PM Weekly Memo Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Call-ins, Ballot Question discussions and House Parties

This week Progressive Maryland activists and allies will be letting two Montgomery Council members know where they should be on the fight for a $15 minimum wage. In Howard County, the first of two houseparties promoting the public election finance question on the Nov. 8 ballot. And Prince Georgians next week continue to discuss Question D on their ballot, which would conveniently sidestep term limits for some Council members, at two upcoming forums.

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Weekend Reader Guest Bonus: The Myth of Voter Fraud

A recent post from the lively political blog Maryland Scramble is a good followup to our Sept. 7 account of the struggle gainst voter suppression around the country.

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Citizen protest moves Prince George's Council to say no to Capital Plaza Walmart expansion

The Prince George's County Council overturns its own Planning Board, which was stampeded into approving expansion of the Capital Plaza Walmart, bringing citizen outrage and activism.

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A BOLD PLAN FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE IN COLORADO NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!

A model for state-level action on real universal health care is on the ballot in Colorado, but under siege from big corporate money and the usual vested interests, as activist Sydney Jacobs recounts.

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Community Activists Revive Progressive Montgomery

Throughout its 15-year history, Progressive Maryland has been a staunch advocate for working people and the most marginalized in our society.

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Victory and Dysfunction at the Prince George's Democratic Central Committee

Thanks to the efforts of Progressive Prince George's members and our allies on the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee (PGCDCC) we were able to prevent the Prince George's Democratic Party from endorsing Question D. Watch the video footage from the contentious meeting below!

 

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To the Prince George's Democratic Central Committee: Don't Recommend "Yes" on Question D

At its meeting Tuesday (Sept. 20), the Prince George's Democratic Central Committee should not rubber-stamp a bad ballot measure, evading term limits, on its sample ballot. Progressive Maryland Executive Director Larry Stafford, in an open letter to the DCC, details why progressives, and Progressive Maryland, oppose this self-serving move by the County Council.

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for September 19-25

Progressive Maryland's Weekly Memo leads with Prince George's Question D, the term-limits-evading ballot measure. Tell the Democratic Central Committee it's no slam dunk before they put it on their sample ballot with a "yes" recommendation Tuesday night.

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PROGRESSIVE MARYLAND WEEKLY MEMO FOR SEPTEMBER 12-18: PROGRESSIVE PRINCE GEORGE’S MEETING REPORT AND AGENDA FOR A BUSY WEEK AHEAD

Read about the successful and info-packed Progressive Prince George's meeting this past Thursday and mark your calendar for events in Montgomery, Howard and Prince George's counties this week...

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The Progressive Maryland BlogSpace Weekend Reader

News and views you might have missed this week: Maryland prescription drug prices; being a holdout in the clean power stakes; Hogan's slippery ways; getting public officials to divulge public information.

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