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Dr. Lorretta Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer of AFT and Past President of AFT-Maryland, and Randi Weingarten, President of AFT National, wrote a letter for Ebony Magazine. The letter to voters is on why our community's young people need us at the ballot box today.

Have you made a plan to vote? Visit our website for a link to look up your polling place and other Election Day tools.

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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!

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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!


Various organizations converged on City Hall on Monday, October 27th, to make a host of demands. Among the most important issues was the question of whether to privatize the city water supply. Other issues included demands for affordable housing, quality jobs, safe streets and quality education.


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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!

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On Sunday, The Washington Post published its endorsement of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for Governor, saying, "Mr. Brown’s breadth of experience, coupled with the lack of credibility at the heart of Mr. Hogan’s program, inform our endorsement."

"Mindful that many Maryland voters feel overtaxed, and that the state is widely seen as hostile to business, Mr. Brown has laid out an agenda that blends caution and ambition. Its centerpiece is a plan to expand pre-kindergarten for thousands more 4-year-olds. He has also advocated expanding the state’s transit infrastructure, notably by building the Red Line