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“For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”
— Ted Kennedy at the Democratic Convention in 1980

Thanks to you, the Montgomery County Progressive Alliance is making progress in Montgomery County and Maryland. As we move into 2011, the work goes on. With your help, the dream shall never die. But we need you to keep MCPA going and growing. MCPCA is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. We can only keep working with generous member donations. We will not be able to pay for social networking tools such as Meetup.com, rent venues for special events, print flyers and other materials without your support.

We’ve been organizing events, supporting candidates, and informing you about progressive efforts in our area since 2003. We have big plans to work with our friends and allies in the county and state on healthcare, the environment, equality, and more! MCPA is playing a role organizing, supporting, and/or promoting ALL of the events below. NO OTHER ORGANIZATION is involved and promoting progress on such a wide range of issues and efforts!

Help keep us working for you! Please support the MCPA with a generous donation now. We hope you will give $25, but we appreciate any help you afford in these tough economic times. You can donate safely and easily online here or bring your donation to our meetings and events. Note: donations to MCPA are not tax deductible.

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Recent Progressive Events:

Patients United for the Human Right to Healthcare held an organizational meeting in Bethesda October 23. Joel Segal, Senior Legislative Assistant to Congress; Phyllis Zolotorow, Healthcare Advocate and uninsured patient; Judy Mahaffy, Healthcare Advocate and underinsured patient; and Beverly Hummel, Healthcare Activist discussed plans to help expand and improve healthcare in Maryland and the USA. MCPA helped organize and publicize this event.

The Middle East Peace Campaign launched the Symposium Series, “Pathways to Peace: Creating an Israeli/Palestinian Peace Agreement” at George Washington University on November 4th. Harriet Fulbright – President of the J. William and Harriet Fulbright Center, Walter Fauntroy – US Congressman (D-DC, 1971-1990) and Founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, Joel Segal – Congressional Staffer, Founder of the Free China Movement & co-founder of the Progressive Democrats of America, plus other expert panelists presented, answered questions and engaged the 200+ member audience in discussions about transforming a long standing conflict into a long standing peace. Cosponsored by George Washington Interfaith Action (GWIA). MCPA helped organize and publicize this event.

The Montgomery County Chapter of the National Organization of Women held an exciting panel discussion & workshop “Girls at Risk” November 8th  at the Wheaton Library. Over 70 people attended and participated in the discussion and planning for upcoming events and projects. MCPA helped organize and publicize this event.

The Montgomery County Progressive Alliance hosted Libby Kimzey Maryland Organizer for Common Cause who discussed the Fair Elections Now Act with us in Wheaton at the Saigonese Restaurant November 9th. We also discussed instant run-off voting, the recent elections, and plans for 2011.

MCPA helped mobilize activists and voters for early voting and Election Day, and supported progressive candidates throughout the campaign. We also hosted candidates at our meetings, and helped organize and publicize candidate forums and debates.

It’s so important that we know you support our efforts. Please donate safely and easily online here or bring your donation to our meetings and events.

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Stay in touch: Join our MCPA Google Group / Join the MCPA Facebook groupJoin our Progressive Victory Meetup group

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The Montgomery County Progressive Alliance is a results-oriented coalition working on local, state, national and international issues. MCPA includes more than 1,000 local activists, mainly in and around Montgomery County, Maryland. MCPA  began in 2003 when Democracy for America Meetup members reached out to other Meetup groups and other groups. In 2004, 100s of Montgomery County for Kerry members and local Progressive Democrats of America members joined the MCPA. MCPA adopted a mission statement, organized special events, and has held meetings nearly each month. We get together with like-minded activists working for progress. We meet at least once each month to discuss and plan events and actions.

Thanks for reading down this far, and hope to see you at the meeting and future events.

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Please help support the MCPA with a generous donation now. You can donate safely and easily online here or bring your donation to our meetings and events. Note: donations to MCPA are not tax deductible.

 

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