Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for October 15 2018

Every specious argument in favor of Larry Hogan turns out to be an argument in favor of electing Ben Jealous governor of Maryland. Taking credit for nothing going wrong is a far cry from governing.

Check our blog below for more.


 

Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Monday, October 15, 2018

Check our blog posts, below, to see why every argument in favor of Larry Hogan turns out to be an argument in favor of Ben Jealous. Taking credit for nothing going wrong is a far cry from governing. Maryland is falling behind its neighbor states in critical areas despite this thriving economy – that’s no record of accomplishment, it’s a record of promoting more inequality in the state to favor your big corporate and developer donors. Turnout is the key to a better Maryland, so make sure your community votes for positive change. Early voting begins Oct. 25. Make your plans for voting and activate your neighbors to do the same.


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Progressive Prince George's

Tues Oct 23 fair elections hearing at PG council -- From Sierra Club Maryland -  On Tuesday, October 23, the Prince George's County Council will hold a public hearing and vote on the Fair Elections Bill, a bill that would reduce the power of big money in county elections and give everyday people a stronger voice in their local democracy. The bill (CB-99-2018) would enable qualifying citizens to run for County Council and County Executive on the strength of their ideas, supported by small donations from ordinary people that are matched from a Fair Election Fund. Find out more here. Passage of the bill is not assured - we need your help!

Come to the public hearing on Tuesday, October 23!
The hearing will be held in the first floor hearing room of the County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. Come to show your support and testify. For more information on timing and how to sign up to speak, contact Martha.Ainsworth@mdsierra.org

Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct 18 -- Local elected officials set Kirwan Commission explainers—two Prince George’s elected officials on the Kirwan Commission for reforming Maryland’s educational system have set information sessions about the Commission’s work and forthcoming recommendations for this week. Tuesday, Oct. 16 Assembly members Sen. Paul Pinsky and Del. Alonzo Washington will meet with Prince George’s residents at Parkdale High School in Riverdale (Tuesday, 7 p.m.) and Nicholas Orem Middle School in Hyattsville (Thursday, 7 p.m.) to discuss the Commission’s work. Parkdale is at 6001 Good Luck Road, Riverdale 20737 and Nicholas Orem is at 6100 Editors Park Road, Hyattsville 20782.

COMING UP:

  Saturday, October 20, Crofton Canvass  at 10:30 AM · Crofton Elementary School in Crofton, MD

Join Take Action AAC to canvass for progressive candidates in Crofton. We are canvassing for James Kitchin for County Council District 7, Eve Hurwitz for State Senate District 33 and Ben Je (show all)

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Saturday, October 20, Participatory Defense Community Meeting 1:00 PM Oakcrest Community Center

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PMD Montgomery

 


Frederick County Progressives

Sunday, October 21, 2018 Frederick County Canvass at 10:00 AM details TBD rsvp

Also Sunday, October 28 rsvp

 

 


Take Action Anne Arundel County

TA AAC Events

 

Board of Education Candidate Forums

Anne Arundel County is electing school board directors for the first time in county districts 4, 5 & 7. Take Action AAC has organized Board of Education Candidate Forums so local residents can hear from both candidates in each district.  

Monday, October 15 at 7 pm - District 5 Board of Education Candidate Forum at Cape St. Claire Clubhouse

For more information on the two candidates, click here.

Plan to attend and share this FB event with your network

Tuesday, October 16 at 7 pm - District 7 Board of Education Candidate Forum at the American Legion Edgewater

For more information on the two candidates, click here.

Plan to attend and share this FB event with your network

Monthly Chapter Meeting

Take Action AAC usually meets on the third Thursday of October. 

In lieu of a monthly chapter meeting, Take Action AAC encourages voters to attend the County Executive Debate. See more under Other Anne Arundel Events 

Canvassing

Saturday, October 20 at 10:30 am in Crofton for James Kitchin - County Council District 7, Eve Hurwitz for State Senate District 33 and Ben Jealous for Governor

RSVP here  

Sunday, October 21 at 11:00 am in Shady Side for James Kitchin - County Council District 7, Laticia Hicks for Board of Education District 7 and Ben Jealous for Governor

RSVP here 

Other Anne Arundel Events

Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm - County Executive Debate at Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapolis

The Capital Gazette is hosting Anne Arundel County Executive Candidates, Steve Schuh and Steuart Pittman,

Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm - Candidates Forum on the Environment and Development

The Climate Stewards are co-sponsoring a nonpartisan event for area voters to meet and hear from candidates for County Executive and County Council Districts 6 and 7 on the critical issues of our environment and growth and development.

The discussion will be moderated by Dan Nataf, Ph.D., a professor at Anne Arundel Community College and Director of the Center for the Study of Local Issues. Terence Smith will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Terence is an Eastport resident and retired journalist who worked as a special correspondent at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and also worked for The New York Times and CBS News.

The forum will be held at the Bay Ridge Christian Church, 1071 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.  Doors will open at 6:30 PM with the forum beginning promptly at 7:00 PM. 


Progressive Howard County

 


Talbot Rising

LEARN ABOUT VOTE SMART ON OCT. 20
Richard Kimball, cofounder of the Vote Smart Project, will show how to easily access the information you need to decide which candidates to vote for in this year's elections. Billed as a Voter "Self-Defense" Event, it's a free-, not-to-miss nonpartisan opportunity to help citizens become better informed before they head for the polls. The session will be held 2 -4 pm at the Talbot Public Library in Easton.


Lower Shore Progressive Caucus


PMD Baltimore

CANVASS TIL YOU DROP IN OCTOBER – AND WIN

  Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 05:30 PM

Tuesday 10/16 Canvass Baltimore County

Come help Canvass for the general election with Progressive Maryland Baltimore. Mobilizing the vote in Baltimore City is one of the most crucial steps to getting Ben Jealous elected in November. Support other local progressive candidates in the districts we canvass! Come help make the blue wave happen and meet your fellow voters! rsvp and get notification of the details.

  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 05:30 PM

Wednesday 10/17 Canvass Baltimore City

rsvp and get notification of the details.

  Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Saturday 10/20 Canvass Baltimore City

rsvp and get notification of the details.

  Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Sunday 10/21 Canvass Baltimore City

rsvp and get notification of the details.

  Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Sunday 10/21 Canvass Baltimore County

rsvp and get notification of the details.

  Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 05:30 PM

Wednesday 10/24 Canvass Baltimore City

rsvp and get notification of the details.

  Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 06:00 PM

Saturday 10/27 Canvass Baltimore City

rsvp and get notification of the details.

  Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Sunday 10/28 Canvass Baltimore City

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  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 05:30 PM

Wednesday 10/31 Canvass

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


 

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October 11, 2018   WaPo delivers excellent reasons to vote for Jealous

There are many excellent reasons for Maryland voters to back Ben Jealous, the progressive Democratic candidate for governor, against the GOP incumbent, Larry Hogan. The Washington Post, in today's endorsement of Larry Hogan, delivered some of the most convincing arguments for Jealous.

 

October 09, 2018 Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for Oct. 9 2018

This Memo appears on a Tuesday because of yesterday’s sort-of national holiday for a native of Genoa who sailed on behalf of genocidal Spanish monarchs. We are "celebrating" the event and its catastrophic consequences with less and less enthusiasm and it is being supplanted in many places by a day to honor those Indigenous Peoples who survived all this Eurocolonialist behavior, and mourn those who did not, by organizing for real equality in our lives and communities.


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