This week, Republicans and centrist Democrats joined together to weaken Dodd-Frank and empower the same large financial institutions that caused the financial crisis. If you want to know why the American people have so much contempt for what goes on in Congress it is because time after time after time, the Republican leadership in Congress is doing the exact opposite of what the American people want and the Democrats are not united in opposition.
Progressive Lobby Day is on February 19th! Come out and fight for progressive change and social justice in Maryland.
This semester may be winding down, but we have plenty of plans for next year. Check out this event by Maryland NORML next February!
Fearless Student Employees and Our Revolution will be hosting a teach-in on grad labor and why its one of the most important fights for UMD students to be involved in.
FSE will present on the graduate student movement across the country, the current movement on this campus, their campaign to oppose the GOP tax bill and to form a graduate union, and ways to get involved.
Stop by for some food, coffee, and key info on ways we can create a better campus community for everybody.
Next Wednesday, Bernie Sanders and Ben Jealous are hosting a Medicare for All Rally in Baltimore. RSVP to carpool to the rally from UMD!
In our weekly meeting, we will be discussing:
-Plans for our event with Ben Jealous and our phonebank for Doug Jones
-Updates on teach-ins, our radio show, and other information sessions on campus
-Upcoming social events and elections for our Spring 2018 board
-Current events and what's in the news today.
Come out and phonebank for Doug Jones, the democrat running against Roy Moore in Alabama. Even though Doug Jones is running in one of the most conservative states in the country, he is running on the belief that health care is a right, that we need to raise the minimum wage, that women deserve the right to choose and equal pay for equal work, that we need to invest in education not incarceration, and that we need to fight climate change. His opponent, Roy Moore, is a neo-Confederate conservative. Come out and make sure Doug Jones wins.
All you need is your cellphone, a laptop, and a positive attitude. We will have people ready to train you in phonebanking if this is your first time.
The race in Alabama is now rated as a toss-up! Whichever side turns out the most voters will win. Come out and phonebank for Doug Jones with Our Revolution next Monday to help send a Democrat to Congress from Alabama.
RSVP below: https://www.facebook.com/events/289161251589651/
Today! Come by the Maryland Food Collective at 5pm for a teach-in on public financing of county elections and how we can make it happen.
Thanks to Senator Rich Madaleno for coming and speaking to us yesterday! It was great to hear from a strong progressive candidate running to be the next governor of Maryland!
Don't forget that tomorrow we are hosting a meet and greet with state senator and democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Madaleno! Rich has been a progressive force in Maryland since he was first elected in 2002 and he has plenty of exciting plans for our state.