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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Today March 27, 2018, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee in Annapolis plans to markup Senate Bill 122, or what the legislature calls the "Comprehensive Crime Bill of 2018". This Bill will not move Maryland forward.
We ask you to follow your signing of this petition by sharing on Twitter why you believe in blocking Senate Bill 122. Use HashTag #MDAgainstSB122516 signatures
Progressive Maryland will stand tomorrow and oppose Senate Bill 122, this Bill is horribly put together. It offers no protection against police brutality, offers no protection against the increasing number of "hate crimes" and mass shootings that lawfully armed individuals, including white nationalists, perpetrate in American society. Instead, Senate Bill 122 offers to incarcerate a generation of black or Latino men and women and to do so during the 2018 election year so as to make the image of incarcerated black and Latino men political fodder during Governor Hogan's reelection campaign. Progressive Maryland will not stand behind any member who supports Senate Bill 122, we will be watching the vote on the Bill closely and will consider pulling endorsements from members who support this bill.
With these thoughts in mind, we ask that you join our fight against racially bigoted injustice, our fight aimed at blocking passage of Senate Bill 122. To stop this legislation, we need to make our voices heard by telephone, by email, and by social media so as to persuade the members of the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Delegate Joseph Vallario of Prince George's County to vote down Senate Bill 122.
Keep this in mind: We have no time for apathy in times like these. Join us in the fight against the racially bigoted injustice that in Maryland goes by the name Senate Bill 122.
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Many proposals are being put forward on both sides of the aisle, some with better intentions than others. The Maryland for Guaranteed Healthcare campaign is just that - a campaign for guaranteed healthcare. With the strides the ACA has done to improve the healthcare system, there will still remain 30 million Americans uninsured, with many who have insurance still not having needed medical coverage and care.
Over the Spring and Summer and into the start of the Fall, our advocacy has been concentrated heavily on preventing up to 23 million Americans from having their medical coverage taken away. Millions of people in our nation rely with their lives on services provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. We are demanding our elected officials such as Governor Hogan, Representative Andy Harris, and others to not only oppose ANY healthcare cuts for Maryland, as well as to take a leading position that everyone deserves healthcare and supporting policy solutions that make that goal a reality. By fighting for Medicare (and all federal programs of equal importance), we are retaining the system that will help us fight for Medicare for ALL!
Find contact information for Governor Hogan and Rep. Andy Harris HERE
See our Healthcare Events Calendar HERE
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Health Care Professionals' Sign-On Letter for Children's Health
In her Letter to the Editor to Delmarva Now, Vice President of the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Whitney Palmer writes,
"Throughout the state, Marylanders have benefited from Medicaid expansion; conservative numbers state 291,000 individuals have gained coverage — and the majority live in rural areas. Our health care system has high administrative costs and the cost of care is set by profit motives. Insurance and pharmaceutical companies prioritize corporate profits over the health of Americans — and treat health care as a commodity.Health care is a human right and moral issue, not a commodity. Our goal should be to provide more and higher quality care to Americans, especially access to mental health services. We at Progressive Maryland believe that should take the form of a single-payer, Medicare-for-all system. A single-payer system will result in savings of [hundreds of billions of dollars annually].
When physicians can focus on people’s health instead of bureaucracy or creating a plan based on a person’s ability to pay, they can address health needs and prioritize prevention. Additionally, people will no longer declare bankruptcy because of medical bills. Fewer people will die.
It is time for the United States to prioritize people over profits and join the rest of the world with Medicare for All."
Join us as an advocate and to show your support for Guaranteed Healthcare for Maryland!
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