Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for June 11-18 2018

Early voting begins Thursday June 14th and continues through the 21st in advance of Primary Day, June 26. Don’t get ambushed by inconvenience in this extremely important election.

Wait, aren’t they all important? Sure, but the ones that seem most important are in your rear view mirror and they are the ones when you didn’t get around to voting – and the results were pretty horrible. Take 2014. Please.

So plan ahead to be SURE you vote this time. See below on getting you AND your neighbors to the polls.


 

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Supporting Eve Hurwitz for MD Senate in Dist 33

I am supporting Eve Hurwitz for State Senate, Dist. 33 because it has been a long time since residents of District 33 have had even a liberal option to represent them in the Maryland Senate, so they are fortunate to have a true progressive like Eve on the ballot in 2018. I am particularly inspired by Eve’s drive to advocate for women’s issues and her ability to effectively channel that activism to fight for broader issues of social justice.


 

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Introducing the Blue Wicomico Team


Together, our goal is to reform the Democratic Party of Wicomico County by increasing our community involvement and ensuring politicians represent their constituents accordingly.


 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for June 4-11 2018

It’s June. As in the month that includes the Maryland primary, Tuesday, June 26. You can vote on Election Day, and it’s kind of satisfying to vote along with all those other folks.

[If you are not registered to vote, you must register by TOMORROW, June 5, or register on the spot at Early Voting. See more below.]

But how sure are you that you will have the time to vote on Election Day? Weird stuff can intervene, and many folks who count on voting wind up getting shut out by work duties, sick kids, all kinds of things that can pop up. Waiting till June 26 can be a bit of a gamble. We have some advice -- about EARLY VOTING.

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Why I am supporting Chrissy Holt for State Senate, Dist. 30

"I want someone who is a strong advocate at that table when decisions are made that will affect me and my neighbors. I want someone who is willing to listen to her constituents and advocate for the citizens in this district," says Take Action AAC Chair Claire Miller. Progressive Maryland’s leaders around the state are stepping up to say why they support progressive candidates that the organization has endorsed in the June 26 primary election.


 

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"The Eastern Shore Pipeline makes zero sense"

The pipeline, furnishing natural gas, puts on hold the option to look for clean renewable energy by creating a false sense of fulfillment, argues Lower Shore Progressive Caucus activist Jamaad Gould. And don't look for the jobs to go to Shore residents.


 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for May 29, 2018

June is on the horizon and so is the primary election. PLAN to make sure your vote is cast now. And JOIN US to make sure your neighbors understand the stakes and aren’t fooled into staying home because “voting doesn’t matter.”

 One look at who is in charge in Maryland will tell us all otherwise.


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Our money is misspent and keeps us poor, but "America will be"

This Tuesday the Poor People's Campaign "will remember the 250,000 people who will die this year because of low wealth while we invest over $700 billion in a bloated military budget." But Rev. Barber declares "we refuse to give up the flag and the hope that a movement of people can make America into the nation we have never yet been. We are pressing on toward a Third Reconstruction."

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Alsobrooks campaign challenged to acknowledge and return special interest donations

  “If Angela Alsobrooks is concerned about voters learning the truth about who’s funding her campaign, then we believe she would have less to worry about if she simply stops taking money from these special interest groups, and gives the money back that she’s already taken," Progressive Maryland Executive Director Larry Stafford Jr. said.


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No short cuts to bringing our transit system back from decay

An unfixed Metro can hammer the local economy to the tune of $11 billion. Local governments that have cobbled together a half-baked funding plan to (just barely) repair the neglected transit system are toying with big hits to the local economy.


 

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