Category: Racial Equality

Tell Legilsators to fully fund Kirwan! Maryland needs an excellent education system!

From Maryland ACLU: The time is now to fight to ensure that the initial down payment on the Kirwan public education plan does not get eroded. Tell your state legislators children can’t wait any longer! Fully fund the Kirwan “Blueprint” bill in the budget.… Continue Reading “Tell Legilsators to fully fund Kirwan! Maryland needs an excellent education system!”

YOU can make a BIG change for Maryland schools, pleae do!

Thanks to the Kirwan Commission, The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future (SB 1030/HB 1413) will be voted on in the coming weeks. Passing this bill would be a big first step to ending the underfunding of our schools; it will add $1 billion to school… Continue Reading “YOU can make a BIG change for Maryland schools, pleae do!”

An excellent pod cast about the reality of voter suppression from the ACLU and how YOU can improve voting rights in Maryland

Here is an excerpt from the ACLU podcast with Emerson Sykes, ACLU Staff Attorney interview Dr. Carol Anderson of Emory University: CAROL:  …That’s the so-called rampant, massive voter fraud — about two cases per year — that is used as the justification for voter… Continue Reading “An excellent pod cast about the reality of voter suppression from the ACLU and how YOU can improve voting rights in Maryland”

Please call to end Solitary Confinement for children.

Maryland uses solitary confinement at about twice the national average. Moreover, the average length of stay is between 124-130 days. No one should be in solitary confinement for this long, especially children. We should focus on actions that will rehabilitate people, so that they… Continue Reading “Please call to end Solitary Confinement for children.”

Join Strong Schools Maryland to improve our schools. Volunteers needed for many days and Lobby Day is 3/14.

Maryland has a once in a generation opportunity to create a world-class education system in Maryland. Find out the numbers behind the urgent need for change.  Find out more. ****** March 14, WISE joins StrongSchoolsMaryland for Education Lobbying in Annapolis    * March 14  Lobby Morning 9-11:30am in Annapolis:… Continue Reading “Join Strong Schools Maryland to improve our schools. Volunteers needed for many days and Lobby Day is 3/14.”

AACo Budget: study up, show up, speak up! We need more teachers and equitable pay for our experienced teachers!

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman will be hosting seven town hall meetings to discuss the county budget with community members. This is the year for us all to speak up for better services and influence the budget, so please review our powerpoint detailing… Continue Reading “AACo Budget: study up, show up, speak up! We need more teachers and equitable pay for our experienced teachers!”

Men in Maryland have 9 PreRelease Centers, Women have 0. This is a call to all women to Raise your voices for justice!

This bill which will provide ONE PreRelease center for women while men have 9 is just sitting in committee!  We need to call the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the committees where the bill… Continue Reading “Men in Maryland have 9 PreRelease Centers, Women have 0. This is a call to all women to Raise your voices for justice!”

The Racist Reality of Voter Suppression

As Black History Month comes to an end, Professor Carol Anderson (Emory University) joins At Liberty to discuss ongoing voter suppression efforts in the United States, and as a bonus, she tells the story of how the NAACP helped lead the global struggle against… Continue Reading “The Racist Reality of Voter Suppression”

Please join the ACLU for lobby day March 4th

ACLU Lobby Day – Dare To Create A Better Maryland We need you, your family members, and your neighbors to make your voices and experiences heard in Annapolis in 2019. Join our Lobby Day on March 4th to protect our civil liberties & support… Continue Reading “Please join the ACLU for lobby day March 4th”

Action Alert for TODAY: Support the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Action required! From the Executive Director of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project: Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12 at 1p, the Judiciary Committee of the MD House of Delegates will hold a hearing on HB 307, a measure to create the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission.… Continue Reading “Action Alert for TODAY: Support the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission”