A review of complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Consumer Complaint Database reveals a sharp spike in consumer complaints about auto purchasing, leasing and finance since the beginning of the pandemic.
A statewide law is now in effect prohibiting restaurants, schools and food service businesses from using polystyrene foam containers. The law was originally passed — with strong support from Maryland PIRG — in March 2019, making Maryland the first state in the country to pass a ban on the single-use plastic foam items that continue to exacerbate our plastic waste crisis.
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Voting by mail is a safe and secure way to participate during the COVID-19 crisis, so everyone who can vote by mail should vote by mail.
Maryland PIRG and Environment Maryland have sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and other state leaders in opposition to proposed cuts to transit funding. Thirty-six percent of those who are continuing to ride public transit during the pandemic are classified as essential workers — and long-term trends show demand for accessible transit steadily increasing.
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Baltimore - At the time of year that many Marylanders usually start making holiday travel plans, the consumer advocacy group, Maryland PIRG, is launching the “Home Safe for the Holidays” initiative. The campaign calls on Gov. Hogan to ensure Maryland reaches the testing levels needed to suppress the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) so that people can gather more safely over the upcoming holidays.
Public Health Campaigns Director Matt Wellington and Dr. Syra Madad detail how people can safely gather this holiday season in the era of COVID-19.
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.