Pittsville, MD February 3, 2023 -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is proud to celebrating the six year anniversary since our founding.
On February 3, 2017, just a few weeks after Donald Trump was elected, Ryan Poe, Michael Feldman, Mark Chimel, and Jared Schablein met for the first time at a Wicomico County Democratic Club Meeting. During the 2016 presidential election, all four were strong Bernie Sanders supporters and wanted to build an organization to continue the political revolution by building and growing the Progressive Movement on the Lower Eastern Shore. The four went on to found the Wicomico Progressive Caucus to build a movement of working people and eventually the organization expanded to cover the entire Lower Eastern Shore and adopted the name the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus known today.
Since that time the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus has grown into one of the largest political organizations on the Eastern Shore with both statewide and national recognition.
Today the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus covers Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties and is unaffiliated with any political party. Our organization is committed to empowering working people and accomplish that goal by building a Progressive Movement both on the Shore and at a large scale. We do this by electing Progressive representatives who will pass Progressive legislation. This will 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.
Chair Jared Schablein said on the historic milestone "When we started, people laughed and said we would be lucky to last two weeks here on the Lower Shore. Since then, the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus has grown into one of the most prominent political organizations on the Eastern Shore, with both statewide and national recognition. However, our work as a movement still needs to be done, and we refuse to become complacent. We still strive every day to empower the Lower Shore’s working people by building our Progressive Movement. We do this by electing Progressive representatives who will pass Progressive legislation. This will 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."
For those interested in joining the LSPC in celebration of our founding day. Folks can donate $6 or the amount of their choice to our PAC to build and sustain our movement at the follow link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lspc6birthday