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.


Good morning, progressive Marylanders,

 This week Progressive Maryland has these priorities:

  • Engaging with and motivating voters for the important Maryland primaries April 26 – yes, it’s that soon. Take the Pledge! Early voting begins Thursday, April 14 (through April 27). A voter who has never been registered can same-day register at an early voting site.

  • Deepening and strengthening our organizing in Prince George’s County with a meeting of Progressive Prince George’s Thursday evening at 7 at Friendly High School in Fort Washington.

  • Building a movement to hold Walmart accountable in Prince George’s, both the proposed enlargement of the Capital Plaza site and disrupting the Duvall neighborhood with a proposed new store. The Planning Board has scheduled a May 5 public hearing on the Capital Plaza plan.

Watch PM BlogSpace this week for posts on the Walmart effort, on the Prince George’s budget process and the problems it embodies, and the last word on the last day of the Maryland General Assembly session, due to wrap Monday night (April 11).

Last week the BlogSpace brought you:

A ground-level look at the Democracy Spring marchers who arrived in D.C. Sunday on foot from Philadelphia with a message: End the corrupt role of corporate money in our elections.

A skeptical look at the seemingly risk-averse strategy of the Democratic leadership in the Assembly, which seemed to concede easy victories to Gov. Hogan that could be won with a little backbone.

An update on the fortunes of paid sick leave, a Progressive Maryland priority, as the legislative session drew to a close for 2-16.

Stick with Progressive Maryland to stay informed, and with our Facebook page to stay updated, while the General Assembly is heading for session’s end – and after. Then, the hard day to day work of citizenship and fighting for ordinary people is on the table. Power yields nothing without a demand, Frederick Douglass said, and being organized gives us power to fight back.

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