Our Revolution Maryland proudly co-sponsored Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker‘s Townhall Sunday May 10 at the Silver Spring Civic Building. A standing room only crowd of nearly 1,000 people pressed into the Great Hall to hear politicians and activists speak out against Governor Hogan’s awful plan to add privately owned toll lanes to I-495 and I-270. Speaking on Our Revolution Maryland’s behalf, Silver Spring resident Dayo Akinsheye repeatedly brought the crowd to its feet. She was also quoted in both the Washington Post and Maryland Matters. Watch the video here.
Our Revolution Maryland commends Maryland House Democrats for embracing consensus in choosing Delegate Adrienne Jones to be House Speaker. Democrats can be justly proud to have ended Maryland’s shameful 400 year history without either an African American or female House Speaker. Continue reading
Under the auspices of its Elections Committee, Our Revolution Maryland conducted its first election to determine officers April 17 – 24.
Here are your officers:
Chair/President – Bob Muehlenkamp
Treasurer- Jimmy Tarlau
Secretary – Nabulungi (Nabi) Akinshegun
State Organizing Director – Keanuu Smith Brown
Member at Large – Ed Fischman
The Elections Committee is Chair Chris Izzo, Marylin Pierre, and Paul Butterworth.
Our Revolution Baltimore Co-Chair Sheila Ruth‘s op-ed is in today’s Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski last week showed what real leadership looks like in presenting his first budget message.
Keep in mind, he inherited a mess: an $81 million deficit, and, among other things, he discovered that the county has been plundering the retiree health benefits fund to pay for county operating expenses. Not only would it be difficult to pay for any of his priorities, but he had to find a way to close the deficit.
Click here to read the rest of Sheila’s outstanding editorial.
Currently, ORMD members are voting on new officers for the State Organizing Committee (SOC) and signing a petition urging Maryland’s U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmembers David Trone, Dutch Ruppersberger, Steny Hoyer, and Andy Harris to become co-sponsors of Medicare-for-All legislation. The officers election runs through April 24 and the petition will be delivered at some point during this Congressional session.
If you would like to vote on the candidates running for SOC, your ballot should be accessible via a link in an email sent out at 10 this morning. If you are a subscriber but have trouble finding the ballot, email Hal Ginsberg. If you would like to sign our petition, please click here or on the image to the right.
The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus joined other groups on the eastern shore to condemn recent distributions of white supremacist literature in an April 11 letter to the Easton, MD, based Star Democrat:
The members of the undersigned organizations condemn the dispersal of white supremacist flyers on the Eastern Shore on March 31. In addition to being found in the Rio Vista neighborhood of St. Michaels, as reported in the Star Democrat, flyers with different text – though equally hateful and containing the same organizational name and contact information – were found on Tilghman Island.
Read the entire letter here.
“In his March 31 Outlook essay, “Why so many saw Mueller as a savior,” Paul Musgrave accurately described the many Democrats and self-described liberals who were desperate for a knight to slay the Trump dragon and so cast aside reason and critical thinking skills. But he could be wrong in describing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) long-range plan to “defeat [Trump] at the ballot box in 2020” as “inspirational” but unlikely to succeed . . .
Read the rest of the letter here.
A large majority of Our Revolution Maryland voters signaled that they want ORMD to endorse Bernie Sanders for President and ratified proposed Bylaws. So we’ve done both. Bernie is our choice to be the Democratic nominee for President in 2020. We will be canvassing, telephoning, texting, writing, and supporting Bernie’s campaign in other states. Many of you have responded to our request for volunteers. If you haven’t already or don’t know how to join the ORMD for Bernie team, just complete this form.