Governor Hogan needs to hear from you! After the legislature has done it's job to find the money necessary for the education of our young people, Governor Hogan won't play ball. He even tried to introduce a backdoor voucher program that would take PUBLIC TAXPAYER money and give it to PRIVATE schools. The governor is also holding state employee pay hostage, despite the fact that the legislature found the money to avoid state employee pay cuts.
Election Day is fast approaching, but you still have time to make a plan to vote! It's easy, and the AFL-CIO wants to help! Go to their Make a Plan Tool to map out where to vote, how you'll get to your polling place, and they'll even send you reminders to make this Election Day a breeze!
The race for Maryland’s next Governor is down to its last few days, and we’re asking for one more push to help us Get Out the Vote. Come out this weekend to help us!
This Saturday, from 10am-2pm, come to the AFT-Maryland Headquarters (5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, Maryland, 21215) for an afternoon of knocking on fellow union members’ doors to encourage them to vote. We will fan out in teams to key locations in Baltimore City and Baltimore County to help get out the vote!
Don’t sit this election out!
We need your help to get out the vote for the upcoming General Election! AFT-Maryland is coordinating volunteers to make phone calls Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays until Nov. 3rd. Call to sign up for a shift!
We are also canvassing neighborhoods with Labor-to-Labor Door-to-Door walks, Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. We are union members talking to other union members, encouraging our brothers & sisters to come out to vote on November 4th.
Schedules and contact information are below. Come out and join us!
2014 General Election
Early Voting: October 23-30, 10 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Election Day: November 4th
Avoid long lines on election day! Maryland has expanded early voting this year to make sure you have the best chance to make your vote count!
AFT-Maryland, along with the Baltimore Teachers Union, Maryland Communities United, and the Center for Popular Democracy will be hosting a rally to promote and advocate widespread support for community schools.
Throughout Baltimore, Community Schools are transforming public education. Community Schools are rooted in their local communities. Building innovative partnerships with non-profits, city agencies, and businesses, Community Schools multiply public resources to bring top-quality academics, services, and programs to ensure children are physically, emotionally, and socially prepared to learn. For the press release, click here.
Join AFT-Maryland on Tuesday, Oct. 14th for a viewing of Koch Brothers Exposed, Brave New Films' documentary on the Koch Brothers and their influence on American elections.