Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for June 16: Fight for Fifteen!

Coming up this week: pointing toward the June 21 Montgomery County Council meeting and the push to include tipped workers in the Fight for Fifteen, a $15/hr minimum wage. Plus links to recent blog posts.

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Pride, Solidarity, and Resistance in the Wake of Orlando Shooting

At a time when pride about advances in tolerance and access for all, regardless of sexuality, should be our emotion we are instead crushed by the heartbreaking mass shooting in Orlando.

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REMINDER: Progressive Prince George's meets Thursday night with diverse agenda

Criminal justice, the zoning rewrite, neighborhood intrusions by Walmart, environmental justice and county government are some of the agenda items at Thursday night's Progressive Prince George's meeting.

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Important meetings tonight and Thursday -- Progressive Maryland's Weekly Memo

Tonight Progressive Montgomery members will organize for the Fight for Fifteen in Montgomery County; Thursday Progressive Prince George's members set an agenda for making a difference in the county.

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NEW PAYDAY LENDING RULES WILL CUT PREDATORY EXPLOITATION OF LOW INCOME WORKERS

New rules proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Board handcuff predatory lenders who made short-term loans that couldn't be repaid and had to be rolled over. That's the sleazy business model that made these predators huge profits at the expense of working families.

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Local clean energy brings social justice forward

A community solar advocate describes Maryland's new availability, through recent state law and Public Service Commission regulation, of low-cost home solar power for many households for which it was previously out of reach.

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Progressive Maryland's Weekly Memo for June 1, 2016

Progressive Maryland's immediate priority is getting tipped workers included in new minimum-wage legislation in Montgomery County, with a meeting June 7 and a hearing June 21. Progressive Prince George's meets June 9.

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We Are Worth More: Fight For 15 Comes to Maryland

Progressive Maryland launches a Fight for Fifteen effort in Maryland to raise the wages of low-wage workers to a level at which a minimum decent life for families is possible. Today's minimum wage laws don't come close.

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Progressive Maryland's Weekly Memo for May 25

Two early-June chapter meetings, in Montgomery (June 7) and Prince George's (June 9) kick off member-driven campaigns for better pay and better governance.

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The overtime order -- what it means for workers

Last week's presidential order on overtime pay will help all US workers, including 800,000 in Maryland, who are currently pushed for more than 40 hours' work a week without compensation because of outdated rules.

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