August 24, 2011

Women's Equality Day Friday Aug 26 5:30-7:30pm

Women's Equality Day

Time  Friday, August 26 · 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location La Tasca Rockville (short walk from Rockville Station Red Line Metro)

■ Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio
■ State Senator Jennie Forehand
■ Kate Campbell Stevenson as Suffragist Alice Paul (author of the Equal Rights Amendment)

Featuring a roundtable discussion with local women activists. Happy hour drinks and tapas available for purchase.

Pay $20 for $40 in food and drinks at La Tasca Restaurant:

If you want to use the 50% off deal at the event, you have get it TODAY 08/24. It takes that long to process the deal.

For more information, contact Anne Whitt at 301-466-2653 or

August 23, 2011

TOWN HALL MEETING: Taking Back the Budget Debate

Progressive Democrats of America is co-sponsoring:
Taking Back the Budget Debate
Help fix the CRISIS of PRIORITIES in Washington and Annapolis. The U.S. has the resources; what we need is the political will to:
  • Put Americans back to work
  • Institute a fair and progressive tax system
  • Protect Americans’ health and save the environment
  • Preserve Social Security
  • Reduce the Pentagon budget
  • Bring all the troops & military contractors home
WHERE: Silver Spring Civic Center (corner of Ellsworth & Fenton, downtown SS)
WHEN: 7:30-9:30 PM, Tuesday, September 20th
PANEL: US Rep. Donna Edwards, MD State Senator Roger Manno, Economist Heather Boushey, IPS Fellow Karen Dolan. Moderator, NAACP’s Elbridge James
QUESTION & ANSWER: Followed by breakout into action groups.
Our Money . . . Our Voices . . . Our Budget Priorities
This Town Hall Sponsored By:
Baltimore Nonviolence Center; Bethesda Friends Meeting; CASA de Maryland; Center for Peace, Fred. Co.; Chesapeake Citizens; CCAN; Citizen-Soldier Alliance, Baltimore; Columbia Christian Church; Democracy for America, Mont. Co.; Fellowship of Reconciliation; Friends Meeting, Annapolis; Gray Panthers, Metro DC; Green Party, Anne Arundel Co.; Green Party, MD; Green Party, Montgomery Co.; Healthcare-Now of MD; Homewood Friends Meeting; Little Friends for Peace; MD Black Family Alliance; MD United for Peace & Justice; MCCRC; MCPA; Muslim Amer. Society/MD; NAACP/MD; Network of Spiritual Progressives, MD; Orthodox Peace Fellowship; Pax Christi/MD; Peace Action, Anne Arundel Co.; Peace Action Montgomery; Peace & Justice Coalition, Prince Georges; Pledge of Resistance, Baltimore; PDA, MD; Progressive Cheverly; Progressive Maryland; Progressive Neighbors; Prosperity Agenda; RRUU/Social Justice Council; Sandy Spring Friends Meeting ; Sheet Metal Workers International, L 100; SCLC/Mo. County; UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO; Veterans for Peace, Baltimore; Veterans for Peace, Metro DC; Voters for Peace; WeGreen USA; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom/DC.  Other sponsors of this Town Hall:  Montgomery County Peace & Justice Studies Association; American Friends Service Committee—DC; Social Security Works; Coalition on Human Needs;National Priorities Network; Peace Action.
Special thanks to UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO for providing funds to make this Town Hall possible!

August 22, 2011

help save Rockville deer wrote:

Dear friends and colleagues,

Some of you have not yet heard about this, but I hope if interested you will contact me for more information.

[Please] alert your Rockville, MD membership to sign the petition which now has about 800 signatures and NONE from Rockville; and to write opposing the hunt to and to

Also to ask them to attend the Oct. 24 meeting where I hope each one of us will have signed up to the citizens' forum to make a 3 minute statement about the deer. I have myself bought many great posters, etc. we can use now to educate the public and at the meeting before it starts. 

I have contacted print and TV media.  And we will have a deer mascot there.

I have also now set up a chip-in for people to give money to help us get the word out to the public who is ignorant there is a hunt proposed. 

I maintain we have 2 Rockvilles leading to class warfare, and that many of the people who have turned their backs quite rudely on me from Rockville have done so as they are concentrated on getting someone re-elected to city council or to be mayor in early Nov.

Today Bob Barker wrote a letter to the mayor and council, and to the Gazette, and to the Washington Post.

Frankly, it would be great to hear from someone ... I know you are all busy, which is why I don't contact you constantly.

I would love your ideas as to what else you think I should do.

Thank you again, and as always,
Carol E. McCormick