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Weekly Newsletter - June 26, 2017

This Week's Action Items

#1: WEEK OF ACTION ON HEALTH BILL SHOWDOWN
The Congressional Budget Office has said 22 million people would lose health coverage through next decade as a result of the Senate's version of healthcare. That's not acceptable. You can help derail the Senate's action. Call your senators and urge them to halt all action in the Senate until the bill is killed. Indivisible has an action plan to help guide your lobbying. And the Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare is calling for a week of action in the Senate from June 24-July 1. See below for other activities.
 
 #2: CHECK OUT THOSE SHOES!
Kent and Queen Anne Counties' Indivisible group is planning an art installation to protest the American Health Care Act. They need 900 pairs of shoes to represent the number of Kent County citizens who will lose their healthcare under the AHCA. The event is planned for July 6, 7 pm, Fountain Park, Chestertown, MD.
If you have shoes you can donate, please leave on the porch of 113 North Hanson Street, Easton, MD anytime through next Thursday, June 29.  Also consider attending the event. Any questions, contact Heather Harvey,
hharvey333@gmail.com, 757.293.8404. 

#3: PRESS FOR MARYLAND TO ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Gov. Larry Hogan won't join the efforts of other states to take their own action against climate change following President Trump's dismissal of the Paris accords. Call his office and urge him to do it. The Eastern Shore is highly vulnerable to rising seas.
Call 1-410-974-3901.

Events Rising

JULY 8 - TALBOT RISING GENERAL MEETING
We will hold a general membership meeting at the Third Haven Meeting House in Easton, from 10 am to noon. Topics will include the results of our online survey of members and plans for future action. More details to come.

JULY 8 - POSTCARD PARTY
Join us for a Postcard Party at 2 pm, after the general membership meeting at the Meeting House: We’ll provide the postcards, postage, and refreshments. You bring your passion for public education!
We’ll be asking our local, state, and national politicians to support our kids and invest in our nation’s future by providing a high-quality education regardless of zip code.

JULY 15 - ANNAPOLIS RALLY FOR HEALTHCARE
More info is available from the sponsoring group. Search @MarchonMD on Facebook.
 
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 -

VISIT THE NEW TALBOT RISING  WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE
The newly redesigned Talbot Rising website has been launched atwww.talbotrising.org. You can get the latest news, upcoming events and useful links to find out what's happening in Talbot County and the Eastern Shore. There's also a new public Facebook page, providing a great forum for posting comments, articles and more. Check it out at  www.facebook.com/talbotrisingmaryland. And then share it with your friends and neighbors.
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PROGRESSIVES RALLY IN DC LAST WEEK ...
Dozens of members of Progressive Maryland rallied in Washington last week to object to the latest health care plan, just released by the Senate. The effort was part of an effort to pursue a Medicare for All campaign. You can find out more by going to this website. 

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... AND YOU CAN JOIN A FILIBUSTER THIS WEEK
A People’s Filibuster of Trumpcare is planned in DC this week.  Kent/Queen Anne Indivisible has signed on as a co-sponsor and would love to see folks participate if your schedule allows:
"In response to this disastrous "healthcare" bill being considered by the U.S. Senate, Planned Parenthood, MoveOn, SEIU, Protect Our Care, the Hub, Center for American Progress and many others are planning a People's Filibuster in front of the U.S. Capitol Tuesdaythrough Thursday and several other activities. We are inviting everyone to join:

Here is a schedule of the People's Filibuster events:
Tuesday, June 27 from 2 pm - 7 pm  - northeast side of Capitol on the lawn.
Wednesday, June 28 from 8 am - 2 pm  - southeast side of Capitol on the lawn.
Wednesday, June 28 at 5 pm  - Hug the Senate Action, southeast side of Capitol on the lawn. 
Thursday, June 29 from 3 pm - 7 pm - southeast side of Capitol on the lawn. 
 
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OUTREACH EFFORT IS RAMPING UP
In the interest of spreading the word about upcoming informational forums and other events that Talbot Rising is planning, the newly re-formed Outreach Group is creating a list of point people who belong to various community groups such as faith communities, churches and civic, community and political organizations. Whenever something is planned,  the Outreach Group would contact the point people who would then spread the word through their respective communities.

If you would be willing to be a point person for a group, send your name, email address and the name of the organization that you are involved with to Harvey Zendt at Hzendt@yahoo.com

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