I hate canvassing. I do it anyway, because it's important.

No matter the phase in the election cycle, says Prince George's activist John Mitchell, canvassing can seem like drudgery. "Most doors you knock on will not be opened. Many people who answer will be unimpressed with your presence. But in my experience, the wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded citizens is very rewarding."


 

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Today is the next-to-biggest enchilada

TODAY is the next-to-biggest enchilada – the last day of Early Voting.  Cast your ballot tomorrow or cast your fate to the winds next Tuesday. Sure, you can vote on Election Day – and more people still do it that day. If that’s your plan, be extra good at planning.


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“Not too bad” isn’t good enough anymore: why we need Ben Jealous

"We have an amazingly well qualified, energetic person like Ben Jealous challenging [Larry] Hogan’s don’t-rock-the-boat principles -- which are not helping this state," says Linda Neuman. Hogan "went into hiding after Trump's inauguration, refusing to say a word about Trump."


 

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

EARLY VOTING IS STILL UNDERWAY -- UNTIL THURSDAY --check out our posts at the foot of this newsbreak for detailed (and oft-repeated) advice on why Early Voting is the gift that keeps on giving (until Thursday at 8 p.m.) and why we can build power and win this important election if we make the Blue Wave happen.


 

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Maryland: Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of our EXTRA LOOOONG WEEKEND for voting.

European voters, grateful for the power they get from weekend voting, would be really grateful for our extra-long weekend for building power. Don’t waste it.

Voters in many other counties (Brazil, many European nations, even Afghanistan) have voting in national elections spread over a weekend.

WE HAVE AN EXTRA-LONG WEEKEND FOR VOTING – not only Saturday and today, Sunday (until 8 p.m.) but also Monday-- AND Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, all Early Voting days. Let's make every day matter.


 

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Turnout matters. And Early Voting helps YOU turn out for progressive change

Early voting in Maryland began yesterday (Thursday, October 25). It continues till next Thursday, Nov. 1 INCLUDING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, Oct. 27 and 28. Check the messages about Early Voting and its advantages from candidates and advocates, and Plan to Vote -- then help your friends, neighbors and community to make their voices heard too.


 

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Prince George’s County Council establishes Small Donor Public Financing for local elections

After a year of briefings, community meetings, and forums, the Prince George’s County Council voted Tuesday night [Oct 23] to establish a Fair Elections program for County Executive and County Council races. The Fair Elections Bill now heads for the County Executive's desk. Prince George's has joined Montgomery and Howard counties, the District of Columbia and (soon) Baltimore City in taking steps to get big money and its influence out of local elections. Progressive Maryland and Progressive Prince George's have worked hard as a part of the Fair Elections Maryland Coalition to see this democratizing bill passed.


 

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Early Voting starts today in Maryland -- Make a plan to vote

It’s dawn on October 25 – the first day of Early Voting in Maryland.

Do you know where your interests are?

Make a plan to vote for your interests.


 

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Why I Support Sarah Lacey for Anne Arundel County Council

Sarah Lacey supports increased public transportation, satellite government offices and libraries within the District, and government transparency above all. Most importantly (to me), she supports fully funding public education and county services. That means paying teachers, police, and firefighters what they deserve, as well as improving the school buildings in District 1.


 

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Mikulski: Ben Jealous brings deep Maryland roots and leadership for Maryland's families

From former Sen. Barbara Mikulski: "...If you invest more in education, you pay less in incarceration. Schools always cost less than prisons. But under Larry Hogan, we've seen our education budget get tighter and tighter, while our budget for prisons continues to balloon. Maryland is falling behind because we're just not investing where it counts." Ben Jealous will turn that around.


 

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