Uniting for Action: Maryland Taking Action Across Maryland's Urban/Rural Divide
What is this program all about? Uniting for Action: Maryland is a NON-PARTISAN initiative to build connections and take joint action to address community challenges across distance and difference in Maryland.
Who is this for? Maryland residents 18+ from urban, suburban, and rural areas with wide-ranging views who are tired of waiting for elected officials to address their community's needs AND want to take action themselves to improve our state. In other words, it's for you!
How are we doing this? We'll meet once a month on Zoom for structured discussion, small group brainstorming, and collaboration focused on TAKING ACTION to strengthen our democracy. When it's possible for all of us to collaborate in person for a major summit, we'll do so. More details below...
Summary of program activities (online + in-person):
1. May 14, 2020 @ 6-7:30 pm: During 90-minute, interactive Zoom video workshop, explore different perspectives of community members across Maryland on issues that impact our communities. 2. June 2020: Brainstorm “Healthy Democracy" projects in Maryland during 90-minute Zoom workshop. YOU decide the project you want to work on -- here are examples:
Social media campaigns that promote respect for different political perspectives
Efforts to counter misinformation
Initiatives to address Covid-19-related needs in our communities
3. July 2020: Design “Healthy Democracy" projects during 90-minute Zoom video call to implement in Maryland 4. August 7-8, 2020: Gather IN PERSON in Hagerstown to further "Healthy Democracy" collaboration 5. August 2020 - January 2021: Implement “Healthy Democracy" projects through online and in-person efforts 6. January 2021: Gather IN PERSON in Montgomery County to further “Healthy Democracy" collaboration 7. February 2021 - November 2021: Implement“Healthy Democracy" projects
You will receive an invitation to join our May launch meeting via Zoom after registering below.
Registration deadline for Uniting for Action: Maryland April 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern