The Report Card • Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Welcome back to The Report Card, Strong Schools Maryland’s 2023 Session Newsletter.
Although it does not always feel like the moral arc of the universe is bending toward justice, on Monday, we celebrated the life, work, and struggles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you didn't get a chance to see that post, you can read it here.
Today we’re continuing that reflection on justice and highlighting some new leaders in the Maryland General Assembly; keeping you updated on what’s going on in Annapolis.
⏱️ LEGISLATIVE MINUTE
This week, we're shining our legislative spotlight on the formal announcement of Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins (left, Dist. 20) as the Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus.
We're also highlighting Senator Mary Washington (right, Dist. 43), who was elected to be the Caucus's Financial Secretary.
Chair Wilkins and Secretary Washington are the highest ranking Delegate and Senator on the Legislative Black Caucus's Executive Committee (respectively), and in 2020, Delegate Wilkins and Senator Washington were both recognized as Blueprint Champions!
We encourage you to connect with these legislators to let them know that you're working for World Class Schools if they represent your district.
🏿🏻 GET INVOLVED
📅 Drop-In Opportunities
This week, and every Monday at 10am and 4pm, you can hop on zoom with our Local Organizer, Maya, to prepare testimony for upcoming bill hearings. She'll provide guidance and talking points for Team Leaders and Team Members who want to testify in front of the General Assembly.
Schedule a (virtual) drop-in here, and keep an 👁️ on this space for more opportunities to meet us at the statehouse.
🥳 Upcoming Events
Monday, February 13 @ 5PM Blueprint Day 2023 Join Strong Schools Maryland and the Coalition for the Blueprint for Maryland's Future as we take over Annapolis with special guests, fun activities, and opportunities to work for World Class Schools ( RSVP on Eventbrite and/or Facebook)
🪧 Start or Join a Team of 10
In 2020, people like you stood up, spoke out, and passed the Blueprint for Maryland's Future.
In 2023, we want you to help us make sure that Maryland keeps our promise: Sign up here to start or join a Team of 10 in your county – we're going to need all the help we can get.
That's it for this week, join us again next Wednesday for The Report Card, and please forward this to a friend, neighbor, or co-worker who wants to get the latest on the Blueprint in their inbox. For the Future, Strong Schools Maryland