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:
Our next meeting will be a Forum on Returning Citizens and our
Community, Thursday, September 7th at 7:00 pm. Last spring a large
number of Cheverly residents objected to the placement of a halfway house in
our town. Yet the fact remains that formerly incarcerated persons live in
Cheverly as they do elsewhere in Prince George's County and very few public
services are offered to help this vulnerable population.
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.
► 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.
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
► 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:
► See our Calendar of Events for more upcoming events.
► See our current Progressive Cheverly Bulletin for other activities of interest to progressives.
► To become a member of Progressive Cheverly, click here.
► Join the Progressive Cheverly's Facebook page.
► Join the Progressive Cheverly's Kiva micro-finance team.
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Progressive Cheverly now uses Google Groups for its Announcements List.
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Last modified: 05/18/13