November 2019 Newsletter

Dear Supporter,

I am so excited to share with you that the Maryland Green Party has officially launched our 2019 year-end fundraising campaign!

We have the goal of raising $2,500 in individual gifts and 28 new monthly sustaining donors to our ranks by December 31st. I know how much our Maryland Green Party values of ecology, social justice, and grassroots democracy mean to you and I so hope that you’ll join me in making a gift of $15, $30, or $99 to secure a more equitable and sustainable Maryland for all!

DONATE

Your gift of any amount will play a tremendous role in securing our future as Maryland’s progressive party for the working class. A gift of $15 helps provide one hour of outreach to recruit new supporters. A gift of $30 equates to 20 petition signatures gathered by our ballot access coordinator. A gift of $99 is in honor of the 99% of Marylanders oppressed and exploited by the top 1%.

The Maryland Green Party is a party of the people, not accountable to the elites that control Annapolis today. We don’t accept donations from corporations and depend on the support of people like you.

With your support, we can reach (and hopefully exceed!) our Party’s goals for 2019, secure ballot access by 2020, and forever continue our enduring struggle against the two-party system and corporate influences that endanger our planet and our democracy. Together, we are the Maryland Green Party and I ask you to join me in giving to our common future.

This is only the beginning!

Forever yours in solidarity,

Andy Ellis, Co-Chair Maryland Green Party


Greens Speak Up

“The Maryland Green Party needs your political and financial support because otherwise we will always be stuck with the status quo. 

People are fed up with a political system that doesn't seem to work. The Green Party believes both the major political parties are at fault and need to be thrown out. Support our efforts on a county and state basis so that we can get about the business of making Maryland the progressive bellwether state its citizens clearly actually want.”

Jon Cook, 2018 State Delegate Candidate, District 18


“As a member of the Baltimore County local chapter of the Green Party since 2016, I am also a monthly donor to the Maryland Green Party. A donation to the Maryland Green Party goes to support grassroots democracy outside of the capitalist corporate duopoly. It helps to shift power so that legislators feel real electoral pressure from the left to build towards racial and ecological justice.”

Theresa Alexander, Co-Chair, Baltimore County Green Party


Save the Date

You are invited to our End of the Year Party and Fundraiser!

Date & Time: Saturday December 14, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: 4709 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214

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Ballot Access News and Petitioning Dates

We still need several thousand signatures to guarantee ballot access for the 2020 election! Below are some upcoming events we think will be good petitioning opportunities. Contact our Ballot Access Coordinator, Hunt Hobbs at shhobbs5@gmail.com for any petitioning-related questions, to suggest events of your own, or to volunteer to go out petitioning with your fellow Greens.

 

Anne Arundel County

***Downtown Annapolis Midnight Madness  Thursdays (starting Dec. 5)  |   5 pm - 11:30 pm

***West Annapolis Winterfest  | Weekends Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15  |  12 pm - 6 pm

Giddings Ave, Annapolis MD

 

Baltimore City and County

Friday Nov. 22 - White Marsh Tree Lighting: 6 pm - 9 pm

8125 Honeygo Blvd, Baltimore MD 

 

Saturday Nov. 23 - Cranksgiving bicycle event: 12 pm - 1 pm

Charm City Meadworks, 400 E Biddle St, Baltimore MD

 

Friday Nov. 29 through Sunday Dec. 1 - Festival of Trees: 10 am - 8 pm

Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium MD

 

Friday Nov. 29 - Bike Party November Ride: 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

St Mary’s Park, 601 N Paca St, Baltimore MD

 

Friday Nov. 29 - Hunt Valley Towne Center Tree Lighting: 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

118 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville MD

 

Saturday Nov 30 - Waverly Holiday Market: 9 am - 1 pm

400 E 32nd St, Baltimore MD

 

Saturdays Nov. 30 through Dec. - Cross Street Holiday Market: 11 am - 5 pm

1065 S Charles St, Baltimore MD

 

Saturday Nov. 30 - Charles Village Flea Market: 12 pm - 4 pm

Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E 30th St, Baltimore MD

 

Saturday Nov. 30 - Middle River Lighted Boats Parade: 5 pm - 11 pm 

Sunset Cove, 3408 Red Rose Farm Rd, Bowleys Quarters MD

 

***Miracle on 34th St / Hampden Lights Opening Night  |  Sat Nov 30  | 6 pm - 11 pm (event continues for several weeks), 34th St in Hampden, Baltimore. Parking available at 3333 Keswick Rd

 

Wednesday Dec. 4 - Belvedere Square Lights: 5 pm - 7 pm

529 E Belvedere Ave, Baltimore MD

 

***Washington Monument Lighting Ceremony  | Thu Dec 5  | 5 pm - 8 pm

699 N Charles St, Baltimore MD

 

Friday Dec. 6 - Baltimore Climate Strike: 12 pm - 2 pm

War Memorial Plaza, Baltimore MD

 

Friday Dec. 6 - Baltimore County Tree Lighting: 6 pm - 8 pm

Olympic Park, Towson MD

 

***White Marsh Holiday Parade  Sat Dec. 7  | 10 am - 1 pm

8125 Honeygo Blvd, Baltimore MD

 

***Patterson Park 5k  |  Sat Dec 7  | 11 am - 5 pm

Patterson Park, Baltimore MD

 

Carroll County

Saturday Dec. 7 - Santa’s Arrival in Sykesville: 5 pm - 8 pm

7307 Sprout Hill Rd, Sykesville MD

 

Harford County

Saturday Dec. 7 - Joppa Magnolia Craft Fair: 10 am - 2 pm

Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, 1403 Old Mountain Rd, Joppa MD

 

Howard County

Sunday Dec. 1 - Festive Families Walk: 5:30 pm - 8 pm

10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia MD

 

Montgomery and Prince George's Counties 

Saturdays - Silver Spring Farmers Market: 9 am - 1 pm

890 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD

 

Sundays - Bethesda Central Farmers Market: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd, Bethesda MD

 

***Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade  |  Sat Nov 23  |  10 am - 12 pm

1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring MD 

 

Wednesday Nov. 27 - Turkey Days: 1 pm - 6 pm

Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda MD