NEW LOCATION: As of September 2019, all Progressive Cheverly forums will be held at the Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School Multipurpose Room (street address 3324 64th Avenue Cheverly, MD 20785 but direct access to Multipurpose Room available from 63rd Ave entrance), unless otherwise noted. Parking is available. Refreshments will be served. All welcome.
Thursday, Sept 5 at 7pm — What We Need to Know and Do About The Epidemic of Gun Violence in Our Country. Action must be taken to stop the mass shootings and the daily killings that have tragically effected communities everywhere. Come hear Representative Anthony Brown (invited) and Jennifer Stapleton, a state leader in Moms’ Demand Action Maryland talk about what is happening around gun reform legislation on the federal and state levels and what we can do to get involved. NEW LOCATION - Gladys Noon Spellman - see top of page for details.
Thursday, June 6 at 7pm — Highway lanes, toll roads, congestion, oh my! It looks increasingly likely that the state of Maryland may soon decide to widen I-495 and I-270. Join Progressive Cheverly for our last forum of the season as we explore transportation proposals and alternatives with Nick Orrick from the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club. Light refreshments served. ASL interpretation provided.
Where: Judith P. Hoyer Education Center cafeteria (2300 Belleview Avenue), Cheverly. Parking is available.
Thursday, May 2 at 7 pm -- Challenging Mass Incarceration, Organizing for Criminal Justice and Police Reform in our County. Speakers will include Qiana Johnson, Executive Director, Life After Release and Erek L. Barron, Delegate, District 24.
ASL Interpretation Provided.
Thursday, April 4 at 7 pm -- Please join us for our April forum as we explore policing, race, and community. Dr. Sharita Jacobs Thompson, an independent scholar and former Assistant Professor of Civil War Era studies and Africana studies at Gettysburg College, will discuss the historical context of the intersection of race and policing, and share the innovative training she has helped develop in Washington DC involving the National Museum of African American History and Culture (in which Cheverly's police force recently participated). We will also hear from a team of researchers at UMD's Applied Social Science Research Lab about work they are doing around implicit bias and police training.
There will be ample time for questions and answers and we hope that anyone interested in these topics will join us for a robust discussion. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria), 2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available), Cheverly.
Thursday, March 7, at 7pm -- Please join us for a discussion on policing in Cheverly and beyond. Cheverly Acting Police Chief Jarod Towers will speak and answer questions. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. 7:00 pm, Hoyer Education Center cafeteria. 2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available), Cheverly.
Thursday, February 7, at 7pm: Forum canceled.
Friday, January 25, at 7pm: Our popular, 14th annual Legislative Forum for District 47A is back as we hear from our local legislators, including State Senator Malcolm Augustine, and State Delegates Diana Fennell and Julian Ivey about their legislative priorities for the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session. Bring your questions: this is the chance to meet directly with your representatives.
Thursday, January 3, at 7pm: Topics will include discussion on the Cheverly Ethics Committee and how Cheverly replaces vacant council seats, as well as Progressive Cheverly budget and dues. Further details to be announced.
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Endorsements: Progressive Cheverly has endorsed Ben Jealous for Governor! Check out our Weekly Bulletin (link above) or contact us if you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer. Check out Progressive Cheverly’s candidate endorsements for the June 26th primary election. Progressive Cheverly only endorses candidates that have received at least 60% support from members participating in candidate polling.
October 2018: Progressive Cheverly testifies in support of Fair Elections Bill before Prince George’s County Council.
August 2018: Progressive Cheverly sends letter to Governor Hogan urging him to speak out against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, citing long-term adverse consequences for Maryland if he is confirmed
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