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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. 

Without federal assistance there will be layoffs and massive cuts in critical services! The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions - HEROES Act, H.R. 6800 would bring aid to Maryland that would support our state agencies and save state jobs. 

Key Funding Components of the HEROES Act 

$500 billion for state aid and $350 billion for local aid

The state budget is funded through the end of the year. At the year’s end, the state will seek to curtail spending. We need federal dollars to fund state and local services. Maryland would receive $9.6 billion in direct aid to states and $5.6