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    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus 2020 Endorsements

    SALISBURY, MD September 16, 2019 --  The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus, a non-partisan, local activist organization committed to empowering working people, is proud to announce our endorsements for the 2019 local elections. We believe in the right for all individuals to obtain economic security and support systems and infrastructure that uphold economic, racial, and gender equity; not systems that only provide exorbitant profits for a few. Our endorsements reflect our values as an organization and we believe our endorsed candidates will fight for the citizens in our community and will uphold our goals within in their elected positions.

     

    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is pleased to endorse the following candidates:

    President 

    Bernie Sanders 


    Worcester County Schoolboard Districts 3 

    Jon Michael Andes 



    Maryland Congressional District One

    Mia Mason



  • Legislative scorecard for 2019 Maryland General Assembly Session

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: Lower Shore Progressive Caucus unveils Legislative scorecard for 2019 Maryland General Assembly Session.

    SALISBURY, MD January 4, 2020 -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is proud to announce our first ever legislative scorecard. Our scorecard is designed to educate the community by showing how Governor Hogan and our Lower Shore state senators/delegates voted on bills that pertain to Economic, Social, Racial, and Environmental Justice. The scorecard shows how each official voted on a list of 17 bills covering the four categories described above.  A total score is then determined by the average of their economic, environmental, racial and social scores. 

    Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes (District 37-A) 87.5%

    Senator Mary Carozza (District 38) 57.5%

    Senator Addie Eckardt (District 37) 57.5%

    Governor Larry Hogan 56,25%

    Delegate Wayne Hartman (District 38-C) 24%

    Delegate Carl Anderton Jr.  (District 38-B)  24%

    Delegate Chris Adams  (District 37-B) 22.75%

    Charles Otto (District 38-A) 17.75%

    Johnny Mautz (District 37-B)  16.5%

    https://www.lowershoreprogressives.com/2019_scorecard 

  • Endorsement Presser 2019


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    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus 2019 Endorsements 

     

    SALISBURY, MD September 16, 2019 --  The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus, a non-partisan, local activist organization committed to empowering working people, is proud to announce our endorsements for the 2019 local elections. We believe in the right for all individuals to obtain economic security and support systems and infrastructure that uphold economic, racial, and gender equity; not systems that only provide exorbitant profits for a few. Our endorsements reflect our values as an organization and we believe our endorsed candidates will fight for the citizens in our community and will uphold our goals within in their elected positions.

     

    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is pleased to endorse the following candidates:

    Salisbury Mayor 

    Mayor Jacob “Jake” Day


    Salisbury City Council District 1

    Timothy “Tim” Shepard 



    Salisbury City Council District 4

    Michele Gregory


    Pittsville Town Commissioner

    Jared Schablein 



  • Endorsement Presser 2018

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    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus 2018 Endorsements

     

    SALISBURY, MD April 7, 2018 --  

     

    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus, a non-partisan, local activist organization committed to empowering working people, is proud to announce our endorsements for the 2018 primaries and general election. We believe in the right for all individuals to obtain economic security and support systems and infrastructure that uphold economic, racial, and gender equity; not systems that only provide exorbitant profits for a few. Our endorsements reflect our values as an organization and we believe our endorsed candidates will fight for the citizens in our community and will uphold our goals within their elected positions.

     

    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is pleased to endorse the following candidates:

    Congressional District One
    Michael Pullen

    State Senate Seat District 37
    Holly Wright

    House of Delegates District 37-B
    Dan O’Hare

    House of Delegates District 38-A
    Kirkland Hall

    Wicomico County Council At-Large
    Jamaad Gould

    Wicomico County Council District One
    Shanie Shields 

    Wicomico County Council District 3
    Michele Gregory

    Wicomico County Council District 4
    Josh Hastings

    Wicomico State’s Attorney
    Seth Mitchell

    Somerset County Commissioner
    Deborah Nissley

    Wicomico Democratic Central Committee

    Jared Schablein

    Jake Burdett

    Matthew Davidson

    Carissa Antonis

    Crystal Jones

    Michele Gregory

  • Lower Shore Progressive Caucus joins a coalition of Eastern Shore groups to demand Eastern Shore state representatives stand up to Andy Harris on Off-Shore wind

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    Lower Shore Progressive Caucus joins a coalition of Eastern Shore groups to demand Eastern Shore state representatives stand up to Andy Harris on Off-Shore wind

    Salisbury, August, 7th, 2019 -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is proud to announce the creation of a coalition of local groups and elected officials from across the Eastern Shore to call on every member of the Eastern Shore delegation in Annapolis to stand up to Andy Harris concerning his position against off-shore wind project development.  

     

    Recently Representative Andy Harris has been trying to delay and ultimately kill the off-shore wind project off the coast of Ocean City.  His actions are putting jobs and economic growth at risk here on the Eastern Shore. That is why this coalition is calling on all our representatives to publicly stand up to Representative Harris and demand he stops his current efforts to kill jobs and opportunities on the Eastern Shore.  

    The construction of offshore wind and future green energy projects across the Eastern Shore would allow for the birth of a modern clean energy economy that will produce thousands of skilled family-supporting jobs across our entire region. According to the Public Service Commission, this first offshore wind project alone would bring $1.8 billion of in-state spending as well as 9,700 direct and indirect jobs.  Keeping in mind that the U.S. industry is just beginning to develop this tremendous untapped offshore wind resource, this presents an opportunity for the Eastern Shore and all of Maryland to put our businesses and our workers at the forefront of this burgeoning American industry.

