Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life is an inspiration and guide for all of us.
She led a life based on principle–most notably an absolute belief in gender equality–and believed she could change society for the better. And, year after year, for 60 years, that’s what she did.
With the ACLU, and afterward at the Supreme Court, she not only changed the meaning of equal protection under the Constitution. She changed how America thinks about gender equality–that women are equal to men in every way, period. And within the complexity of law and Supreme Court decisions her principles remained simple and clear: equality means the right to same sex marriage, abortion, affirmative action, and for workers–especially women workers–equal treatment on the job. Continue reading
As a progressive organization, we support Marylin Pierre for Judge because she has demonstrated a commitment to serve the people of Maryland – all people, regardless of their party affiliation – not high-priced lawyers, political insiders, or corporate special interests. Moreover, her judicial campaign is unique in that it is a grassroots movement that centers on restoring the people’s faith in our justice system and ensuring equitable access to the Montgomery County court system.
Now more than ever the people of Maryland need a judge that will treat every individual person with dignity and respect, rule fairly, and impartially. We support Marylin engaging with all voters to demonstrate these non-partisan values of justice and fairness.
Now is the time to mobilize for justice.
At Our Revolution Maryland, we are in mourning. Yet even as we grieve over the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we celebrate her heroic life and triumphs and we commit to redouble our efforts to realize her goal of a truly just society.
Sheila Ruth is Co-Chair of Our Revolution Baltimore City/Baltimore County. She also represents District 44B in the Maryland House of Delegates. Below, she provides the most powerful argument we’ve seen to vote for Joe Biden in November:
Like many of you, I will forever mourn that we lost the opportunity for a Bernie Sanders presidency. But Bernie always said it was not just about one candidate. NotMeUs is not just a hashtag. It’s up to us to push for our goals no matter who’s in power. We must remember always our ultimate goals of justice and equity for all and a livable world. Continue reading
Our Revolution Baltimore City/Baltimore County activist Charlie Cooper asked us to post this op-ed and we’re delighted to do so. Charlie is the President of Get Money out Maryland. Get Money Out – Maryland, Inc. (GMOM) is a group of volunteers trying to get big money out of our political system and make elections fairer.
Date: August 22nd
Twenty-eight million people still need enhanced unemployment benefits.1 They are struggling to pay rent and feed their children. In July, nearly 14 million children didn’t have enough to eat. But their relief has expired. Other unfinished business on behalf of workers:
• No guaranteed access to testing or care for people with COVID-19 symptoms,
• Inadequate testing and contact tracing,
• State and local governments and public schools facing fiscal ruin, and
• The U.S. Postal Service being run into the ground by a crony who has huge investments in FedEx and UPS.
To download complete August 2020 Newsletter in pdf format for easy reading and active hyperlinks click here.August 2020
From Our Revolution Chair Larry Cohen: “I just received this amazing video from the leader of OR France. It consists of stories from Americans living in France about the French system and why we need MFA. The production quality is outstanding and the stories compelling. In solidarity Larry”
Dear Senators and Representatives:
We at Our Revolution Maryland are writing to express our heartfelt appreciation for your recent vote in favor of cutting the defense budget by 10%. At the best of times, our rapidly spiraling spending on military endeavors presents grave contradictions between our self-styled image as a country of peace and diplomacy, and the seemingly unending forever wars we are engaged in across the globe.