A Progressive Future NOW
2019 State ConferenceA Progressive Future NOW 2019 State Conference

Saturday May 18 - State Conference

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
Address: 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401

A Progressive Future NOW

Maryland NOW meets annually to adopt program priorities for the coming year, elect officers and explore today’s issues with speakers and our sister NOW members.


9:30 am Registration Opens
Includes checking in members pre-registered, on-site registrations, and credentialing of members wishing to vote
10:00 Welcome

  • Adoption of Agenda
  • Adoption of Conference Rules
  • Business Meeting I
    • Credentialing Report
    • Nominating Committee Report
    • Candidate Remarks
10:45 Break
11:00 A Progressive Future NOW – Panel Discussion
12:00 – 1:30 Voting (till 1:30)
Lunch (till 1:15) catered by Panera Bread
1:15 Workshops

  • Intersectionality
  • Health Care 2020
2:15 Break out Groups
Discussion of issues and resolution ideas for the coming year. Areas of the meeting space will be designated for groups working on resolutions.
3:00 Business Meeting II

  • Announcement of Election Results
  • Officer Reports – President, VP Action, Treasurer, Maryland NOW PAC  (5 min each)
  • Consideration of Resolutions
  • Discussion of plans for the coming year: Legislative initiatives, matters stemming from resolutions that have passed
4:00 Conference Adjourns
If desired, discussion can continue after the adjournment time, but no votes may be taken on any pending questions.  All pending questions will be referred to the Maryland NOW State Council.


Workshops and Panel Discussions

Moderator Michelle Ngwafon, and panelist Allison Galbraith, Senator Sarah Elfreth, and Joseline Peña-Melnyk will discuss 2020 Election Cycle, Health Care, and Intersectionality. Learn more about the panelists and the topics:

Conference Documents

Pertinent to the state conference, learn about the job descriptions of Maryland NOW officers and writing a resolution:

Registration and Voting

Conference Registration is $35 or whatever you can afford to pay. Lunch is included with all registrations. Onsite registration opens at 9:30 am. You may register the day of the conference but we cannot guarantee the availability of a lunch.

In order to vote in our state officer elections, you must have been a member by March 19. Voting will take place from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm. If you have any questions about the event, please contact AnneArundelNOW@aol.com.

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