Indivisible Towson in collaboration with the For the People MD Coalition has chartered a bus to take 55 people directly to the Freedom Ride For Voting Rights rally on the Mall in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 26,2021.
You may either board the bus at the Lutherville Light Rail Parking Lot on Ridgely Rd. at 10:15AM prior to the 10:30AM departure or in Catonsville at the Walmart Parking Lot, 6205 Baltimore National Pike, 21228 at 10:50AM PRIOR to 11AM departure . The bus will transport us directly to the MALL. We will report back to the bus by 4:15pm for the return. Bring a SIGN, ample water, sun protection, lunch/snacks.
There are a limited number of FREE tickets reserved for families, students and seniors on limited income. Please contact Anne George at annegeorge42B@gmail.com for arrangements for these tickets prior to registering. Masks required on public transportation.
PLEASE REPORT TO YOUR DEPARTURE SITE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.
You can purchase a ticket, make a donation to cover the bus cost or reserve a free ticket. Click here for the link to the event registration.
We are hosting the Welcome Back BBQ Bash on Sunday, July 18 at 4pm in Bowie. We are expecting at least 300 people to attend and hope to exceed that. We will have catering from Mission BBQ & Nu Vegan, an ice cream truck, beer from Flying Dog, and a DJ. It's being held on a beautiful historic property on 6 acres of land, so there will be plenty of space!
Tickets are only $30 and sponsorship opportunities are also available. That information can be found at this link as well as on the attached flyer.
First of Several Regional Meetings to be Held to Solicit Comments on Redistricting from Residents of Maryland’s Eastern Shore; Open and Transparent Process will Produce Fair Maps for State Legislative and Congressional Districts
The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) is holding the first of several regional meetings to solicit public comments about redistricting in Maryland. The virtual meeting is Wednesday evening, June 9 at 6 p.m. for residents of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, including residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. While the meeting will be focused on redistricting in these Eastern Shore counties, all Marylanders are welcomed to join the meeting.
The Commission will conduct additional regional meetings later in 2021 to allow citizens to offer comments on the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts after Census data is received prior to the drawing of the maps. An additional round of meetings will also be offered once the maps have been drawn prior to submission to Governor Hogan.
In January, Governor Hogan issued an executive order establishing the nine member Commission, which is charged with drawing fair and representative legislative and congressional maps for the 2022 elections that are compact and respect natural and subdivision boundaries to the extent practicable, and without accounting for political parties. Throughout his time in office, the governor has led the charge for redistricting reform in Maryland and nationwide.
Residents who would like to speak at the public meeting should go to this link to sign up. If someone prefers to send testimony in advance of or after the meeting, it can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The governor’s executive order charges the Commission with producing fair maps for both state legislative and congressional districts that comply with a set of criteria, including:
The Commission is conducting regional meetings to allow citizens to offer comments on the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts, along with multiple public meetings, prior to the drawing of the maps.
For additional information, go to redistricting.maryland.gov.