Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, July 1, 2019

moco_ed_event_july_9.pngIt's the Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo, with upcoming events, actions taken and the permanent agenda of social justice in our state at all the points of the compass.  At Progressive Maryland (and with our progressive allies) we work for environmental justice, reform of the criminal justice/policing system and cutting the school-to-prison pipeline, fair elections that loosen the grip of big money on our politics, and reform of the systems that keep our families trapped in poverty in the midst of wealth. Read more about our issues -- and how you can be a part of change and building power -- in the Memo, every week. Get it here.



 

 

It's the Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo, with upcoming events, actions taken and the permanent agenda of social justice in our state at all the points of the compass.  At Progressive Maryland (and with our progressive allies) we work for environmental justice, reform of the criminal justice/policing system and cutting the school-to-prison pipeline, fair elections that loosen the grip of big money on our politics, and reform of the systems that keep our families trapped in poverty in the midst of wealth. Read more about our issues -- and how you can be a part of change and building power -- in the Memo, every week.

Progressive activism around the Free State, both Progressive Maryland’s action and those of our allied organizations and individuals, are in the Weekly Memo early every week (usually Monday unless a holiday intervenes). It’s a clearinghouse for folks who are building power together; and you can be in that environment of collective action. You can get the Weekly Memo email; just sign up here.


 TOP OF THE CALENDAR: Tuesday, July 9

Community Conversation on Racial Equity & Social Justice in Montgomery County moco_ed_event_july_9.pngPublic Schools 6:30-9:30 PM at Georgian Forest Elementary School, 3100 Regina Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906

 

 

Sponsored by Progressive Maryland and MCEA -- Join us as we assemble students, parents and guardians, teachers, school support staff, and community members to share experiences and discuss ways to improve racial equity and social justice in our schools! RSVP |MEALS will be provided! CHILDCARE will be available!

 

Info: contact jacquelyn@progressivemaryland.org

 

OF NOTE: MoCo’s independent progressive newsletter Commonwealth showcases a high school reporter’s account of gentrification and how the slumlords are skewered by a progressive campaign. https://commonwealthmoco.com/2019/05/21/pushed-out-an-in-depth-look-at-gentrification-in-montgomery-county/


slate_for_school.jpgOUR CHAPTERS AROUND THE STATE

Progressive Prince George’s

PMD Montgomery

Frederick County Progressives

Take Action Anne Arundel County

Progressive Howard County

Talbot Rising

Lower Shore Progressive Caucus

PMD Baltimore


EVENTS FROM OUR PROGRESSIVE ALLIES

TUE July 9 County Council Hearing on a Police Citizen’s Advisory Council, 7:30 PM, Council Office Building 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850  Montgomery County Council will be hearing testimony on creating a Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Policing Policy. Progressive Neighbors urges turnout and advocacy. Here is the press release, bill, and signup site.

WED July 10 School Desegregation Discussion–Impact Silver Spring and other groups are joint-hosting a forum on changing school boundaries to help desegregate the schools. Begins 6 PM at Arts on the Block Pop-Up Studio, 8510 Fenton Street Silver Spring MD 20910 See these Spanish and English flyers.

SUN Jul 21  Maryland Legislative Coalition Forum, Legislative Education Series on Immigration. Delegates Joseline Pena-Melnyk and David Fraser-Hidalgo discuss the challenges involved in getting immigration legislation passed in Maryland. 1:30-4:30.  Avalon Room, Ellicott City Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042, RSVP


 Baltimore progressives, Check in on Max Obuszewski’s highly useful activist calendar and tip sheet at http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/


Reading the Progressive Maryland BlogSpace: our blogs for the previous week are shown below, but if you want a handy way to keep track – and never miss a blog post – you can sign up to get this Weekly Memo by email. Remember this is your blogspace and your participation is heartily invited. See something going on that you don’t like – or that you do like and hope to see more of? Send us your thoughts; submit to the moderator at woodlanham@gmail.com

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June 23, 2019 Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, June 24, 2019

At Progressive Maryland (and with our progressive allies) we work for change and building power, and progressive activism around the Free State. Here’s the Memo, a clearinghouse for folks who are building power together; and you can be in that environment of collective action. You can get the Weekly Memo by email; just sign up here.


 

>>REMEMBER – these blog posts are frequently expressions of political opinion from our wide-ranging membership and circle of allies. They are not expressions of opinion by Progressive Maryland. Don’t be surprised if they sometimes vary in their political content. You might even disagree with them – a good reason to contribute a blog of your own. Send it to the moderator, Woody Woodruff, at woodlanham@gmail.com.

>>Keeping up with the blogs is easier with the index. The blogs published in the PM BlogSpace from June 2015 through December 2016 are all available with descriptions and links here. You can follow blogs for 2017-18 starting from here