Public financing of campaigns through a small-dollar matching program is one of the best tools for improving elections. Progressive Maryland is working hard with Common Cause Maryland and other allies through Fair Elections Maryland to push Montgomery County Council to pass a model bill, one of the strongest laws in the country. Click now to email Montgomery County Council members urging them to pass fair elections.
Of the 103 candidates endorsed by Progressive Maryland, 84 won in Tuesday’s primary elections! These progressive champions are strongly committed to reducing income inequality, ending worker discrimination, supporting working families, ensuring corporations pay their fare share, and enacting a public financing of elections in our state. Progressive Maryland congratulates these individuals on their hard-fought primary campaigns and commits to support them through November wherever needed. Read more and see the full list with links.
PM’s LaTonya King (right) and Herb Ettel (not shown) took part in the June 16 news conference to launch the Minimum Wage Education Campaign. UFCW Local 400 President, Mark Federici (holding mic) was among activists, candidates and low-wage workers who spoke at the Hillandale Safeway in Silver Spring. Afterward, attendees leafleted nearby store and restaurant patrons, alerting them that the minimum wage in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties will increase gradually to $11.50 per hour over the next four years beginning Oct. 1, 2014, and that workers should monitor their paychecks to ensure employers follow the new law.