Elevated Voices, June 7, 2020

A curated list of Maryland’s best political coverage and commentary

***SPECIAL EDITION OF ELEVATE MARYLAND WITH THE STUDENT ORGANIZERS OF HOCO4JUSTICE TODAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH, @ 2 PM. CHECK FACEBOOK PAGE FOR LIVE RECORDING***

Trump’s Dangerous Ethics with CREW’s Deputy Director Donald Sherman

Candace and Tom interview Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Deputy Director Donald Sherman about his organization’s work to ensure more transparent and ethical government.  In particular, Donald talks about their FOIA request to Attorney General Barr’s office regarding the dispersement of protesters in front of the White House and CREW’s recent victory in the 4th Circuit emoluments case.

Three Things:

1) HoCo4Justice March

2) 2020 Election Results (Baltimore City Mayor & Howard County Board of Education)

3) Allyship

You can listen here.

LINKS

National

‘This is what happens to us.’: How U.S. cities lost precious time to protect black residents from the coronavirus (Washington Post)

How Cities Offload the Cost of Police Brutality (CityLab)

State

Baltimore mayoral primary tightens as Dixon’s lead over Scott shrinks (Baltimore Sun) – late deciders break hard for Brandon Scott, narrowing Dixon’s lead

Why Baltimore’s Protests Are So Peaceful (CityLab)

Local

Some front-runners pull away in Howard County school board races; other local primary contests too early to call (Howard County Times) This article includes an explanation of the judicial election process, which is likely to produce a competitive general election.

Board of Education Post(-ish) Election Wrap-Up (Spartan Considerations)

Refocus (Village Green/Town Squared) – Julia’s review of press coverage related to the HoCo4Justice March

There’s one more thing I want to address on this topic, and it’s about us. Since Tuesday I’ve been seeing a number of posts expressing the sentiment that we in Columbia/HoCo are special people in a special community and that’s why our protest was a model protest. Peaceful and organized. I have some serious misgivings about this reframing of events.

What An Ally Looks Like (HoCo Progress Report) – A tribute to the late great Jonathan England

This Week’s Birthdays:

  • June 8th – Eric Garland, Pamela Woolford
  • June 9th – Akbi Syeda Khan Yusufzai, Matt Milani, Michael Dresser
  • June 10th – Randy Lovelace
  • June 11th – Suellen Seigel
  • June 13th – Suzi Padgett, Laurie Reuben, Jennifer Pollitt Hill

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