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Sat., May 10th. YOUR Mailbox.

AFT-Maryland joins the National Association of Letter Carriers in STAMP OUT HUNGER, a national food drive.

AFT-Maryland Affiliate Locals are distributing bags in which you can place your non-perishable food donations. Place the bags near your mailbox on Saturday, May 10th, and your letter carrier will deliver them to a local food pantry.

If you need a bag, contact your union local office, or AFT-Maryland, or use your own.

Pictured, left, is Maria Mathias, President, AFT-MD Local 6197, Maryland Professional Employees Council, displaying one of the food pantry


AFT-Maryland and its affiliated locals are committed to Reclaiming the Promise of equity in national, state and local policies that determine everyone's access to the American dream.

The principle of equity is central to the work all our members do every day--it's the foundation for safe and vibrant communities. Together, with the community, we will push forward our mission of fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare, and public services for all.

We are asking Maryland residents, members and neighbors, to take part in three dynamic activities


To mark the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, parents, students, educators and community members from across America are rallying at the U.S. Supreme Court to continue the struggle for racial and educational justice and win the public schools all our children deserve.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
Rally at the U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC

* Click here to RSVP and reserve your space on the bus from Baltimore. *

We demand:

  • Full funding & support for neighborhood-based community schools: don't close or priviatize them
  • More teaching, less testing
  • Positive discipline policies & an

The Maryland/District of Columbia AFL-CIO will launch its electoral “Labor Kick-off and Canvas” events for endorsed candidates April 26, 2014. Events include a rally from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., Labor to Labor Walks from 9:45 until 12:1500 p.m., and a luncheon meeting from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The Kick-Off and Canvass activities are intended to rally Maryland voters to register and participate in the 2014 elections. Activities will launch from the Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU), 5800 Metro Drive, in Baltimore and from the UFCW Local 400, 4301 Garden City Drive in Landover, Maryland.



Learn how to register voters for the 2014 primary and general elections.

Wednesday, 4/30/14
3pm to 5pm
Baltimore Teachers Union HQ
5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

** RSVP to Todd Reynolds by Tuesday, April 29th, by 2pm. 410-764-3030 **

Spread the word!
Click here to download an event flyer to hand out to friends, coworkers, and neighbors.

Sponsored by AFT-Maryland and our local affiliates.