Bernie and Bylaws

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.

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Our Revolution Howard County has been super-active. In March, they held 2-3 events per week including a large presence at the March 11 March for Our Schools. April looks like ORHoCo will pack just as strong a progressive punch. Join ORHoCo on the Gorman Bridge 4:30 – 6:30 pm Friday April 5 to protest the Trump administration’s cruel immigration policies. Click on the image to read it full-size.

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Proposed New Bylaws

ORMD’s State Organizing Committee or SOC took nine months to propose new Bylaws for ORMD going forward. They are designed to foster an organization run by and for its members. Tuesday March 26, the SOC announced their completion. The proposed Bylaws were posted online here and the link was emailed to members with request for approval. There is still time to vote. You can access a ballot here or by clicking on the sample ballot to the right. We will be closing the election noon Sunday.

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Written testimony in support of Healthy Maryland

Testimony to Health Committee Annapolis
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Healthy Maryland

In Annapolis with lots of great progressives to testify for Healthy Maryland. ORMD members include OR – Baltimore Chair Sheila Ruth and ORMoCo members Don BossetDeborah Schumann, Jim and Donna McGee, and Laura Kaplan-Weissman.

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The March for Our Schools

More than 8,500 enthusiastic and energetic teachers, students, labor and community activists, and elected officials joined in the historic March for Our Schools rally in Annapolis Monday March 11. Organized and led by the Maryland State Employees Association, the march emphasized the need for adequate funding of Maryland’s public education system. Our Revolution Howard County proudly led the Our Revolution Maryland’s delegation in Annapolis. Continue reading

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Canvassing for Medicare-for-All

Thursday afternoon, I joined OrMoCo members Don Bosset and Betsey Katiti at the Silver Spring Metro Station where Don was leading a canvass for Medicare-for-All. We urged supporters to reach out to Maryland’s two U.S. Senators, Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin – both Democrats – and demand that they support Medicare-for-All legislation.   Continue reading

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March on March 11th for Our Schools

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March 11, the March for Our Schools will go forward in Annapolis at 6pm in front of the Statehouse. In support, Our Revolution Howard County Chair Paul Baicich was spotted in P.G. County making banners – far from his home grounds. Okay the counties are right next to each other. But still. . .

Maryland’s public schools and teachers are outstanding. But Governor Hogan has been cutting education funds and our children are suffering as a result. The independent Kirwan Commission concluded at the end of 2016, that Maryland’s education budget was $2.9 short of the amount necessary. Continue reading

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Report from Howard County

Together with the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare, Healthcare is a Human Right Maryland, and Physicians for a National Health Program, ORHoCo held a Medicare-for-All Barnstorm on February 11. Neighborhood canvassing begins Saturday February 23 in Columbia’s Owen Brown neighborhood. Phone-banking and more canvassing will take place in March. For more information and to join the Howard Chapter, email Chair Paul Baicich at

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Our Revolution Baltimore’s Climate Change Meeting

Summer 2018 Shasta-Trinity National Forest California. NYTimes

Saturday, I attended, with over 30 other activists, Our Revolution Baltimore’s February 16 meeting at the Waverly Library in central Baltimore – just a few blocks east of Johns Hopkins University’s main campus. The Baltimore Chapter convenes on either the third Saturday or Sunday of each month.

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