The Department of the Interior has delayed making a decision about Bears Ears National Monument and is still taking comments about the proposed review of all national monuments established since 1996. The comment period is open until July 10, 2017. Add your voice!

Click here for the list of national monuments under review.
Click here for instructions for making comments, or use the forms from our friends at EarthJustice or NRDC to make comments.

Call Senator Cardin (202-224-4524) and Senator Van Hollen (202-224-4654). Thank them for their unwavering opposition to TrumpCare but tell them that’s not enough. They need to resist: slow down Senate business by withholding consent, and prepare to filibuster by amendment until and unless there are public hearings on TrumpCare. (Sample call scripts are included in the kit.)

UPDATED: The date for this action has passed.

June 27th DTMG Presents:
Healthcare Strategy:
Dr. Stuart Henochowicz and Dr. Elise Riley
Why and How to Save Obamacare

While the Republican Party is trying to keep it’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare in the dark, DTMG is going to shine a light on Obamacare’s tremendous benefits to healthcare professionals, patients and the Maryland economy. Speakers will include Dr. Stuart Henochowicz, Dr. Elise Riley, among others. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 27 from 7-9 PM at a location TBD in Rockville. Please RSVP Here!

UPDATED: The date for this action has passed.

The Rockville City Council is expected to discuss and vote on the Trust ordinance at this meeting. We need a big, visible crowd to show the city council the people who live, work and play in Rockville demand this. We need to outnumber any opposition that decides to show up. Plan to arrive at 6 pm for solidarity rally in front of City Hall, and to be seated together. (more…)

TAKE THIS ACTION NOW!
There are 3 ways to pressure Gov. Hogan to do the right thing and join the US Climate Alliance.

On June 1, President Trump announced that the United States would leave the 2015 Paris Climate Accord.  Since then, 12 states and hundreds of US cities, including Baltimore, have joined the United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group committed to upholding the 2015 Paris Accord within their borders through sharing of information and best practices.  So far, while MD Gov. Larry Hogan has expressed support for the Paris Agreement and Maryland’s natural resources, he has not joined the US Climate Alliance.  In fact, his latest statement is “We’re not sure what the intention of the group is.” Umm, maybe he could ask someone to find out.

1.  Call Gov. Hogan at 410-974-3901 or 1-800-811-8336 and use the phone script below, adapted from one developed by our friends at Indivisible Montgomery:

SUGGESTED SCRIPT

You: Hi! I’m a Maryland resident and part of Do The Most Good Montgomery. My name is [NAME] and my street address is [ADDRESS]. I’d like to leave a message.
Staffer: [Response]
You: I’d like to thank the governor for his prior work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Maryland. The U.S. Climate Alliance is a bipartisan organization of U.S. states committed to upholding the Paris climate agreement.  At least 12 other states, including Delaware and Virginia, and Washington D.C. have already joined.  Will the governor display real leadership and commit to joining the U.S. Climate Alliance?
Staffer: [Response]
You: It is critical the governor join the Alliance to enhance and amplify existing commitments to safeguard Maryland’s critical and fragile environment.
Staffer: [Response]
You: Thank you.

2.  Send a letter to Gov. Hogan here. If you’re not sure what to say, here is a sample letter.

3.  Sign the petition at Change.org

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
It’s important to show the world that while our President has gone rogue, the American people have not. That’s why the U.S. Climate is so important, and why having states with standards that are more ambitious than the now-abandoned US goal is so important. As a national leader in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, Maryland belongs with California, New York, Washington and other states that are leading my example. The commitments of states like ours are critical to the US being able to meet or exceed that discarded goal.

We are supporting this petition from ACLU to condemn Trump’s attack on affordable access to birth control.

A leaked draft rule threatens to gut the benefit that ensures all workplace insurance plans cover birth control with no co-pay – all under the guise of religious “liberty.” The anti-women’s health vendetta mounted by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Vice President Mike Pence, and their anti-women gang is a coordinated assault on our rights and liberties. This rule perverts the definition of religious liberty and disrupts progress toward gender equality.

Add your name to condemn Trump’s attack on affordable access to birth control.

UPDATE: The timeframe for this action has passed.
Call Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton (240-314-8291) and City Council Member Beryl Feinberg (240-314-8293). Ask to make an appointment to meet with them (groups of 2-3 is best). Both are currently hesitating to vote “yes”. If you can’t get an appointment or speak directly to Mayor Newton or Ms. Feinberg, leave a voicemail or hand deliver a letter. If possible, include personal stories and data to strengthen your position.

SUGGESTED SCRIPT OR VOICEMAIL

Hello, my name is ____________ and I live in ___________. I have a stake in the Rockville community because ­____________. I am calling in support of the Rockville Fostering Community Trust Ordinance. I believe that it is an important step in ensuring that the policy of the Rockville police toward our immigrant community is properly codified. The ordinance will reduce confusion about the boundaries of the Rockville law enforcement policy vs the Federal Immigration enforcement policy and assure the citizens of the city that their elected officials are taking steps to make sure that Rockville’s policy toward immigrant citizens is clear, complies with Federal guidelines and ensures community trust in law enforcement.

The proposed ordinance is supported by the Fourth, Fifth,Tenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution as well as Supreme Court case law. It does not violate any Federal guidelines, including those of the recent executive order, so federal funding for the city should not be at risk. Finally, it ensures that local law enforcement funds will not be diverted to pay for work mandated to the federal government

Thanks for your time! 


WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

The ordinance will protect the civil rights of the immigrant community, encourage communication between immigrants and local enforcement and ensure that Rockville law enforcement funds will not be diverted to enforce Federal immigration law. Passage of this ordinance may influence passage of similar laws at county or state levels.

UPDATED: The date for this action has passed.
Community Meeting with
Maryland Democratic Party Chair
Kathleen Matthews




Tuesday, June 27
Doors open 7 PM, Program 7:15-8:45 pm
Casey Community Center (Casey Barn)
810 S. Frederick Avenue (Rte 355), Gaithersburg 20877

Learn about the Maryland Democrats’ Summer of Resistance and Renewal and what you can do to move the Democratic Party forward this summer and beyond.

Please sign up here
 

 
The Casey Community Center is located near the I-370 overpass at the Gaithersburg/Rockville city limit.  There is ample parking behind the building. 

Sponsored by:
District 15 Democratic Caucus
District 17 Democratic Club
District 39 Democratic Club
Do the Most Good Montgomery County

Speak up for Climate Action!
Attend the Fourth Annual “Play-in” for Climate Action
Sponsored by Mom’s Clean Air Force
Thursday July 13, 2017, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Ave, Washington DC 20001

This family-friendly protest against air pollution that causes dangerous climate change will showcase exactly what’s at stake as temperatures and sea levels rise: our kids. Show your support for slashing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, and methane emissions from oil and gas operations, and call for a renewable energy future. JOIN US for kids activities, great music, and exciting speakers, and help deliver a message from families across the country: it’s time to get serious about climate change!

More information and to register: Fourth Annual “Play-in” for Climate Action


UPDATE: The date for this action has passed.
Del. Ana Sol Guterriez presents – Immigration 101 film screening

Hosted by ACLU of Maryland, Montgomery County Chapter

Wednesday, June 14 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Reserve your seat at: act.democracyforamerica.com (The date for the screening has passed)

Stay up to date on key immigration topics! We’ll be watching two short documentaries “Immigrants for Sale” and “Pursuing the Dream: A DACAmentary” followed by a panel discussion with local DACA students.


ACLU of Maryland, Montgomery County Chapter

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