Takoma Park Mobilization’s working groups are the spokes that carry the load of doing the work it takes to make a difference in our community. They are where activists like you find the satisfaction of doing something for other people, whether it’s neighbors sharing potluck, educators showing us how to facilitate decision-making, writers and artists pulling us together with words and images, or activists slowing climate change, lobbying government officials, or emptying the prisons that continue to fill up as the aftermath of the so-called war on drugs. Join the group where you feel you can do what you like to do, helping other people. Just click on any of the email addresses below.
And, we don’t know any other community organization that does this, but if you’d like to start your own working group, just contact us at email@example.com, and attend our next Spokescouncil, where all of our groups come together each month to discuss, make decisions — and welcome you (and your new group) to our mobilization.
Breaking Bread, community dinners: firstname.lastname@example.org. More coming soon!
Communications/Outreach/Organizing/Logistics (COOL): COOL@tpmobilization.org. This Communications Group makes sure that all members of the Mobilization are informed about the activities of TPM’s various working groups and committees, through all forms of print and electronic media. Whether you’re a writer who wants to report on the Mobilization using emails or FaceBook posts, Twitter feeds, and the Mobilization’s website, or a technical specialist interested in playing with electronic media to exploit their communication potential, welcome to our newsroom.
We also include the Artists and Graphic Designer Subcommittee: email@example.com. Guess what they do.
Education & Training Group: firstname.lastname@example.org. The first goal of the Education & Training Group is to utilize the knowledge and skills of residents of Takoma Park to provide educational opportunities for TP Mobilization members and our community who are interested in local activism and progressive causes. The second is that the group will act as a resource and a model to support similar educational activities within and outside of TP Mobilization. A few more focused activities are part of this group:
Electoral/Constitutional Committee: email@example.com. The electoral/constitutional working group is concerned with issues at the core of our democracy, such as redistricting, voter suppression, and the role of money in politics.
Environment Committee (TPMEC): firstname.lastname@example.org. TPMEC is full of dedicated people who work hard to make our environment safe and healthy, focusing especially on curbing climate change. We are energized by working together to give all of us the collective power to make our community and our planet safe for everyone.
We’re currently working with a coalition of groups called Maryland Leads on Climate, which is compelling Maryland political leaders to take dramatic action on climate change by making it a major issue in the 2018 state elections and beyond. In the past we turned Marylanders out for the People’s Climate March and helped the Maryland Sierra Club strengthen the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Immigration and Muslim Solidarity Committee: email@example.com. The Immigration and Muslim Solidarity Committee works to support and partner with our immigrant and Muslim neighbors in a number of different ways. The group is currently composed of four subcommittees:
Indivisible: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Indivisible Working Group engages in the political process in ways that promote the progressive agenda of the Takoma Park Mobilization. We engage our community by creating or identifying opportunities for people to participate in the political process. This might involve volunteering in campaigns, organizing or participating in rallies, lobbying members of Congress and state lawmakers, and candidate forums. We work with other Indivisible groups nationwide, as well as other local partners, to resist the Trump agenda and accomplish a progressive agenda.
Mass Incarceration: email@example.com. The Mass Incarceration Working Group works to stop the overabundant flow of mostly young black Americans into prisons. Its Bail Bond Reform subcommittee helps those of us who have no money to pay exorbitant bail, stay out of jail by helping us get the money. For those who are in prison, our Restorative Justice subcommittee prepares them to make amends, if necessary, and rejoin their families and communities when they are released. And our Expungement subcommittee helps those of us with criminal records have those records scrubbed clean, so that they can get hired, get credit, and leave that part of their past behind. Join us to keep our people out of prison, help them when they’re there, and clear their records so they can move forward with their lives.
Economic Equity: firstname.lastname@example.org
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