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April 21st - SPRING INTO ACTION! - General Meeting and Primary Candidate Fair
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

April 21st - SPRING INTO ACTION! - General Meeting and Primary Candidate Fair

- SPRING INTO ACTION - General Meeting, April 21 - Primary Candidate Fair
From 10:00 to 10:30 am we will have a business meeting, after which we will have a Primary Candidates Fair. The meeting will be at Evergreen Easton Point, 770 Port Street, Easton.
  
This is an opportunity to meet and hear from candidates for Talbot County council and our endorsed candidates (or their representatives), Mike Pullen for Congress and Ben Jealous for Governor.
 
Our aim is for you to get to know the candidates and, for those you want to support with your time, to plug in to their campaigns in very specific ways and take some of their campaign material for distribution.
 
Each candidate will have five minutes to talk about why they’re running, and then we’ll break out the meeting and folks will be able to interact with candidates.  Please invite anyone you know who might be interested.

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"Putting Them on the Map: Tracing African American Book History through GIS Technology” - FD200 Event
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

"Putting Them on the Map: Tracing African American Book History through GIS Technology” - FD200 Event

Feb. 17 -- "Putting Them on the Map: Tracing African American Book History through GIS Technology”
Details: 2 pm, Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels, Dr. Alisha Knight, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Washington College, will speak about her work exploring the connection between African American book publishing and geographic technologies. Sponsored by Talbot County Free Library

For a full list of FD200 events go here

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200th Birthday Celebrations - FD200 Anniversary Event
Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

200th Birthday Celebrations - FD200 Anniversary Event

Feb. 14 - 200th Birthday Celebrations
   -- Noon, Talbot County Courthouse
Wreath laying at the Douglass Statue with Douglass Family members. Guest speaker is  Lyndra Marshall, former Chair of the Maryland State Commission on African American History & Culture.  Sponsored by Frederick Douglass Honor Society.
    -- 3 pm, Ribbon cutting celebration to consecrate the Frederick Douglass Park on the Tuckahoe, with guest speakers, proclamations, music and more.
 

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Frederick Douglass at the Academy Art Museum - FD200 Anniversary Event
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Frederick Douglass at the Academy Art Museum - FD200 Anniversary Event

Feb. 12 - Frederick Douglass at the Academy Art Museum
Details:  6 pm, Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton
Bill Grimmette has performed Frederick Douglass for the Chautauqua presentations in Maryland and Colorado and other venues for the past 20 years. He is about to embark on a national tour, and this is his first stop. His most recent performance was as King Lear in modern dress at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in DC and as WEB DuBois for the Maryland Chautauqua in July 2017. Sponsored by Academy Art Museum - $15 Non-member, $12 member

For a full list of FD200 events go here

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Frederick Douglass Prayer Breakfast - Official Kick-off Celebration
Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

Frederick Douglass Prayer Breakfast - Official Kick-off Celebration

Feb. 10 - Frederick Douglass Prayer Breakfast - Official Kick-off Celebration
Details: 8 -10 am, The Milestone, 9630 Technology Drive, Easton
Guest Speaker- Pastor Clarence A. Wayman, MC- Professor Dale Glenwood Green
Music provided by John Wesley Wright (Salisbury University), Children Violinists- Director Judy Buxton
Tickets $20
Sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Honor Society. For more information about event and tickets, visit fd200.org.

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 Panel Discussion: Black History - Frederick Douglass 200th Anniversary Event
Feb
7
8:00 PM20:00

Panel Discussion: Black History - Frederick Douglass 200th Anniversary Event

Feb. 7 - Panel Discussion: Black History of Talbot County
Details: 6 pm, Oxford Community Center
As part of the Frederick Douglass 200th celebration, the center and John Wesley Preservation Society will host a three-event series. The first is a panel discussion entitled “Black History of Talbot County.” This moderated panel, composed of African-Americans who have lived in Talbot County most of their lives, will entertain questions regarding education, employment, and the role of the black church in Talbot County. The discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. Coffee/tea will be provided. Save the date for the next. Sponsored by John Wesley Preservation Society and African American Museum.

