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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.

As Progressive Cheverly starts its 14th year of education and advocacy, now is a great time to join us. If ever there was a time to get involved, this is it. Please come to our upcoming events:

News & Upcoming Events:

Please join us Thursday, October 5th, 7 pm: Forum on Fair Elections in Maryland. How does money adversely affect the democratic process and what can be done to limit the power of money in elections? Learn about current efforts to control spending on local elections, gerrymandering of elections in Maryland and more. Speakers: Damon Effingham, Legal and Policy Director, Common Cause Maryland and Suchitra Balachandran, Chair, Our Revolution Prince George's, a member of the Fair Election Prince George's Coalition.

Progressive Cheverly meetings are held at the Judith Hoyer Education Center, 2300 Belleview Ave. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your neighbors and friends.  Free parking available.  Light refreshments are provided and sign language interpreters are available upon request. Contact

Progressive Cheverly's Statement on Events in Charlottesville  Progressive Cheverly has issued a statement concerning the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The statement can be viewed here.

Progressive Cheverly's Statement on President's Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accords  Progressive Cheverly has issued a statement on the President's decision to extract the United States from the Paris Climate Accords.  The statement can be viewed here.

Progressive Cheverly's Letter and Testimony statement concerning Wal-Mart expansion  Progressive Cheverly has written the County Planning Board (letter) and testified before the Planning Board (testimony) objecting to the proposed expansion of the Wal-Mart facility because of the opportunities lost to benefit the community and the adverse impact of growing such a poorly-operated neighbor.

Progressive Cheverly's Letter to Governor Hogan concerning Syrian refugees  Progressive Cheverly is proud to work with thirty-nine other Maryland organizations encouraging Governor Hogan to welcome refugees into our communities.  The letter to the Governor can be viewed here.

Progressive Cheverly's Letter to the Planning Dept  Progressive Cheverly submits extensive comments to the Prince George's County Planning Department on the Evaluation and Recommendations Report from Clarion Associates for a complete rewrite of the County's Zoning and Subdivision Regulations. Based on Progressive Cheverly's experience, we focused our comments in three areas: Making the zoning ordinance and regulations more user-friendly and streamlined; Issues with proposed changes to the special exception process; and Revising public notification, access, and participation provisions. The text of the letter can be found here.

Progressive Cheverly's Letter to County Council  earlier this October, Progressive Cheverly sent a letter to Prince George's Councilmember Andrea Harrison stating the organization's opposition to her proposed legislation, CB-73-2014, concerning outdoor advertising signs.  The text of the letter can be found here.  

2013 Jack Wheat Award  Progressive Cheverly is proud to have been recognized by the Town of Cheverly receiving the 2013 Jack Wheat Award. This annual award acknowledges individuals and organizations who contribute to the spirit of community within Cheverly.

Progressive Cheverly's Recent Letters: Progressive Cheverly recently provided testimony and statements on the following topics during this legislative session: Testimony in support of SB 281 - Firearm Safety Act Hearing Statement, SB 1071 School Governance  and  Testimony to Public Hearing on Medical Center Relocation

News: Gwendolyn T. Britt Award  in 2010, members of Progressive Cheverly voted to institute the Gwendolyn T. Britt Award as a means to foster and support an individual or group working to advance the goals and principles outlined in Progressive Cheverly's mission statement.  For more information about the Britt Awards, please click here.

Membership Survey Results: At the end of 2009, Progressive Cheverly conducted a poll of its members to determine the organization's priorities as we moved into the new year.  Click here for membership survey results.

Recent Policy Positions: Representing the voice of our membership, Progressive Cheverly has sent letters to our elected officials and delivered testimony before the General Assembly on a variety of policy issues.  Click here to see our current correspondence.

2008 Membership Retreat  In June, Progressive Cheverly held a membership retreat to lay the groundwork for the organization's near-term and long-term goals.  Click here to read a report of this program.

Progressive Cheverly's Activities for Prince George's Hospital

Voter Registration: Progressive Cheverly's goal is to register every eligible Cheverly citizen to vote. If you're new to the town, or have a change of address, contact one of the officers of Progressive Cheverly who can provide you with the proper forms. Or you can click the link below to register to vote:

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