Category Archives: election 2012

Hathaway-Beck becomes second member…

…of Pr. George’s school board to quit in 2 months

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Donna Hathaway-Beck

Donna Hathaway-Beck, one of the longest-serving members on the Prince George’s County Board of Education, submitted her resignation Wednesday, the second member of the newly reconfigured board to quit in less than two months. According to many keen watchers of the current Board of Education, Hathway-Beck will be missed. She was a true trooper whose leadership knew no bounds and freely helped the community. We at Reform Sasscer Movement wish her well and God’s blessings in retirement.  May God bless her soul. Our wish is to see our County Executive Rushern Baker III appoint a capable leader to carry on the rest of her term and continue the current innovation / accountability initiatives currently in progress.

Hathaway-Beck (District 9), whose resignation will take effect Sept. 6, said work on the board was taking too much time away from her family. She has served on the board for nearly seven years.

Beck said she felt the time had come to step down.

“You need to know when it is time to go, and when to let someone step into your seat,” Beck said. “I am not irreplaceable.”

Read more Washington post and  Gazzette.

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Prince George’s Co. Schools CEO Named

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013  |  Updated 5:57 PM EDT

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Anne Arundel County Superintendent Kevin Maxwell has been named C.E.O. of Prince George’s County Schools.

News4’s Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins broke the news on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

Maxwell worked as a teacher, principal and educational administrator in Prince George’s for 22 years, before becoming Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Schools in 2006. (Read more NBC News4) (Read more Washingtonpost)

Reform Sasscer Movement wishes Superintendent Kevin Maxwell success. We hope that he will address issues concerning racism, discrimination, corruption and others identified  in our blogs. At the moment the following groups are under represented despite having a large population of their members within PG County.  The Latino population and Africans are not part of the management structure despite having the necessary numbers as tax payers within Prince George’s county.( Read more), (more).  There is no African principal in more than 200 schools despite having the percentage. There is only one (1) Latino Principal despite having a large population of Latinos in Prince Georges County. Something is wrong with that picture.  The Time has come to change the status quo and create accountability. “All men are born equal in the eyes of God.”  We hope Superintendent Maxwell and County Executive Baker will embrace all groups without any discrimination as we move forward into the near future and innovate the county. Always remember that, The Earth is not a gift from our parents, it is a loan from our children.  (See our top priorities here)

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Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). ~ Ayn Rand

Prince George’s Schools & Dr. Hite Sued By Principals.

The Prince George’s County Public Schools system is facing a lawsuit from the union that represents the schools’ principals and administrators. According to the published article by NBC News, The Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel, or ASASP, filed a $100 million federal class action suit against the schools and Dr. William Hite Jr  on November 2, 2012.

The Complaint centers a lot on Dr. William Hite Jr who alone replaced almost half of the principals in the Prince George’s County Public schools (PGCPS) (Read More)

Dr. William Hite Jr (pictured above)  and the whole saga.

Read~~>  asaspunion-complaint here.

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Decision 2012

A Force to Be Reckoned With

Dear Friends,

Election Day was a great victory for working families and for the Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County!  We at the Movement chose a future where opportunities are available to everyone, and not just a select few.

We won because of thousands of PG citizens rallied, made phone calls, knocked on doors, red our blogs and drove people to the polls.

It’s not just the Presidential contest that we are celebrating today, either. From U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin in Maryland, to John Delaney in 7th congressional District, to Congresswoman Donna Edwards and Congressman Steny Hoyer in southern Maryland — working people have strong new allies in the U.S. Congress. And we won key seats for the Board of Education (“BOE”) in Prince George’s County Maryland. Ms. Carletta Fellows, Edward Burroughs and others are going to represent us well.  At the time of going to the press, Mr. David Murray our preferred candidate and Ms. Epps were in Statistical Dead Heat.  The official winner for BOE District 1 may not be determined until Nov. 16, 2012. (Read more) (Read More) Above all, many thanks to Raheela AhmedSchool Board Candidate  District 5 who put up a brave fight against the Board of Education chairperson who had all the resources. The chair of the board almost lost.

