Dr. Margaret Flowers, Candidate for US Senate, Green Party Launches Statewide Tour
Maryland – Dr. Margaret Flowers and members of her staff are heading out on Wednesday, September 21 for a 7-day road trip to tour the state of Maryland. They will travel to three to four towns and cities each day to hold visibility actions, speak with business owners on Maryland’s Main Streets and to meet Marylanders at evening events.
The tour will begin by heading west from Baltimore, where Dr. Flowers resides, then traveling across the northern part of the state, then up and down the eastern side and finally from Calvert County to the areas that border Washington, DC, ending in Gaithersburg.
Dr. Flowers, a thirty-year resident of Maryland, a pediatrician and mother of three is running for Barbara Mikulski’s open senate seat on the Green Party ticket. The Green Party has ballot status in the state of Maryland. Her campaign does not accept corporate or PAC money, unlike her competitors, Chris Van Hollen and Kathy Szeliga.
Dr. Flowers graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in 1990 and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1994. In 2007, she left medical practice to advocate full-time for a national improved Medicare for all. Since then, she has broadened her work to include a range of economic, racial and environmental justice issues. She is recognized as a leader in the fight to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership and is credited as one of the women who saved the internet.
“I have worked for the past ten years to nurture a popular social movement that will fight for solutions to the many crises we face from corruption in government to growing wealth inequality to the climate crisis and more,” said Dr. Flowers. “Solutions to the crises we face exist, but even though majorities of the public support them, elites in power fail to act on them. Our political campaign is focused on these solutions and on bringing people-power into the halls of Congress to start ensuring that their voices are heard and that their needs and interests are reflected in public policy.”
Here is a schedule of stops (See our Facebook page for updates):
September 21: Mt. Airy, Frederick
September 22: Hagerstown, Cumberland, Frostburg
September 23: Thurmont, Taneytown, Westminster, Hunt Valley
September 24: Belair, Havre de Grace, Elkton, Chestertown
September 25: Crisfield, Princess Anne, Salisbury, Easton
September 26: Lusby/Solomons, La Plata, College Park, Largo
September 27: Bowie, Rockville, Gaithersburg