Past Meetup

Maryland Progressive Summit Monday March 4th 4:30-7 PM

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Maryland Progressive Summit
Monday March 4th 4:30 PM to 7 PM

The House of Delegates Ways and Means Hearing Room
Room 131 House Office Building, 6 Bladen St. Annapolis, Maryland

Hear from Important Legislators including Chairwoman, Delegate Sheila Hixson plus Senators: Benson, Ferguson, Garagiola, Madaleno, Manno, Montgomery, Pinsky, Raskin, Ramirez, and Young; and Delegates: Bobo, Carr, Cullison, Gutierrez, Hucker, Ivey, Lee, Luedtke, Mitchell, Mizeur, Morhaim, and Pena-Melnyk (all invited most confirmed).

Join Progressives from leading organizations including:
Progressive Working Group, Progressive Democrats of America, Progressive Maryland, Progressive Neighbors, MoveOn Mont. County, Progressive Cheverly, Upcounty Action, National Organization for Women (NOW) Maryland and Montgomery County Chapters, Montgomery County Progressive Alliance, Common Cause Maryland, Save our Votes, and more!

Note: Participating organizations do not necessarily endorse any or all issues or legislators listed

We will discuss issues and organize to advance legislative priorities including:

Economic Justice
Raise the Minimum Wage * Expand Tenants’ Rights * Establish a Paid Sick Days Standard * Require Combined Tax Reporting for Corporations * Protect Labor Rights / Prevailing Wages * Require Workplace Accommodations for Pregnancy * Increase Progressivity in Revenues * Ask Maryland Legislators to Support Conversion of Weapons Spending to Civilian Spending

Fair Elections And Democracy
Establish a System of Public Campaign Finance * Provide for Same-Day Voter Registration * Require Transparency By Party Central Committees When Filling Elective Office Vacancies * Implement Legislation Requiring Voting By Paper Ballot and Oppose Internet Voting * Oppose “Corporate Personhood” Doctrines and Support Efforts to Overturn Citizens United

Justice For All / Civil Rights
Repeal The Death Penalty in Maryland * End Discrimination Against Transgender Persons * Prohibit Referenda from Challenging Civil Rights * Protect Civil, Equal, and Human Rights

Clean Energy And Environmental Protection
Impose a Moratorium on Natural Gas Fracking * Impose a Fee On Plastic Grocery Bags * Establish A Beverage Container Deposit System * Provide Funding For Public Transportation

Public Health And Safety
Enact Common-Sense Gun Safety Laws * Guarantee High Quality Healthcare for All * Strengthen Laws Re: Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse and Neglect * Require Agricultural Pesticide Use Reporting * Require Labeling of Genetically Modified Food

Space is limited. Please RSVP now. For more information and to RSVP, please contact: kate@progressivemaryland.org or mikehersh2007@gmail.com

Parking is hard-to-find and expensive. We suggest parking at the Naval Academy lot on Rowe Blvd. and riding the trolley shuttle to Downtown Annapolis to attend the event. See: http://www.montgomerycountydelegation.com/parkingAnnapolis.html

Free and open to the public. We ask for a $15 per year membership fee to support our activities.

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