Nevertheless most local elections for BOE members were very exciting to watch. PG citizen spoke loud and clear. The elections in Prince George’s County District 5, 4 and District 1 were very close to call. The message is very clear, majority of PG county citizens want to see change from their elected leaders and corruption as a way of life cannot be condoned.

Make no mistake though, as sweet as Tuesday’s victories are, we must continue fighting. Next week, Prince George’s County Board of Education and Congress will reconvene to consider many important budget issues that will determine America’s priorities—and just like in the election, we’re going to need your support on the frontlines of the fight.  Embedded herein are our top priorities.

How we got here must guide where we go. If we’re going to accomplish the things America voted for on Tuesday, you’ve got to be even more involved in getting them done than you were in giving our elected officials the chance.

Now is neither the time to relax nor is it a time to feel defeated (for those who lost). Now is the time to take a deep breath, review the results, congratulate the winners, and keep a steady eye on our leaders. Maintenance of our freedoms demands of us our continuous involvement and engagement in matters concerning our system of self governance.

We’ll be in touch soon about how we can get started on some of the President’s top priorities in his second term.

For now, we just want to say we are so proud of this team. And we can’t wait to see where you take this incredible movement from here.

Cheers for everything you’ve done and continue to do to protect public services.  We thank you for your outstanding support, friendship, prayer and belief in our reform Sasscer movement campaign. Don’t stop fighting for what is right and for what you believe in. We must reform Sasscer once and for all.

May God bless Prince George’s County -Maryland and may God bless the United States of America.

Sincerely,

Moses

Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County.

PRESS ADVISORY – NOV 6, 2012 VOTE

PRESS ADVISORY

Moses Mackenzie’s Election Day Itinerary

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Morris Flecher Beyene

Reformsasscer@gmail.com

November 6, 2012

Moses Mackenzie, Founder of Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County will be greeting voters throughout Prince George’s County District on General Election Day Nov 6th, 2012 during a whirlwind tour of all 5 Districts within the Prince George’s County – Maryland to help get out the vote. During the tour, Moses will promote President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator. Benjamin Cardin, Congresswoman Donna Edwards and others. (see a list of our endorsed candidates here)

Starting in northern District 1 at 7am, proposed visits include: Laurel, Martin Luther King, Beltsville and College Park polling locations to provide support for Mr. David Murray Candidate for District 1.

Shortly after 8:30am, Moses Mackenzie will be entering District 5 visiting: Bowie, Glen Arden, Lanham and Upper Marlboro polling locations to provide support for Ms. Raheela AhmedSchool Board Candidate District 5.

By 10 am, Moses will be in District 4, starting in the north and working his way to the southern part of the county; proposed visits will include Fairmont Heights, Bladensburg, Gladys Noon Spellman, Seabrook and Judith P Hoyer Montessori to provide support for Mr. Micah Watson – School Board Candidate District 4.

At approximately 1:45pm, the tour will take Moses into District 7 where proposed visits include: Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Center, and Forestville Military Academy; around 3:20pm Samuel P. Massie and onto Drew Freeman to provide support for Ms. Carletta Fellows – School Board Candidate District 7.

Going further south in the County District, Moses Mackenzie should be crossing into District 8 just before 5:30pm visiting: Oxon Hill, Valley View, Samuel Chase and Potomac High school to provide support for Mr. Edward Burroughs – School Board Candidate District 8.

The final leg of the tour will take Moses across routes 495, 301 and 450  to and back into District 1 and District 5, visiting northern sites to include: University Park, Hyattsville and Bowie Library.

Stay up to date with Reform Sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County on our Blog and Facebook and Twitter at @moses100000 for additional information.

Be sure to look for our campaign trucks and wave or honk on your travels. We appreciate your support.

It’s time for new representatives in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Board of Education District. Well-wishers are encouraged to assist as much as possible to all our candidates in the polling centers during this election.  It’s time for change!

Watch the video

Read Letter to the editor Bowie Patch

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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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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“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

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

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