Monthly Archives: October 2012

Our Endorsements for 2012 Vote.

Dear Friends,

As we write this, Early voting is now officially underway and Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County – Maryland – (A democratic blue state) is proud to announce our edorsements which includes President Barack Obama.

Starting today and running through November 1, 2012, you can cast your vote at any early voting location within our county.

To find a polling location in your neighborhood, visit this website: http://www.mdearlyvote.com/

We really need you to vote. This is a very close election. We need to reelect President Barack Obama, Senator Cardin, Congresswoman Donna Edwards,  Congressman Steny Hoyer and take back our 6th Congressional District by voting for John Delaney. In particular,  We do remain cautiously optimistic that the future of America bends towards the side of increased racial tolerance. We cite bumper stickers, cartoons and protest posters that mock our president as a lion or a monkey, or lynch him in effigy. We, in reform Sasscer movement are working hard to innovate, transform and change our communities for the better.

The polls are open until 8PM tonight and from 12pm-6pm tomorrow. http://www.mdearlyvote.com/

Maryland and PG County in particular needs you.

Many Thanks,

Moses

Policy Director

Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County.

P.S. Once you vote, make sure to encourage your friends and family to vote as well. We need everyone. http://www.mdearlyvote.com/

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President Barack Obama – United States of America

U.S. Senator. Benjamin Cardin

Congresswoman Donna Edwards

Congressman Steny Hoyer

John Delaney

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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama

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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN IT’S TIME TO GET OUT THE VOTE!

0 Days Until Early Vote (Oct 27th) – www.MdEarlyVote.com

10 Days Until Election Day (Nov 6th)

1. Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s Ground Game: #Winning

Remember: signs don’t vote. we are getting real work done on the ground making phone calls and knocking doors.

Over the past several months, we have seen an unprecedented number of administrative changes to the core of the top leadership at Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) beginning with Dr. William Hite Jr. In most cases these changes have been welcome news and they represent a challenge to the PG District school system overall as we move forward.

Now in less than two weeks, PGCPS hopes to experience yet another change as five current Board of Education members are up for re-election and only Mr. Edward Burroughs won his primary election.

With the specter of a new Board of Education configuration, the challenges facing PGCPS have the potential to change the landscape of education in this county and become a model for the United States in the future. The Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County, is calling on PG Citizens to elect a new Board and a new Chairperson. We have had enough with the corruption within our school system and a new beginning will be a welcome recipe. We are aware that the current Chairperson has been pouring money right and left with a hope of duping the citizens of PG County in order to get another term in office. Vote for the right candidate; one who is not tainted by corruption. General Election presents us with the opportunity to elect leaders that will put this county firmly on course to become the safe, cohesive and prosperous county that we so desperately desire.

Credibility of the electoral process is key to the stability of any nation or county; therefore, We must ensure the credibility of all elements of the electoral process. In particular, any attempt to manipulate and mislead the public regarding youth cannot lead in the General Election must be strenuously resisted by all PG citizens. Time and tide waits for no man. This is it!

You have to make your voices heard through the ballot in 2012. We encourage everyone to vote early and vote for change in PG County Board of Education. If you have educational programs you believe support high academic achievement, make your voice heard. If you desire to maintain the current class sizes and stop the reduction in the teacher workforce, make your voice heard. If you have been a victim of discrimination and retaliation, make your voice heard. It is important for us all to consider the kind of leadership that our county needs and for us to play our part to get such leaders elected. We are counting on your support.

Many thanks,

Below are our endorsed candidates for 2012.

David Murray -School Board Candidate  District 1

Micah Watson – School Board Candidate  District 4

Raheela AhmedSchool Board Candidate  District 5

Carletta Fellows – School Board Candidate District 7

Edward Burroughs – School Board Candidate District 8

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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama

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Our Endorsements for 2012 Vote.

Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County – Maryland – (A democratic blue state).

Please read the updates below and all the attached documents.

Thanks,

Moses
Policy Director
Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County.

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
IT’S TIME TO GET OUT THE VOTE!

0 Days Until Early Vote (Oct 27th) – www.MdEarlyVote.com

10 Days Until Election Day (Nov 6th)

1.  Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s  Ground Game: #Winning

Remember: signs don’t vote. we are getting real work done on the ground making phone calls and knocking doors.

Over the past several months, we have seen an unprecedented number of administrative changes to the core of the top leadership at Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) beginning with Dr. William Hite Jr. In most cases these changes have been welcome news and they represent a challenge to the PG District school system overall as we move forward.

Now in less than two weeks, PGCPS hopes to experience yet another change as five current Board of Education members are up for re-election and only Mr. Edward Burroughs won his primary election.

With the specter of a new Board of Education configuration, the challenges facing PGCPS have the potential to change the landscape of education in this county and become a model for the United States in the future.  The Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County, is calling on PG Citizens to elect a new Board and a new Chairperson. We have had enough with the corruption within our school system and a new beginning will be a welcome recipe. We are aware that the current Chairperson has been pouring money right and left  with a hope of duping the citizens of PG County in order to get another term in office. Vote for the right candidate; one who is not tainted by corruption. General Election presents us with the opportunity to elect  leaders that will put this county firmly on course to become the  safe, cohesive and prosperous county  that we so desperately desire.

