We had a great May Meeting livestreamed via Zoom on Facebook. Our Revolution Maryland Chair Bob Muehlenkamp moderates a discussion about the future of the progressive movement with Larry Cohen and Jamie Raskin. Then Democratic primary challenger Mckayla Wilkes, who is running for Congress in Maryland’s 5th District. spoke. Finally, Maryland Progressive Healthcare Founder Kristy Fogle provided updates on the movement for single-payer healthcare in DC and Annapolis.
Our calls to action:
- Take the Bernie Pledge!
- Phonebank for Mckayla Wilkes!!
- Urge Steny Hoyer to get behind the Jayapal/Kennedy Medicare Crisis Program Act!!!
Livestream date: 14April20
Click to download Slideshow!
Tell Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to Co-Sponsor the Jayapal/Dingell Medicare for All Legislation. https://OurRev.us/MDcallM4A!!
Check out Bernie’s Options to Pay for Medicare for All and Financing Medicare for All!!!
Our choice for District 1 – Allison Galbraith – withdrew from the race on or about April 20. We are very disappointed.
Here is the text of our endorsement announcement:
Our Revolution Maryland is pleased to endorse Allison Galbraith for Congress for Maryland’s 1st District.
Raised in historic Bel Air, Allison is a native of Maryland’s 1st Congressional District.
Allison’s responses to our questionnaire left no doubt that she has the bold, progressive message and infrastructure needed to defeat one of the most extreme members of the right-wing Freedom Caucus – Andy Harris.
We encourage all eligible 1st District residents to vote for Allison Galbraith in the Democratic primary on June 2nd. Please make sure to register as a Democrat, if you’re not already, in order to vote in the primary.
Update March 23 at 2pm: Governor Hogan ordered this morning that all non-essential businesses in Maryland close due to coronavirus outbreak.
Several Our Revolution Maryland activists have reported that employees, who could work productively from home, are being required to report to their workplace. This increases their risk of contracting the coronavirus and ultimately jeopardizes all of us. In response, we are petitioning Governor Hogan for an executive order allowing Maryland-based employees to work from home unless their physical presence is required. Maryland Progressive Healthcare Coalition, Progressive Democrats of America – Maryland, and Greater Baltimore DSA, are co-sponsors.
We posted the petition Tuesday March 17. So far 380 people have signed. Please join us if you haven’t already by clicking here.
To read the Office of the Governor’s response (received Wednesday March 18), please click “continue reading”:
To download Press Release in pdf format for easy reading click here.Baltimore Endorsements 2020 Press Release
Our Revolution’s Endorsement Committee has unanimously approved Our Revolution Maryland’s request for a national endorsement of State Senator Jill Carter. Senator Carter is running in a special election to complete the term of the late Elijah Cummings in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. Our Revolution’s endorsement was based on Senator Carter’s strong and consistent progressive record – including support for Medicare-for-all, the Green New Deal, and transparency and integrity in government. The Special Election is Tuesday February 4. We notified Senator Carter in an interview yesterday.
Our Revolution Maryland endorses Mckayla Wilkes for Congress (District – 5). Mckayla is an outstanding candidate who will add a much needed progressive voice to Maryland’s delegation to the US House of Representatives. Click to donate to Mckayla’s campaign. Click to volunteer. For our Press Release, click here.
Our Revolution Howard, Our Revolution Montgomery, and our sibling Our Revolution DC, all had debate watch parties on Thursday December 19. Howard County also phonebanked for Bernie that evening.
Howard Debate Watch
With our DSA allies in DC
In Silver Spring, MD
Hundreds of concerned Marylanders packed the Silver Spring Civic Center Monday December 16 to register their disapproval of Governor Hogan’s plan to add privately owned and operated toll lanes to the DC Beltway and I-270. Watch Our Revolution Montgomery’s Zola Shaw presentation at the rally right here. Continue reading