Maryland Poor People's Campaign Weekly Update

Maryland Poor People's Campaign Weekly Update



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*****UPDATE*****
Until further notice all MD PPC meetings are virtual & open to everyone.
Please continue to save the date for regional meeting times (see website). 
Regional meeting notices will be included when applicable.
NOT yet on our mailing list? TEXT moral to 90975.
 
MD PPC regions now have groups on Facebook, see links below
 
 
 
Hello DR,
 
Please continue to listen to science, COVID-19 is real, stay safe!!!  
Moving into this next chapter with our new administration let's give some thought to:
 
Words That Win! - It’s #OurTimeNow to make America a place of liberty and justice for all. We're just getting this party started. Join us! #JusticeForUS
 
Rev Theoharis noted we must work together building the beloved community with Love tied to Justice, Light grounded in Truth, Leadership rooted in a Moral Agenda for the Nation.
 
Rev Al Sharpton noted Dr MLK would forgive us for our set backs but he would not forgive us for our surrender!
 
Dr. MLK noted  "The Greatness of America is the Right to Protest for Rights"
 
Rev Barber noted Dr. MLK told us We have to give ourselves to this struggle until the end.  Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point.  We have to see it through.  We have to be concerned about our brothers and sisters.  Either we go UP together or we go DOWN together.
 
We must continue to use the tools we have to gain knowledge and help educate others working to build permanent educated communities that know and understand the importance of the census and voting. 
 
Please make sure you are familiar with and able to share Our PrinciplesOur DemandsOur Jubilee Platform, and are tracking the new administration in terms of their progress with Our 14 Policy Priorities for the First 100 Days (also see Things to Keep on Your Radar below).
 
We must be on the forefront and working to ensure policy changes are implemented that permanently improve the lives of impacted people.  It must always stay at the top of the agenda. 
 
If you have not done so already please complete the Volunteer Sign-Up form using the link below to provide insight on how you want to be engaged with us in Actions, Communication, Fundraising, Outreach, and/or Political Education going forward. 
 
PPC Actions/Events
Ongoing - We need your support!!!  Please review the details below, learn how to organize and participate in our letter writing efforts:  
 
Join our Resign Now Delegate Cox Letter Writing Campaign if you live in MD House of Delegates District 4 - See Details
Not sure of your district check this Delegate Cox - District 4 Map 
 
Join our Resign Now Representative Harris Letter Writing Campaign if you live in MD Congressional District 1 - See Details
Not sure of your district check this Representative Harris - District 1 Map 
 
Do You Know How To Organize Your Building? See Details
Ongoing Moral Mondays are coming back!!! - Please mark your calendars and plan to join us - Details will follow ...
 
Wed Jan 27 7PM - MD PPC - Western Region Meeting -Join us on for our first study to view and discuss the film "Poverty Outlaw."  A film focusing on Philadelphia women, who struggle to overcome the pitfalls of the welfare system, reveals the human drama of women ready to do anything--and everything--to keep their children and avoid the special penalties of being poor. - RSVP
Thu Jan 28 7PM - MD PPC - Montgomery Region Meeting -Join us on for our regional organizing meeting - Register
 
 
Mon Feb 15 7PM MD Monthly Monday Meeting  - Please save the date. - Details will follow ...
 
 
Community Actions/Events
 
Sun Jan 24 2PM (TODAY) - Takoma Park Mobilization - Let's join Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition in support of Takoma Park Mobilization demanding justice for Kwamena Ocran at Gaithersburg City Hall today protesting a Gaithersburg police killing. - See Details
 
Mon Jan 25 10AM-3PM - Are you asking how you can get involved here's an opportunity - The Maryland Trust Act would prohibit police from interrogating people about their immigration status, and from detaining immigrants for ICE or transferring them to ICE custody. The bill will be heard by the Senate Judicial Proceedings committee on Wednesday at 11am, and the window to submit testimony is Mon Jan 25 10AM-3PM.
Step 1) Sign up for an account Here
Step 2) Mon Jan 25 10AM-3PM, sign in Here choose "Judicial Proceedings" from the drop-down list of committees, and find SB0088. Under "Position", click "Favorable", and under "Testimony", click "Oral", "Written", or "Both".
Tips: Written testimony must be submitted as a PDF. Don't forget to hit "Save" at the top after you upload your document. Guidance for writing strong testimony see slides 26 & 27 in this powerpoint (Read the bill text | Learn more about the bill#BmoreJusticeBills2021
 
Wed Jan 27 7PM - The People's Tribunal: Debt in D.C - Organizers from the DC Debt Collective and the DC Poor People's Campaign invite you to a tribunal on our student, medical, housing and legal debts. We are hosting a listening session to share our experiences with going into debt paying for necessities that could and should be public goods. We will discuss what debt looks like for DC residents right now and how debtors are organizing to challenge their moral obligations to pay unjust debts.- Register
 
Ongoing MD United for COVID Relief NOW Coalition - Join us in supporting MD United for COVID Relief NOW Coalition "Tell Gov. Hogan: Release the Rainy Day Funds." MD needs COVID relief NOW!!! The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis have made it clear just how essential local government is in helping support and uplift families and communities in this difficult time. - Sign Petition
 
 
Ongoing 32BJ SEIU - Please support transportation hub essential workers by sharing this flyer and signing the petition below urging members of our state legislature to pass the Secure Maryland Wage Act bill as soon as possible to show appreciation for those on the front line by raising wages for workers at BWI, Penn Station, and the Port of Baltimore - Sign Petition 
Ongoing - Please protect MD farm, poultry, & seafood workers from COVID.   Hundreds of workers are arriving daily since July 4th from high-risk COVID states and there is NO state mandatory plan to test, trace, protect, or care for these essential workers—most are people of color. - View the video and sign the petition
 
Forward Together,
Maryland Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
 
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Additional Contact Information
 
 
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