January 10, 2009

3 Progressive Events Tomorrow and Beyond

Kicking off 2009 with Exciting Events

1. Progressive Working Group--uniting Maryland Progressive Organizations 1:30 PM Sunday 1/11

2. Reception for Del. Roger Manno 12:30 PM Sunday 1/11

3. Reception for Del. Tom Hucker 3:30 PM Sunday 1/11

4. Help Leaflet for Healthcare NOT Warfare/National Healthcare Friday Jan. 16

5. PDA National Grassroots Conference and Celebration in D.C. Saturday and Sunday Jan. 17-18

6. Martin Luther King Day fundraiser in D.C. Monday January 19.


1. Progressive Working Group--uniting Maryland Progressives


We've received definite or tentative confirmations from Senators Jamie Raskin, David Harrington, Mike Lenett, and Paul Pinksy, and Delegates Kumar Barve, Roger Manno, Karen Montgomery, Anne Kaiser, Jolene Ivey, Doyle Niemann, Jeff Waldstreicher, Victor Ramirez, Kirill Reznik, Craig Rice, and Herman Taylor. Others expected.

Sunday January 11th, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Wheaton Public Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton 20902. (The meeting room is on the lower level.)

Among the legislative priorities that will be presented to legislators at the meetings: the Global Warming Solutions Act, combined taxation reporting for corporations, protection for immigrants, public financing of General Assembly campaigns, Workforce Anti-Fraud Bill, defunding the ICC, Health Security Act (single payer), bill on electoral integrity and transparency, protection for students from military recruiters, Civil Marriage Protection Act, gender identity and expression protection, no police spying on lawful activities, and bring the MD National Guard home.

2. Roger Manno Reception/Fundraiser
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Address: 2138 Merrifields Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Suggested donation: $35.00 To donate online, click here: http://www.rogermanno.com/contribute/index.cfm?Fuseaction=contribute

3. Tom Hucker Reception/Fundraiser
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
McGinty's Public House
911 Ellsworth Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910

4. Help Leaflet January 16 PDA and the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Healthcare/National Single Payer Coalition will leaflet at metro stations all around Washington, D.C. to tell people about healthcare reform and PDA's Healthcare NOT Warfare campaign. From 5 p.m. until we run out of leaflets or crowds. Contact Dr. Margaret Flowers at conversationcoalition@gmail.com to sign up.

5. PDA National Grassroots Conference in D.C. January 17-18 Join several members of Congress, progressive leaders, Col. Ann Wright (ret.), workshops, panels, live music, celebration, tabling, More info/sign up here

6. PDA Martin Luther King Day Pre-Inaugural Tribute fundraiser: January 19 from 10 PM to Midnight. Intimate conversation with PDA Advisory Board Members and friends including Rep. Raul Grijalva, Co-Chair, Progressive Caucus; Rep. Jim McGovern; Thom Hartmann, award winning radio host/best selling author; Tom Hayden, peace activist; Donna Smith of Michael Moore's SiCKO; Code Pink founders Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin; John Nichols, The Nation Magazine, author The Genius of Impeachment; live music by Dan Reed; SURPRISES!

Please contact me for an invitation to the event, regular price $300 but available for $275 for a limited time.


A Progressive Agenda for the Obama Years: Pre-Order PDA's 5 DVD set recorded live in Denver featuring exciting guests (Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Raul Grijalva, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Rep. Keith Ellison, Sen. Jamie Raskin, Jim Hightower, Rep. Lynn Woolsey, Amy Goodman, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rep. Jim McGovern, Ron Kovac, John Nichols, Norman Solomon, Donna Smith, Vincent Bugliosi, Rep. Robert Wexler, Mimi Kennedy, Jim Zogby, Tom Hayden, MORE!), panels, live music. $45 for a limited time. Order online here.


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