Dutch Ruppersberger

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Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks during a rally in Baltimore calling for action on gun safety measures. Also seen, from right, Reps. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (blue tie) and Chris Van Hollen, both of Maryland.


Dutch Ruppersberger is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 2nd district of Maryland.

Support for the Council on American Islamic Relations

Dutch Ruppersberger wrote a letter of support to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on the occasion of their 24th anniversary in September 2018.[1]

DSA Targets Dutch Ruppersberger's District for Single Payer Canvassing

National Nurses United and other Democratic Socialists of America-affiliated groups held a "local barnstorming event" to generate support for single payer healthcare, "targeting the districts of Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (2nd), John Sarbanes (3rd), and Elijah Cummings (7th)."[2]

Join Healthcare NOW, the Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America and Healthcare is a Human Right for a local barnstorming event in conjunction with a national campaign organized by National Nurses United, Healthcare NOW, and other national organizations, to generate support for HR-676, National Improved Medicare for All, single-payer healthcare.
The barnstorming is a special organizer training and strategy summit to kick off a week or two of focused canvassing to mobilize support for Medicare for All in the Baltimore area, targeting the districts of Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (2nd), John Sarbanes (3rd), and Elijah Cummings (7th). Don’t worry if you've never canvassed before - we’ve got you covered!

February 09, 2019 at 2pm - 3:30pm First Unitarian Church 1 W Hamilton St Baltimore, MD 21201 Attendees include:

Progressive Maryland endorsement

In 2012 Progressive Maryland endorsed U.S. Senator Ben Cardin for re-election, and also urges members to support four out of eight Democratic candidates for Congress:

"War within the party"

Limited resources mean that playing in the presidential primary will be difficult, but the energized new left has already seen some of what were once considered its most outré ideas—the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, Abolish ICE and free college—become a central part of several likely presidential campaign platforms. Next cycle, members of the group plan to target from five to 10 House Democrats who occupy safe blue seats. Some names of the targets have already been floated out, like Henry Cuellar, but Sean McElwee, a liberal activist and co-founder of Data for Progress, where he works closely with Justice Democrats, listed a handful more who are vulnerable to a Crowley-sized challenge, including Kathleen Rice of Long Island, Jim Cooper of Nashville and Dutch Ruppersberger of Baltimore.[4]

Democracy Spring

Demanding the passage of four bills that would limit the ability of billionaires to control American politics, over 400 people were arrested April 11 2016 for sitting in at the U.S. Capitol. Many of the demonstrators had marched some 150 miles from Philadelphia to dramatize the fact that the voice of working people is being drowned out by the super rich.

"Today, I join others in non-violent civil disobedience in order to ... draw attention to our corrupt campaign finance system and rigged voting laws," said Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), one of about 100 national organizations, unions, churches and community groups backing the demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol and the Philadelphia to DC march.

The marchers, including people from at least 33 different states, were welcomed by churches and community groups along the route and joined by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, author-activist Frances Moore Lappe, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, D. Md., actor Sam Waterston and actress Gaby Hoffman.

Alejandra Pablos of Arizona lead a chant.[5]

ARA endorsement, 2014

The Alliance for Retired Americans Political Action Fund endorsed Dutch Ruppersberger in 2014,also 2012.[6]

Praising CAIR

“It is critical for CAIR to continue to empower American Muslims, understanding and appreciating our respective cultures as the world gets smaller and our interactions become more frequent and meaningful.” -Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) (September 2014) . [7]

“The Council’s work is an incredible effort and unequivocally benefits the constituents of my own district, as well as the greater country.”

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) (October 2017).

Democracy Spring

Demanding the passage of four bills that would limit the ability of billionaires to control American politics, over 400 people were arrested April 11 2016 for sitting in at the U.S. Capitol. Many of the demonstrators had marched some 150 miles from Philadelphia to dramatize the fact that the voice of working people is being drowned out by the super rich.

"Today, I join others in non-violent civil disobedience in order to ... draw attention to our corrupt campaign finance system and rigged voting laws," said Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), one of about 100 national organizations, unions, churches and community groups backing the demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol and the Philadelphia to DC march.

The marchers, including people from at least 33 different states, were welcomed by churches and community groups along the route and joined by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, author-activist Frances Moore Lappe, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, D. Md., actor Sam Waterston and actress Gaby Hoffman.

Alejandra Pablos of Arizona lead a chant.[8]

Funding for Colombia

March 28, 2016 Washington, D.C. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and 14 of their House colleagues sent a letter to key House Appropriations Committee members asking them to fully fund President Barack Obama’s budget request for aid to Colombia.

Last month, President Obama announced a new aid package totaling $450 million for FY 2017 to assist the Colombian government in implementing a potential peace deal with the FARC guerillas after more than fifty years of violent conflict in the country. The funding would also support Colombia’s efforts to address security challenges including the threat of violent drug cartels.

“Now, just as the peace process is beginning to bear fruit, is not the time to reduce our financial assistance to our ally and partner,” the group wrote in a letter to Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), chair of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), who serves as the subcommittee’s ranking member. “After decades of equipping Colombia to fight, we have a vested interest in helping the Colombian people to rebuild. We must continue the robust, bipartisan support which, at long last, has brought Colombia to the precipice of peace.”

Signers include, Rep. James McGovern, Rep. Sam Farr, Rep. Hank Johnson, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Linda Sanchez, Rep. Charles B. Rangel, Rep. Jim Himes, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep. Filemon Vela, Rep. Tony Cardenas, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, Rep. Keith Ellison, and Rep. Mark Pocan.[9]

"Green New Deal"

From the Sunrise Movement:[10]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has released a proposal for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal, a plan that would transform our economy and society at the scale needed to stop the climate crisis.

We have the momentum to make a Green New Deal real, but we need a critical mass of Congresspeople to support the proposal.

Take action on Dec. 10 to show Congress the Green New Deal is a top priority.

Congressional supporters by December 20 2018 included Dutch Ruppersberger.

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