ACT is made up of leaders and organizers who use the power we build to improve the lives of our families, communities, regions, and nations.
WHO WE ARE
We organize the two universal sources of power -- organized people and organized money -- so that our organizations can move powerful institutions in the governmental and private sectors to act.
We are non-ideological and pragmatic -- building relationships, based on shared interests, across the lines that tend to divide us. We are also strictly non-partisan, not favoring or supporting any party, but fiercely favoring and supporting those issues and strategies that bring more dignity and greater opportunity to an ever-widening circle of society.
We challenge people to imagine the change they can accomplish, connect leaders to multiply their power, and organize people by the thousands to make their voices heard. We set high goals, design innovative strategies, and stick with issues until they are fully addressed. Our time frame is not the market cycle or the news cycle or the election cycle, but the generational cycle of families and institutions.
We believe it is time for a new capacity and generation of grassroots leaders in Anne Arundel County who unite to solve issues at the local and county level. Since August, 2016, ACT has provided leadership training to over 1,000 local County residents. Our training identifies and builds leaders and power in our institutions.
ACT does not seek nor receive government funding, relying on contributions and private funding. We do not endorse candidates or work with or for any political parties, however, we do invite candidates to endorse ACT.
ACT MEMBER INSTITUTIONS
Annapolis Friends Meeting, Annapolis
Anne Arundel Muslim Council, Pasadena
Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church, Odenton
Asbury United Methodist Church, Annapolis
Bread and Butter Kitchen, Annapolis
Broadneck Baptist, Annapolis
Center of Help, Annapolis
Christ Our Anchor, Cape St. Clair
First Christian Community Church, Annapolis
First Presbyterian, Annapolis
Fresh Start Church, Glen Burnie
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Arnold
Islamic Society of Annapolis, Annapolis
Joy Reigns Lutheran Church, Edgewater
Kingdom Celebration Center, Odenton
Light House, Annapolis
New Creations Deliverance Ministries, Annapolis
New Life Fellowship, Hanover
St. Andrew By the Bay, Annapolis
St. Margaret's Church, Annapolis
St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Annapolis
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Annapolis
United Church of Christ Annapolis, Edgewater
Woods Memorial Presbyterian, Severna Park
ACT STRATEGY TEAM
Rev. Dr. Karen Johnson, First Christian Community Church
Rev. Stephen Tillett, Asbury Broadneck United Methodist Church
Peggy Johnson, Asbury Broadneck United Methodist Church
Catherine Shultz, First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis
Strategy Team Members
Col. (Ret.) Rudwan Abu-Rumman, Anne Arundel County Muslim Council
Rev. Dr. Carletta Allen, Asbury United Methodist Church, Annapolis
Julie Carlson, First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis
Rev. John Crestwell, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
Dominique Scurry, First Christain Community Church of Annapolis/Woodside Garden's Residents Association
Rev. Dr. Jacob Snowden, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church
Rev. Timothy Stern, Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church
With Gratitude for the Service of:
Laura Daugherty, Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church of Annapolis
Cynamon Butler, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church
Rev. Monique Ellison, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church
Elder Audrey Gross, First Christian Community Church
Linda Mundy, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
Karen Neale, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Yevola Peters, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Toni Strong Pratt, First Christian Community Church
Rev. Dr. Heather Shortlidge, First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis
Monica Alvarado, Bread and Butter Kitchen
Jo Ann Mattson, The Light House Inc.