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LSPC 2022 Endorsement Presser

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The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Announces 2022 Endorsements 

Lower Shore, MD March 27, 2022 -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus, a non-partisan​, local activist organization committed to empowering working people, is proud to announce our endorsements for the 2022 primaries election:

 

Congressional District One 

Heather Mizeur 

Governor 

John King

Comptroller

Brooke Lierman

State’s Attorney 

Katie Curran O’Malley 

State Senate District 38 

Michele Gregory

House of Delegates District 38-A 

Todd Nock

Princess Anne Town Council At-Large

Troy Selby

Princess Anne Town Council District 1

Lynne ll Fletcher-Pugh 

Wicomico County Council At-Large 

Megan Outten

Wicomico County Council  At-Large

Brad Gillis

Wicomico County Council District 1 

Amber Green 

Wicomico County Council District 4 

Josh Hastings 

Somerset County Commissioner District 4 

Deborah Nissley 

Somerset Democratic Central Committee 

Amanda Clark

Wicomico Democratic Central Committee

Demetria Marshall

Worcester Democratic Central Committee

Cherie L. McNett 

  • LSPC 2022 Endorsement Presser

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Media Contact:

    Tyler Jones Sr. 

    443-783-1362 

    [email protected]

    Lower Shore Progressive Caucus (nationbuilder.com)

     

    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Announces 2022 Endorsements 

    Lower Shore, MD March 27, 2022 -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus, a non-partisan​, local activist organization committed to empowering working people, is proud to announce our endorsements for the 2022 primaries election:

     

    Congressional District One 

    Heather Mizeur 

    Governor 

    John King

    Comptroller

    Brooke Lierman

    State’s Attorney 

    Katie Curran O’Malley 

    State Senate District 38 

    Michele Gregory

    House of Delegates District 38-A 

    Todd Nock

    Princess Anne Town Council At-Large

    Troy Selby

    Princess Anne Town Council District 1

    Lynne ll Fletcher-Pugh 

    Wicomico County Council At-Large 

    Megan Outten

    Wicomico County Council  At-Large

    Brad Gillis

    Wicomico County Council District 1 

    Amber Green 

    Wicomico County Council District 4 

    Josh Hastings 

    Somerset County Commissioner District 4 

    Deborah Nissley 

    Somerset Democratic Central Committee 

    Amanda Clark

    Wicomico Democratic Central Committee

    Demetria Marshall

    Worcester Democratic Central Committee

    Cherie L. McNett 

  • The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus to Host Here Is Home Town Hall with Mayor Jacob Day

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    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus to Host Here Is Home Town Hall with Mayor Jacob Day 

    The LSPC encourages the community to come learn about the Here is Home initiative

     

    Lower Shore, March 28, 2021 -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is proud to announce a virtual town hall on the City of Salisbury’s Here is Home initiative with Salisbury Mayor Jacob Day. 

     

    This town hall is the perfect introduction to the Here Is Home initiative and how the program will drastically improve the economic conditions and housing supply in the City of Salisbury. The program will include a discussion on what is in the initiative, an educational Q&A period to answer community questions, and educating the community-at-large about what the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is and what we stand for. 

     

    Interested individuals can attend this informative town hall by watching live at the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube channels beginning Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm: 

    Lower Shore Progressive Caucus | Facebook

    Lower Shore Progressive Caucus (@LowerShoreProg) / Twitter

    Lower Shore Progressive Caucus - YouTube

     

    About the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus

    The LSPC is a political and activist organization that covers Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is unaffiliated with any political party and is committed to empowering working people. We do that by building a Progressive Movement both locally and on a larger scale to elect progressive representatives, enact progressive legislation, and create a government that represents the many, not just the powerful few by working to solve the economic, political, social, racial, and environmental injustices we face. 



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  • The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus calls on Senate President Bill Ferguson to extent Virtual Testifying indefinitely

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    Media Contact:

    Jared Schablein

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    https://www.lowershoreprogressives.com

     

    The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus calls on Senate President Bill Ferguson to extent Virtual Testifying indefinitely  

    Virtual testifying before the Maryland State Senate empowers Eastern Shore voices and allows us to be involved

     

    Lower Shore, April 10, 2021 -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus calls on Senate President Bill Ferguson to reverse course on removing the option to testify virtually on Monday, February 14th. The Covid-19 pandemic forced the General Assembly to implement new technologies to improve access to the legislative process. The most important of these innovations was virtually testimony via zoom. This virtual option allowed residents across Maryland to get involved in the legislative process and share their voice with lawmakers, no matter how far away from Annapolis they live. As a result, never before has the process been more inclusive and accessible for rural and other disenfranchised communities to have their voices heard.  

     

    LSPC Chairman Jared Schablein said, “ Since taking over as Senate President, Senator Ferguson has always been fair and helpful to the Shore. That is why he must consider this decision with our experience in mind. Living on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, we are two and half hours away from the General Assembly building, which means our residents must drive a minimum of five hours to go to Annapolis and back. Since most of the hearings happen during work hours, making in-person testimony possible for many residents on the Lower Shore is problematic. We need these virtual hearings to become permanent to ensure our voice in Annapolis is heard on important issues that affect us everyday.  

     

    About the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus

    The LSPC is a political and activist organization that covers Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is unaffiliated with any political party and is committed to empowering working people. We do that by building a Progressive Movement both locally and on a larger scale to elect progressive representatives, enact progressive legislation, and create a government that represents the many, not just the powerful few by working to solve the economic, political, social, racial, and environmental injustices we face. 



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  • Endorsement Presser 2020


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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 

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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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    Michele Gregory

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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.

     

    For further information contact: 

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