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The thoughts and opinions expressed on our community blog are those of individual Progressive Maryland members. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Progressive Maryland Board of Directors, staff, or the organization as a whole.

Prince George's (and Hyattsville) show urbanist progress

The newer development in the Hyattsville-College Park corridor shows how urbanism can be done right, argues a guest blogger from the Hyattsville Wire blog site. Ryan Teague Beckwith says evidence on the ground shows how Prince George's County's urbanist future has promise. Continue reading

PM BlogSpace Review: Our blog posts since mid-February, indexed and linked

Here is a list of the posts -- covering Progressive Maryland's priorities, the Assembly session and the Primary election -- that appeared in the PM BlogSpace since our last index was published in mid-February. You can find summaries and links in this file. Continue reading

Monday Memo: Vote! Progressive Maryland's get-out-the-vote efforts

With the primary election tomorrow, April 26, Progressive Maryland and allies are pulling out all the stops to get voter turnout. Activists can help, and striking CWA workers are helping now. Continue reading

Trump talk: E. Shore students rally against hate speech in their school

Hatemonger Donald Trump's visit to Worcester County on the Eastern Shore did not go uncontested. Students and community members rallied to protest his appearance at Stephen Decatur Middle School, and one of those students has the story for us. Continue reading

Cheverly residents, neighbors say "No" to Walmart expansion as May 5 hearing nears

Walmart has broken every promise it made a decade ago about jobs and neighborhood compatibility to get its Capital Plaza location approved. The megacompany’s further bid to turn its store there into a 24-hour “Supercenter” has brought local residents and activists together to demand better, pointing toward a critical county Planning Board meeting May 5. Progressive Maryland and Progressive Cheverly member Kurt Stand explains. Continue reading

Progressive Maryland & allies thinking about a Free State welcome for Trump

Donald Trump has announced he will bring his hate-fueled campaign to Maryland April 19. He won't spew his anti-immigrant, anti-worker garbage uncontested, as our news release indicates. Continue reading

Assembly Session a reminder that power still favors the wealthy

Progressive Maryland activists and staffers fought to get pro-people legislation through the 2016 Assembly session. PM's Justin Vest reminds us why to victories can be so hard to come by. Continue reading

Assembly session ends with significant unfinished business

The Maryland General Assembly's Monday night marathon saw two important bills held hostage for one another over tax breaks for the rich. Progressives won some victories, but it's a bittersweet finale. Continue reading

Monday Memo: reaching voters, Prince George's meeting, Walmart campaign, and other priorities for this week

As the General Assembly wraps up and the April 26 Primary looms, Progressive Maryland helps you stay up with events and activist opportunities. Continue reading

Sunday Bonus: Democracy Spring marchers on last lap to D.C. protesting money's corruption of elections

Democracy Spring marchers are arriving in Washington DC today (Sunday, April 10) to serve notice to Congress about the imperative for overturning Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates for corporate money to corrupt elections. They will engage in peaceful demonstrations and the time-honored strategy of civil disobedience on that and other issues of an open society over the next week. Marcher Dave Schwenk, from Pennsylvania, posted this account, which first appeared Sunday on the Code Pink blog. Continue reading