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Maryland PIRG 2013 Testimony: Voter ID

By | Jenny Levin
Public Health Advocate

Voter ID would exacerbate low voter turnout, a major problem confronting our democracy.

Maryland PIRG 2013 General Assembly Session Priorities

By | Jenny Levin
Public Health Advocate

Maryland PIRG is an advocate for the public interest. Our mission is to deliver persistent, results-oriented public interest activism that protects public health, respects consumers’ rights, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters a responsive, democratic government. There are hundreds of registered lobbyists in Annapolis all are looking out for one particular segment of the population or special interest; we are one of the few groups working in the Capitol whose job is to think about what’s good for EVERYONE.

Trouble in Toyland

By | Laura Muth
Democracy Associate

It’s a holiday morning and kids all over the world are waking up to open their presents. Big smiles and laughter abound.  What could be wrong with this picture?

Yesterday, in one of the few government buildings open for business during Hurricane Sandy, the Supreme Court heard an important case,Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, concerning whether publishers can restrict owners of books from reselling their used legally-purchased copies. 

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