For a full list of FD200 events go here

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500 Years of African-American History - FD200 Anniversary Event
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

500 Years of African-American History - FD200 Anniversary Event

Feb. 5 - 500 Years of African-American History
Details: Noon, Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels,
Brown Bag program: Using original newspapers dating from the 17th through the 21st centuries, Dr. Stephen Goldman transports you through 500 Years of African-American history. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Sponsored by Talbot County Free Library

For a full list of FD200 events go here

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Black History Luncheon - Frederick Douglass 200th Anniversary Event
Feb
3
11:30 AM11:30

Black History Luncheon - Frederick Douglass 200th Anniversary Event

Feb. 3 - Black History Luncheon
Details: 11:30 am -1 pm - Chesapeake College
The Chesapeake College Multicultural Advisory Committee, in partnership with The Frederick Douglass Honor Society, celebrates Black History Month and the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. Guest speaker – Simeaka Melton, Queen Anne’s County native and founder, of Dear Girls Academy, Inc. For ticket information go to: www.chesapeake.edu/black-history-month-2018 

For a full list of FD200 events go here

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MD SINGLE PAYER HEALTH LEGISLATION BILL - CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES NOW
Feb
1
to Feb 5

MD SINGLE PAYER HEALTH LEGISLATION BILL - CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES NOW

ACTION ALERT: On Monday, February 5th, a bill creating a SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE system for the State of Maryland will be introduced in Annapolis. USE THE BELOW LINK to find your appropriate Senator and Delegates

The Healthy Maryland Act of 2018, sponsored by Senator Paul Pinsky and Delegate Erek Barron, would create a single-payer system introducing guaranteed quality care to all Marylanders. The primacy and relevance of this legislation bears repeating: "Health Care for All" is a centerpiece of our legislative agenda, and this act would be a landmark achievement for progressives statewide.

The bill is being introduced to the Senate this Monday, and the House one week later - so, we are asking everyone to call their representatives THIS WEEKEND, and urge them to co-sponsor this important legislation.
Should any Senator or Delegate commit to co-sponsoring the Healthy Maryland Act, please contact Korey Hartwich with National Nurses United with the important news (khartwich@nationalnursesunited.org, 240-235-2006).

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DR. JAMES BURDICK DISCUSSES SINGLE PAYER HEALTH - JAN 27th 2PM
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

DR. JAMES BURDICK DISCUSSES SINGLE PAYER HEALTH - JAN 27th 2PM

Meet the Author Dr. James Burdick at Talbot County Free Library, 100 W Dover St, Easton, Maryland 21601, 2pm-3:30pm

Doctor James Burdick will discuss ideas garnered from interviewing health care professionals and his own extensive research. The author describes an optimistic new approach to improving health care delivery to cover every American.

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THE PEOPLE'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON - MARCH FOR IMPEACHMENT JAN. 27th
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

THE PEOPLE'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON - MARCH FOR IMPEACHMENT JAN. 27th

JAN. 27 - THE PEOPLE'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON - MARCH FOR IMPEACHMENT
Details: The march will begin at Seward Square at 11 a.m. and end at the Lincoln memorial with a rally beginning at noon.

The People's March on Washington is calling for action to hold President Trump accountable for ignoring and abusing laws of the country. Activists will rally to demand his investigation for high crimes and misdemeanors and his removal from office.

MORE INFORMATION:
People Demand Action site: https://www.peopledemandaction.org/
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/144175379637199/?active_tab=about

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NINA TURNER TALKS AT SALISBURY UNIVERSITY - Jan 25th 5:30pm
Jan
25
5:30 PM17:30

NINA TURNER TALKS AT SALISBURY UNIVERSITY - Jan 25th 5:30pm

Lower Shore Progressive Caucus hosts upcoming event with Nina Turner on January 25th, 5:30PM at Salisbury University, Devilbiss Hall Rm 123

MORE INFO ON TURNER: https://www.ninaturner.org/

RSVP: http://www.lowershoreprogressives.com/january_2018_meeting
GET PARKING PERMIT: https://webapps.salisbury.edu/parking/visitor/

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/131700604211097/

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1st ANNIVERSARY WOMEN'S MARCHES Jan. 20th 11am-1pm
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

1st ANNIVERSARY WOMEN'S MARCHES Jan. 20th 11am-1pm

Jan. 20 - 1st ANNIVERSARY WOMEN'S MARCHES
Details: 11 am to 1 pm, Lawyers Mall, Annapolis
Join the first anniversary Women's March with Take Action Anne Arundel. This year they will be highlighting grassroots and social justice groups that have been doing so much great work over the last year. Speakers from organizations across the state will talk about their missions for 2018 and how people can get involved. March On Maryland specifically is launching March On The Polls, an initiative that begins with voter registration and engagement and culminates in marches to the polls on primary and general election days. RSVP at MobilizeMaryland.com

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MARYLAND FIGHT FOR $15 CAMPAIGN Jan. 15th, 5pm
Jan
15
5:00 PM17:00

MARYLAND FIGHT FOR $15 CAMPAIGN Jan. 15th, 5pm

Jan. 15 - MARYLAND FIGHT FOR $15 CAMPAIGN
Details: 5 pm, State Capitol, Annapolis
Campaign Kickoff and Rally to launch the legislation to incrementally raise the Maryland state minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023.
If passed, this legislation would be of profound benefit to low-wage workers in Talbot County and be a small step to addressing poverty.

