Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Progressive Summit

Progressive Maryland is convening an activist summit on 11/22/08 in Annapolis. Following is their press release.

Media Advisory for Saturday, November 22, 2008
From 9:00AM – 4:00PM

NEW DATE: The Progressive Maryland Education Fund Convenes Summit For Progressive Activists from All Across Maryland
With the Presidential Election Over, Hundreds of Progressive Activists Come Together To Focus On a Statewide Agenda For 2009

The Progressive Summit has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 pm. at the Annapolis Senior High School, 2700 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. Hundreds if not thousands of Maryland progressive activists are volunteering every weekend to work on this historic presidential election in neighboring states Virginia and Pennsylvania (and some full-time in Ohio and elsewhere). Understandably, the activists want to finally take a weekend off after the Nov. 4th election. As a result, our Steering Committee partners have asked the Progressive Md. Educ. Fund to postpone the Progressive Summit from Saturday Nov. 8th to Saturday Nov. 22. We agree that postponement is a great idea.

The Progressive Summit will feature leaders from the major progressive organizations in the labor, education, environmental, civil rights, health care, and criminal justice reform communities as they discuss the budget deficit, their respective 2009 agendas, and where common ground exists uniting us all.

The Progressive Summit Steering Committee Partners include the ACLU of Maryland, Advocates for Children & Youth, Center for American Progress, CASA of Maryland, Drug Policy Alliance, Environment Maryland, Equality Maryland, League of Conservation Voters of Maryland, Maryland Association of Non-Profit Organizations, Maryland Budget & Tax Institute, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, Maryland CASE, Maryland State Teachers Association, Mid-Atlantic Laborers' Employers Cooperative & Education Trust, SEIU DC/MD State Council, UFCW Local 400 and more. To RSVP & more information:

Who: The Progressive Maryland Education Fund
What: The Progressive Summit
When: Saturday, November 22, 2008, 9:00 AM - 4:00PM
Where: Annapolis Senior High School, 2700 Riva Road, Annapolis
Contact: Rion Dennis, 301-437-9006