Archive for May, 2010

Progressive Maryland Endorses Maggie!

Posted by quinn on May 19, 2010  |   Comments Off on Progressive Maryland Endorses Maggie!

News Release

May 19, 2010

Contact: Rion Dennis, Progressive Maryland, cell 301.437.9006

Progressive Maryland Announces Candidates Who Earn its “Early Endorsement” in 2010 Election

PM vows maximal effort to elect these “Champions of Working Families”

Silver Spring. Progressive Maryland (PM) today announced which candidates for state and local office in the 2010 election received the group’s coveted “early endorsement.”

PM, with 15,000 individual members and supporters as well as dozens of organizational affiliates, is the strongest pro-worker advocacy group in the state.  PM gets vigorously involved in elections to help elect its endorsed candidates and defeat opponents.  In the 2006 election, more than 90 of its endorsed candidates won.

“Yesterday, our board of directors reviewed the records and questionnaire responses of dozens of candidates who seek our endorsement,” said Elbridge James, PM’s President.  “It takes a 2/3 vote of our Board to get PM’s endorsement, so our endorsed candidates are truly Champions of Working Families.”

“PM will now mobilize our thousands of members and dozens of affiliates and knock on thousands of doors to elect this progressive slate,” said Rion Dennis, the new Acting Director of PM.  “We are focused especially on improving the state Senate, where too many pro-working family reforms have died over the past four years.”

Here are the candidates winning Progressive Maryland’s “early endorsement”:


General Assembly Incumbents

Delegate Karen Montgomery for Senator in District 14

Delegate Joanne Benson for Senator in District 24

Delegate Jon Cardin, District 11

Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B

Delegate Shane Pendergrass, District 13

Delegate Frank Turner, District 13

Delegate Anne Kaiser, District 14

Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15

Delegate Kathleen Dumais, District 15

Delegate Brian Feldman, District 15

Senator Brian Frosh, District 16

Delegate Bill Frick, District 16

Delegate Susan Lee, District 16

Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18

Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20

Delegate Sheila Hixson, District 20

Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20

Delegate Heather Mizeur, District 20

Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21

Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21

Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21

Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, District 21

Senator Paul Pinsky, District 22

Delegate Anne Healey, District 22

Delegate Tawanna Gaines, District 22

Delegate Justin Ross, District 22

Delegate James Hubbard, District 23A

Delegate Aisha Braveboy, District 25

Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26

Delegate Kris Valderrama, District 26

Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39

Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39

Delegate Shawn Tarrant, District 40

Delegate Sandy Rosenberg, District 41

Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43

Delegate Pete Hammen, District 46

Delegate Doyle Niemann, District 47

General Assembly Challengers

Ryan Trout for Delegate in District 4A

James “Ward” Morrow for Delegate in District 7

Mary Ann Maher for Delegate in District 9A

Eric Luedtke for Delegate in District 14

Bonnie Cullison for Delegate in District 19

Jay Hutchins for Delegate in District 19

Stan Janor for Delegate in District 31

Lori Albin for Delegate in District 42

Mary Washington for Delegate in District 43

Prince George’s County Offices

Rushern Baker for County Executive

Sam Epps for County Council District 1

Eric Olsen for County Council District 3

Mel Franklin for County Council District 9

Maggie Talks Cell Phones and Driving on the Marc Steiner Show

Posted by quinn on May 17, 2010  |   Comments Off on Maggie Talks Cell Phones and Driving on the Marc Steiner Show

From the program notes for the first hour of the May 17th, 2010 show (Maggie’s the guest during the second segment; listen by clicking here):

First, a Your Health Today segment. We talk to Christine L. Byerly, a nurse in the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) talks about caring for babies born up to three months prematurely.

Then, a conversation about texting while driving. Delegate Maggie Mcintosh, who represents Maryland’s 43rd District, was one of the leaders in the legislature of the effort to ban texting and handheld telephone use while driving. Laurie Kelly joined us as well. Her son was killed in an automobile accident while using a cell phone on May 5th.

Then, Marc and Anthony talk about tomorrow’s primary elections. What do the midterms mean for the Obama presidency? How will the Tea Part affect the votes? What about progressive challenges to incumbents? Learn what to watch out for tomorrow!

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Help Kick-Off Maggie’s Campaign!

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Join Maggie with community leaders and supporters on June 14th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Enjoy great food from Gertrude’s and live music by Jonathan Rudie. This is a fundraiser with ticket prices from $100 per person. You can contribute in a couple of ways.

If you’d like to pay by check, first call (410) 547-8884 to RSVP, and then mail your check to 1010 Hull Street, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21230. All checks should be made to Citizens for Maggie McIntosh.

If you’d like to pay by credit card, click here to go to our event page on ActBlue.org, where you can make a secure contribution online.

See you on the 14th!

Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Regular Session 2010

Posted by admin on May 1, 2010  |   Comments Off on Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Regular Session 2010

Dear Friends,

I have just finished the last session of the term and am looking forward to beginning my campaign. During the summer I am hoping to see you at community meetings, fairs and festivals. Most of all I hope to take the time to stop by your home while campaigning in your neighborhood.

I am very proud of the achievements of your 43rd District team in the past four years. Each of us have earned a leadership role in the Maryland General Assembly. Each of us has brought our own strengths to our position. I have been honored to Chair the Environmental Matters Committee and work on issues that impact our environment, preserve open space, and fund our parks and playgrounds. My committee also worked on the crisis facing our communities with mounting foreclosures. At the same time, we helped to create affordable housing and protect tenants rights.

Again, look forward to seeing you!

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