OP-ED: A Call for an Early Voting Site at Mondawmin-CLICK HERE FOR AFRO ARTICLE

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WEST BALTIMORE - Western BPD Area - Greater Mondawmin Community 

EARLY VOTING

ACCESSIBILITY SITE 

" In West Baltimore 83.16% of the population is Black or African American. Voter suppression is a strategy used to influence the outcome of a decision by discouraging or preventing specific groups of people from voting."  Not to have an EARLY VOTING SITE in West Baltimore is Voter suppression in action."

4 MD Routes

*MD 4 North Avenue

*MD 26 Liberty Road

*MD 129 Park Heights Avenue

*MD 140 Reisterstown Road

*INTERSTATE 83 Jones Falls Expressway 

*US ROUTE 1 Monroe Street and Fulton Avenue

2 COLLEGES

*Coppin State University

*Baltimore City Community College

4 High Schools

* Bard High School Early College 

*Forest Park Senior High School

*Frederick Douglass Senior High School 

*George Washington Carver Vocational Technical Senior. High 

ATTRACTIONS

*Mondawmin Shopping Mall

*Druid Hill Park

*Easterwood Park 

* Easterwood/ Sandtown Park and Playground 

*Hanlon Park

*Leakin Park

* Maryland Zoo

*Parks Sausage- One of the nation's leading black owned businesses. $30 million concern. In 1969 1st Black Owned concern to make a public stock offering on a national basis.

 

MARYLAND TRANSIT AUTHORITY

*MONDAWMIN SUBWAY

*Route 91

*City Link Navy Sinai Hospital

*City Link Yellow -UMBC Patapsco Light Rail

*City Link Lime North West Hospital

*Route 16 Brooklyn

*Route 21 Fells Point

*Route 22 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

*Route 51 Patapsco Light Rail Rogers Avenue Metro Subway

*Route 52 Milford Mill

*Route 53 Old Court Metro Subway

*Route 54 Penn North Metro Subway

*Route 97 Mondawmin Shuttle

UMBRELLA COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

*GMCC

*CHCDC

*ARCO

*DHCDC

*MHCDC 

*50 neighborhood associations

ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARIES 

*Forest Park

*Pennsylvania Avenue

*Walbrook

OTHER POSSIBLE WEST BALTIMORE SITES

a) MONDAWMIN MALL; 2401 Liberty Heights Ave. 21215

b) Vacant TARGET SHOPPING; 2401 Liberty Heights Ave. 21215

c) WEST SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL; 2235 N. Fulton Ave. 21217

d) GILMOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL; 1311 Gilmor Ave. 21217

e) ROOTS AND BRANCHES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL; 1807 Harlem Ave. 21217

f) COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY; 2500 W. North Ave. 21216

g)BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE; 2901 Liberty Heights Ave. 21215

OVER 50 FAITH BASED INSTITUTIONS

ONE OF THE MOST PREDOMINANTLY AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

*ASHBURTON -HIGHLY EDUCATED,VERY AFFLUENT AND ONE OF THE HIGHEST VOTING AREAS OF BALTIMORE CITY

ACCESSIBILITY  SITES 

*Senior Centers, of which there are 13 in Baltimore City, that prefer not to use absentee voting, will find this area convenient for mobility due to the plethora of streets and MTA usage.

MOST PROMINENT HISTORIC CIVIL RIGHTS AREA IN AMERICA 

Leaders, Legislation and Litigation

END VOTER SUPPRESSION AND DISCRIMINATION

Address years of poor voter registration (1st time in decades Baltimore City 5th in registration in MD)

END Election Board poor voter education

End questionable handling of former felon eligible voter registration

"One distinct similarity between food apartheid/desert and voter suppression is the significant absence of and/or limitation to ACCESS."

Dr. Marvin L 'Doc' Cheatham Sr.

*Identified Expert, IN Maryland Courts, in the Field of Federal, Maryland State & Baltimore City Elections

*Retired Election Specialist, 41 years U.S. Federal Government

*Past President Maryland Association of Election Officials

*Past President Baltimore City Election Board 

*Since 1971 Registered More Voters in MD than anyone

*Visionary WOLB Voting Rights Today 2 hour radio show

*1 hour public assess cable television show on Voting Rights

*Founder-Maryland Voting Rights Restoration Coalition

*Past Baltimore City President- S.C.L.C.; N.A.A.C.P; National Action Network; Phi Beta Sigma

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FROM THE FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER OF

Baltimore City - Elections - Early Voting Centers (SB310)
This is an emergency bill that proposes to establish an additional early voting center in Baltimore City, increasing the number of centers from seven to eight. The bill also requires that one of the early voting centers in Baltimore City be located in the Mondawmin Area.
The intent of this legislation is to encourage residents to exercise their right to vote by improving access to more sites.
This week, the Senate Bill 310 had a hearing in the
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee. You can click here to watch the hearing. BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO COMMITTEES AND CLICK THE VIDEO CAMERA ICON NEXT TO EDUCATION, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS TO VIEW.

