Progressive Maryland's Weekly Memo: Tomorrow brings the Free State's registration deadline (but there's an Early Voting escape hatch!) and BTW Progressive Maryland on the radio dial; also the recent blogs handy for clicking.

Weekly Memo from Progressive Maryland: October 17-23

Voting is on our mind… Tomorrow, Oct. 18, is the deadline for registering to vote in Maryland EXCEPT voters can register at the time they vote if they go to an early-voting location. Early voting happens 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Thursday, Oct. 27 to Thursday, Nov. 3. You can get all the details at the Maryland State Board of Elections website.


ALSO Tuesday Oct. 18, 11 a.m.: Don’t miss PM Executive Director Larry Stafford co-hosting a regular weekly public affairs show on WPFW-FM 89.3, the “jazz and justice” station. This week on “Community Watch and Comment”: Neighborhood Sun's Gary Skulnik on the need for community solar, especially in Maryland with new laws enabling collaborative neighborhood power sourcing. And Jews United for Justice's Lauren Spokane talks about the campaign to strengthen rent control in DC… Stream it live at or listen anytime after the show by going to -- Click on "All Shows" and choose "Community Watch and Comment - Tuesday"


READING THE PM BLOGS – readers and fans of the PM BlogSpace can get a copy of the Weekly Memo delivered directly to their email inbox. It includes an update on the week ahead as well as links to the blogs that have appeared in recent weeks. Never miss a blog post. Sign up at

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October 15, 2016 PM BlogSpace Weekend Reader

PM Weekend Reader for Oct. Trump's really deplorable association; voter suppression continues; Hogan v. progressives on transit -- and more; some weekend reading you may enjoy.

October 14, 2016 Economic Diversity for Maryland: Progressive Maryland Teams with IPS on Project

Progressive Maryland and the Institute for Policy Studies are working to sharpen Maryland's response to a changing defense jobs picture and promote an equitable and green transition.

October 12, 2016 Recent Meeting Serves as Next Step in Continuing Maryland's Political Revolution

A recent meeting featuring Sanders delegates to the Democratic Convention highlights the steps needed to continue building a strong progressive movement in Maryland.

October 11, 2016 Students plan protest of cutbacks in AP test funding Thursday

Outraged Prince George's students plan to protest outside the School Board meeting Thursday over the cutback in funding of AP tests.

October 10, 2016 PM Weekly Memo for October 10-16

This week's agenda for progressives: another community meeting on Prince George's Question D and a conversation begins on easing the cost of higher education in that county, as well. Plus links to the latest blogs.

October 8, 2016 Progressive Maryland BlogSpace Weekend Reader for Oct. 8, 2016

Media materials about Howard County’s push to publicly finance local elections, Congress’s lagging efforts to clean up the Bay, and the past week’s big political poll of Marylanders’ mindset at the moment.


The Consumer Financial Protection Board needs to hear from you by tonight about strengthening its new rules governing predatory lending, which mostly afflicts low-paid workers. Make yourself heard, right here, asks Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Keeping up with the blogs is easier with the index. The blogs published in the PM BlogSpace since June 2015 are all available with descriptions and links here.

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M.A. and Ph.d. from University of Maryland Merrill College of Journalism, would-be radical, sci-fi fan... retired to a life of keyboard radicalism...