September 05, 2011

Stand Up!

We the People vs. the Super Committee
Stand up for the principles we believe in; to support programs we know work!
  • The "Super Committee" aka the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction will make decisions which will affect our communities. We cannot afford to remain on the sidelines.
  • We're organizing ongoing efforts to reach out to Congress--especially Rep. Van Hollen and the rest of the "Super Committee"--educate the public, and get our message out.
  • We're holding meetings and events to show strong support for investments in jobs, clean energy, education and infrastructure; and protecting our communities from austerity cuts.

Please join us at these important upcoming events:
Join the MCPA to discuss these issues and organize meetings with members of Congress, media outreach, and coordinate our critically important actions!

7:30 to 9 PM tomorrow evening, Tues. Sept. 6th
Saigonese Restaurant in Wheaton, 11232 Grandview Ave Silver Spring (Wheaton), MD 20902
Public Transportation: 2 block walk from Wheaton Metro (red line)

Montgomery County NOW presents, Feminism in Politics: Discussion and Workshop
Special Guest Speakers: Sen. Jennie Forehand and Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez, with Former Congressional Candidate Andrea Miller, and Maryland NOW President Linda Mahoney. Get more involved in national, state and local issues.

Monday, September 19 · 7 to 9 PM
Rockville Regional Public Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
Parking across the street in 2 garages
Public Transportation: short walk from the Rockville Metro stop

Town Hall Meeting: Taking Back the Budget Debate 
7:30pm to 9:30pm  Tuesday, September 20th
Silver Spring Civic Center--One Veterans Place (corner of Ellsworth and Fenton)

Downtown Silver Spring, Short walk from Silver Spring Metro Stop
Speakers include Rep. Donna Edwards, State Senators Roger Manno and Jamie Raskin, Economist Heather Boushey, and IPS Fellow Karen Dolan. Moderator, Maryland NAACP’s Elbridge James.

Symposium: America in the 21st Century
Hosted by the Univ. of DC Law Students Organizations
7 to 10 PM Wednesday, October 5th 
University of the District of Columbia Room 312 Bldg. 52
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008
Garage and street parking available
Van Ness / UDC Metro stop (red line) on campus
Campus Map:

Ninety-minute panel, followed by a reception. This first symposium will be focused on issues we find important. Affordable College, the Affects of the Recent Healthcare Bill, Jobs and the Economy.
Invited to speak: Congress members John Conyers Jr., Keith Ellison, Maxine Waters, and Donna Edwards, with honored guests Andre Carson, Maya Rockemore and Professor John Brittian of UDC. Moderated by Garland Nixon, the "Raucous Caucus" (heard 7 PM Tuesdays on WPFW 89.3 FM
Thank you and see you at these and other events!
Mike Hersh
Director, Montgomery County Progressive Alliance

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