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MARYLAND SENATE BILL 310

Status
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Introduced on January 22 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-23 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Hearing: Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Hearing
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary
Requiring Baltimore City to have eight early voting centers; and requiring one of the early voting centers in Baltimore City to be at Frederick Douglass High School.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS BILL

 

 

 

Maryland House Bill 442

 

Status
Spectrum: Unknown
Status: Introduced on January 23 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-23 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Ways and Means Committee
Hearing: Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm House Ways and Means Hearing
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary
Requiring Baltimore City to have eight early voting centers; and requiring one of the early voting centers in Baltimore City to be at Frederick Douglass High School.

CLICK HERE MORE INFO ON THIS BILL

 

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7th District Communities | Baltimore City Council

2500 Block McCulloh Street Neighborhood Club
Alba Neighborhood Association
Alliance of Rosemont Community Organizations, Inc.-(ARCO)
Ashburton and Presbury Better Neigborhood Association
Ashburton Community Association
Ash-Co-East/Coppin Heights Neighborhood Association, Inc.
Brick Hill Community Group
Charles-North Community Association
Citizens Concerned For The Hanlon Community
Citizens For Community Improvement-(CCI)
Clergy United to Transform Sandtown-(CUTS)
Cloverdale-Druid Hill-Francis-Retreat Neighborhood Association
Communities Organized To Improve Life-(COIL)
Community Survival Center/The Community School
Concerned Citizens of Grayson Street
Concerned Citizens of Woodberry Association
Coppin Heights Neighborhood Housing Services-(NHS)
Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, Inc.
Easterwood Neighborhood Improvement Association
Ellamont Christian Community Neighborhood Association
Fairmount Neighborhood Association, Inc.
Falls North Homeowners Association Inc.
Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park
Friends of Wyman Park Dell
Fulton Community Association, Inc.
Fulton Heights Community Organization
Greater Remington Improvement Association
Hampden Community Council
Hampden Community Services, Inc.
Hampden Village Main Street
Hampden Village Merchants Association
Heathbrook Community Organization, Inc.
Hilton/North Merchants Association
Hoes' Heights Improvement Association, Inc.
Laurens House
Liberty Square Neighborhood Association
Matthew A. Henson Community Association
Medfield Community Association
Mondawmin Merchants Association, Inc.
Mondawmin Neighborhood Improvement Association, Inc.
Nehemiah Homeowners' Association of Sandtown-Winchester
New Auchentoroly Terrace Association
Old Goucher Business Alliance
Old Goucher Community Association, Inc.
Old Mill Town Association
Panway Neighborhood Improvement Association
Parkview Improvement Association, Inc.
Parkway Community Association
Penn-North Nehemiah Homeowners' Association
Penn-North Revitalization Corporation
Pennsylvania Avenue Merchants Association
Pennsylvania Avenue Redevelopment Collaborative
People's Homesteading Group, Inc.
Remington Neighborhood Alliance
Reservoir Hill Improvement Council, Inc.
Robert W. Coleman Community Organization
Rosemont/Dukeland Tenant Council
Sandtown Habitat Homeowners' Association
Sandtown-Winchester Community Building In Partnership
Sandtown-Winchester Improvement Association
Sanford-Cumberland Task Force Association
Save Lake Drive Association
Stone Hill Residents' Association
Upton Planning Committee, Inc.
Walbrook Community Association
Walbrook Neighborhood Community Council
Walker Mews Residents Association
Western Human Services Center
Westwood Avenue Neighborhood Association
Windsor Residential Improvement Association
Winston-Govans Neighborhood Improvement Association
Woodbrook Avenue Neighborhood Association
Woodyear Neighborhood Association
Wyman Park Community Association

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CLICK HERE FOR AN ARTICLE FROM THE BRENNAN CENTER ON WHY VOTER SUPPRESSION MATTERS

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