LAST CHANCE TO WEIGH IN ON CURBING PAYDAY LENDERS' PREDATORY ACTIVITIES

The Consumer Financial Protection Board needs to hear from you by tonight about strengthening its new rules governing predatory lending, which mostly afflicts low-paid workers. Make yourself heard, right here, asks Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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Get Out the Vote! Including yours...

First, you need to be registered to vote for the Nov. 8 election -- and the deadline for registration is Tuesday, Oct. 18. Make sure you and your friends and family are ready to exercise a democratic right. Then, there are a few more things...

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Progressive Maryland's Weekly Memo for Oct. 3-9: Activism Leading Toward Nov. 8 Ballot and 2017 Legislative Session

Activists in Howard and Prince George's discuss ballot measures on their Nov. 8 ballots and the Black Caucus begins work on the 2017 Session.

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Weekend Reader for Oct. 1: The stars ask- are you ready to vote? and other diversions

In the Weekend Reader: Boldly go to the polls; more questions on Question D; the dog that didn't bark in MoCo; corporate power outweighs national wealth; the grim logic of climate change; and more.

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Bad Budget News Should Bring Positive Action in Prince George’s, Not Groveling for Crumbs

A report on Prince George's County's long-term budget problems should bring innovative change, not the same old threats of service cuts unless taxes are raised.

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Citizen activists, political figures back Howard's Citizens' Election Fund

Question A on Howard County's  November 8 enables public financing for local elections and could help get big money out of the county's local politics and restore real democracy

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Progressive Maryland mounts call-in to MoCo Councilmembers reluctant to back $15 minimum wage.

Progressive Maryland members and allies are getting on the phone Tuesday and Wednesday to affirm that a $15 per hour minimum wage -- including tipped workers -- ensures an economic future for the county built on ending inequality.

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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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