Credibility of the electoral process  is key to the stability of any nation or county; therefore, We must ensure the credibility of all elements of the electoral process. In particular,  any attempt to manipulate and mislead the public regarding youth cannot lead in  the General Election must be strenuously resisted by all PG citizens.  Time and tide waits for no man. This is it!

You have to make your voices heard through the ballot in 2012. We encourage everyone to vote early and vote for change in PG County Board of Education.  If you have educational programs you believe support high academic achievement, make your voice heard. If you desire to maintain the current class sizes and stop the reduction in the teacher workforce, make your voice heard.  If you have been a victim of discrimination and retaliation, make your voice heard. It is important for  us all to consider the kind of leadership that our county needs and for us to play our part to get such leaders elected. We are counting  on your support.

Many thanks,

Below are our endorsed candidates for 2012.

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David Murray -School Board Candidate  District 1

Micah Watson – School Board Candidate  District 4

Raheela AhmedSchool Board Candidate  District 5

Carletta Fellows – School Board Candidate District 7

Edward Burroughs – School Board Candidate District 8

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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama

Roger Thomas Esq and Matthew E. Stanski fired.

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Mr. Roger Thomas Esq. ( former Chief legal counsel) and Mr. Matthew E. Stanski ( chief financial officer) have been fired. (Read the full story here) and (see NBC Channel 4 video here). Ms. Synthia J. Shilling also known as Synthia Kucner (Pictured below) is the cause of all these problems. Who is next? In our view, the chickens have come home to roost at Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS).  It’s about time and we can only hope that this level of accountability and transparency will continue. It’s our view in the Reform Sasscer movement for Prince Georges County that anyone associated with Synthia Schilling aka Kucner or involved in criminal activity, should be released as well. Reporters and others need to dig deep into the corrupt activities and investigate claims including involvement of Ms. Monica Goldson and her co-conspirators. We promise, you will find quite a few corrupt acts that both they and partner Synthia Kuncer have been involved with!!

The recent episode is DEFINITELY a case of “where there is smoke, there is fire.” Was the payment to Ms. Synthia Shilling “hush” money or for “special services” to pay off an attorney? To better understand the questionable timing of these shenanigans, it is important to note this payment was made in August 2012. Who was the Superintendent at the time? Was it not Dr. William Hite Jr.? What was his role in all this? Will he be made to answer to these charges? Will the Philadelphia School District be made aware of his engaging in this criminal activity and poaching staff from PGCPS School District to work in Philly? This story is both  outrageous and sad. There is another part of this story that seems ripe for comment and follow up—but so far there is only silence. Once again, Has the Washington Post staff, who have investigated this den of thieves considered what role if any Dr. William Hite Jr has had with respect to the corruption at the highest levels of the PG county public school system? Philadelphia may well ask itself what role, if any, Dr. William Hite Jr had in selecting and condoning the conduct of the senior staff of the administrative body in charge of the PG School system. This seems an obvious missing element of the WAPO story.

While we are looking into all the corruption going on in PGCPS, We want the Washington Post to investigate the top priorities we outlined in the past. Ms. Shilling Kucner was never a good hire, and those around her knew what was going on but did nothing to stop it. Now WE know that her colleagues actually tried to continue helping her, even after she had been forced to resign. Although WE are happy that they are all gone from the school system, WE have to wonder how WE keep managing to hire these kinds of people. Surely WE knew Shilling’s record of failure, because she was forced out in Anne Arundel County Public Schools before we hired her in Prince George’s County.

Finally, On November 6th, WE have the ability to win big and change the order of doing Business in Prince George’s County – Maryland. Our polls show that WE have the momentum because the issues that WE have been talking about are finally coming to light. If we, as voters and constituents, are not holding these people accountable, who will? WE must continue to push for the reform agenda which includes innovation, change and transformation in the whole PG County District. In order to overcome, WE must go door to door (canvas) and spread the word that change is needed in PGCPS. Volunteers are needed to walk the neighborhoods to register, organize, motivate and otherwise cajole voters who will decide election in November 6 2012.  (See our Top priorities here). Two weeks to the elections, stay tuned here to see our endorsements.

We have always believed that PG County School System would be held behind and stay at the bottom of the ladder in the whole of Maryland due to its poor accounting practices and other issues of concern! This is such a disgrace! There is no reason for continuous low expectations being exhibited on this level! The teachers and students of this county are the ones who suffer the most in these kinds of conditions. Our taxes must not be appropriated to be their private slush funds, as it seems to have been for the last several years. This Madness has got to stop now. It’s time!

“Let us be the generation that makes future generations proud of what we did here”  ~ President Barack Obama ~

Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County.

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Both men are pictured above with Mr. Roger Thomas in the center.

former PGCPS  Chief Human Resources Officer Ms. Synthia Shilling also known as Synthia Kucner  is pictured above.

former PGCPS  Chief Legal Counsel – Mr. Roger Thomas.

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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama