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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Ladies last: Why Maryland may have zero women in House, Senate delegations

A great piece by the University of Maryland J-school’s Capital News Service, exploring the “broken pipeline” of women in politics that will likely mean Marylanders will have no women in our US House or Senate delegations. And, they show, it’s not just Maryland. “For states like Maryland facing an absence of female federal representation, the solution starts at the bottom, [one observer] said. Women need to be encouraged during high school and college to pursue political careers so local politicians can springboard to the national stage.”

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Foot-dragging and low energy can stealth-reverse environmental progress

The Hogan administration is showing how indifference and cutback on enforcement resources can stealthily reverse environmental progress and ena ble sprawl, pleasing Hogan's developer backers. A post from Bay Journal by Tom Horton has details.

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for October 31

Cash bail discussed Tuesday a.m. on the radio show; early voting, both good and scary (Question D) experiences; All out for Question A in Howard County; and links to the recent blog posts...

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Tomorrow on the Radio: Cash Bail in Maryland Must Go

The "Community Watch and Comment" show, Tuesday at 11 a.m. on WPFW-FM 89.3, discusses cash bail in Maryland

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Question D looks just as bogus to our next-door neighbors

The Howard County Times' editorial on Prince George's County's Question D shows that Maryland's neighboring counties know a flim-flam when they see one. Question D on the Prince George's ballot is a ruse that evades term limits without saying so.

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