Barbara Sykes signed Tell Hogan to Hold a Townhall Meeting with His Constituents 2017-02-20 16:20:30 -0500
The letter below written by Nienke Grossman was sent to Governor Larry Hogan on February 3rd, and posted in the Baltimore Sun. Since then, hundreds of Marylanders have signed on, demanding that Governor Hogan tell us where he stands on policies of the Trump administration as they relate to our state and its people. Read it, then sign on below.2,385 signatures
Dear Governor Hogan:
We are Maryland voters who care deeply about the present and future of our state. We hail from all over Maryland, and we have made thousands of phone calls to your office in the last several weeks seeking your views on a wide range of issues. We are still waiting for your answers.
As you know, hundreds of thousands of Marylanders may lose their health care and many more risk the loss of important benefits, such as the elimination of lifetime maximums, as a result of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. We are unable to support refugees fleeing death and destruction as a result of the president’s action, and the federal government is threatening to deputize our local law enforcement for the purposes of enforcing immigration law rather than our own criminal laws and to take away funding from sanctuary cities. Our Jewish Community Centers, mosques, churches and public schools have become targets of hateful speech and acts. Also, recent news reports suggest that the new administration may reduce funds for women’s health care and domestic violence shelters, which provide care and refuge to the most vulnerable among us.
You are our governor. We voted you into office, yet we feel our concerns are being ignored. We deserve to know how you propose to address these issues. What are you going to do about the impending health care crisis in Maryland? What are you doing to help ensure that Maryland continues to be a welcoming place for immigrants and people fleeing from violence and persecution? What do you propose to keep our houses of worship and our schools safe from hate? What do you propose to ensure access to basic women’s health care services and to minimize the harm to victims of domestic violence in the wake of reduced federal funding to shelters?
Because our phone calls have gone unheeded and many of our Facebook posts have been deleted and blocked, we request that you announce and hold an open town hall meeting to share with us your concrete policy proposals on health care coverage, your views on immigration, and how you will show leadership in response to the uptick in hateful acts in our state and the potential defunding of domestic violence shelters and resources.
We want to work with you to make Maryland the best state that it can possibly be and to help Maryland rise to the challenges that it will face in the years to come. We need to know where you stand, and we want you to know that we are motivated, we are concerned, and we are not going away.
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Barbara Sykes signed Sign the petition: Tell the Montgomery Council to support One Fair Wage of $15 for all 2016-12-09 13:19:58 -0500770 signatures
The Montgomery County Council is considering a bill that would raise the county minimum wage to $15/hour by 2020. Help ensure it's a strong bill that protects all workers–no exceptions, no exemptions.
Montgomery County is one of the most expensive regions of the country and many workers are being priced out with women and people of color being hardest hit by low wages. Montgomery County should be a place where everyone can afford to live and thrive.
Please sign to ask the Montgomery County Council to pass a strong minimum wage bill that includes all workers.
Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. If that wasn't bad enough, Republicans also solidified their control of Congress giving them the ability to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat and shape policy outcomes for generations.
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Barbara Sykes donated 2016-12-09 12:57:30 -0500
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Barbara Sykes donated 2016-12-09 13:02:44 -0500
The election of Donald Trump as President has changed everything. Instead of working to hold a Democratic President Clinton accountable to progressive ideals, we must actively fight against an extreme right-wing agenda that will attempt to undo the progress we have made.
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Barbara Sykes wants to volunteer 2016-11-14 14:15:56 -0500Donald Trump has been elected President and Republicans solidified their control of Congress giving them the ability to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat and shape policy outcomes for generations.
We have to fight back!
As conservatives consolidate power at the state and local levels, our hopes of advancing a progressive agenda are dwindling. But we won't sit idly by and watch it happen.
Will you join the anti-Trump resistance?