September 2019 Newsletter

Over the past year, the Green New Deal has quickly entered the mainstream political discourse. Most Americans believe we must act urgently to address climate change and many presidential and congressional candidates are including “Green New Deal” proposals in their platform. 

The Green New Deal has been a key element of the Green Party platform for nearly a decade and we are excited for the renewed energy around this issue. We look forward to a vigorous debate at the state local and national level about which method is the best way to address the coming climate catastrophe. 

Baltimore City Co-Chair Publishes Blueprint for Maryland Green New Deal 

Owen Silverman Andrews, Co-Chair of the Baltimore City Green Party published a blueprint  for a Maryland Green New Deal built on the Green Party’s four key pillars: 

Instead of an isolated policy taxing major carbon emitters like the fossil fuel industry, which threaten the very livability of our communities, we must implement a Maryland Green New Deal (MDGND) based on four guiding values: 100% renewable energy by 2032, an end to corporate influence over our environmental policies, a curtailment of the U.S. military’s enormous carbon footprint in our state, and a just transition for working class folks, people of color, and other marginalized communities.

The whole article is published at  Maryland Matters. The Maryland Green Party is committed to offering its own Green New Deal as a key part of our 2020 platform and we are excited to have this vision as a part of that process. 

Upcoming Green New Deal Event

October 6th - Contribute to the Maryland Green New Deal 

Location: Function Co-Working Community, 4709 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2094908120804734/

We Are Hiring

The Maryland Green Party recently hired a part time Communications Coordinator, and is looking to hire a part time Ballot Access Coordinator.

The job description can be found here http://www.mdgreens.org/ballot_access_coordinator.

Ballot Access Update

We continue to work to get 15,000 signatures so that we can get back on the ballot. We are asking all of our supporters to download a petition, get five valid signatures, and mail it back in!

http://www.mdgreens.org/letter_2019

Your Donations Make All This Possible

Our ability to reach voters with ideas like the Green New Deal, to be on the ballot in 2020 and to hire part time staff to do the critical work of building our movement relies entirely on the grassroots donations of people like you. 

We will put your money to work expanding our organizing, giving more hours to our part time staff and building the Green Party throughout the state. 

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Calendar of Events

Thurs Sept. 19 - Monthly Action Coordinating Meeting 7 pm - Home of Bruce Cohen 9719 Capitol View Avenue, Silver Spring 20902. Join us!

Fri Sept. 20 - Global Climate Strike march in DC, with MD Green Party banner - Meet at John Marshall Park, 4th and Pennsylvania Ave, DC, at "The Chess Players" sculpture on east side of park at 10:45-11 am, march till 1 pm at Capitol.  More info at GlobalClimateStrike.net

Fri Sept, 20 - Baltimore Climate Strike with Baltimore City Green Party- Meet at the Inner harbor 201 East Pratt St, Baltimore MD 21230 12PM - 2PM

Sun Sept. 22 - Our annual fun, relaxed free picnic at Lake Needwood, Rockville (Rock Creek Regional Park) - Hiking, frisbee, food, bring instruments, great political talk if you like! 11 am - 7 pm. 15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Derwood 20855. Bring vegetarian dish if you like.

Mon Sept. 23 - Global Climate Strike #2 - Support for Xtinction Rebellion action in DC - contact jimwdriscoll@yahoo.com for more info and to participate.

Fri Sept. 27 - Rally to "Let Students Strike" - Demanding no penalty for Montgomery County students to protest the Climate Emergency - at Montgomery Board of Education offices, 4:30 pm, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville (Global Climate Strike #3)

Sat Sept. 28 -Tabling at the Lauraville Fair - Gathering Petition Signatures and promoting the Green Party. Heinz Park, 3001 Parkside Dr, Baltimore, Maryland

Sun Oct. 6 - Tabling at the Takoma Park Street Festival - Gathering Petition Signatures and promoting the Green Party.

Sun Oct. 13 - Kentlands Oktoberfest - Gathering petition signatures to keep MD Green Party a party! And have some fun.