I WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT DOUG GANSLER----MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL IS THE ONE WHO WOULD ENFORCE ELECTION LAW AND HE IS OPENLY BREAKING IT. At one forum earlier in the election Gansler actually said to the event hosts-----SHE IS PARTICIPATING?????? Yes, Doug, that is the law as if you didn't know.
Below you see my comments to LWV-MD -----it is amazing that the bedrock of voters rights-----this and the NAACP are the ones blocking my campaign the most. Fighting for the rights of people to go to the polls while aiding and abetting the censure of candidates seeking elections-----most of which would want to hear this platform---is unacceptable. The League did include me in the Montgomery College event and that was good---they did not video it I'm told even as they always make sure a video of all candidates appears on their website. You can see my platform is not radical----it simply fights for rights and justice.
I am telling Baltimore and Maryland League of Women Voters, you will not be working in the interest of women or voting in America if you allow only candidates committed to privatizing all that is public and dismantling public justice and who are all ready to embrace Trans Pacific Trade Pact----TPP literally ends our status as citizens and our Equal Protection, and Bill of Rights. That is why Brown, Gansler, and Mizeur are saturated with media and I am left out. When you have candidates running for which no one wants to vote as is the case in the democratic primary----or you have candidates who tell you one thing and do another----you have not had an election. Women and children will be hurt most in as TPP moves the US to a third world society.
I expect more from the League of Women Voters. You should have posted a video of the Montgomery College event of which you hosted and you should not be partnered with an event hosted by U of Maryland and Maryland Public Media that breaks election laws that say a 501c3/4 cannot harm any candidate. All candidates must be present at this MPT event. Everyone knows the 55% and more undecided would be voting for me----and this is the reason my campaign is left out. The idea that a candidate with no exposure is labelled as not having a viable campaign while a 10% polling for corporate candidates after months of saturated media coverage are termed 'front-runners' takes whirling dirvishes and elections in Uzbekistan to believe. The legal teams saying this is legal are no doubt the same as those saying water-boarding was not torture. Is that what our public universities have come to? Public universities in Maryland are the tops in excluding my campaign and public universities are the bedrock of political discourse and freedom. Public media excluding my campaign..... THIS IS WHAT THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS NEED TO BE SHOUTING. This will go to court.
The League of Women Voters is acting against its mission and against election law by participating in events that break election law. Baltimore League can go to the Community Development Network Governors Forum in Ellicott City on Monday to film a video of an event with my participation. It can go to the Business and Professional Women of Maryland event in Frederick on May 16 and it can go to the Working Women's Issues Public Forum at Oxon Hill Library on May 14 to record me in open forums. There are many more opportunities as people learn of my candidacy, my involvement grows. Please let me know when a video of my performance in a forum will appear on League of Women Voters, Maryland websites
Now, BUILD does good things in Baltimore but somehow they always back the most neo-conservative of candidates in elections. Next week they will have a forum with the same 3 candidates and excluding me. I have sent requests over and again and received no response. This is a group of black churches and underserved schools connected to the charter school and school choice privatization policies. This is of course why they will not include me---but this is not legal. When you are afraid of a candidate that will say what your organizations is supporting is not good for the people you serve---
YOU ARE NOT MEETING YOUR MISSION. TO BE FEARFUL OF THE TRUTH MEANS DEMOCRACY IS NOT INVOLVED.
We have a huge problem in Baltimore with black churches being used to replace the public sector. As public services were dismantled in Baltimore, churches moved into the place of providing public services. Now, they support the people providing the funding no matter how bad the overall policies are for the public and especially the people they serve. THIS IS WHAT PRIVATIZING PUBLIC SERVICES DOES----IT CORRUPTS THE VERY INSTITUTIONS THAT SHOULD BE ADVOCATING FOR PEOPLE. THIS IS WHY THERE IS SILENCE IN BALTIMORE AMID GREAT INJUSTICE AND BRUTALITY.
THIS IS NOT SOUR GRAPES ABOUT MY CAMPAIGN----IT IS SYSTEMIC IN ALL CAMPAIGNS.
About BUILD For more than 30 years, BUILD has worked to improve housing, increase job opportunities, and rebuild schools and neighborhoods in Baltimore. We are a not-for-profit organization composed of congregations, public schools and associations. We are interfaith, multiracial and strictly non-partisan. BUILD is supported by our member organizations and by business leaders, corporations, foundations, and individuals who believe in making Baltimore a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
The secret to BUILD’s success lies in its commitment to identify and develop leaders in every community where BUILD works. We rely on a radical tactic: We meet people face-toface and build relationships that help to re-knit the frayed social fabric of our life.
