Progressive Cheverly Weekly Newsletter June 20th, 2018


Progressive Cheverly Weekly Newsletter

June 20

Progressive Cheverly Endorsements We support candidates who will work for policies and legislation that help working families; promote good government and fair elections; address inequality, discrimination and environmental destruction and injustice; improve access to quality health care and education; and advance the economic well-being of the community.

Malcolm Augustine for State Senate, District 47

Diana Fennell for State Delegate, District 47A

Jimmy Tarlau for State Delegate, District 47A

Jolene Ivey for County Council, District 5

Victor Ramirez for State's Attorney


Progressive Cheverly only endorses candidates that have received at least 60% support from members participating in candidate polling.

Voting Information

Early voting in the Democratic and Republican primaries takes place from Thursday, June 14th through Thursday, June 21st.  The hours for early voting are 10 AM to 8 PM.

The most convenient early voting centers for District 47A are:

Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Center

801 Sherriff Road



Kentland Community Center

2413 Pinebrook Avenue



College Park Community Center

5051 Pierce Avenue

College Park


Regular voting is on Tuesday, June 26th from 7 AM to 8 PM at your local election precinct.


Progressive Cheverly Monthly Forums

Progressive Cheverly's Monthly Forum will resume on September.


Upcoming Community Events

Saturday, June 23 -- Poor People’s Campaign National Call for a Moral Revival Rally. Led by the Rev. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis the rally is part of a nationwide series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign. The aim is to fight systemic racism, poverty, militarism, the war economy and ecological devastation.

For More information about the campaign.

10:00 am -- 2:30 pm

National Mall

Jefferson Drive SW and 7th St. SW

Washington DC


Sunday, June 24  -- “Back from the Brink” program in preventing nuclear war.  A presentation with slide show by Peace Action activist Jean Athey, plus discussion about a new campaign locally promoted by Peace Action Maryland Network. It aims to reduce the longstanding global threat of nuclear war with five "common sense" changes of policy:  Renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first, Ending the sole, unchecked authority of any U.S. president to launch a nuclear attack, Taking U.S. nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert, Cancelling the plan to replace its entire nuclear arsenal with enhanced weapons, Actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

For more about the national "Back from the Brink" campaign:

2:30 pm

Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Road



Friday June 29 – Monday, July 2 --Starvin' for Justice: The 25th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty four days of presence and non-violent (no civil disobedience & no risking arrest) protest in front of the United States Supreme Court. (get the details here and register today!)

Tuesday, July 17 – Sam Pizzigati discusses his new book, "The Case for a Maximum Wage." Could capping top incomes tackle our rising inequality more effectively than conventional approaches to narrowing our vast economic divides? Progressive Cheverly members have had the opportunity to hear Sam discuss some of his previous books, including "Greed and Good: Understanding the Inequality that Limits our Lives". Read an excerpt from the book in The Nation.

6:30 pm

Busboys and Poets Hyattsville

5331 Baltimore Ave.



Stop tearing children away from their parents. Families belong together.

1)  Sign the Petition:  Actress Natalie Portman in a letter urging people to sign a petition circulated by writes in part: “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, other members of the Trump administration, and every member of Congress have no choice but to stop separating families.

No politician should be able to hide from the images and stories of families being separated—and of children sleeping on floors in former Walmarts and kept in prisons, locked in what can only be described as cages. We must speak out and demand that this cruel treatment of children and families stop.

Will you click here to add your name and declare that children and their families belong together? The petition says: "Stop tearing children away from their parents. Families belong together."

Let's keep raising our voices to stop this tragedy—and show love and support for these children and their families.”

2) Join the #FamiliesBelongTogether mobilization in Washington, D.C. on June 30th. Thousands have already signed up to go to the White House on June 30th to tell Trump and Jeff Sessions to end their policies that break apart families.

More information at the Facebook page:

3) Sign up to answer the call to shut down the racist and inhumane immigration policies of Trump and Jeff Sessions.  Frontline leaders including our friends at Mijente are asking for allies to step up and take direct action to stop enforcement policies that tear apart families. Sign up if you can answer the call in your community.



Cheverly Peace Camp

Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Scholarships are available --

Cheverly United Methodist Church

2801 Cheverly Avenue


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The next Progressive Cheverly Bulletin will be posted on Wednesday, June 27. Please submit all notices and announcements no later than noon on Monday, June 25.  Contact Kurt Stand at