Yesterday, Maryland lawmakers took an important step to help working families statewide get a higher minimum wage by passing a $15 minimum wage bill.
The measure raises wages for hundreds of thousands of workers across our state and helps create economic justice for Marylanders. Your advocacy and support helped us reach this milestone.
But our work isn't done.
The $15 minimum wage bill is now on Governor Larry Hogan's desk where he is likely to veto it. Thankfully, our advocacy ensured the bill passed with enough votes to override Hogan's veto.
Sign here to urge your legislators to continue their support of Maryland's working families and make the $15 minimum wage a reality.441 signatures
If Governor Larry Hogan vetoes the $15 minimum wage, we need you to stand up and reject it by voting to override it.
Maryland working families have waited too long for a wage that helps all of us take care of our basic needs. We need a $15 minimum wage and its time is NOW.
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At every level of government from Congress to municipalities, we deserve a government that is accountable to all of us, not to just to wealthy donors.
A small-donor matching program in Prince George's County will:
Make county government accountable to all of us by giving candidates the opportunity to reject big donors and special interests money and to instead seek support from everyday residents
Amplify the voice of the average contributor through a tiered match system
Increase participation in county elections by empowering small donors
Break down the barriers to running for office by allowing county residents with strong ideas and a call to public service to run for office, regardless of their personal connections to wealthy donors or corporate contributors
As a resident of Prince George's County, I urge our council members to introduce, support, and pass legislation to reduce the power of corporations, developers, and wealthy donors and ensure everyday residents have a bigger voice in our elections.
Find more information on CB-04, The Fair Election Fund Here
Progressive Prince George's brings together residents and activists from all over the county to collaborate for a better quality of life for all Prince Georgians. As a member-driven, community-based organization, we provide access to training and tools to empower all of our members to take on the issues they care about in their neighborhoods.
Progressive Prince George's members take on a variety of issues. Our current campaigns and volunteer led issue areas include:
Criminal Justice Reform
Immigrant Rights and Protection
Fair Elections - On all levels of government there is a a feeling that our elected officials are not solely accountable to the people who voted them into office. Our elected representatives are also accountable to wealthy donors and special interests that fund their campaigns. Progressive Prince George's is working to ensure everyday people have a bigger voice in our elections. We are urging the county council to introduce, support, and pass legislation that will create a small donor matching program. It will give candidates an opportunity to reject big donor, special interest money and amplify the voice of everyday residents through a tiered donation matching system.
To volunteer contact Charles@ProgressiveMaryland.org
Organizing Co-Op - Progressive Maryland launched a 75-day campaign to get 200 or more residents to pledge $20-30 per month to hire a full-time organizer. Residents will form a steering committee and decide which issues they want to work on. The organizer will work diligently to train and develop leaders within the county and organize people around the co-op’s core issues to make a greater impact in Prince George’s.
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For technical questions and member support contact Seanniece@ProgressiveMaryland.org
Our members have also been active in our statewide campaigns on issues including police reform, raising the minimum wage, paid sick and family leave, and fair scheduling practices for workers.
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35 signaturesMoveOn.org has organized a protest at the Democratic Central Committee. They used a misleading OFFICIAL DEMOCRATIC BALLOT to advertise the candidates that the Democratic Central Committee wanted. The voters of Prince Georges County got swindled and we did not get Victor Ramirez, Krystal Oriadha, Tony Knotts, and others to represent us.We have to let them know this can NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.
Progressive Maryland issued a call to the Angela Alsobrooks campaign to cease accepting contributions from developers, their attorneys, and their lobbyists. The organization is also demanding that the Alsobrooks campaign return any contributions she has already accepted by May 30th 2018. Progressive Maryland is giving the Alsobrooks campaign three days to issue a response to this request. Sign our petition below to tell Angela Alsobrooks that Prince Georgians are tired of large corporations and developers thinking they can buy elections in our County.
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