Emergency Rally Sun., Jan 10 at Noon
- Join our virtual rally calling on Governor Hogan to release rainy day funds for a state stimulus for our most vulnerable residents and businesses to make it through to the other side of this pandemic.
- Speakers at Sunday’s event include: US Senator Chris Van Hollen, State Comptroller Peter Franchot, Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker, Prince George’s County Council President Calvin Hawkins, Howard County Council Chairperson Liz Walsh, Anne Arundel County Council Chairman Sarah Lacey, NAACP Maryland President Willie Flowers, CASA Executive Director Gustavo Torres, Maryland NOW President Sandy Bell, Union Baptist Church Reverend Alvin Hathaway, and more.
Maryland Needs COVID Relief Now
The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis have made it clear to everyone just how essential local government is in helping support and uplift families and communities in this difficult time.
With inaction from Congress and no aid expected to come to local governments in the new COVID-19 relief bill, many services that Maryland families and businesses rely on will be disrupted. Local funds to support small businesses, provide rental assistance, food relief, and other vital programs are dwindling. We need the State and Gov. Larry Hogan to step up and invest in our local communities.
Maryland has extensive reserves set aside in the Rainy Day Fund to use for rainy days like the ones we are facing today. The Rainy Day Fund will help prevent evictions, foreclosures and help our families and Main Street businesses get through the difficult winter months ahead.
Local government officials have been working nonstop since March to ensure Marylanders have the resources and support they need. But ongoing support is not possible without additional funding from the State. Gov. Hogan should do everything in his power to save our small businesses and ensure no more residents are losing their jobs due to an unavoidable virus.
Gov. Hogan should do everything in his power to prevent more of our small businesses from closing and more residents from losing their jobs due to an unavoidable virus.
Business owners, local elected officials, faith leaders, nonprofits, teachers, parents and residents from across the state are banding together to demand Gov. Hogan release money from the Rainy Day Fund.
Sign the petition today and send a message to Gov. Hogan demanding that he take action now to release funds from the Rainy Day Fund to support our local communities and help Marylanders get back on their feet.