Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, November 4, 2019

pm_folks_with_banner.jpgThe Weekly Memo -- GOTV time with local elections TOMORROW (Tuesday, Nov. 5) around the state. We have endorsed candidates to support! Plus education reform, Medicare for All, calendar events including our Dec. 14 Statewide Meeting in Baltimore, and much more. Read on below.



 

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Young people need to be included on MoCo's police advisory panel

cuffed_individual.jpgWhen six out of ten adults arrested in MoCo are under 35, they need to have a voice on how the MCPD conducts itself. 
“Young people — especially young black and brown people — are the most likely to have interactions with the police in Montgomery County. Therefore, they need to be at the table for any discussion of how to improve policing policy,” these community activists argue in a Maryland Matters opinion column.



 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, October 28, 2019

ballot_box.jpgSubmitted for your attention this Monday – local elections Nov. 5; our blogs; statewide meeting Dec. 14; transportation in Prince George’s; school improvement in MoCo – and lots more. It's the Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo, your clearinghouse for progressive thought and activism, power building and co-governance pathways. Read on.



 

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Progressive Maryland endorses local candidates in Nov. 5 municipal elections around the state

ballot_box.jpgThink the 2020 election is getting close? Well, this Tuesday, November 5 there are local elections all around Maryland, and the people who get elected to make change in your local community are also very important to our lives. Don’t let these opportunities to build power and make change where you and your neighbors live slip by! Read about Progressive Maryland's endorsements here for Bowie, College Park, Greenbelt, Pittsville, Salisbury -- and Rockville, where voting is all by mail this time.



 

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Maryland still has work to do on criminal justice reform

state_house_image_wikimedia_commons.jpgReplacing the dysfunctional Baltimore City jail with a therapeutic facility is a good step, but there is still a lot of work to be done to promote dignity and justice for all Maryland residents, as a Diamondback opinion columnist outlines here.



 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, October 21, 2019

PM_Logo.pngA full week of progressive action: Important Anne Arundel council hearing today (Monday Oct. 21) with health implications; a vigil Friday, Oct. 25 for another police killing victim in Prince George’s, and PM’s People's Leadership Institute: Movement Politics Training Saturday Oct. 26 in Baltimore -- plus four town halls around the state on school improvement prospects in your community. All that this week. Read on.

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A passing, and a tool to shape the future

 

 

Past and future – one story came to an end yesterday, a story of great achievement that nevertheless ends, as it must, in grieving.

PM_Logo.pngThe larger history, for better and worse, goes on.

We have news and views on both.



 

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Elijah Cummings: Champion and dear friend

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This morning all of Maryland is mourning the loss of our champion and dear friend Rep. Elijah Cummings. Congressman Cummings was an amazing visionary leader who spoke truth to power and fought for the powerless. The City of Baltimore, our state, and country were truly blessed to have him. Our condolences to all his friends, family, and loved ones.



 

 

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Offshore wind is the wave of the Eastern Shore's economic future

ecoblast_cropped.jpgAt a recent statewide Sierra Club conference, speakers sounded the alarm that Maryland, once a pioneer in developing renewable offshore wind power, was being overtaken by New Jersey and Massachusetts while our political establishment dragged their feet. Eastern Shore activists and officials recently tried to move the needle on the project by addressing one of its chief opponents.



 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Tuesday, October 15, 2019

 

PM_Logo.pngIn our latest blogs: two on school improvement, one on improved election access and one on criminal justice reform efforts Plus: the inside game of unelected Assembly members; campaigns on the move (Medicare for All, school improvement; hazardous cell transmitters); events in our chapters; calendar of events from our progressive allies; and more.



 

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