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Citizen lobbying tips, or “How to Get Your Congressman to Wake Up and Pay Attention!”

Long time MCCRC supporter Bill Day has just shared a great list of citizen lobbying tips on his blog at daylawpractice.com, titled “How to Get Your Congressman to Wake Up and Pay Attention!” Bill’s experience and expertise comes both from … Continue reading

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Marylanders show up in Annapolis for police reform – sheriffs, chiefs agree #NoRec23

Over a hundred advocates of police reform descended on Annapolis on Tuesday to press their case for real police reform and against measures like “Recommendation 23” — packing brutality hearing boards with members favorable to the accused — that would … Continue reading

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Maryland at a crossroads on Tuesday – rally for police reform, pack the hearing room!

WHEN: 11am-9pm, Tuesday February 23 WHERE: MD Legislature, Lowe House Office Building 6 Bladen St, Room 145 Baltimore City Delegation Room Annapolis, MD 21401  (map) WHAT: Rally for police accountability, 11pm Hearings on police reform legislation, 1pm until late. HOW: Montgomery … Continue reading

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Take it to Annapolis! Citizen lobbyist packets for Raskin Syrian refugee letter available

State senator Jamie Raskin’s letter endorsing Syrian refugee settlement is making waves in Annapolis! Already, 18 delegates and senators — including the whole District 20 team representing Takoma Park and Silver Spring — have joined Senator Raskin to urge Governor … Continue reading

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March 12th Annapolis rally and hearings build case for police reforms

A brisk, bright early spring day provided the perfect backdrop for a stirring rally for police reform on Annapolis’s “Lawyers Mall” last Thursday. Speakers at the rally included Adam Jackson (Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle), Sara Love (ACLU MD), Gerald … Continue reading

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MCCRC delegation lobbies Senator Mikulski for real surveillance reform

A Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition (MCCRC) delegation met Friday morning with staff from Senator Barbara Mikulski’s office to discuss Mikulski’s position on the ongoing NSA scandals and urge her to support real reform.  The delegation included Thomas Nephew (MCCRC), … Continue reading

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Stop Watching Us Coalition “Lobby Day”: a report back

[by Martine Zee] Last Friday, I joined dozens of other activists for a “Stop Watching Us Lobby Day” dedicated to opposing NSA mass surveillance.   We were thrilled to learn that the coalition had booked 55 appointments with Congressional Members … Continue reading

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MCCRC delegation presses Van Hollen: FISA court reform is fine – but end bulk collection too

On Thursday, a Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition delegation met with Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8) to register again their disappointment with the Congressman’s July vote against the Amash-Conyers bill, and discuss NSA reform measures we recommend. The delegation included … Continue reading

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Coalition visits Congressman Van Hollen to press surveillance reform

Representatives of local and national national civil liberties groups had a cordial and productive meeting with Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8) today as they promoted the sweeping surveillance reform and oversight agenda announced in a coalition letter earlier today. The … Continue reading

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Reporting back on January 17 Occupy Congress and Domestic Torture Act Briefing by Rep Davis

I started my day with Kit and Sue, colleagues and friends from MCCRC, meeting with our Maryland Senators’ aides at the Hart Senate Offices building.   We lobbied hard against the indefinite detention provisions that just passed.  Cardin’s aide indicating that … Continue reading

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