Progressive Maryland joins 40-plus allies to demand more support for workers in Covid-19 crisis

union_struggle.jpgProgressive Maryland has joined more than 40 nonprofit groups demanding the state’s  “government must implement every possible measure to protect” frontline state workers “as well as the millions of Marylanders confronting extreme financial hardship.”

Maryland Matters has the story and a link to the original letter, sent yesterday (Monday, April 13).

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, April 13, 2020

restiamo_a_casa.jpgIN THIS ISSUE OF THE MEMO: FIND OUT ABOUT Progressive Maryland’s work during the pandemic. Find out more and learn how to join our effort this Thursday as we host a virtual organizing meeting to share positive news about the steps we've taken, some new resources, and ways you can get involved in responding to the pandemic. Click here to register for our Marylanders United Virtual Organizing Meeting on Thursday, April 16th from 5:30-7:00pm. More details are below.

Introducing Marylanders United: a COVID-19 action center we created to serve our communities and help you take action during this crisis. Check it out to view a comprehensive list of useful resources and learn about what you can do to volunteer. https://marylandersunited.org

ALSO FIND INFO HERE ON

  • What has changed in the time of pandemic about
  • Voting by mail in the June 2 primary
  • Personal safety when outside your home
  • Personal safety for those whose work keeps us safe – how you can help
  • Complying with the (very important) 2020 Census count
  • How our national affiliate People’s Action and Progressive Maryland will work to ensure that the federal response to the pandemic bails out people, not profiteers and corporations. Join us next Tuesday to talk about that
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Join Progressive Maryland and allies in organizing to meet this crisis

coronavirus_image2.jpgProgressive Maryland, along with our allies, are hosting a virtual organizing meeting Thursday, April 16 to share positive news about the steps we've taken, some new resources, and ways you can get involved in responding to the pandemic.

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, April 6, 2020

coronavirus_image2.jpgInfo you need on the health crisis, Progressive Maryland and mutual aid efforts, the critical importance of the Census, and why Progressive Maryland and allies are backing the People's Bailout -- and what it means.

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It’s Time to Think About What Comes After the Apocalypse

apocalypse.jpgDespite the obvious strains on resources a crisis can bring about, this crisis reveals that our society has long had plenty of the material resources to meet people’s basic needs. If ‘normal’ means a return to an inadequate health care system and widening economic disparities, we must not return to normal.



 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, March 30, 2020

coronavirus_image2.jpgInfo you need, including details on the "Stay at Home" statewide order issued this morning (March 30), the critical importance of the Census, and why Progressive Maryland and allies are backing the People's Bailout -- and what it means.

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Fear at Work

As the coronavirus emergency overtook Maryland, day by day and with new restrictions piling up, thousands have watched their jobs evaporate under their feet. Some workers, in food service and retail, can't telework the human contact they provided. The story of one restaurant's slow dissolution, and the impact -- physical and mental -- on workers, plays out here in Kurt Stand's personal account.coronavirus_image2.jpg



 

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"Pay-to-play" gets second act in Prince George's via Assembly action

us_money.jpg/PM BlogSpace Report/ Developer cash has long ruled the roost in Prince George’s County government. In the 2012 reform of “pay to play” electoral culture outlined here, Council members and the executive were barred from such campaign contributions from active applicants as posing a clear conflict of interest.

Now a powerful committee chair, Dereck E. Davis of Prince George’s, has engineered a reversal of that protection. Bad things may happen.



 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, March 23, 2020

healthcare_not_wealthcare.jpgThe Memo this week focuses again on how our lives have changed and how to get what we need in the worst health emergency most of us have ever gone through. We start with food for our kids and move on to other matters like health care access (Maryland has reopened enrollment) and justice for all. News of our Progressive Maryland chapters and our blog posts are, as always, on offer.

We have put the details of local enhanced services in an annex post you can find here.



 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo Health Emergency Services Annex for Monday, March 23

Here are changes and new services from counties around Maryland to meet the emergency needs of the many who are sheltering in place. Today, March 23, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan ordered all businesses not deemed essential to shut down at 5 PM until further notice.

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