IN PRINCE GEORGE'S, OUR STUDENTS DID US PROUD. OUR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION LEAVES US ASHAMED

Students in Prince George's, concerned by the racist and repressive rhetoric of Trump supporters, engaged in peaceful protests late last week. The school administration made clumsy, ill-advised efforts to suppress their legitimate expression of opinion and should be called out for it.

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for November 21-29

"Lots to do. Too much to do to mope"... MoCo vigil, fightback convo in Silver Spring with Elizabeth Warren, plus links to recent blogs...

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Progressive Maryland Weekend Reader Nov. 19

Time to tear ourselves away from obsessing about the national election and refocus, of course, on Maryland. The anatomy of the state and its voters as shown by election results are analyzed; prospects for the dominant but shaky Democrats in the Free State, and, well, a look at urban areas as sites of resistance and the January inaugural festivities as protest locale...

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Ground Game Mattered in Howard County Yes on A! Election Day Victory

A rare bright spot in this rough election experience: Question A in Howard County passes with a solid majority, bringing limited public financing to local elections and fending off the effects of big outside money. Here's the kind of work it took to bring HoCo voters up to speed on the ballot question.

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Rascovar: Political Maryland's Democratic Bastion

Longtime state observer/commentator Barry Rascovar, writing for The Maryland Reporter, surveys the political geography of Maryland as it rejected Donald Trump vehemently last week, and assesses the way party politics may play out between now and the 2018 election. A conclusion one could derive here that might apply nationwide: urbanized areas will be the locus of resistance to a Trump/GOP administration.

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Nov. 14-22: Resist Trump

The basics: Resisting Trump, choosing our ground to fight on, supporting the coalition. Plus radio schedules and progressive events, and recent blog posts with links and summaries.

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We must either take over the Democratic Party... or abandon it

Progressive Maryland's executive director, Larry Stafford, says "It’s time for progressives to take the reins of the party from the Democratic establishment and begin to boldly organize our base for the fight of our lives."

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Reflections on Trump's Election

We're all reeling from Trump's election and asking ourselves what happened.

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National rallying cry against Trump threat from People's Action

The shocking win of Donald Trump puts a lot of progressive gains in peril but also offers unique avenues for making further advances. Here's a post from our national affiliate, People's Action, about what is lost and gained with the defeat of Hillary Clinton.

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Nov. 7-13

Election Day tomorrow! (Tuesday) and all hands on deck for local, state and national progressive candidates and causes. Review the ballot questions in Howard, Prince George's and Montgomery counties here.

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