Progressive Maryland

July 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne and Doug Tallman

Ocasio-Cortez: ‘When We Make Hope Kinetic, the Good Will Win’

New York’s firebrand congressional representative, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, exhorted Montgomery County Democrats insisting the country would not backslide from progressive policy advances. “I will always believe that when we make hope kinetic, the good will win,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said. Ocasio-Cortez joined Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) for a rally on Thursday night that raised money for […]

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February 22, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Elbridge James

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians, and leaders who have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor Elbridge James, a community leader and activist who believes in and fights for […]

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December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Politicians Meet with Minority Business Leaders Over Breakfast

The Minority Legislative Breakfast brought together politicians throughout Maryland to hear the legislative priorities of minority business leaders. Indeed, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County, the Asian American Political Alliance, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County hosted this event, which featured speeches from federal, state, and county level politicians. Above […]

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June 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Progressive Maryland Distributing Anti-Blair Leaflets

Volunteers with Progressive Maryland have been distributing leaflets at Metro stations in Montgomery County pushing the case that Democratic candidate David Blair is the wrong person for Montgomery County executive. On Wednesday, the group focused on Blair’s proposal to expand health services in schools through telemedicine. We interviewed Coleson Breen, a Progressive Maryland volunteer who […]

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August 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Progressive Maryland Faults Leggett’s Minimum Wage Study

The minimum wage study released Tuesday evening drew criticism Thursday morning from Progressive Maryland, calling on the Montgomery County Council to disregard the study. “Instead of engaging economists or policy experts, County Executive [Ike] Leggett hired a consulting firm that helps public employers cut costs to tell us all that the sky will fall if […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week Panelists Discuss Trump’s Immigration Polices, Maryland Pension System (VIDEO)

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and panelists discuss local reaction to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, the Maryland state pension system, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s opposition to expanding the powers of the Maryland Attorney General and more. This week’s panel of political observers includes Elbridge James, Susan […]

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November 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke and Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 29, in Montgomery County

Here is your daily look at what people are talking about today, Nov. 29, in Montgomery County: 1. Don’t leave the house without your umbrella. It’s warming up and there’s rain in the forecast today and tomorrow. 2. Got questions about life in Montgomery County? Executive Ike Leggett is holding a virtual town hall meeting this […]

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November 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Activists Fight for $15 Minimum Wage

Dozens of organizations and local officials will speak out to support the passage of a $15-an-hour minimum wage bill on Nov. 29. “After the election of Donald Trump, it’s even more important that we continue the fight right here in Montgomery County,” Progressive Maryland’s Justin Vest said in a statement. “With a national administration poised […]

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