Strong Schools Maryland
The Report Card: Week 3
The Report Card • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Welcome back to The Report Card, Strong Schools Maryland’s 2023 Session Newsletter.
Governor Wes Moore and Lt. Governor Aruna Miller were inaugurated and sworn in last week, and the new governor submitted his budget proposal to lawmakers last Friday.
We are thrilled to see the Governor keeping his campaign promise to vigorously ensure that the Blueprint is a priority – and we're keeping our eye on how the Governor plans to work with legislators to fully-fund the Blueprint.
⏱️ LEGISLATIVE MINUTE
In the Senate, the Budget & Taxation Committee is tasked with matters of the Governor’s budget. In the house, these responsibilities fall to the Appropriations Committee. These committees are chaired by Senator Guy Guzzone and Delegate Ben Barnes, respectively.
Sen. Guzzone (Dist. 13) represents parts of Howard County, joining the senate in 2015 after serving 8 years in the House. As senator, Guy Guzzone was a member of the Early Childhood Education Action Group for Howard County from 2015 to 2017.
Del. Barnes (Dist. 21) represents portions of Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties, and has been a member of the House of Delegates since 2007, and previously served as the chair of Appropriations' Education & Economic development subcommittee.
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
JAN 30 @ 10AM and 4PM: 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. RSVP
FEB 1 @ 6:30PM: Legislative Process 101. Join our training to learn everything you need to know about the legislative session and how to get your start in advocating for World Class Schools. RSVP
🥳 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 Facebook)
The AIB doesn't have a meeting scheduled this week, but you can check out all of their upcoming meetings by clicking here.
🪧 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.
Always keep an 👁️ on this space for more opportunities to meet us at the statehouse (and RSVP for Blueprint Day).
That's it for Week 3, 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