We don’t seek justice and social change for people, we seek change with people. We tackle big problems by breaking them down into issues that can be addressed. We build power by building community.
We win our biggest victories by listening to what is needed, finding like-minded people to work with us for change, and engaging leaders who can help us to achieve our goals.
In the 1980s, we fought bank redlining, developed the CollegeBound Foundation to send more city students to college, and built the first Nehemiah homes, affordable housing that helped to stabilize city neighborhoods.
In the 1990s, we won a Living Wage for many of Baltimore’s low-wage workers and kicked off a national movement with that win. We recognized a need for after-school programs and more parental involvement, so we created the Child First program, today an independent entity that serves 1,400 youth.
More recently, we’ve turned our attention to reinvigorating neighborhoods across the city, and we are deeply committed to giving the city’s youth a good future, with an emphasis on recreation centers, jobs, and an end to youth violence.
- Barclay Elementary/Middle School Child First
- Bay-Brook Elementary/Middle School Child First
- Bethany Baptist Church
- Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church
- Calvin Rodwell Elementary School Child First
- The Cathedral of the Incarnation
- Child First Authority
- City Springs Elementary/Middle School Child First
- Church of the Holy Nativity
- Epiphany Episcopal Church
- Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School Child First
- Frederick Elementary School Child First
- Furman L. Templeton Elementary School Child First
- Gilmor Elementary School Child First
- Grace Presbyterian Church
- Guilford Elementary/Middle School Child First
- Gwynn Oak United Methodist Church
- Hilton Elementary School Child First
- Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
- The Intersection
- John Eager Howard Elementary School Child First
- KIPP Harmony Academy
- KIPP Ujima Academy
- Koinonia Baptist Church
- Liberty Elementary School Child First
- Lyndhurst Elementary School Child First
- Memorial Baptist Church
- New All Saints Catholic Church
- Roland Park Elementary/Middle School
- Robert W. Coleman Elementary School Child First
- Salem Lutheran Church
- St. Cecilia Catholic Church
- St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church
- St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
- St. Joseph Freewill Baptist Church
- St. Matthew Catholic Church
- St. Veronica Roman Catholic Church
- Temple Oheb Shalom
- Trinity Baptist Church
- Westside Elementary School Child First
- Zion Baptist Church
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of keeping public universities public and dismantling the corporate structures that kill public interest. It is the public university that promotes political freedoms, political discussion and debate. It is this corporatization that has what should be the leader of protests and holding power accountable working to end democratic structures. THIS IS CRITICAL FOLKS.
I arrived at the University of Maryland/ NBC channel 4 debate where I was to speak to a representative of Wallace Loh----President of U of M College Park. She informed me I would not participate and that they would SELECT any candidates they wanted to highlight if they wanted.....their lawyers said it was OK.
OH, REALLY? YOU MEAN U OF M HAS THE SAME LAWYERS GEORGE BUSH HAD IN STATING WATER-BOARDING WAS NOT TORTURE?
It is indeed illegal and it is immoral and unethical for a public university to deliberately damage a candidates campaign. When candidates are called 'front-runners' with 10% of polling of democratic voters with massive media saturation-----you do not have platforms the people want......THAT IS WHY MY CAMPAIGN IS SIDELINED----I WOULD BE THE 55% UNDECIDED.
Wallace Loh's represented thanked me for understanding and directed me outside to the media if I wanted an interview.
There are two more debates coming all of which they assure me I will not participate. Keep in mind NBC is a private corporation and does not have to meet 501c3/4 standards. The event needed to occur in its NBC studio. We once had a Federal Government that pushed public interest coverage on private media.
- University of Maryland, NBC4 and Bowie State University to Host Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Debate
May 7 in College Park Democratic Candidates Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler and Heather Mizeur to Square off in Maryland Debate Moderated by NBC News' David Gregory
April 24, 2014 8:00 AM
COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
- The University of Maryland, NBC4 Washington and Bowie State University are pleased to announce that they will host a political debate between the three candidates running in the 2014 Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary election, moderated by David Gregory of NBC News' "Meet the Press." The three panelists include Chris Gordon and Chris Lawrence from News4, and Jenna Johnson from the Washington Post.
. The debate between the three Democratic candidates, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Delegate Heather Mizeur, will focus on the state's economy, expanding businesses, job creation, education and critical transportation and transit challenges facing Maryland. The debate will be aired live in prime time from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on NBC4 and NBC affiliate WHAG in Maryland.
"This is an important opportunity for Maryland voters to hear the candidates' positions on our state's most critical concerns, and we are proud to co-host it," says University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh. "Broad public education is part of our service mission to the state."
