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Advocating for Maryland's Values. Moving forward from Sine Die

  • Baltimore Mariott Inner Harbor 110 South Eutaw Street Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)

Together, Job Opportunities Task Force, Maryland Alliance for the Poor, Maryland CASH Campaign, Maryland Center on Economic Policy, Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, Community Development Network of Maryland, Maryland Nonprofits and 1000 Friends of Maryland, are sponsoring a joint event to focus on protecting and advancing policies to improve quality of life in Maryland.

Can you play a role in protecting and advancing important policies and investments for Maryland’s communities?  Are you tired of the mantra of “doing more with less” and the constant drumbeat of potential cuts from the federal level?  How can we strengthen our impact on the public and decision-makers? How do we promote the policies and public investments needed to reach and benefit all Maryland communities including:

  • Consumer Protection
  • Education
  • Environmental Protections
  • Health Care
  • Social Justice
  • Social Safety Net Services
  • Arts, Culture and Recreation

Focusing on how to move forward, we will:  

  • Take stock of where the legislative session left us, including the major budget problem already addressed for the upcoming budget year, and the enormous threats added to that by potential changes in federal policy directions
  • Learn how we each, and working together, can make policy solutions and the revenues to support them more achievable by effectively framing our own messages and avoiding counterproductive language
  • Discuss framing and messaging lessons in smaller groups with shared interests, to strengthen or launch new partnerships for our own and our common goals