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Weekly Newsletter - June 24, 2018

This Week's Action Items

#1: VOTE!
After almost two years of organizing and rallying for progressive causes and candidates, this is the moment. Vote in the Primary on Tuesday for Michael Pullen and Ben Jealous, and all candidates who will stand up to the Trump Administration and demand change in Washington and Annapolis. 

#2: CALL!
Join Talbot Rising's phone bank on Monday night for one last push to turn out voters throughout the Eastern Shore. We will be calling potential voters Monday night 6 to 8 pm, at 26 West Dover St., Easton.

#3: GRAB A FRIEND!
Find a friend or neighbor and take them to the polls on Tuesday. Explain what's at stake in this election and help them out. Mid-term elections have much lower turnout than presidential ones, and primaries have even lower turnout -- so the effect of every vote is greatly magnified.

Events Rising

JUNE 25  - PRIMARY ELECTION PHONE BANK
Details: 6-8 pm
Come out and burn up the phone lines for candidates Talbot Rising has  endorsed:
Michael Pullen for Congress and Ben Jealous for Governor. We will be calling fellow progressives throughout Talbot County on Monday night, June 25, from 6-8 pm at 26 West Dover St., Easton. Food, phones and training provided. 
 
JUNE 26 - PRIMARY DAY
Details: 7 am - 8 pm
Vote in the primary election for federal, state and county offices. Polling hours are 7 am to 8 pm at your local polling station. You can look up information on that location and more at www.elections.maryland.gov. For information specific to Talbot County, go to www.talbotcountymd.gov.

JUNE 26 - GET OUT THE VOTE
Come to the HQ of the Pullen for Congress campaign, 36 S. Washington St., Easton, to call voters throughout the First Congressional District and urge them to vote for Mike Pullen.

JUNE 27 - MEET DEL. SHEREE SAMPLE-HUGHES
Details: Noon, Talbot Democratic Party HQ, 26 W. Dover St., Easton
Holly Wright, who is running for State Senate in District 37, is hosting a gathering with Del. Sample-Hughes, who is the first African-American woman to serve on the Wicomico County Council and to represent the Eastern Shore in the General Assembly. She will speak about her time on the county council and offer insights about the state legislature and developing local candidates.
 
JULY 7 - FREDERICK DOUGLASS READING
Details: Noon to 1 pm, Talbot County Courthouse Lawn
To honor the Bicentennial Celebration, the Frederick Douglass Honor Society in partnership with the Frederick Douglass 200 Committee and the Talbot County Free Library will be hosting a community reading of Frederick Douglass’s moving speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” This county-wide event will commence on the Talbot County Courthouse Lawn, Saturday, July 7 from noon to 1 pm. Immediately following the community reading, a moderated discussion to explore the meaning and relevance of Douglass’s words today, will be held at the Talbot County Free Library from 1:30 to 3 pm.
 
This event is free and open to the public, as we gather as many people of all backgrounds and ages to celebrate the legacy, and contribution to the ideals of freedom, justice and equality to be inspired by Talbot County’s native son, Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass.

July 9, 10, 11 - CHAUTAUQUA 2018: SEEKING JUSTICE
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear from and interact with notable figures in history? Well, in July you can. This summer, join Maryland Humanities at our 24th annual Chautauqua living history series.
“Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.” With these words, Eleanor Roosevelt asked a complicated question: “what is justice?” Throughout 2018, Maryland Humanities is engaging with this challenging notion. The 24th season celebrates the contributions to the search for justice by bringing three historical activists to life on the Chautauqua stage.

Details: Steamboat Building at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Monday, July 9 – Frederick Douglass
Tuesday, July 10 – Eleanor Roosevelt
Wednesday, July 11 – Thurgood Marshall

All performances will begin at 7 pm and will be held outdoors. Please bring folding chair. In case of severe weather, program will be held in the Steamboat Building auditorium.

SEPT. 12 - DR. MICHAEL ERIC DYSON
Details: 7 pm, Chesapeake College.
A distinguished literary figure, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a nonfiction writer, scholar, and renowned speaker on the issue of racism and improving race relations in America. Dr. Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic. He is an African American intellectual who has written or edited over 18 books including books on Martin Luther King Jr. and former President Barack Obama, and Dr. Dyson is also a beloved Baptist minister. An American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, Dr. Dyson is one of our nation’s most influential and renowned public intellectuals.
 
Sponsored by Maryland Humanities, Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, Chesapeake College, Queen Anne’s Public Library, Frederick Douglass Honor Society, Talbot NAACP, Kennard Alumni Association and the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council.
 
Tickets are free, but must be requested in advance. Please send an email to ridgely.ochs@gmail.com with the number of tickets you want by July 11.

- News and Updates -

PROGRESSIVES, AG FIGHT BACK ON FAMILY SEPARATIONThe fight over President Trump's inhumane immigration policies are heating up in Maryland with several developments:

• The state attorney general. Brian Frosh, has joined a suit against the separation of families at the border, according to the Baltimore Sun.    He is pushing to have the families quickly reunited.

• Local news reports say that some of the children have been taken toBaltimore and Anne Arundel County for detention.

• Talbot Rising joined with other progressive groups, including Kent/Queen Anne's Indivisible, to rally last Thursday at the office of Rep. Andy Harris in Kent Island to demand he take action against family separation and other harsh policies. Dozens of people demonstrated and then took to US Highway 50 with their signs to press the demands. 

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WATCH TALBOT RISING TV
Talbot Rising has produced a series of video programs taped at the Avalon Theater with MCTV. You can watch these informative exchanges on YouTube. Here's your quick program guide and easy links:
Affordable Care Act
Nuclear Weapons
Immigration Assistance
Unionville Anniversary
Local Schools
Single-Payer Healthcare
The Opioid Crisis

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• Updated website: www.talbotrising.org
• Videos on healthcare, immigration, opioids and more. Go to YouTubeand search for Talbot Rising.
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