Progressive Cheverly


Progressive Cheverly Newsletter

September, 2008


Welcome to the electronic edition of the
Progressive Cheverly Bulletin!

Please submit your events and announcements
for future editions to
bulletin@progressivecheverly.org, or
call Angela at 301-322-7409.

     

    Help Spellman Elementary Saturday!  Death Penalty Hearing Tuesday!
    Slots Forum Sept 4 * Support Swing Semester! * Donna Edwards/Barack
    Obama House Party Sept. 13 * Green Jobs Action Day Sept. 27

    GLADYS NOON SPELLMAN BEAUTIFICATION DAY
    Saturday, August 16
    8:30 am – 11:00 am
    Wear your work clothes and come help get Spellman ready for a new school year.  For more information, contact Aimee Olivo: 301.322.6186 or aimeeolivo@gmail.com or Spellman Principal Mrs. Susan Holiday: 301-925-1944 or susan.holiday@pgcps.org or CAPS Co-Chair Chad Clay clayc02@yahoo.com.


    PROGRESSIVE CHEVERLY EVENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

    SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING: ARE SLOTS RIGHT FOR MARYLAND?
    Thursday, September 4
    7:15 pm to 9:00 pm
    Judith Hoyer Early Education Center Cafeteria

    This is a special educational forum to learn more about the pros and cons of slots in Maryland. Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Tom Perez will speak in favor of slots and MD Comptroller Peter Franchot has been invited to speak against. There will be ample opportunity for the audience to ask questions. After the forum, members of Progressive Cheverly will vote on a position regarding slots for Maryland.

    Bring your friends and neighbors to this important forum on a critical issue facing our state. And please forward to any other community or civic groups in our area.


    ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE MEETING
    Thursday, September 11th
    7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
    Location TBD
    If you would like to attend, please contact Lisa Lincoln - lisa.lincoln@verizon.net

     

    MARYLAND COMMISSION ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT HEARINGS
    Tuesday, August 19th
    Friday September 5th
    Monday, Sept. 22nd
    3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday
    Joint Hearing Room, Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle
    Annapolis, Maryland

    Death Penalty Reform is a Progressive Cheverly priority this year.  A strong turnout is vital to help show the Commission and others that Maryland citizens are interested, watching and engaged in the process.  Even if you can only attend part of the hearing, we encourage you to come. Anyone who can attend any of the hearings or who wants to receive specific notification of future opportunities should also send an e-mail to info@mdcase.org or call Justin at 301-779-5230.
     

    If you know others you can gather to car pool to the hearing, please do so, and let us know. Also, if you know others who would attend or who are part of another group that might gather and send a car load, please spread the word by forwarding this bulletin message, and follow it up with a phone call.  For more information, see www.mdcase.org

    CONGRESSIONAL ALERT! Maryland's U.S. Congressional District 4 Rep. Donna Edwards' office is considering supporting the Department of Peace. Please contact her office to voice your support as a constituent and a member of Progressive Cheverly. You can get information about bill HR #808 at www.thepeacealliance.org. Contact: Terra Sabag at terrasabag@mail.house.gov or call her at 202-225-8699.

    SUPPORT SWING SEMESTER
    Progressive Cheverly has pledged to help raise $1200 for Swing Semester, a program to help college students take a break and go on the campaign trail this fall. Please consider making a generous contribution to this great program helping to build the next generation of engaged and active citizens. For more information or to make a contribution, visit http://www.swingsemester.org/.  Make sure to credit Progressive Cheverly with your contribution on the online form.

    GREEN JOBS NOW DAY OF ACTION
    Saturday, September 27th
    Progressive Cheverly is joining with our neighbors including Radiant Valley Civic Association; Community Forklift, Greenmodeling (two local, green businesses); Edmonston Mayor Adam Ortiz; and Maryland Senator David Harrington to say "We're READY for Green Jobs Now!

    We will identify a family who is having difficulty paying their energy bills, perform an energy audit, solicit donations for the necessary items, and on September 27th, help the homeowner to increase their home's energy efficiency by performing a home energy efficiency makeover. We will also identify several individuals (possibly including the homeowner) who would like to have some on the job training for this type of work, and then help them develop and market their new skills. To participate, contact Lisa Lincoln at lisa.lincoln@verizon.net

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
    Progressive Cheverly needs volunteers to help leaflet the entire Town of Cheverly to spread the word about the Sept. 4th Slots Forum. Easy and great exercise! We need 20 people to help deliver fliers to one area of Cheverly between August 23rd and August 31st. Contact Co-Chair Aimee Olivo if you can help at aimeeolivo@gmail.com

    OTHER EVENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    BARACK OBAMA/DONNA EDWARDS CHEVERLY HOUSE PARTY BLOW OUT!
    Saturday, September 13th
    3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Hayes/Barton Mansion
    3110 Belleview Ave.
    Bring two checks and support two great candidates, including Maryland's newest member of Congress!!  Donna Edwards, Live Music, Homemade Ice Cream, Beer, Wine, Appetizers in a Gorgeous Backyard. Let's show the other towns how it's done!!! For info or to rsvp, contact Angela Boone angelaboone@hotmail.com or (301)322-7409.

    ANNUAL SIDS CHARITY WALK
    Sunday, Sept. 14th
    Buddy Attick Park, Greenbelt
    Have coffee, breakfast, and a fun walk with your neighbors (and dogs!) while supporting a good cause at the annual SIDS Charity Walk, rain or shine! To accommodate church schedules, start walking anytime between 8:15 am and 11:15 am. Clowns and a sing-along with Jim and Jack Stemmle will be part of the festivities. Free registration and t-shirts, but tax-deductible donations to the CJ Foundation for SIDS are greatly needed and appreciated. Directions and info at www.SidsSurvivalGuide.org, or contact Joani or Gabe Horchler (who lost their son to SIDS in 1991), at (301) 322-2620 or sidses@aol.com. The main sponsor is Wawa Food Stores, and other food sponsors include Bagel Place, Starbucks, Costco, Giant and Safeway.

    DUTCH GARDEN BULBS FOR SALE
    Cheverly United Methodist Church is sponsoring a fundraiser for capital improvements.Purchase beautiful flowering bulbs at the upcoming Cheverly Community Markets on 8/16, 9/6 and 9/20. Bulbs will be available in October for fall planting. You can also contact Melanie Hartwig-Davis to order directly. Hd.squared@verizon.net or 301.386.5387.

    CANVASSING FOR FRANK KRATOVIL FOR CONGRESS
    Every Saturday!!!
    In Anne Arundel County, very important that we have a big showing to turn this red district blue. We need help so please contact the Young Dems below to see how you can help out!! Yaakov "Jake" Weissmann Executive Vice-President-Young Democrats of Maryland 410-409-0987 (C)

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