Criminal justice, the zoning rewrite, neighborhood intrusions by Walmart, environmental justice and county government are some of the agenda items at Thursday night's Progressive Prince George's meeting.

Our growing chapter Progressive Prince George’s meets Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 at Local 400, UFCW first floor meeting room, 8400 Corporate Drive, Landover Md. 20785. It’s near the New Carrollton Metrorail station on the Route 50 side.  Email [email protected] about carpooling, if you can offer a ride or need a ride.

An agenda driven by what the participants decide will probably include Prince George’s County Council legislation and the county’s budget priorities; neighborhood issues such as Walmart intrusions; continued efforts on police reforms; school performance; the rewrite of the zoning code and planning documents and how to keep them pro-people; environmental justice and power plant and (threatened) incinerator siting, and the county’s dependent relationship with the state for law and funds. That’s what our activist members have been talking about, so that’s what Progressive Maryland prioritizes.

We’ll hear, briefly, about the highly successful meeting this past Tuesday, June 8, kicking off Progressive Montgomery’s campaign for the $15/hr minimum wage in that county, which includes getting a raise for tipped workers as well.

woody woodruff


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...