Public Testimony

October 2018: Progressive Cheverly testifies in support of Fair Elections Bill before the Prince George’s County Council on October 23, 2018. The legislation was adopted by the Council after the public hearing by a vote of 5-4. As part of efforts to reduce the influence of money in politics, this legislation will allow candidates for County Executive and County Council to access some public funds as long as they demonstrate public support by raising a certain number of small donations and if they agree to forego large donation. The first election where this will be in effect is 2026, allowing more time to set aside sufficient funds.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 6 - Jolene Ivey, County Council candidate (unopposed) and future representative for District 5 will discuss her plans and priorities for the upcoming Council session. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to comment on and ask questions concerning issues facing Prince George's County residents. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. 7:00 pm, Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria), 2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available), Cheverly

Recent Events

Thursday, November 1 - Please join us on as we continue our forums on the important elections this year. We will hear a report and update on Get Out the Vote efforts for the Jealous campaign, and discussion/analysis of ballot initiatives.  More information forthcoming.

Progressive Cheverly will elect officers for the coming year. The Nominations Committee will be presenting the following slate of officers for a vote by the members:

Sonya Gross and Karen Moe – Co-Chairs

David Hofstad – Treasurer

Deb Warner – Secretary

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. 7:00 pm, Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria), 2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available), Cheverly

Thursday, October 4 - Please join us on as we continue our forums on the important elections this year. For the first part of our program, Delegate Jimmy Tarlau will discuss "What's at stake for Maryland in the November election." You will have a chance to delve a little deeper than all the campaign rhetoric as to the significance of the outcomes in the races for Governor and the General Assembly.  Following that, please join us for a postcard writing campaign. Stay tuned for future forum announcements. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. 7:00 pm, Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria), 2300 Belleview Ave, Cheverly. (Parking Available)

Thursday, September 6th - Join us as we resume our monthly forums. The November elections are just two months away. If you are distressed about the current state of affairs following the 2016 Presidential election, change will not occur on its own. It requires the dedicated efforts - large and small - of many, many people. Come learn how you can help as we focus on electoral changes. We will be discussing various options for direct involvement.  Thursday, September 6th, 7:00 pm, Hoyer Education Center cafeteria, 2300 Belleview Ave.

Saturday, June 16 - Join Progressive Cheverly members as we join the Fourth Ward Civic Association’s Juneteenth celebration, marking the emancipation of the final group of enslaved African-Americans in Texas on June 19, 1865.  Food (there will be food trucks), dancing and a good time for all. 1:00pm – 7:00pm Boyd Park, 1801 64th Ave., Cheverly

Thursday, June 7 -- States Attorney candidates forum. Details to be announced. 7:00 -- 9:00 pm. Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria) . 2300 Belleview Ave.(Parking Available) Light refreshments will be served. *Sign Language Interpretation Available Upon Request*

See other past forums

Latest Public Statements

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.

Progressive Cheverly’s candidate endorsements 

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

October 2017: Progressive Cheverly endorses Fair Elections campaign in Prince George's County

September 2017: Progressive Cheverly condemns white supremacy and anti-semitism in Charlottesville

June 2017: letter on the Proposed Concrete Batching Plant in Bladensburg

June 2017: Progressive Cheverly opposes U.S. withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

See earlier Public Statements

About Us

Our Mission:

Based in Cheverly, Maryland, our mission is to promote economic fairness, social justice, basic human rights, a sustainable environment, a tolerant society and world peace through a more informed political dialogue and active participation in civil society and the democratic political process.

2013 Jack Wheat Award