     

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  • The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus opposes building a new Redskins’ stadium at Oxon Cove Park Presser

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    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus opposes building a new Redskins’ stadium at Oxon Cove Park

    Salisbury, January 8, 2019 -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus stands united in opposition to the proposed idea to build the Washington Redskins a new football stadium at Oxon Cove Park in Prince George’s County.  

    Currently, with some many other important issues facing the state like climate change, the declining health of the Chesapeake Bay, skyrocketing healthcare costs, unfunded schools, and more, the Governor’s ambitious plan to build Billionaire Dan Snyder a new stadium is misguided and the opposite of what the state should be focusing on moving forward.  

    If the Governor is wanting to undertake projects to start economic growth in the state, we encourage him to invest in the hardworking people of the Lower Eastern Shore by investing in new infrastructure, improving rural healthcare, adding more education programs, and looking to attract good-paying jobs to a region that desperately needs it.   

     

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  • Lower Shore Progressive Caucus joins a coalition of Progressive groups to protest inhumane family separating policy

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    Lower Shore Progressive Caucus joins a coalition of Progressive groups to protest inhumane family separating policy

    Salisbury, June 20, 2018 -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is proud to announce it will be joining Grassroots Social Justice and Progressive Groups across Maryland’s First Congressional District to Protest family separation at Representative Andy Harris’ offices across the District.  

     

    Rallies will be held at Representative Andy Harris’s offices in Bel Air (15 East Churchville Rd.) at 5:00 pm, Salisbury (100 E. Main St.) at 5:00 pm, Kent Island (100 Olde Point Village, Chester) at 6:30 pm to protest the current treatment of asylum seekers and their families at the U.S. border, including the separation of parents and children and the placement of these children in internment camps.

     

    Groups coming together to put on the rally will include Together We Will Harford County/Upper Chesapeake, Talbot Rising, Kent and Queen Anne’s Indivisible, Worcester Indivisible, Queen Anne’s County Democratic Club, Harford Indivisible, Together We Will Delmarva and the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus.

     

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  • Rep. Andy Harris Needs to Come Clean About Family History Presser

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    Rep. Andy Harris Needs to Come Clean About Family History 

     

    SALISBURY, MAY 28, 2019 -- Rep. Andy Harris has long campaigned on his family ties to Hungary, though now surfacing from family members in Hungary, are reports that Harris’ father, Zoltán Haris, are reports that Harris’ family history isn’t as squeaky clean as he tries to paint it. “Family relatives recalled that Rep. Harris’s father served in the pro-Hitler Hungarian army and was probably captured by the Soviets and sent to a POW camp. The Hungarian army fought against the Allies, including the Americans. About 1,000 US airmen were killed in Hungary during WWII.” reports the Hungarian Free Press.

     

    Original article: http://hungarianfreepress.com/2018/10/19/rep-andy-harriss-unexplained-gulag-story/?fbclid=IwAR035fyJqKEphyd3Mm3lT5AD-3Z-hzJvWMweczILmLZg2W7rylUPCq_CiNI

     

    About Lower Shore Progressive Caucus

    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is a group of local organizers committed to furthering the four lower Eastern Shore counties by instilling progressive values and leaders.

  • The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus 2018 Endorsements

    ANNOUNCEMENT 

    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Endorsements 

    SALISBURY, MD April 7, 2018 -- 

    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus, a non-partisan, local activist organization committed to empowering working people, is proud to announce our endorsements for the 2018 primaries and general election. We believe in the right for all individuals to obtain economic security and support systems and infrastructure that uphold economic, racial, and gender equity; not systems that only provide exorbitant profits for a few. Our endorsements reflect our values as an organization and we believe our endorsed candidates will fight for the citizens in our community and will uphold our goals within in their elected positions. 

    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is pleased to endorse the following candidates:

    Congressional District One 

    Michael Pullen 

    State Senate Seat District 37 

    Holly Wright 

    House of Delegates District 37-B 

    Dan O’Hare 

    House of Delegates District 38-A 

    Kirkland Hall 

    Wicomico County Council At-Large 

    Jamaad Gould 

    Wicomico County Council District One Shanie Shields

    Wicomico County Council District 3 

    Michele Gregory 

    Wicomico County Council District 4 

    Josh Hastings 

    Wicomico State’s Attorney 

    Seth Mitchell 

    Somerset County Commissioner 

    Deborah Nissley 

    Wicomico Democratic Central Committee

    Jared Schablein 

    Carissa Antonis 

    Jake Burdett 

    Crystal Jones 

    Matthew Davidson 

    Michele Gregory

  • Holly Wright Press Release

     

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    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Endorses Holly Wright



    Lower Eastern Shore, March 30, 2018 -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is proud to announce the endorsement of Holly Wright for Senate in District 37.

    Holly Wright is a first time candidate with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and worked in public health at both the state and regional level for over 20 years. Wright was staff to senior management at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and Montefiore Medical Center. She also directed a nursing home quality assurance program that covered 40 facilities in Bronx, New York.

    Wright’s legislative priorities are increased environmental protections, expanded addiction treatment services, stopping escalating prescription drug prices, workforce development for youth, and adequate and equitable funding for K-12 education.