"The Eastern Shore Pipeline makes zero sense"
The pipeline, furnishing natural gas, puts on hold the option to look for clean renewable energy by creating a false sense of fulfillment, argues Lower Shore Progressive Caucus activist Jamaad Gould. And don't look for the jobs to go to Shore residents.
Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for May 29, 2018
June is on the horizon and so is the primary election. PLAN to make sure your vote is cast now. And JOIN US to make sure your neighbors understand the stakes and aren’t fooled into staying home because “voting doesn’t matter.”
One look at who is in charge in Maryland will tell us all otherwise.
Our money is misspent and keeps us poor, but "America will be"
This Tuesday the Poor People's Campaign "will remember the 250,000 people who will die this year because of low wealth while we invest over $700 billion in a bloated military budget." But Rev. Barber declares "we refuse to give up the flag and the hope that a movement of people can make America into the nation we have never yet been. We are pressing on toward a Third Reconstruction."Read more
Alsobrooks campaign challenged to acknowledge and return special interest donations
“If Angela Alsobrooks is concerned about voters learning the truth about who’s funding her campaign, then we believe she would have less to worry about if she simply stops taking money from these special interest groups, and gives the money back that she’s already taken," Progressive Maryland Executive Director Larry Stafford Jr. said.
No short cuts to bringing our transit system back from decay
An unfixed Metro can hammer the local economy to the tune of $11 billion. Local governments that have cobbled together a half-baked funding plan to (just barely) repair the neglected transit system are toying with big hits to the local economy.
Open Letter to Ben Jealous: The Lower Shore Thanks You
"...for the first time in my life, there is actually a candidate running for governor who cares about the Eastern Shore and has plans and policies that will help us grow and develop."
Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for May 21-28 2018
BUILDING POWER – Lots and lots of canvass and phone banking opportunities around the state to build power and unite your neighbors for action in your community. And that’s just in May.
See the full events list – with RSVP links – on our Facebook page.
Why are we doing all this? To fix our broken politics in Maryland by electing people who will blow past the business-as-usual governance style -- one with which way too many officials have gotten way too comfortable.Read more
The WaPo's Montgomery County endorsement conflict of interest
The Washington Post promises to avoid conflict of interest and even the appearance of conflict of interest. It failed to abide by this laudable pledge, however, when it issued endorsements in the upcoming Democratic primaries in Montgomery County, as Hal Ginsberg outlines here. Even worse, it does not even acknowledge how its owner’s financial considerations may contravene the interests of county residents.
Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for May 14-21 2018
Here's the Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo -- one stop activist shopping, with events calendar, activism opportunities and links to our recent blog posts.Read more
The heartless heart of homelessness, and the remedies
Even if you're a rock-ribbed Republican, not a bleeding-heart like me, I don't get how you can be indifferent. Is there any doubt that the quality of life for all of us is diminished when a few or - as in this case - many lack a safe place to rest their head every night?