BGP SC Makes Endorsements for 2023 MGP Bylaws Amendments
The Maryland Green Party Annual Assembly will be held June 25th. Prior to that there is a three week voting period for officers and bylaw amendments. Anyone whose voter affiliation is “Others-Green” is eligible to vote in the election. You can register for the online assembly by using this link.Ballots must be requested by submitting our Ballot Request form, available on our website. When making your request, please provide your full name, your ZIP code, and your date of birth. The state party needs this information to confirm your party affiliation with the Maryland State Board of Elections. Ballots submitted without a request will be rejected.The Steering Committee of the Baltimore City Green Party (BGP SC) makes the following recommendations for the 2023 Maryland Green Party bylaws amendments proposals: Continue reading
Happy Earth Day!
Happy Earth Day! The first observance of Earth Day was in 1970, when groups held environmental demonstrations and teach-ins across the country. Since then, a number of new environmental protections have been put in place. Still, in cities like Baltimore, systematic issues go unaddressed. Since the first Earth Day, recycling has increased dramatically. But in Baltimore, recycling pickup was recently cut in half, and there is no indication when weekly pickup of recycling will resume. Even more troubling, there is evidence that much of what gets picked up to be recycled is never actually processed, but just thrown away. Continue reading
You've Received a Notice from the Board of Elections - What To Do Now
If you registered to vote as a "Green", you may have received or soon will be receiving a notice from the Board of Elections informing you that the Green Party has been de-certified as a political party and your registration is being changed to "Other - Green". We wanted to answer some questions you may have and recommend how to respond. Continue reading
Baltimore City Green Party Endorses Ballot Petition Modernization Act
The Baltimore City Green Party endorses the Ballot Petition Modernization Act, introduced as HB 1112 in the 2023 Maryland General Assembly session. The bill makes several reforms to the petition process by which Maryland voters place referendums on state ballots, establish new political parties and support independent candidates for public office. The petition process is also used for Baltimore City Charter amendments. Continue reading
Baltimore City Green Party Endorses Transit Equity Bills
The Baltimore City Green Party calls for the Maryland General Assembly to support equity in planning and construction of transit state-wide, and has endorsed the passage of the Transit Equity Act. The Act has been introduced as House Bill 9 and Senate Bill 19 in the 2023 General Assembly session. Continue reading
Baltimore City Green Party Endorses Ashley Esposito for School Board, Contributes to Esposito and Brown Campaigns
October 24, 2022 The Baltimore City Green Party (BGP) has officially endorsed Ashley Esposito for Baltimore City School Board. Esposito, a member of the BGP Steering Committee currently on leave, is one of four candidates seeking a seat on the School Board in the non-partisan General Election this November. Esposito was the leading candidate in the July primary election. Continue reading
Baltimore transit Equity Coalition Seeking Canvassers
The Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition (BTEC) - a Baltimore Green Party coalition partner since 2018 - is gathering petition signatures from city voters in support of creating a Regional Transportation Authority and building the Red Line, and currently have almost 11,500 petitions! This is great news. While 10,000 signatures are required, the Board of Elections has stringent requirements on petitions (and they actually check them all!), so they need as wide a margin as possible to account for any signatures that might get disqualified. (BTEC) is looking for canvassers during the last push of the petition campaign, in order to reach 13K signatures by August 1! If you are interested in canvassing - even for a short time - email [email protected] Compensation is available!
Maryland Green Party 2022 Assembly and Bylaws voting
Register for the assembly Sunday June 12th is the Maryland Green Party Annual Assembly, The Assembly will take place via zoom from 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM. Register here Bylaws Baltimore City Green Party Steering Committee Member Andy Ellis served as the BGP representative to the Maryland Green Party Bylaws Review and Rules committee this year. Below is his report of the process and the recommendations of the committee. The voting on bylaws is open to all registered Greens in Maryland. voting ends at Noon on June12th. Read the details of the amendments and the rationale of the committee. Request your ballot Continue reading
Help Make Baltimore Transit More Equitable!
Baltimore Greens, have you heard about the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition (BTEC)? They are currently hard at work on an initiative to give communities like ours more say in choosing the transportation projects that work for us and our neighbors! As many of you know, Baltimore’s public transit systems are in poor shape because the state refuses to abandon its segregationist policies in public transportation and to allocate the funding the region needs to implement change. What’s more, these state-run systems focus their service on white and wealthy neighborhoods, while low-income persons of color (POC) neighborhoods are left cut off from the rest of the city. This unequal service means people in these neighborhoods have to wait longer for buses and have double the commute times as residents of other neighborhoods in the city. Continue reading
Baltimore City Green Party Calls for Reform of Maryland State Ethics Commission
On the 2-year anniversary of an ethics complaint against Governor Larry Hogan, the Baltimore City Green Party is calling on the Maryland State Ethics Commission and Maryland General Assembly to reform how ethics complaints are processed. Originally filed on February 20, 2020, by Kevin Zeese, Esq. (deceased), the ethics complaint was against Gov. Hogan regarding his unethical use of Maryland transportation policy to funnel money to projects adjacent to his real estate holdings while in office. Continue reading