Pushback against Trump’s Paris Accord exit now rooted in states, cities, institutions

Trump's announced exit from the Paris climate accord has sparked a huge pushback from important sectors in addition to progressive organizations. States, cities and institutions like universities -- and some big corporations -- are saying they will continue to meet the carbon-reduction standards and, collectively, seek to represent the US in the Paris Accord after Trumplandia's abdication.

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We Need to Disrupt the Energy System to Help Fight Poverty Now

Poverty in Maryland, and ways to remedy it, are closely associated with a top-down, undemocratic energy system that often perpetuates inequality. The CEO of a local alternative energy effort outlines the depth of the problem, and some solutions that increase the public's role in its own empowerment.

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for May 29-June 3

A discouraging week because of Hogan's veto of the Healthy Working Families Act, but quite encouraging when we consider the healthy pushback against his slippery veto-plus. Follow the week in our linked blog posts, below, plus news and events for our growing chapters around the state.

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Honor to those who fought for their comrades

Those we honor on Memorial Day struggled to save their comrades. Nations who choose to settle conflicts with war have a ways to catch up where honor is concerned.

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Hogan's slippery paid sick leave veto needs imaginative, flexible response

Larry Hogan's slippery veto of the paid sick leave bill illustrates the broad front on which progressive strategy needs to operate for 2018 and beyond.

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Paid sick leave must become law without Hogan's signature

Larry Hogan has signaled he won't sign HB1, the Healthy Working Families Act, in his last batch of signings this week. His choice is a veto he already knows will be overridden next January, or letting paid sick leave become law without a signature now. He should do the latter; let him know that. Call 410-974-3901.

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Progressive Prince George's organizing on an issues path

Issue concerns are fueling a reorganized Progressive Prince George’s group

 After a period of reorganization, Progressive Prince George's is up and running again!

 

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HB1’s earned paid sick days standard will benefit Maryland businesses

Though a lobbyist for "small businesses" whines about the alleged disaster of state-mandated paid sick leave, actual small business persons embrace HB1, a law passed this year with a veto-proof majority. Gov. Hogan's deadline for vetoing, signing or adoption by inaction for HB1 is in just a few days. We can tell him to do the right thing -- sign it.

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for May 22-28

Your Weekly Memo, with lots of info about training -- who needs training? we all do... and events in all manner of progressive localities.

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"Deep Canvassing" re-establishes progressive links to our communities

The genuine relationships we make and sustain founded on mutual trust bind us together like nothing else can. Frederick County Progressives Chair and Registered Nurse Beth Landry discusses using deep canvassing to build those connections within our communities.

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