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October 3, 2022 MD Federation Candidates Forum

MD NARFE thanks Glenn Ivey, Dan Cox, Brooke Lierman and Barry Glassman

“The Maryland Federation of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) is a nonpartisan organization and questions/comments in these forum recordings do not necessarily reflect the view of the organization. These recordings were officially authorized by NARFE/MD.”

Please press on the following links to watch the introduction and the four presentations on YouTube.

NARFE 2021 Legislative Federal Agenda

NARFE Legislative Agenda Federal February 2021

The U.S. Postal Service Has Never Been More Important, or More Endangered

Dr. Gary Roundtree Sr., President of NARFE/MD and Edward Holland, NARFE/MD Liaison with the Alliance for Retired Americans, encourage NARFE members in Maryland to sign the ARA petition to Congress to save the U.S. Postal Service.  See message below from ARA Executive Director to President of the Maryland/DC Alliance for Retired Americans.
Dear Susan,

U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan says the coronavirus crisis is threatening the U.S. Postal Service’s ability to operate beyond September 2020! Its future is literally in doubt.

The Trump administration has told Congress that it will block ANY emergency relief that allows the Postal Service to keep delivering the mail. This is an outrage.

This course of action is insane and dangerous. Without the USPS, voters literally won’t be able to vote by mail come the 2020 election. Help us keep this from happening by signing our petition to Congress. 

We depend on the Postal Service for so much — to deliver critical mail, medicines, packages every day to every address in the country — and to help make sure every American can vote in this challenging time.

Of course, extremists have tried to sell off the Postal Service for years — but the threat has never been more real.

We have to get the American people and Congress to unite and force President Trump to back down, save 900,000 jobs AND ensure a safe and secure election come November.

Please click here to sign our petition now. 

We promise to keep you posted as this develops.

Thanks for all you do.

Richard Fiesta

Executive Director

Alliance for Retired Americans


Rep. David Trone Hosts Roundtable with Marylanders Struggling to Afford the High Cost of Prescription Drugs

November 5, 2019 

Press Release

Gaithersburg, MD – November 5, 2019 , Representative David Trone (MD-06) hosted a roundtable in Gaithersburg, Maryland to discuss the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs. See link above for more information.


CONTACT: EDWARD HOLLAND, Public Relations Officer / #301.848.3476


AFGE President Jeffrey David Cox Sr will be joining us at the 2019 Biennial Conference. Come and here from a fellow fighter!

“…The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal employee union with more than 700,000 members, has also taken issue with [the President’s] claim. ‘They are eager to get back to work,’ AFGE President Jeffrey David Cox Sr. said in a statement earlier on in the shutdown … AFGE has also sued the government over the shutdown, saying it’s illegal to make people work without pay. Employees who are considered ‘essential’ to the functioning of the government ― such as air traffic controllers and people who work in law enforcement ― continue to work during the shutdown but will not get paid until after it’s over…”

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. One of the largest federal employee/retiree organizations, NARFE represents the interests of 5 million current and future federal and postal annuitants, spouses and survivors.