IB meets with Ruppersberger staff, demands cuts to ICE, CBP in DHS bill

Members from Indivisible Baltimore met with staffers from Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger at his DC office yesterday to urge him to vote against any increase in spending to ICE and CBP in the new DHS appropriations bill. Congressman Ruppersberger is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and a member of the DHS Appropriations sub-committee. We … Continue reading IB meets with Ruppersberger staff, demands cuts to ICE, CBP in DHS bill

IB press Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, Cummings to support impeachment hearings

Indivisible Baltimore sent letters to the offices of Representative Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, and Cummings urging them to co-sponsor Representative Rashida Tlaib's HR 257 opening an inquiry into whether the House of Representatives should impeach President Trump. From the letter: "Dear Congressman Cummings, Today, we are asking you and your fellow Democrats to use your investigative power … Continue reading IB press Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, Cummings to support impeachment hearings

At town hall, Sarbanes agrees to sign #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge, Ruppersberger does not

In a meeting with Congressman Ruppersberger on March 5th, and most recently at a town hall in Towson focused on climate change, members from Indivisible Baltimore pressed Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger to make the #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge, which would obligate him to refuse any campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies, including Exelon Corporation here in Maryland. In … Continue reading At town hall, Sarbanes agrees to sign #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge, Ruppersberger does not

Indivisible groups press Cummings, Ruppersberger, and Sarbanes to endorse Green New Deal

Over the past two weeks local Indivisible groups including Indivisible Baltimore and Indivisible Towson have been meeting with Congressional staffers for Congressmen Cummings, Ruppersberger, and Sarbanes in an effort to get the three Congressmen to endorse the Green New Deal - an ambitious climate change agenda that seeks to combine aggressive federal funding towards investments … Continue reading Indivisible groups press Cummings, Ruppersberger, and Sarbanes to endorse Green New Deal

Thousands rally at Baltimore Women’s March 2018

On Saturday, January 20, thousands of people from Baltimore city and the surrounding area rallied in front of city hall for the 2018 Baltimore Women's March, celebrating the one-year anniversary of the enormous DC march that marked the beginning of a nationwide resistance movement against the Trump administration. Organized by a steering committee that included members … Continue reading Thousands rally at Baltimore Women’s March 2018

Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes attend Indivisible #TrumpTaxScam Town Hall

  Monday, November 27, Indivisible Baltimore hosted a #TrumpTaxScam Town Hall featuring all three Representatives for Baltimore: Congressmen Elijah Cummings (MD-7), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2), and John Sarbanes (MD-3). This sold-out event was part of a Indivisible-led nationwide effort to highlight how much the Republican tax plan hurts the middle class and benefits the rich. Mayor Catherine Pugh opened the event by address the devestating impact the … Continue reading Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes attend Indivisible #TrumpTaxScam Town Hall

Indivisibles show solidarity with Muslims in #NoMuslimBanEver Town Hall

On October 18, the day Muslim Ban 3.0 was to go into effect, federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland ruled against the ban, temporarily blocking it. As #NoMuslimBanEver rallies were held throughout the country, Indivisible Baltimore and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) co-hosted a #NoMuslimBanEver Town Hall at the War Memorial in downtown Baltimore to show solidarity with … Continue reading Indivisibles show solidarity with Muslims in #NoMuslimBanEver Town Hall

Baltimore Indivisibles move quickly to hold the line against new anti-immigrant bill H.R. 3697

Soon after our September 6th meeting between members of Indivisible Baltimore, Indivisible Towson, Indivisible Howard County, and CASA with Representative Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2) on his 'yes' vote on Kate's Law, we received word that a little-known bill, H.R. 3697 Criminal Alien Gang Members Removal Act - which would give the Trump administration far-reaching powers to deport … Continue reading Baltimore Indivisibles move quickly to hold the line against new anti-immigrant bill H.R. 3697

Indivisible groups meet with Ruppersberger to discuss Kate’s Law and DACA

Members from Indivisible Baltimore, Indivisible Towson, and Indivisible Howard County along with representatives from CASA de Maryland met with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger yesterday in his DC office. He spoke candidly, and at length, on his vote for Kate's Law and his position on DACA and the Dream Act. We began the meeting by thanking the Congressman … Continue reading Indivisible groups meet with Ruppersberger to discuss Kate’s Law and DACA

Indivisible groups ask Ruppersberger to oppose repeal of CFPB rule banning forced arbitration

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a new rule banning banks from forcing consumers to sign mandatory arbitration clauses. These types of clauses prohibit consumers from joining in class action suits in cases of fraud or predatory lending - lawsuits like the one that resulted in the $175m settlement from Wells Fargo … Continue reading Indivisible groups ask Ruppersberger to oppose repeal of CFPB rule banning forced arbitration