We have the great opportunity to have a bus provided for us on the Eastern Shore to attend this launch of legislation on Jan. 15 thanks to Service Employees International Union, Local 1199. What better way to spend the Martin Luther King holiday! 
 
The event will be at 5 pm in Annapolis in the Baltimore County Delegation Room at the House of Delegates. Here is a link with more info about the launch
 
Here is a link to "register" for the bus to Annapolis (from Salisbury) for the MLK Day Launch. YOU MUST REGISTER BY JAN. 5. 

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Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

FREDERICK DOUGLASS BICENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY COALITION JAN. 9th  6pm

JAN. 9  - FREDERICK DOUGLASS BICENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY COALITION
Details: 6 pm  Talbot County Council, South Wing,Talbot County Courthouse, 11 North Washington Street, Easton
Talbot County Council will give a proclamation honoring Frederick Douglass and hear the coalition’s request for funding to cover the cost of many of our activities that have been planned thus far.
The coalition is asking folks to purchase and wear a t-shirt to the meeting.  If you want to order a t-shirt for $20, call or email Ridgely Ochs at  631-871-2172ridgely.ochs@gmail.com.

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COME SHAKE THE TRUMP BLUES ** MEET &  EAT & GREET ** Nov 18 10am-2pm
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

COME SHAKE THE TRUMP BLUES ** MEET &  EAT & GREET ** Nov 18 10am-2pm

Join our next fun and funky General Meeting and Potluck on Nov. 18, 10 am to 2 pm, at Evergreen Easton Point, 770 Port St., Easton

We need to feed our bodies and souls in these perilous times, so please bring something to eat or drink to share!

But first some business – until 11:30.  We will give BRIEF updates on committees and then discuss our plan for the electoral season, giving you plenty of ways, small and large, to plug in.  And we’ll recap the Harris town hall from Nov. 11.

And then we have a special guest!!   Emily Phelps from the original Indivisible team, currently a Field Communications Associate with Indivisible, will talk about why congressional advocacy is important and inspire us with a report on the current state of the Indivisible movement in the rest of the country.

Emily served as Communications Director to Rep. Bart Gordon (TN-06) during the passage of the ACA and the rise of the Tea Party. She went on to join the press and policy teams of Constitutional Accountability Center. She has worked on seven campaigns, beginning with Gov. Deval Patrick’s in Massachusetts. Recently, Emily was honored to manage media outreach for the teenage leaders of the Inner Harbor Project, a youth-run policing reform group in Baltimore.

Feeling that we never have a chance to just get to know each other and have some fun together, after the meeting we’ll eat, drink and be merry!

Please RSVP to Ridgely Ochs, ridgely.ochs@gmail.com, if you plan to come and what food you can bring. (There is a kitchen to warm up dishes.)
 

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ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION RESPONSE TOWN HALL Oct. 21
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION RESPONSE TOWN HALL Oct. 21

Oct. 21 - ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION RESPONSE TOWN HALL
Details - 2-5 pm, Key School, 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis
The forum will educate and prepare environmental activists and concerned citizens for the 2018 legislative session in Maryland. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about the environmental priorities of state legislators from both parties, environmental advocacy groups, and community leaders who are fighting environmental justice issues in their communities. There will be keynote speeches from Senator Ben Cardin, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Seema Kakade, the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic Director.  

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TALBOT RISING COORDINATING MEETING Oct. 19
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

TALBOT RISING COORDINATING MEETING Oct. 19

  • 23279 Swan Cove Road Bozman, MD, 21612 United States (map)
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Oct. 19 - TR COORDINATING MEETING
Details: 7 pm, Bozman, MD
Please come to a working session to plan activities and initiatives with committee chairs and the steering group. We will hear what the teams are up to and share information about what's ahead this fall. Meeting will be at 23279 Swan Cove Rd., Bozman

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HEALTH COMMITTEE Oct. 17
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

HEALTH COMMITTEE Oct. 17

  • 23279 Swan Cove Road Bozman, MD, 21612 United States (map)
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Oct. 17 - HEALTH COMMITTEE
Details: 7 pm Bozman, MD
Join us to discuss the benefits and costs of a single payer health system and how Talbot Rising might provide a platform for a larger discussion on the topic. Bring any information you have to share with the group. Meeting will be at 23279 Swan Cove Rd., Bozman

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IMMIGRATION FORUM - Helping Immigrants in a Time of Need
Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

