Today is National Child Health Day, a reminder of our unwavering commitment to health equity for all, especially our youngest residents. As we mark this important day, we are reminded of the critical work we do every day to fight for a healthier Maryland.

Tonight, the Anne Arundel County Council is set to vote on a Medicare for All resolution, telling Congress to pass the Medicare For All Act of 2023. We submitted testimony in favor of the measure. We're keeping our fingers crossed and hoping that the council will join other municipalities in Maryland and adopt this resolution!  

Our task forces and issue campaigns are kicking off this quarter hard at work with lots of organizing. Read on for updates and ways to get involved! Check out events from our allies, and don't forget to check out Latinx Heritage Month celebrations, ending on October 15th.


In Solidarity,

The Progressive Maryland Team

Here’s what’s in today’s memo:

    • Quick Actions
    • PM task forces & issue campaigns: HCTF & EJTF
    • Events from Allies
    • Latinx Heritage Month Events
    • State & National news

Quick Actions:

  • SIgn this petition to support Councilmember Oriadha’s fight for a maternal and caregiver health policy change and fair representation for all. 

Updates: PM Task Forces & Issue Campaigns 

Healthcare Justice: Taking Action This Fall!

Healthcare Issue Organizing

We’re kicking off this quarter with an invitation to supporters to join our Healthcare Task Force! Our HCTF leaders are organizing for Medicare For All, lower prescription drug prices, an end to insurance company claim and care denials and for relief for Marylanders with medical  debt. They’re a great team doing some really rewarding work. You can be part of it-contact Patty to get the details.

Actions and Updates 

We’re hosting community events in the Baltimore area and in Montgomery County this October. Be part of a National Day Of Action next week, featuring a local Baltimore area action that will spotlight how health insurers are putting their profits before people. We’ll also be doing door knocking on Oct. 22nd in the Silver Spring area and putting on a community social on October 29th in Baltimore City. Contact Patty 

As noted in our opening, it’s an important night for Medicare For All in Anne Arundel County! Congratulations and thanks to the health care advocates and organizers who have worked hard and persistently the past few years to get the AA Council to consider a Resolution in support of Medicare For All that encourages ALL of our Maryland Congressional delegation to support the Medicare For All Act of 2023. 

Environmental Justice Task Force

EJTF Listening Session: Organizer with the Greater Bay Brook Alliance attends  

To explore the concerns of Cherry Hill residents in South Baltimore, the Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) hosted a Listen-Lead-Share (LLS) session at the Enoch Pratt Library in Cherry Hill on Saturday, September 30th.  

Ralinda Wimbush, Environmental Justice Organizer with the Greater Baybrook Alliance, attended the session. Ralinda, originally from Annapolis, MD, is a Cherry Hill resident. She shared that a central issue preventing many residents from engaging in grassroots movements is the lack of incentives and economic opportunities. On the day prior to the LLS session, she spearheaded a neighborhood cleanup event in South Baltimore with 50 participants. To show gratitude for their effort, community members received a small token of appreciation. The EJTF looks to hopefully collaborate with the GBA in the near future.

With durable people-power, the EJTF aims to empower the community of Cherry Hill, ensuring it remains renowned for its illustrious history rather than pollution. It's time to end environmental racism NOW! If you have a passion for environmental justice and want to support the EJTF, please reach out to SirJames.



Rally to Support Anton's Law and Ensure Transparency Around Police Misconduct

“Help keep policing transparent and accountable by coming out to a demonstration from 8:30 to 9:30 before the hearing, and then join us at the hearing from 9:30 to 11:30 if you are able”

 Peace and Justice event on Sunday, Oct 15 in Baltimore County.


Hispanic Heritage Heat🔥🗓️🎉

PS: "As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, don't forget to check back here every week for new and exciting events that pay tribute to and uplift our vibrant Hispanic community!"

Sandy Point State Park will host a Hispanic Heritage Environmental Festival on Oct. 2. 

Presented by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Conservancy, Corazón Latino, the National Park Service, and Defensores De La Cuenca, the event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features boat rides, Zumba classes, fishing demonstrations, food trucks, and more.

Employ Prince George’s Hispanic Heritage & Multicultural Job & Resource Fair, Thursday, October 12

Designed for multilingual jobseekers, you will have the opportunity to connect with companies and programs with hundreds of jobs. Sign up here.


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