 122

    Today March 27, 2018, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee in Annapolis plans to markup Senate Bill 122, or what the legislature calls the "Comprehensive Crime Bill of 2018".  This Bill will not move Maryland forward.

    We ask you to follow your signing of this petition by sharing on Twitter why you believe in blocking Senate Bill 122. Use HashTag #MDAgainstSB122

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    Progressive Maryland will stand tomorrow and oppose Senate Bill 122,  this Bill is horribly put together. It offers no protection against police brutality, offers no protection against the increasing number of "hate crimes" and mass shootings that lawfully armed individuals, including white nationalists, perpetrate in American society.  Instead, Senate Bill 122 offers to incarcerate a generation of black or Latino men and women and to do so during the 2018 election year so as to make the image of incarcerated black and Latino men political fodder during Governor Hogan's reelection campaign. Progressive Maryland will not stand behind any member who supports Senate Bill 122, we will be watching the vote on the Bill closely and will consider pulling endorsements from members who support this bill.

    With these thoughts in mind, we ask that you join our fight against racially bigoted injustice, our fight aimed at blocking passage of Senate Bill 122.  To stop this legislation, we need to make our voices heard by telephone, by email, and by social media so as to persuade the members of the House Judiciary Committee,  chaired by Delegate Joseph Vallario of Prince George's County to vote down Senate Bill 122.

    Keep this in mind: We have no time for apathy in times like these.  Join us in the fight against the racially bigoted injustice that in Maryland goes by the name Senate Bill 122.

     

    #MDAgainstSB122

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    We're seeking interns to support our work building power for working families throughout Maryland. The ideal candidate will have a genuine commitment to public service, strong written and oral communication skills, research skills, and the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

    Progressive Maryland is one of the state's largest grassroots advocacy organizations with more than 120,000 members, supporters, and affiliated organizations. Our mission is to empower communities to act for social, economic, and racial justice by developing leaders and cultivating allies at the grassroots level.

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