Maryland Black Mayor's Association | Stimulus Package Meeting

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7pm - 8:30pm EST Tuesday, March 3 2009
Central High School, Cabin Branch Road, Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743
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bdpatoday on Mar 03, 2009

Black Mayors Call for Emergency Meeting with Governor Martin O'Malley

African-American communities want their fair share of the Federal Stimulus Package!

Seat Pleasant, MD. February 24, 2009:  Mayor Eugene W. Grant, President of the Maryland Black Mayors, Inc. today announced that the organization is hosting an Emergency Town Hall Meeting to discuss the distribution of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 also known as the Federal Stimulus Package.  Additionally, the organization sent a letter to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley urging his attendance to address the mayors and the public about [his] intentions to ensure that African-American communities in Prince George's County receive equitable funding.

"Far too long have the black communities not received the level of funding and support needed to address the unmet needs of the community.  It is the responsibility of the mayors to fight for the residents of their communities and it is the Governor's responsibility to ensure adequate resources are assessable", stated Grant.

The Emergency Community Town Hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 7:00 pm at the Central High School Auditorium 200 Cabin Branch Road Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743.  A three-member panel is being developed to ask the governor questions in the areas of education, foreclosures, and economic development.  We conservatively estimate that over 1,000 people will attend this meeting and will be eager to hear from how the governor plans to ensure equitable distribution of financial resources to Prince George's County.

The Maryland Black Mayors, Inc. is a private, non political, non partisan, non profit corporation; representing over 700,000 citizens and residents and managing over $2.2 billion annually.  MBM, Inc. was created to promote and develop program models designed to improve educational, economic, health and social levels within the respective jurisdictions of its members; promote efficient and responsive government within all of the jurisdictions served by the membership, through studies of special or peculiar problems of common concern; and through the creation, implementation, development and maintenance of social, educational, economic and other programs and projects designed ultimately to enhance the quality of life for residents of the affected municipalities.



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