The campaign for Community Schools in Baltimore is just beginning. See the video, produced by AFT, that documents our launch:
Our October 21 rally for Community Schools was a huge success. Over 300 parents, teachers, community members and kids - lots of kids! - turned out. The kids made the event, helping to lead chants like "Whose Schools? Our Schools!" and "What to we want? Community Schools."
(STAY TUNED: Next action is NOVEMBER 20 -- Early morning school "Walk-in" for Community Schools.)
Momentum is building for tomorrow's rally for Community Schools at City Hall! Nine buses are coming from school communities around the city. You don't want to miss it!
IF it rains, the rally will be inside Zion Lutheran Church, 400 E Lexington St, next door to City Hall.
October 21 4pm City Hall
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October 21 at 4pm
Baltimore City Hall
Maryland schools rank #1. Let's make them #1 in ALL communities!
Baltimore is leading the way with Community Schools!
Communities United is devoted to deep and sustained organizing of Marylanders at the very bottom of our state's economic ladder. Help us leverage $5,000 towards our organizing!
One of our supporters has pledged $5,000 IF we can match that $5,000 dollar for dollar. We have raised $1,910 thus far. Please make a gift of $5, $25 or even $100 to Communities United to help us make this match.
Every $1 you give today will leverage another $1.
The Race is on for Governor!
Our Communities, Our Values must be heard!
Thursday May 8
Candidates forum begins at 7:00pm
Doors open with special music at 6:00pm
Israel Baptist Church
1220 N. Chester Street, Baltimore
(Corner of North Washington and East Preston Streets)
LT. GOVERNOR BROWN HOLDS WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON IMPORTANCE OF RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE
Women from Across Maryland Highlight the Impact a Raise Would Have on Their Businesses, Families, and Communities
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 1, 2014) - TODAY, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown held a women’s roundtable discussion with female business leaders, workers, advocates, faith leaders, and legislators to discuss the impact raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would have on the lives of women in Maryland. The Lt. Governor was joined by Senators Nancy King and Catherine Pugh, as well as Delegates Aisha Braveboy and Joseline Pena-Melnyk. Participants also included: Valerie Ervin, Executive Director of the Center for Working Families; Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, President of Montgomery College; Sheila Brooks, Founder and CEO, SRB Communications; Barbara Goldberg Goldman, President, Regal Domestics; advocates from the Raise Maryland Coalition; and several Maryland workers.
Legislation to raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017 passed the House of Delegates on March 7. The bill is now being considered by the Maryland Senate.
Oppose SB 0850/HB 1346:“Prohibition on Acquiring Mortgages or Deeds of Trust by Condemnation”
aka “ The Predatory Lenders Protection Act”
This bill is moving ahead in the Maryland General Assembly and we need to stop it! SB0850/HB1346 would change longstanding state law to prohibit an innovative local solution to the foreclosure crisis, before it is even debated by local governments. 
Foreclosures are up in Maryland! But SB0850/HB1346 would do nothing to protect homeowners or communities who have been hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. It only serves the agenda of lobbyists for the major banks who engaged in predatory lending and their allies to shut down a debate that they don't want to have! Please take action!
House Bill 295 – “Maryland Minimum Wage Act of 2014” passed the house of delegates