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Prince George's Co. State Legislators meeting on schools, public defender, and more

The Prince George’s County House Delegation will meet tomorrow at 10 a.m. to hear a presentation and consider at least one bill. The meeting will be in Room 150 in the House office building in Annapolis.

A panel from the Office of the Public Defender will make a short presentation on legislation involving pre-trial defense services.

In addition, the delegation is scheduled to consider:

  • PG 409-14 - Board of Education - Public High Schools - Outdoor Synthetic Turf Fields (HB 1013) (Special Ordered by the delegation on Feb 21). - this bill has health, safety and environmental concerns.

(NOTE: The County Affairs subcommittee is scheduled to meet tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Any bills voted upon by the subcommittee at that time may be added to the full delegation agenda.)

Due to the rapidly-changing nature of the legislature in this time of session, the delegation encourages the public to review our website, www.princegeorgeshousedelegation.com , for the latest information as it is available.
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Who will represent you in your district? #pgcounty

The State of Maryland will have its Primary Election on 24th of June this year and the filing deadline is February 25th. Most of the elected officials do not advertise elections nor recruit good candidates to run for elected office. In our state, most of the State Senators are reasonably powerful and they make slates of candidates of their choice.  For example, In Prince George’s county , 6 out of 9 school board members that were endorsed by State Senators did not have a college degree in 2012. It was an embarrassment to the political machine.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/few-college-graduates-on-prince-georges-school-board/2012/11/04/4d2ddcba-23a0-11e2-ba29-238a6ac36a08_story.html

In 2012, three teenagers rattled the political establishment by winning primaries and came very close to winning general elections. It sent a wake-up call which was followed by the legislative changes.

http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/06/young-politicos-run-for-school-board-seats-in-maryland/?iref=allsearch

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/19263854/3-pg-school-board-candidates-are-under-21#axzz2U3p97bX1

http://www.nbcwashington.com/video/#!/blogs/first-read-dmv/Teen-Up-for-Prince-Georges-School-Board-Seat/148018105

This is an opportune time for anyone who would like to run for State Senator,  Delegate, County Council, School Board or Democratic Central Committee member. In the school board primary election, the top two candidates will advance to the general election.

I would encourage you to run if you have ideas, energy and the passion to serve and make a difference in our community. Please drop me an email and I will be more than happy to extend my help and also garner some resources.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Shukoor Ahmed
Founder of V-Empower, Inc.
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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 2 PM EST TUESDAY

You may have thought last night and today was bad (Pepco reported 6,143 outages in Prince George’s this morning),

Ice causes tree to fall

but worse is reported to be coming:

.WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 2 PM EST TUESDAY

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN BALTIMORE MD/WA HAS
ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW. WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 3 AM TO 2 PM EST TUESDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE. SNOW. HEAVY AT TIMES. THE PRECIPITATION
MAY START AS A PERIOD OF SLEET. ESPECIALLY SO. OF INTERSTATE
66 IN VA & EAST OF INTERSTATE 95.

* ACCUMULATIONS.3 TO 5 INCHES.

* TIMING.NEAR DAWN TUES THROUGH EARLY TUES AFTERNOON.
INCLUDING THE TUES MORNING RUSH HOUR.

* TEMPS.UPPER 20S TO LWR 30S.

* WINDS.NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS.HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FROM HEAVY
SNOW. THE SNOW WILL IMPACT THE MORNING RUSH TUES WITH THE
POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATION RATES OF 1-2 INCHES PER HOUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS & LIMITED
VISIBILITIES.& USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
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Health Insurance Market Place Enrollment Event

Health Insurance Market Place Enrollment Event
(To Access Quality, Affordable Health Coverage)

Where: Prince George’s Community College
301 Largo Road
Largo Maryland 20774
Rooms: Largo Student Center, 2nd Floor
Community Rooms A, B, and C

When: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pre-registration Preferred for faster service
Walk-ins are Welcome

To Pre-register, Call the Department of Social Services
301-909-7061
www.princegeorgescountymd.gov

Sponsored by:
Prince George's Community College
Prince George's County Department of Health
Prince George’s County Department of Social Services
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
The Prince George’s County (MD) Chapter of The Links, Inc.

