Beth Landry

  • canceled rsvp for Progressive Maryland January Member Orientation 2018-01-16 14:45:36 -0500

    Progressive Maryland January Member Orientation

    Get energized and engaged in the new year by joining us for the first Progressive Maryland member orientation of 2018!

    Progressive Maryland's member orientation is a great way to connect you with other members of your community who want to make positive change. You'll learn about what Progressive Maryland does, how we build power to influence issues and elections, and how you can get more involved in local organizing work.

    The January 2018 member orientation will take place at the Urbana Regional Library in the SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM in Frederick County from 11am to 4:30pm with a 45-minute break for lunch. Please plan to bring or buy your lunch; there are restaurants available in the shopping center adjacent to the library.


    Can't make it out this time? No worries! We'll be holding a member orientation every month, and we'll rotate the location around the state. If you want one of the upcoming orientations to take place in your area, contact Brandy Brooks, Leadership Development Organizer, at brandy@progressivemaryland.org.

    WHEN
    January 20, 2018 at 11am
    WHERE
    Urbana Regional Library
    9020 Amelung St
    Small Conference Room
    Frederick, MD 21704
    United States
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  • Frederick Progressives January 27th Mass Canvass

    For the last year, we've been talking to Maryland residents about the issues that matter most to them. We've broken through partisan divides by engaging people we met in conversation about their values and vision for their communities to identify common ground. 

    We're returning to communities all across the state to canvass on these issues and talk to people about our chosen candidates, from western Maryland, to the DC suburbs, to the Eastern Shore!

    Starting on Saturday, January 27th, Progressive Maryland will be having

    MONTHLY MASS CANVASSES all over the state!

    We will be canvassing to elect our endorsed candidates, including:

    Gubernatorial Candidate Ben Jealous

    &

    Prince George's County Executive Candidate Donna Edwards!

    No matter where you are, there's an opportunity for you to join us! 

    Date: January 27th, 2018

    Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Door-to-door canvassers can participate in shifts. Suggested shifts are approximately 3 hours.

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    Interested in making sure that elected officials both on the campaign trail and in office are held accountable to the issues that matter most to us?

    Click HERE to sign up with our Movement Politics Team to take ACTION as canvasser, phone banker, voter registration, or  data input!

    WHEN
    January 27, 2018 at 10am
    WHERE
    Home of Beth & Drew
    356 Prospect Blvd
    Frederick , MD 21701
    United States
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  • Rep. Andy Harris MUST VOTE NO to healthcare cuts - and YES to Reauthorize CHIP!

    95 signatures

    The Eastern Shore’s Rep. Andy Harris, a physician, is supposed to carry the admonition “first do no harm” everywhere he goes. When he goes back to the House of Representatives he should suit action to those words and vote to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program with no cuts in funding.

    Here at the Maryland for Guaranteed Healthcare campaign and Progressive Maryland, we are horrified by the 23 million people tossed off health care by the (stalled) US House version of a substitute for the Affordable Care Act. CHIP is an important adjunct to Medicaid, which serves 37 million children. The Kaiser Family Foundation depicts four in ten children’s medical care depending on Medicaid and CHIP. According to Medicaid.gov, "as of May 2017, Maryland has enrolled 1,296,694 individuals in Medicaid and CHIP — a net increase of 51.43% since the first Marketplace Open Enrollment Period and related Medicaid program changes in October 2013."

    [More information on CHIP can be found here]

    Tell Andy Harris that his Congressional District 1 constituents, and people throughout Maryland, want CHIP reauthorized with NO funding cuts in September.

    Andy Harris voted to reauthorize CHIP in 2015 the last time re-authorization was on the line. Nothing has changed except Trump’s destabilizing threats to the well-being of millions and an even more dangerous medical care landscape for hard-working low-income families for whom Medicaid is a lifeline. 

     

    Their children shouldn’t suffer. Andy Harris shouldn’t go along with the Trump-Ryan plan to loot our basic protections so as to cut taxes for millionaires. 

    Reauthorize CHIP with FULL funding. Sign to tell him that!

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  • Fight for Medicare TODAY, so we can have Medicare for ALL TOMORROW!

    330 signatures

    Many proposals are being put forward on both sides of the aisle, some with better intentions than others. The Maryland for Guaranteed Healthcare campaign is just that - a campaign for guaranteed healthcare. With the strides the ACA has done to improve the healthcare system, there will still remain 30 million Americans uninsured, with many who have insurance still not having needed medical coverage and care. 

    In the immediate short-term, our advocacy has been concentrated heavily on preventing up to 23 million Americans from having their medical coverage taken away. Millions of people in our nation rely with their lives on services provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. We are demanding our elected officials such as Governor Hogan, Representative Andy Harris, and others to not only oppose ANY healthcare cuts for Maryland, as well as to take a leading position that everyone deserves healthcare and supporting policy solutions that make that goal a reality. By fighting for Medicare (and all federal programs of equal importance) today, we are retaining the system that will help us fight for Medicare for ALL, tomorrow.

    In her Letter to the Editor to Delmarva Now, Vice President of the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Whitney Palmer writes, 


    "Throughout the state, Marylanders have benefited from Medicaid expansion; conservative numbers state 291,000 individuals have gained coverage — and the majority live in rural areas. Our health care system has high administrative costs and the cost of care is set by profit motives. Insurance and pharmaceutical companies prioritize corporate profits over the health of Americans — and treat health care as a commodity.

    Health care is a human right and moral issue, not a commodity. Our goal should be to provide more and higher quality care to Americans, especially access to mental health services. We at Progressive Maryland believe that should take the form of a single-payer, Medicare-for-all system. A single-payer system will result in savings of [hundreds of billions of dollars annually].

    When physicians can focus on people’s health instead of bureaucracy or creating a plan based on a person’s ability to pay, they can address health needs and prioritize prevention. Additionally, people will no longer declare bankruptcy because of medical bills. Fewer people will die.

    It is time for the United States to prioritize people over profits and join the rest of the world with Medicare for All."

    Please sign our Petition if you agree!

     

     

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