"NBC4 and NBC News have a legacy of providing strong political content to our viewers both on air and on our digital platforms, said Jackie Bradford," President and General Manager of NBC4. "The citizens of Maryland – and everyone in our region who likes a good discussion – are sure to enjoy a lively, informative debate that will help them decide the best candidate when they vote."
"Bowie State University is pleased to partner with the University of Maryland and NBC in hosting this Democratic Gubernatorial debate," said President Mickey L. Burnim. "An educated and informed citizenry is important to the electoral process, and our students' engagement in this event offers a great opportunity for them to see up close the democratic process in action."
The ticketed event will be hosted at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Md.
Media space for this event is limited and available to credentialed media only. Advance media registration is required. To request credentials, please email name(s) and position(s), media affiliation, and full contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. All media attendance requests will be confirmed within 48 hours of the event. For more details regarding media registration and logistics, please visit http://ter.ps/MdDemDebate.
Follow the event on social media with #MdDemDebate.
About the University of Maryland
The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 49 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion dollar fundraising campaign.
Maryland Public Media is also the culprit as they frequently make sure to say there are only 3 democratic candidates in the race and no candidates from Baltimore. This is an outright lie and Dan Rodricks of WYPR is the one loving to say this over and again. He is assuring me my campaign and platform will not be discussed. Marc Steiner of WEAA tells me as he denies my campaign platform voice that 'election law can be interpreted differently' as regards the restrictions on 501c3/4 participation and what constitutes 'damage' to a campaign. This is the supposed 'progressive' public media while WYPR, run by Johns Hopkins is the neo-conservative public media. Neo-liberals and neo-conservatives both work for wealth and global corporations and markets----not the public.
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU KNOW THAT IF CINDY WALSH FOR GOVERNOR'S PLATFORM WAS GIVEN AIR TIME THAT SHE WOULD BE THE FRONT-RUNNER!--------EVERYONE KNOWS THIS AND SO DOES MARC STEINER.
Marc's mission is to give voice to the dispossessed-----well, that would be Cindy Walsh for Governor! Marc told me he would have me on air several weeks ago.
- The Marc Steiner Show
AboutA forum for Baltimore and Maryland civic affairs, The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday thru Friday from 9-11am on WEAA 88.9 FM. Call us at 410.319.8888 or email us to participate live in the show, or share your comments on our site!MissionThe Center for Emerging Media (CEM) was founded in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) private non-profit corporation. The mission of CEM is to employ all forms of media – including radio, video, and Internet – to produce unique programs addressing issues that affect our world.
CEM is dedicated to introducing and giving airtime to voices that would otherwise go unheard, particularly the voices and stories of the disenfranchised and dispossessed. In addition to the usual scholars and intellectuals, listeners will hear the individuals directly affected by the issues presented. From students to prostitutes to Vietnam veterans, individuals who have not often been given the opportunity to speak will be granted a platform.
I have sent a Federal Election Commission complaint on Election violations in Maryland. I will forward this concerns to Maryland Elections as I meet with them. The idea that our public university system would fail to meet election law in doing no damage to an election-----would deliberately exclude political discussion and discourse because of the content of a candidate's platform ----political freedom is a bedrock of public universities for goodness sake. I expect the Maryland Election Commission to respond to my concerns regarding the handling of this democratic primary by 501c3/4 organizations including public universities and public media.
My response to the email below:
Why would a public university charge----especially that much------to host a forum for election candidates?
Cindy Walsh for Governor of Maryland has not had an opportunity to participate in any of Coppin election events and now we see a for-profit VOTEFEST on the campus of a university for low-income students and community.
Cindy Walsh for Governor of Maryland
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:45 PM, Cameron Miles <email@example.com> wrote:
Good afternoon. My name is Cameron Miles and I am helping to organize the upcoming Votefest event. The attached brochure spells out what Votefest is and where and when it will take place. Please consider purchasing a booth at the cost of $1,500 dollars. Included in your booth fee, you will receive the booth and chairs, signage that will be made, the opportunity to speak at the event for 3-5 minutes and receive 150 tickets for your supporters.
For more information, please call Mr. Corbin Smith at 443-857-6774. All monies must be paid on or before May 2, 2014. Make checks payable to Votefest, 1111 Park Ave., Ste. 1613, Baltimore, Md. 21201. Each booth participant will be entitled to a parking space. The Gym at Coppin State University will open for set-up at 8am on the 17th. The general public will be admitted to the event starting at 11am. Admission to the event is $5.00 dollars and will be collected at the door.
Thank you in advance for helping all Marylanders become more aware of the importance of casting their vote.