Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rep. Chris Van Hollen on "Political Pulse"

Congressman Chris Van Hollen, who represents Maryland's 8th Congressional District, will be on "Political Pulse" on Channel 16 TV in Montgomery County with host Charles Duffy to discuss:

1.  His membership on the 12 member House/Senate  "Super Committee," a bi-partisan committee which is charged with attempting to find $1.5 trillion in budget cuts;  

2.  Some of the moving parts of the budget debate such as medicare, social security, the wars, the possibility of new taxes and tax reform and whether Maryland should expect to receive less money from the Federal Government; and

3.  President Obama's re-election bid.

The interview will air on:  Thursday, September 8th, at 9:00 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, September 9th-11th, at 6:00 p .m. 

OneVoice Tour Comes to UDC Law

Wednesday, September 21 · 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

University Of The District Of Columbia David A. Clarke School Of Law
4200 Connecticut Ave, NW, Bldg. 52, Room 312
Washington, DC

contact: Alia Cambel aliacambel@gmail.com

The OneVoice Tour is Coming to UDC Law September 21 from 12-2.

The Muslim Law Students Organization, Jewish Law Students Association, Christian Law Students Association, Asian Pacific Law Students Association and Law Review of UDC Law would like to invite you to this amazing upcoming event. Please join us in listening to the stories of dynamic Israeli and Palestinian youth leaders who are trying to effect change in this world.

See below for more details:

OneVoice Israeli and Palestinian youth leaders will take on Washington, D.C. from September 16-23 to discuss the United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood, the regional unrest, and the potential impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These two representatives will provide an insider’s perspective on the political atmosphere and the daily lives of their fellow citizens in the midst of rising tensions.

OneVoice activists Eyal Shapira and Obada Shtaya will engage everyone from students, to dignitaries, to politicians, sharing their stories and opening Washington’s ears to a new constituency: the “silent majority” of Israelis and Palestinians who call for a two-state solution.

Eyal, 25, was born and raised in Jerusalem, a place defined by its position as a key final status issue in the conflict. Refusing to shy away from difficult conversations, Eyal constantly mobilizes his fellow activists to take to the streets of Jerusalem, educating people and getting them interested in OneVoice and its mission.

Obada, 20, considers freedom of movement to be a fundamental right of all Palestinians. His father, accused of being a member of Hamas, was restricted in his travels for nearly two decades and arrested several times. These experiences sealed Obada’s passion for travel and politics.

OneVoice’s International Education Program (IEP), based in New York, connects the movement’s youth network to American college students and community members who have an interest in the conflict. More than 16,000 students have attended OneVoice regional tour events on over 100 U.S. college campuses. Watch OneVoice and founder Daniel Lubetzky on PBS NewsHour.

OneVoice’s CEO, Howard Sumka, a 25-year veteran of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will also join the tour to provide analytical insights gleaned through his work with Israeli and Palestinian leadership. Dr. Sumka brings to the table four years of experience as the director of USAID’s mission in the West Bank and Gaza. Watch Dr. Sumka on VOA Middle East Newsmaker.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

organizing to guarantee opportunity, security, and prosperity for all

We're organizing to guarantee opportunity, security, and prosperity for all.

Next meeting: 7:30 PM Tues. Sept. 6th
Where: Saigonese Restaurant

11232 Grandview Ave Silver Spring (Wheaton), MD 20902
Public Transportation: 2 block walk from Wheaton Metro (red line)

Report on progress in our county and state on Healthcare, the Environment, Education, Labor, Transportation, Energy and other issues. We're building up our coalition and lobby efforts on the state and national level, planning special events, forming a steering committee, and working on meetings with legislators, and other organizations.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Feminism in Politics: Discussion and Workshop

Montgomery County NOW presents!
Feminism in Politics: Discussion and Workshop

Experts will answer questions and help you get more involved in national, state and local issues. Free and open to the public.

Monday, September 19 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Special Guest Speakers:

* Sen. Jennie Forehand, Maryland State Senator, will discuss what's changed for women in politics.

* Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez, Maryland Delegate, will discuss challenges facing women and Latinas in politics.

* Andrea Miller, former candidate for Congress will discuss how to get started in politics, and lobbying on national issues.

* Linda Mahoney, President, Maryland NOW will discuss her lobbying efforts for the Harriet Tubman statue.

Rockville Regional Public Library
21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
Parking across the street in 2 garages
5 Block walk from the Rockville Metro stop


Directions: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=21+Maryland+Ave,+Rockville,+MD+20850

Parking: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries/branchinfo/ro.asp#parking

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Protest at the White House to stop disastrous tar sands pipeline construction

Protest at the White House to stop disastrous tar sands pipeline construction

Date/time: Saturday, August 20 - Saturday, September 3
Location The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW across from Lafayette Park
Contact: Amanda Brinton, 202-363-4366, amanda.brintonsierraclub.org


Check out more information and register HERE

Town Hall Meeting: Taking Back the Budget Debate

Town Hall Meeting: Taking Back the Budget Debate
Time: Tuesday, September 20 · 7:30pm - 9:30pm
ocation: Silver Spring Civic Center
One Veterans Place (corner of Ellsworth and Fenton), downtown Silver Spring
Silver Spring, MD

We need you to help fix the PRIORITIES CRISIS in Washington and Annapolis!

America CAN afford to care. We can:
* Put America back to work
* Institute a fair tax system
* Protect Americans’ health and save the environment
* Preserve Social Security
* Bring all the troops and military contractors home

We can shift the debate! Join us as we organize for real, progressive solutions.

Speakers include Rep. Donna Edwards, State Senators Roger Manno and Jamie Raskin, Economist Heather Boushey, IPS Fellow Karen Dolan. Moderator, the NAACP’s Elbridge James. Music by singer/songwriter Christina Van Norman. And YOU will get a chance to speak!
Our Money . . . Our Voices . . . Our Budget Priorities

This Town Hall Sponsored By:Baltimore Nonviolence Center; Bethesda Friends Meeting; CASA de Maryland; Center for Peace, Fred. Co.; Chesapeake Citizens; CCAN; Citizen-Soldier Alliance, Baltimore; Columbia Christian Church; Democracy for America, Mont. Co.; Fellowship of Reconciliation; Friends Meeting, Annapolis; Gray Panthers, Metro DC; Green Party, Anne Arundel Co.; Green Party, MD; Green Party, Montgomery Co.; Healthcare-Now of MD; Homewood Friends Meeting; Little Friends for Peace; MD Black Family Alliance; MD United for Peace & Justice; MCCRC; MCPA; Muslim Amer. Society/MD; NAACP/MD; Network of Spiritual Progressives, MD; Orthodox Peace Fellowship; Pax Christi/MD; Peace Action, Anne Arundel Co.; Peace Action Montgomery; Peace & Justice Coalition, Prince Georges; Pledge of Resistance, Baltimore; Progressive Democrats of America, (National and MD); Progressive Cheverly; Progressive Maryland; Progressive Neighbors; Prosperity Agenda; RRUU/Social Justice Council; Sandy Spring Friends Meeting ; Sheet Metal Workers Interna’l, L 100; SCLC/Mo. County; UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO; Veterans for Peace, Baltimore; Veterans for Peace, Metro DC; Voters for Peace; WeGreen USA; Women’s Interna’l League for Peace and Freedom/DC. Other sponsors of this Town Hall: Montgomery County Peace & Justice Studies Association.

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