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MPEC represents 5,000 state employees across a number of agencies throughout the state including but not limited to the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Juvenile Services, and the State Highway Administration.


We will meet up at 5:00 pm in the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium parking lot- located at 550 Taylor Ave Annapolis, MD 21401 (across from the DNR Tawes Bldg.) 
Caravan Agenda

5:00pm - 5:30 pm- Dress cars for caravan with signs and line up the caravan


5:30om - Start caravan


5:45pm - 6:00pm Press conference


If there are any issues please contact me at 225-333-6701


In yesterday’s Budget Shortfall Town Hall discussion, 265 participants joined the call. We announced a call to action for members to a) contact the Board of Public Works b) RSVP for the rally/caravan on June 30th, and c) send a letter to Senators for the HEROES ACT.

Since then, we have received new developments that has altered the planned response we presented on yesterday’s call to the state’s proposal.