September 03, 2011

organizing to guarantee opportunity, security, and prosperity for all

We're organizing to guarantee opportunity, security, and prosperity for all.

Next meeting: 7:30 PM Tues. Sept. 6th
Where: Saigonese Restaurant

11232 Grandview Ave Silver Spring (Wheaton), MD 20902
Public Transportation: 2 block walk from Wheaton Metro (red line)

Report on progress in our county and state on Healthcare, the Environment, Education, Labor, Transportation, Energy and other issues. We're building up our coalition and lobby efforts on the state and national level, planning special events, forming a steering committee, and working on meetings with legislators, and other organizations.

September 01, 2011

Feminism in Politics: Discussion and Workshop

Montgomery County NOW presents!
Feminism in Politics: Discussion and Workshop

Experts will answer questions and help you get more involved in national, state and local issues. Free and open to the public.

Monday, September 19 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Special Guest Speakers:

* Sen. Jennie Forehand, Maryland State Senator, will discuss what's changed for women in politics.

* Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez, Maryland Delegate, will discuss challenges facing women and Latinas in politics.

* Andrea Miller, former candidate for Congress will discuss how to get started in politics, and lobbying on national issues.

* Linda Mahoney, President, Maryland NOW will discuss her lobbying efforts for the Harriet Tubman statue.

Rockville Regional Public Library
21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
Parking across the street in 2 garages
5 Block walk from the Rockville Metro stop



August 30, 2011

Protest at the White House to stop disastrous tar sands pipeline construction

Protest at the White House to stop disastrous tar sands pipeline construction

Date/time: Saturday, August 20 - Saturday, September 3
Location The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW across from Lafayette Park
Contact: Amanda Brinton, 202-363-4366,


Check out more information and register HERE

Town Hall Meeting: Taking Back the Budget Debate

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

We need you to help fix the PRIORITIES CRISIS in Washington and Annapolis!

America CAN afford to care. We can:
* Put America back to work
* Institute a fair tax system
* Protect Americans’ health and save the environment
* Preserve Social Security
* Bring all the troops and military contractors home

We can shift the debate! Join us as we organize for real, progressive solutions.

Speakers include Rep. Donna Edwards, State Senators Roger Manno and Jamie Raskin, Economist Heather Boushey, IPS Fellow Karen Dolan. Moderator, the NAACP’s Elbridge James. Music by singer/songwriter Christina Van Norman. And YOU will get a chance to speak!
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; Progressive Democrats of America, (National and MD); Progressive Cheverly; Progressive Maryland; Progressive Neighbors; Prosperity Agenda; RRUU/Social Justice Council; Sandy Spring Friends Meeting ; Sheet Metal Workers Interna’l, 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 Interna’l League for Peace and Freedom/DC. Other sponsors of this Town Hall: Montgomery County Peace & Justice Studies Association.

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