Progressive Cheverly Weekly Newsletter February 21st, 2018



Progressive Cheverly Weekly Newsletter

February 21, 2018



Progressive Cheverly Candidate Forums

Thursday, March 1 -- District 47A candidates forum, Here is your chance to hear and meet the candidates for state senate and state delegate who hope to represent us in Annapolis. Details to follow.

7:00 -- 9:00 pm

Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria)

2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available)


Light refreshments will be served.


Thursday, April 5 -- County Council 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. 



Thursday, May 3 -- County Executive 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.


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.



Progressive Cheverly Legislative Priorities and Action

Progressive Cheverly’s Executive Committee voted on the following as our legislative priorities for 2018:

* Raise the minimum wage to $15; protect overtime pay.


* Codify judicial reform of the bail bond system. [No bill this session]


* Support increasing renewable energy goal to 50% by 2030.


* Protect women from violence; deny parental rights to rapists. [Success -- Measure Passed]


* Support sensible gun safety legislation, including a ban on bumpstocks and guns for domestic violence offender.


* Streamline voter registration.


As the General Assembly session gets into full swing, here are two events to consider attending:

Monday, February 26, 7-9 p.m.:  Progressive Maryland Lobby Night & Rally.  Progressive Cheverly has a longstanding relationship with Progressive Maryland, and as usual there's a major overlap between our priorities for the 2018 General Assembly session.

Progressive Cheverly will be organizing car pools from Cheverly, leaving from the Cheverly Methodist Church parking lot.  Stay tuned for further details.


Upcoming Community Events


Monday, February 26 -- Progressive Maryland’s Lobby Night in Annapolis, the evening of Monday, February 26, 7 to 10 p.m. We’ll tell our legislators why they should get on board with our justice for working families agenda. Get more details here.


Friday, March 2 --  movies@hope salutes our local Salvadoran-American community with Romero.  This 1989 feature tells the story of Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated defending his people during El Salvador's civil war, a murderous conflict that drove many Salvadorans to flee to our country.  Romero expert, Claudia Rodriguz, whose family was among the emigres, will introduce the film and lead the discussion afterwards.

Sponsored by Hope Lutheran Church.  Further details can be found at  

As always, admission and refreshments are free.  Hope to see you there, and invite a friend or neighbor!

7:30  pm

Hope Lutheran Church

4201 Guilford Drive

(south end of UMD campus)

College Park


Sunday, March 4 -- The Woman' s Club will hold its annual Black History Celebration. The whole family is invited. Dinner will be served and we will present a program which will include children and adults.

The event is open to all. No tickets are required. Donations for Peace Camp will be accepted.

For questions, contact Joyce Lang at 773-2211 or

4:00 pm

Cheverly American Legion Post

3608 Legion Drive



Sunday, March 11 -- Public Forum on Community Empowerment and Police Accountability in Prince George's County.  Speakers include Jonathan W. Hutto, Sr., Social Justice and Peace Activist, and Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), Executive Director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership. Learn about the history and current status of police/community relations in the county and new possibilities for community involvement in policing. Take part in discussion about the next steps.

The forum is sponsored by CEPA Coalition-Prince George's County, including Prince George's People's Coalition, Prince George's Peace & Justice Coalition, SURJ Green Line, Greenbelt Racial Equity Alliance, and Greenbelt People Power.  The event is free and open to all.

Park in the church parking lot or in the adjacent lodge parking lot.  For questions or accessibility concerns, email  

To see more and register interest (not required but appreciated) go to   or

3:00 -- 5:00 pm (doors open at 2:30 pm)

Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Churchoys and Poets

7400 Temple Hills Road

Temple Hills


Monday, March 12 -- Cheverly Woman’s Club general meeting.  Come and bring a friend.  All are welcome.

7:00 pm

Community Center



Thursday, March 22 -- Prince George’s County community listening session sponsored by Progressive Maryland. This session will be for Prince George’s County residents, business owners, parents and teachers, community leaders to come out and get involved!

Learn more about Mass Liberation and how to hold our county officials accountable. This is a family event and we encourage you to bring your school age kids and teens. We want to hear from everyone. So much is happening in our community that no one knows about.

  • Do you know who is running to be Prince George’s County Executive and how that affects you?

  • Do you know about who is running for Prince George’s County States Attorney and how that affects you?

  • Do you know who is running for Prince George’s County Sherriff and how that affects you?

If you answered NO to anyone of these questions and you are a resident of Prince George's County it is imperative that you attend this listening session.

Parents/ Guardians there will be an opportunity to register your school age children up for FREE mentoring and tutoring at this event.


Light Refreshments will be served.

7:00 -- 9:00 pm

Greater Beulah Bartist Church

6056 Central Ave.

Capitol Heights




Delegate Jimmy Tarlau's scholarship is now available for his constituents living in District 47A who are attending or will be attending a Maryland undergraduate, graduate, or professional school during school year 2018 - 2019.  You can print out an application at his website:  or contact him at and request one by email.  His scholarship application is due Friday, April 13.


Support Progressive Cheverly

As  a new year is about to begin, please consider supporting Progressive Cheverly’s commitment to bringing you monthly educational forums as well as our advocacy on important issues affecting our community. Membership is only $20.00/year (individual), $35/year (household).   You can send a check, payable to Progressive Cheverly, to Treasurer, Progressive Cheverly,  5711 Euclid St, Cheverly MD 20785, or sign up on-line while checking out our newly updated web site,



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The next Progressive Cheverly Bulletin will be posted on Wednesday, February 28. Please submit all notices and announcements no later than noon on Monday, February 26.  Contact Kurt Stand at