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We really need YOU this Thursday to finally make safe communities, with Pesticide-Free Lawns, a reality!
This Thursday is the last public hearing on one of the most important bills in Montgomery County that will protect public health and our environment from harmful lawn pesticides, Healthy Lawns Bill 52-14. This bill calls for restrictions in the non-essential use of certain lawn pesticides that have been deemed harmful to human health, to bees and the environment.
We really need you to come to show support at the public hearing, Thursday, Feb 12th. Lawmakers need to see the faces of residents at the hearing to understand that we really do support change for safer, pesticide-free communities. Every person that comes will be making a huge difference and propel this issue forward! We're counting on you to stand with us this Thursday to send lawmakers a strong message - Our families, pets, and environment are important and it time we make them a priority, ahead of poisoned lawns!
Coming to the hearing (it really is exciting and the press will be there)-- bring some family, kids, and friends, too.
If you can't attend, please circulate our Action Alert. It's so easy for you to send an email to lawmakers at:
Be part of the healthy lawns revolution- Support Bill 52-14!
Thursday, February 12th: 6:00pm Pre-hearing Rally/Pizza. Come meet lawmakers (Cafeteria - 2nd floor) 7:30pm Public Hearing ( 3rd floor) -Come early for the hearing to get seats! Where: Montgomery County Council Building 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 MORE INFO / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399423057029342/
Monthly meeting, Wednesday Jan. 21 at Mary Rooker's house - directions here:
We have gained ballot access for four years thanks to our two-year long petition drive. Greens will be on the ballot at all levels in Maryland!
This is our submission of 17000+ signatures to the State of Maryland.
Monthly meeting, Tuesday Nov. 11 at Mary Rooker's house - directions here:
George Gluck for Congress: 3,630 votes
Dan Robinson for state delegate: 6,568 votes
Tim Willard for Montgomery County Council: 21,530 votes
THANKS to all who voted to support us!
Montgomery County Green Party 2014 Voter’s Guide
Election Day is almost upon us! Even though this is a midterm election, it is still important. We of course recommend Green candidates where available, especially including our own
• Congressional District 6, George Gluck
• State House of Delegates District 20, Dan Robinson *
• Montgomery County Council At-Large, Tim Willard. *
We also want to recommend that you support
• Montgomery County Council At-Large, Marc Elrich
• Board of Education At-Large, Jill Ortman-Fouse
• Board of Education District 5, Mike Durso
who stand out as conscience-based public servants who reflect our Ten Key Values (see below)
For races where we do not have a candidate, we recommend write-in candidates to support political diversity and local empowerment. (see this guide to Maryland candidates that includes those who are officially registered as write-ins) For instance, you can write in local or national people you admire, personal heroes, or anyone you would ideally like to see representing you. Please note that any write-in not included on the official write-in list will not be tallied.
On the ballot questions:
Question 1: YES: Use Transportation funds solely for Transportation projects
Question 2: YES: Hold a special Election to fill Vacancy in office of Chief Executive Officer or County Executive
Mont. County Question A: YES: Require district residence of District Councilmembers
*For Dan and Tim’s races, we recommend “bullet voting” (i.e., vote only for Dan, Tim and Marc and no additional candidates). This increases our Green candidates’ percentage.
Ten Key Values of the Green Party
- Grassroots Democracy
- Social Justice
- Ecological Wisdom
- Community-Based Economics and Economic Justice
- Feminism and Gender Equity
- Respect for Diversity
- Personal and Global Responsibility
10. Future Focus and Sustainability
Dan Robinson's campaign video
Tim Willard's campaign video
George Gluck's campaign video
Our three candidates with other Green folk at the picnic:
See some pictures from our July 4th parade appearance at http://www.montgomerycountygreenparty.org/july_4th_parade_in_takoma_park/july_4th_parade_in_takoma_park
We have three members who are running for office at the county, state and national levels. Tim Willard is running for County Councilmember (At Large), Dan Robinson is running for District 20 State Delegate, and George Gluck is running for U.S. Congress (6th Congressional District of Maryland).
Visit our Scorecard web site - we track selected votes by the County Council, providing analysis of the issues and ratings of the Councilmembers.