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PFAS chemicals put us at risk

People across the state and country are exposed to PFAS chemicals, which are linked to cancer and other illnesses, in consumer products, in food and food packaging and even in their drinking water. Tell your legislators to pass the PFAS Protection Act.

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Today we are supporting the FUTURE Act, a bill lead by students from the MaryPIRG Student Climate Action Coalition to move our state's public universities to reduce their climate pollution and reach net neutral climate emission. 

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Exelon Corporation announced plans this morning to separate its regulated utility business from its generation and customer-facing power supply business, creating two publicly traded companies

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Once again, product testing demonstrates that the risk of asbestos contamination in talc-based cosmetic products is simply too high to accept.

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We're calling on the General Assembly to learn from the lessons of the 2020 elections and implement policies to improve mail-in voting going forward including: improved ballot tracking, utilizing ballot drop boxes in the future, and a curing process for mail-in ballots.

News Release | Maryland PIRG

The Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act, sponsored by House Majority Leader Eric Luedtke, was passed by the House today with a bipartisan 104 - 23 vote.

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Coronavirus update

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.

Learn more about how we can work together to address the COVID-19 pandemic.