Take Action Now!

Call to Action!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 6:00 pm  

Wor. Co. Board of Education Meeting

Board of Ed. Building, Newark, MD

Come stand up for Education, too many “crazies” are showing up and speaking. 

Wear Red – your Strong Schools t-shirt or other red shirt.

Joan will have some extra Strong Schools at the meeting.

Especially needed are district 6 residents.

We hope a few will speak but many are needed to show support.

Katie Addis, the District 6 member, implies that she speaks for everyone in the district. For example, she has stated that schools should only teach core subjects and anything else like health education and mental, behavioral, etc. services that support children and families do not belong in schools.

Spread the word and encourage your neighbors and friends to attend. We especially need folks with children in the public schools to come out!

If you plan to attend and/or speak, email Joan Roache at [email protected] so we know who to expect.  Note if you live in District 6.

Postcards for Wednesday March 8st 

Join US – RSVP [email protected]

Please RSVP so that Gail knows how many addresses to request.  If you want to pick up postcards and write from home, email Gail.  Postcards, stamps, message 10 for $5

Write to support Janet Protasiewicz a strong supporter of reproductive rights and opponent of unfair gerrymandering for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  She faces election denier and extreme Maga candidate Daniel Kelly on April 4.

Write Postcards to Senator Cardin 

to thank him for his leadership on the ERA!


Senator Ben Cardin

509 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, DC 20510

Or call or email

(202) 224-4524



I am a constituent, and I thank you for supporting the ERA. What can I do to help? 

(Full name and Address)

Write, Call, Email our Local Legislators!!  

They are on these committees and can vote the bill out of committee!


Maryland Educator Shortage Act of 2023 

Designed to address the teacher shortage in Maryland.

Senate Ways and Means and House Appropriations


I am writing to ask you to support HB1219/SB0893.  Maryland has an extreme teacher shortage.  We must address this if we are to have a world class educational system in the State.  This bill sets specific goals for the recruitment and retention of teachers in teacher preparation programs. Please vote for this bill when it comes up in your committee.

Sign with your full name, and either full address or at least city and state (so they know you are a constituent) 

Mary Beth Carozza

James Senate Office Building, Room 314

11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 841-3645

e-mail: [email protected]

Wayne Hartman

House Office Building, Room 308

6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 841-3356, 

e-mail: [email protected]

Take Action on Maryland Legislation

The following bills have hearings this week.  Go to MyMGA (see below for instructions to sign up for and use MyMGA) and register favorable or unfavorable -- if you would like you can also submit testimony.

Date Testimony is Due




Committee and Date

March 6


Reproductive Health Protection Act

Protects people from having to give private data to other states.



March 7


Reclaim Renewable Energy Act

Eliminates trash incineration and biogas as classified “renewable energy”

Econ Matters Hearing


March 14


MD Voting Rights Act

establishing requirements on local governments for shifting methods of election

Educ. Econ & Envir.


Create a MyMGA account

  1. Visit the Maryland General Assembly website (https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/) and click the “MyMGA” button in the top right corner.
  2. Click “Register” on the left side to create an account.
  3. Complete the form to create your MyMGA account and click the “Register” button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Verify your email address to use your MyMGA account.
  5. Note: Ensure you have access to the email address you used to create your MyMGA account as this is where Zoom links and bill update notifications will be sent.

Sign up to provide testimony

  1. Sign in to your MyMGA account.
  2. Click “Witness Signup” on the left side.
  3. Find the committee and bill you want to provide testimony for. You can also click the “Committees” drop down menu above the list of bills to directly navigate to a committee.
  4. Note: You will see bills listed on the Witness Signup page only if you are accessing it between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or whenever a committee designates time to submit testimony. You will not see any bills listed on the Witness Signup page if you are accessing it outside of the designated time to submit testimony.
  5. Click the “Position” drop down menu and select a choice to indicate your position on the bill. Click the “Testimony” drop down menu and select a choice to indicate what kind of testimony you’re providing.
  6. Note: You can also type in the “Organization” box which organization you’re submitting testimony on behalf of, but this is optional.
  7. If you are submitting written testimony, the file must be saved as a PDF. Click “Upload Files” to select a file, click “Choose Files” to select files from your computer and click “OK” to save your selection.
  8. Click the “Save” button at the top of the page after you are finished signing up for testimony and submitting documents.
  9. Click “Signed Up Items” at the top of the page to confirm that you have successfully signed up to submit testimony.