Weekly Newsletter - June 5, 2017
This Week's Action Items
#1 SOUND OFF ON REP. HARRIS' TELE-TOWN HALL
After holding a face-to-face town hall with almost 1,000 people on March 31, Rep. Andy Harris has reverted to holding telephone town halls in the coming weeks. The first one is Tuesday, June 6, at 5:30 pm for voters in northern part of the district. That's no substitute for answering real questions from real constituents. Call his office to make clear how you feel: 202-225-5311 in DC; Kent Island: 410-643-5425; Salisbury: 443-944-8624.
#2: SUPPORT ACTION AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING
Even as President Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the climate accords reached in Paris, leaders of states, businesses and local communities made a commitment to reduce carbon emissions on their own. You can show your own personal commitment by signing a petition at moveon.org. Almost a half million people have already made their voices heard. And while many governors said they would take the lead on climate issues, Gov. Larry Hogan has not committed himself to that kind of action. Call his office to demand he step up: 410-974-3901.
#3: VOLUNTEER FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
The Outreach Committee still has a number of events needing help to spread the word about our organization and learn what are the concerns of community members:
Sat. June 17 - Juneteenth Celebration - Academy Museum, Easton - 1-4 pm
1 or 2 people requested
Sat. June 24 AND Sat. July 8 - Clean Water concert Series - Easton - 6-9 PM
1 or 2 people requested
JUNE 17 - JUNETEENTH
Details: 1-4 pm Easton
The Academy Art Museum and the Frederick Douglass Honor Society are hosting the 6th annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 17 at the Academy Art Museum in Easton. The program is free. For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.
JUNE 24 - CLEAN WATER OUTDOOR CONCERT
Details: 6-9 pm on Harrison Street, Easton
Members of Talbot Rising will have a table where they will listen to local concerns.
JULY 2 - IMPEACHMENT MARCH
Details: 10 am, Washington, DC, and other major cities
Various groups that helped organize the Tax Day March in April will meet in the nation's capital to march and call for the impeachment of President Trump.
JULY 22 - MARCH FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION
Details: 9 am - 4 pm, Washington, DC.
Organizers of this march aim to advance a vision of public schools as a place for learning and critical thinking, where children discover their passions and roles as citizens.
- News and Updates -
SAVE THE DATE: GENERAL MEETING CHANGED TO JULY 8
As mentioned last week in the letter from Denice Lombard, we are planning a general membership meeting to update our progress and plan for the future. Because of logistical issues, the meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, July 8, at the Third Haven meeting house in Easton. Topics will include prioritizing issues and planning for the year ahead. We look forward to seeing everyone there. More details to come.
*** MIKE PULLEN EXPLORES CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS
Mike Pullen is considering running for Congress in the 1st Congressional District. For more on his campaign and ways to support him, you can go to CrowdPac.com. Here is part of Mike's message from CrowdPac on why he wants to run:
"I want to run for Congress because the people of Maryland’s 1st District deserve a representative who cares and works for them. Donald Trump and Rep. Andy Harris do not understand the real problems of the people they supposedly represent, nor how to help. Rep. Harris is completely out of touch while the rest of us struggle with healthcare costs, stagnating wages, and rising seas."
SHOWING THE IMPACT OF HEALTH CARE REPEAL
Are you interested in collaborating on creating a graphic representation of the impact of the AHCA if passed? Kent/Queen Anne’s County Indivisible is installing 900 pairs of shoes in a park in Chestertown on July 6 to do this. We have discussed with them and folks from Together We Will - Delmarva (who put on the Kent Island townhall on healthcare and worked with us on the Harris townhall) and we would like to collaborate and have installations in Bel Air, Kent Island, Salisbury and Easton, along with Chestertown. If you are interested in working on this project contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET UP TO SPEED ON CRUCIAL LOCAL ISSUES
If you want to find out how national issues affect the Eastern Shore, we have an easy way. Talbot Rising has produced a series of video programs featuring local experts on several crucial issues, from health care to immigration to nuclear weapons. You can watch these on MCTV -- Mid-Shore Community Television -- or on YouTube when you search for Talbot Rising.