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Democracy For The People
Stanching the flow of special interest money in our elections.
Driving into debt
In much of America, access to a car is all but required to hold a job or lead a full and vibrant life. Generations of car-centric transportation policies — including lavish spending on roads, sprawl-inducing land use policies and meager support for other modes of transportation — have left millions of Americans fully dependent on cars for daily living.
Electric Buses in America
Fixed for the Holidays
Get the Lead Out
Ensuring safe drinking water for our children at school
Get the Lead Out: Back-to-school toolkit
A toolkit to help parents, teachers and school officials get the facts on lead in drinking water and take action to ensure safe drinking water at school
Glyphosate pesticide in beer and wine
Most of us take it for granted that the food and drinks we buy from the store are not putting our health at risk.
However, new research from public health groups and scientists from the past several years indicates that food and drinks are contaminated with glyphosate, the main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup. This is a potential health problem because in 2015 the World Health Organization found that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. In 2017, the state of California also decided to list glyphosate as a probable carcinogen.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Maryland
We need to do more to regulate toxic chemicals and prevent vulnerable populations, like women of reproductive age, developing children and workers from being unwittingly exposed to toxic chemicals.
We’re committed to a vision of a healthier future. A future where all families and communities have access to clean air, and safe drinking water. Where the food we eat is not only good for us, but it’s grown in ways that are good for the planet. A future where we are secure in the knowledge that we can all live healthy lives.
High Value Health Care
We are spending far too much, and getting far too little in return, for our health care dollar.
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