Savidge for Annapolis - Campaign update 5/24

I wanted to start by reminding everyone that our Happy Hour Fundraiser is tomorrow (Thursday), May 25th, from 5-8 pm at Caliente Grill. I don't know about you, but I am really looking forward to a margarita and some delicious Latin cuisine at the end of a long week. Please RSVP as soon as possible, either by purchasing a ticket (remember, kids are free) at  www.robsavidge.com/calendar  or emailing info@robsavidge.com if you plan to buy tickets at the door. It will be really helpful to Roxana at Caliente Grill to know ahead of time how many people to expect, so please be sure to let us know. Also, we would really appreciate it if you could spread the word. Invite friends via facebook by going to the event page , hovering over the 'Share' tab, and inviting friends and sharing on your page to let everyone know. In addition, feel free to email a link to the event website: http://www.robsavidge.com/calendar.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Bike to work day

savidge bike to workDid you happen to notice more bicyclists on the road yesterday?  I hope so, because it was national Bike to Work Day.  I was one of many commuters across Annapolis yesterday who left their cars at home and bicycled to work.  

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We did it! The "no net loss of forests" bill passes the City Council.

We did it!! Monday night the City Council passed the "no net loss of trees" ordinance! Thank you, everyone, who came out last night! We were able to head off any effort to delay and secured the necessary votes for passage.  Our current Alderman, Ian Pfeiffer, supported this bill and his vote last night was crucial to ensuring its success.  Please take a moment to email or call Alderman Pfeiffer and thank him for his support.

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Immediate action needed to protect our forests & quality of life

Your attendance is needed at Monday night's City Council meeting. We are on the verge of strengthening our forest laws (and protecting your quality of life) by instituting a "no net loss of forest" policy. But developers are making a last-ditch attempt to sabotage this ordinance, and the Council needs to hear from you.

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Thank you for an excellent campaign kick-off!!

Thank you to everyone who turned out for the kick-off of Rob's campaign for City Council! The event was an enormous success with over 50 neighbors, friends, fellow community activists, and a few current and former elected officials who all showed up to give Rob a strong start. 

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Rob's speech at his campaign kick-off event

Here's a link to a video of Rob's campaign kick-off speech. Thanks again to all who were able to attend. Turned out great with over 50 people who attended throughout the afternoon.

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Stand up against hate in Annapolis - bomb threat to Annapolis Jewish day school

A bomb threat has been delivered to the Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis. This type of hateful act is not welcome in Annapolis. Stand up against hate! Let's build a welcoming, positive community together. 

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CBF Rally for Trees

Here's the speech I gave at CBF's "save the forests" rally this past week. It was in support of a bill that would institute a "no net loss" policy for our Maryland forests. "Put the conservation back into the Forest Conservation Act!"

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Fracking can impact Annapolis

Annapolis is located on the northern end of the Taylorsville gas basin, so we are not immune to the threat fracking poses to our environment and our health.

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Baltimore Sun featured our efforts to protect forested areas of Annapolis

I testified on at the Maryland State House last week about improving the Forest Conservation Act for the State of Maryland.  The state law is a slimmed-down version of what we are trying to pass locally. Forests = clean water, clean air, and livable communities.

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