Maryland PIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Rishi Shah
Associate

We're calling on the Maryland General Assembly to pass this legislation, sponsored by Del. Kaiser, allowing local Boards of Elections to prepare mail-in ballots for tabulation 14 days before Election Day. 

 | by
Rishi Shah
Associate

Maryland PIRG supports HB 745, sponsored by Del. Luedtke, to increase the number of early voting sites in Maryland.

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Olivia Sullivan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

We hear from the fashion industry expert and journalist on tech solutions to clothing overstock problems and how policy can drive industry change

 | by
Rishi Shah
Associate

Like everything else in 2020, our electoral process had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure voters could safely participate in voting. Our democracy works best when we all participate, so we should do everything we can to ensure all eligible voters are able to participate, including improving our mail-in voting systems.

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Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Most people are surprised to learn that companies are allowed to use nearly any chemical they want as an ingredient in the personal care products they make. Just as alarming is the fact that the government doesn’t test those chemicals for safety or require any pre-market approval.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Consumers still at risk for harmful over-the-counter drug products of all types because of soft federal regulations.

If you've ever used a dating app, your data has likely been collected and shared across the Internet. How do dating - and other types of apps - use your data? Advocate R.J. Cross explains. 

Cancer devastates millions of American families every year. While not all cancer cases are preventable, February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and it’s time we start a conversation about eliminating the many cancer-linked chemicals in our cosmetic and personal care products.

The CFPB’s Consumer Complaint Database is a powerful tool for understanding the problems consumers face in the financial marketplace. The more people that use it — and the more people that publicize the tool’s utility and write to the CFPB with suggestions — the better off we will all be.

The COVID-19 pandemic still rages, but issues facing medical device repair go unresolved