BRIDGE Maryland uses intentional relationship building, organizing and intensive leadership development in order to strengthen congregations and faith leaders to demonstrate and advance justice in the world.
GET READY TO VOTE!!!
Voters: You must register for a mail-in ballot EACH TIME you vote by mail! Maryland does NOT have a permanent mail-in list. If you voted by mail previously you must register again. You must request a mail-in ballot by Oct. 20 -- earlier the better.
There are three ways you can request a mail-in ballot.
If you have a MD license or ID:
They will mail you a ballot. After voting and signing, you can mail it back or you can place it in a drop box or take to an early voting site after Oct. 26
Or Print, sign, and return:
Or Go in person to your Board of Elections to request:
Addendum: You can hand deliver your early voting ballot to an Early Voting place after Oct. 26th or on Election Day, Nov 3. Early Voting found here:
"PROTECT OUR MINORS" -- BRIDGE Maryland's Legislative Initiative
Our regular meeting schedule is:
1st Thursday, 7 PM -- General Assembly (open to all, lay and clergy, for organizing mini-trainings and determination on issues and actions to pursue.
2nd Thursday, 7 PM -- Board of Directors' meeting
3rd Thursday, 10 AM-12 noon -- Religious Leaders' Caucus (open to clergy and religious leaders of any faith, for spirit-led mini-trainings and mutual support in the mission of furthering God's "Beloved Community")
Task Forces set their own meetings.
Know Your Why by Michael Jr.
BRIDGE Maryland will offer online training by Zoom at the General Assembly, Sept. 3, 7-9 PM. Current members will receive an invitation by email -- if you want one, click above on the "BRIDGE Maryland Updates" button at the top of this page and we'll get it to you!
We shall be practicing Integrated Voter Engagement, through phone and/or text banking.
Watch this space for faith-based community organizing training opportunities!
Training Leaders in Community Organizing
BRIDGE Maryland provides training for members of faith-based organizations, on the principle that the people experiencing injustice, given the right tools, are most effective in challenging it. Training includes identifying self-interest, relationship building, power analysis and strategic planning.
Some training is offered at every meeting of the General Assembly and of the Religious Leaders' Caucus. More intensive and extensive training is offered through a local 1-2 day training.
All organizational and individual members are eligible and partially subsidized for the longer trainings offered by our national organizing, Gamaliel Network. Updates on Gamaliel Training can be found on their website: Gamaliel Training 2020
Due to Covid 19, in person trainings are currently on hold.