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A Children's Sabbath Service: Creating Safer Communities for Our Children

The Real Life Resource Center, Inc. and Hunter Memorial IMPACT Youth Ministry presents

A Children's Sabbath Service: Creating Safer Communities for Our Children

Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hunter Memorial AME Church 4719 Silver Hill Road Suitland, MD 20746

Join The Real Life Resource Center, Inc. and Hunter Memorial AME Church for a special interfaith Children’s Sabbath celebration. We will call ourselves to action to promote safe places, free of violence, for our children.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gillyard at jgillyard@realliferc.org.

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Prince George’s County, Maryland Chapter and Members Received AAHGS National Awards

Recently, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), Inc. bestowed the Chapter of the Year Award to the AAHGS-Prince George’s County, Maryland Chapter (AAHGS-PGCM) at the Society’s 34th Annual National Conference, in Nashville, TN. The award is presented to an AAHGS chapter who has made outstanding contributions to the organization’s mission to preserve African American history and genealogy through sponsorship of quality programs, activities, and services over the past year. The Chapter earned this special recognition in a field of 29 chapters located in 15 states across the nation.


AAHGS-PGCM had two major programs, the Juneteenth workshop and the Maryland Legacy Day Seminar, as well as hosted a public meeting for a preservation commission appointed by the Governor of Maryland. The Prince George’s County Maryland Chapter partnered with the Prince George’s County Historical Society, Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, the Family History Center-Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Prince George’s County African American Museum and Cultural Center in North Brentwood to provide those educational services to the community. AAHGS-PGCM, along with other Chapters in Maryland and the District of Columbia, jointly sponsored a “Meet the Author” event with author Rachel Swarns at the Prince George’s County Community College. In addition to quality programs and speakers at each of their bi-monthly meetings, AAHGS-PGCM conducts genealogy workshops, classes for beginning to advanced genealogists, and tours of sites of historical and genealogical significance.

“On behalf of the Chapter members, it is an honor to receive this prestigious award. The members have worked diligently to accomplish the goals and objectives of the organization,” said President Jane Taylor Thomas of Fort Washington who is a native of Saint Mary’s County, MD. “Over the 18 years of its existence, the Chapter is proud of the services it has provided to the Prince George’s County Community. It has accomplished many of its goals and objectives while partnering with other historical, genealogical, and preservation groups. The County is much more aware of the significant contributions of African Americans than it was 20 years ago when we began advocating for their inclusion in all things historical. See their full press release with photos and individual awards on this PDF.

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College Fair 4-7 pm TODAY! Sept. 16

From Parents Together for Students Organization, Inc. (PTSO):

Top colleges & universities from around the United States will be in Prince George's County, MD on Monday, September 16 from 4-7pm at Surrattsville High School in Clinton, MD for the 4th Annual PTSO College Fair!  Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

Representatives from The Department of Education will hold a Financial Aid Presentation starting at 5:30pm.

Come out and hear admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings and campus environment. Admission representatives will be on hand to meet one-on-one with students and parents.

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School buses get GPS monitors to track their location

Parents won't need to just wonder where their children's bus is now. They'll be able to call the school transportation department to find out where their child's bus is if it's late. See the report in this video:



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Collector's Corner: A Free Conservation Workshop Series at Belair Mansion Museum

The City of Bowie Museums and The Hammond-Harwood House invite you
-- Volunteers, Staff, Collectors, Museum Members, and Board Officers --
to join our

Collector's Corner: A Free Conservation Workshop Series

Helping you determine what your antiques and collectibles are and how to care for them.  These workshops will cover identification of materials, the history of craftsmanship, and conservation techniques you can use at home.

Next Workshop:

Textile and Costume Care
Belair Mansion Museum • 12207 Tulip Grove Drive • Bowie, Maryland • 20715
June 10, 2013 • 3:00-5:30pm

Bring your own textile treasure to troubleshoot!

Please RSVP to allison@hammondharwoodhouse.org by June 7.

Please, spread the word by forwarding this email or posting our flyers to your announcement board!

For more information see our announcements on the City of Bowie Museum Events and Hammond-Harwood House websites or contact the Series' organizers:

Samantha Dorsey
Museums Curator, City of Bowie Museums
Bowie, Maryland
(301) 809-3097
sdorsey@cityofbowie.org

Or

Allison Titman
Assistant Director/Curator, Hammond-Harwood House
Annapolis, Maryland
(410) 263-4683 x12
allison@hamondharwoodhouse.org