IMMIGRATION FORUM - Helping Immigrants in a Time of Need

  • Third Haven Friends Quaker Meeting House (map)
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Sept. 24 - IMMIGRATION FORUM, 2 pm, Third Haven Friends Quaker Meeting House, Easton
Discussion on the current state of immigration laws and its impact on families with Charles Wheeler, who grew up in Easton and is now a California-based immigration attorney. He practices and has taught immigration law for over three decades. 
Click here for Immigration Flyer with all info 
Click here for Immigration Flyer IN SPANISH

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Frederick Douglass Day - Sept 23rd Easton, MD
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Frederick Douglass Day - Sept 23rd Easton, MD

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Talbot County native Frederick Douglass, one of the nation’s most prominent figures in African-American and U.S. history. 

On Sept 23, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm in downtown Easton the Frederick Douglass Honor Society, the Town of Easton and Talbot County Free Library will help celebrate of the life and legacy of Talbot County native Frederick Douglass, one of the nation’s most prominent figures in African-American and U.S. history. Enjoy a variety of talks, activities and music. For more information, see www.frederickdouglassday.com or call 410-463-5789 or visit Frederick Douglass Day Facebook Page.

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TALBOT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING - Attend meeting and/or contact board member to show your support for teachers and staff
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

TALBOT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING - Attend meeting and/or contact board member to show your support for teachers and staff

The school board is refusing to honor the contract negotiated three years ago with the education staff, denying an agreed-upon cost-of-living increase and restricting previously approved partner benefits. They aren't keeping their word, even though these hard-working men and women keep their word every day, working more hours than they are contracted for, spending their own money on educational resources and school supplies, supporting our students in the classroom and around the community. 

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Ice Cream Social to support the Eastern Shore Political Action Committee for Social and Economic Justice
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Ice Cream Social to support the Eastern Shore Political Action Committee for Social and Economic Justice

SATURDAY SEPT 16th at Third Haven Friends Meetinghouse
Please join us for an ice cream social to support the Eastern Shore Political Action Committee for Social and Economic Justice. Have a cone or make a sundae and have a chat with like-minded friends, old and new!


ADDED BONUS: Richard Potter, President of the Talbot County Chapter of the NAACP, will talk with us about what we can do in our community to reverse racism.

More info and RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-cream-social-fundraiser-tickets-37099840622

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ARTWORKS FOR FREEDOM: Art Exhibition and Public Event to raise awareness on human trafficking on the Eastern Shore, nation, and world-wide
Sep
8
to Oct 1

ARTWORKS FOR FREEDOM: Art Exhibition and Public Event to raise awareness on human trafficking on the Eastern Shore, nation, and world-wide

An Art Exhibition and Public Event to raise awareness about modern day slavery and human trafficking.
Maryland consistently ranks among the top 10 states in per capita incidents of human trafficking and is a growing problem on the Eastern Shore.

The event will include indoor and outdoor art exhibits, multi-media installations, lecture, panels and films addressing human exploitation. This exhibit is free to the public and volunteer-run, so please help!

More information on the Easton events: https://www.artworksforfreedomeaston.org/
More information on the project as a whole: http://www.artworksforfreedom.org/

 

 

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GATHER TO RALLY AGAINST HATRED, BIGOTRY AND WHITE NATIONALISM!
Aug
18
4:00 PM16:00

GATHER TO RALLY AGAINST HATRED, BIGOTRY AND WHITE NATIONALISM!

Response to events in Charolottesville, Virginia
When: 
 Friday, August 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Where:  Around the Chesapeake College sign (which is public property) at the corner of Highway 50 and College Drive. 
Co-sponsors:  Talbot Rising and Together We Will - Delmarva.  
What:  We will line up with our signs along Highway 50 to demonstrate that progressives on the Eastern Shore will not tolerate hate, bigotry and white supremacy in any form!

Sign-making: Stop in any time Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 3:00. 
Democratic Party Headquarters, 26 W. Dover St., Easton, MD
Some sign-making supplies will be available.

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POSTCARD PARTY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

POSTCARD PARTY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Please come to a postcard writing party August 16th at 6pm! There are many actions we can take, including contacting elected officials about S.263, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 a  bill that has been dubbed “The Smoggy Skies Act” by Credo; telling EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that the agency’s delay on the methane rule is a direct assault on American people and the climate; and writing to restaurants that offer plastic straws to customers. Plastic straws are a huge environmental problem that end up in our waterways and destroy sea life. Please bring your wn et issu and information on how we can take actio!
The party will take place at the home of Co-chair of the Environment Committee, Constance Del Ner.

RSVP to Constance Del Nero, italophile13@gmail.com. Address given to those who sign up. 

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