2021 New Year's Message From The Chair


2021 has been a challenging year on many fronts for our movement and organization. However, because of you and your belief in our cause, we not only survived by thrived. 

Here are 21 things the Lower Shore Progress Caucus accomplished in 2021:

1.  Helped pass 27 pieces of Progressive legislation in Annapolis.

2. Successfully defended our first seat by helping re-elect Councilmember Todd Nock in Pocomoke.

3. Hosted an educational Town Hall on Off-Shore Wind.

4. Testified in support of the second round off-shore wind projects before the Maryland Public Service Commission.  The new projects were approved.

5. Worked to get more competitive congressional and state maps giving us more chances to win seats in 2022.

6. Used our Political Action Committee to raise over $15,000 to help elect Progressives up and down the ballot in 2022.

7. Endorsed Heather Mizeur for Congress.

8. Helped overturn Governor Hogan’s veto on School funding, collective bargaining for community college staff, and closing the ICE detention center in Worcester county legislation.

9. Held our local state representatives accountable by launching our third year of legislative score cards.

10. Launched #MedicareForAllMondays, which has become a national trend.

11.  Prevented the Mayor of Pocomoke from overturning the 2021 municipal election results. 

12. Worked to help pass the American Rescue Plan providing Covid-19 relief to working families.

13. Hosted a town hall with Delegate Shelia Ruth on Universal Healthcare.

14. Helped override Governor Hogan’s veto on the Prescription Drug affordability board.

15. Helped to fight vaccine disinformation and get residents vaccinated.

16. Brought Gubernatorial and other statewide candidates down to the Shore for town halls.

17.  Testified before the Salisbury City Council in support of new affordable housing plans to reduce homelessness.

18.  Joined national progressives from across the country to help get Build Back Better passed in the House. 

19.  Represented the Eastern Shore in Our Revolution’s Green New Deal town hall. 

20.  Launched our education committee to help fight back against right-winged attacks on our school system.

21.  Unveiled our brand new logo.

These achievements show the art of the possible when it comes to our movement here on the Lower Shore.  However, heading into the important 2022 midterm election now is not the time to get complacent. We hope you will join us at our first monthly meeting of 2022 Thursday January 6th at 6:30 p.m.  We will be discussing our priorities heading into the Maryland Legislative session starting the second week of January.

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In Solidarity,
Jared Schablein
Chair, LSPC 

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