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Statement: Maryland General Assembly Votes to Establish a Permanent Mail-In Voting List

Today, the Maryland Senate voted 32-15 to pass HB1048, which would establish a permanent mail-in voting list.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Statement: Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act Moves through Maryland House

In a bipartisan vote, today the Maryland House voted 107-28 to pass the Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act (SB283), which reduces the barriers that students and military members face when registering to vote and turning out.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Maryland sets the pace for progress on democracy reforms

BALTIMORE – The events of 2020 made a clear case for why American democracy desperately needs reform. But while an important federal election reform bill called the “For The People Act” has stalled in the U.S. Senate, a handful of states, notably Maryland, are pushing forward with building a better democracy. 

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Statement: Biden expresses transformative vision in ‘Build Back Better’ infrastructure plan

Baltimore -- President Joe Biden will unveil his “Build Back Better” infrastructure package on Wednesday in Pittsburgh, the same Pennsylvania city where he first announced his presidential campaign in 2019. Based on the fact sheet released by the White House on Wednesday morning, his plan focuses infrastructure investments on key measures to improve public health and the environment, including expanding electric transportation, removing lead from drinking water and strengthening our electric grid.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Common Cause Maryland and Maryland PIRG Applaud Baltimore County Action on the Fair Election Fund

Both Common Cause Maryland and Maryland PIRG look forward to serving on the Baltimore County Fair Election Work Group and providing support as they work to implement a program.

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