Advocacy Opportunities

The 2020 Census count ends on October 31, so if you have not filled out it please do: https://2020census.gov/en.html.  Prince George’s County is still below the Maryland average for responses.  Also, please, encourage your neighbors to as well.  Everybody Counts!  One of the main reasons why it is so important to RGMS is that school funding often gets allocated based upon where people live.  The more residents in Prince George's County who fill out the Census, the more money is allocated towards our schools.  The census happens every ten years and is an important part of our democracy.

 

Register to Vote. Voting is also an important part of our democracy and will make sure leaders are thinking about our schools when it comes time to make budgets.Remember that our Board Member seat is up for re-election in 2020! If you are not registered to vote at your current address you can register or change your address by October 13, 2020 here.  The site is a little confusing, but don’t let that stop you, here is a video on how to navigate the site.  If you would like to get more involved in online voter outreach email rgmsptsaadvocacy@gmail.com.   

Mail-in Ballots.  Mail-in ballots are a safe way to make sure you vote counts this year.  Any registered voter can request a mail-in ballot.  The deadline for requesting a ballot is October 20, 2020.  If you have a driver’s license you can request one online here: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/onlinemailinrequest/VoterType.  When you do fill out your ballot follow all of the instructions, especially using black ink.  There are numerous ways to return it, but the safest is to put your completed ballot in one of these secure drop boxes: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/31910/PGC-2020-PRES-GEN-Drop-off-Locations-.  Make sure Your Vote Counts!

 

Sign the Clean Energy Schools Petition: A campaign called Climate Parents of PG launched a petition this month calling on PG County Public Schools to commit to go clean energy.  Their work shows that this could lead to healthier indoor air for students and save the school district substantial money in energy costs, all while fighting climate change.  Please consider signing and sharing their petition and sharing with other PG County residents.

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