With more than 100,000 individual members and supporters and 30 affiliated religious, community, and labor organizations, Progressive Maryland focuses on outreach, public education, lobbying, direct political action, research, and helping elect progressive candidates to office. It is also the state affiliate of People’s Action, which has over 50 affiliates in 29 states.
Progressive Maryland’s press release reads: “Roger Manno is a progressive leader in Maryland with proven progressive values & legislative victories. His campaign is focused on issues like quality, affordable health care, strengthening the job market and leveling the playing field for all Marylanders.”
“This is really big. I’m so proud to continue to stand with Progressive Maryland, and with justice advocates from across our great state,” stated Manno. “The fight for equality of opportunity is among America’s greatest challenges today. It begins with a good job, benefits, and a level playing field. Hardworking Marylanders deserve somebody who will stand up and bring this fight to Congress – that’s why I’m running.”
Today’s endorsement recognizes Manno as the clear progressive in a crowded Democratic Primary field. Manno is:
- The only candidate in the race to vote against the $1.1 BILLION Estate Tax cut for the richest .2 percent of Americans.
- The only candidate in the race to vote against allowing garbage burners to receive “clean energy” tax credits.
- The only candidate in the race to vote against Governor Hogan’s #1 priority: a multi-million corporate tax cut that gives nothing to hard-working blue-collar factory workers.
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