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News Release | U.S. PIRG

John Lewis, 1940-2020

John Lewis was an American hero.

Most people knew him as a champion of civil rights, whether as a young man marching for freedom on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in 1965 or serving as the “conscience of the Congress” for the past 33 years. Yet John Lewis was also a dependable ally on public interest issues, a tenacious advocate of voting reform and open government, consumer protection and a healthy environment.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Statement: Gov. Hogan calls for more in-person voting in November, stops short of sending mail-in ballots

BALTIMORE -- Gov. Larry Hogan called Wednesday for a “normal” November election, including opening every polling location and early voting center. The governor said the state would also mail all eligible voters an application for an absentee ballot. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG | COVID-19

New data: Maryland receives "making progress" marks for COVID-19 containment measures as last week

Baltimore -- With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to rise nationally,  Maryland PIRG released a new fact sheet today, showing Maryland is “making progress” when it comes to meeting COVID-19 containment criteria. This is the second week Maryland PIRG has reporter n in-state coronavirus efforts. Last week, Maryland received a “trending better” grade. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG | COVID-19

New analysis: Maryland receives “trending better” marks for COVID-19 containment measures

Baltimore -- With America as a whole continuing to struggle in containing the COVID-19 virus, Maryland PIRG released a new fact sheet today calling on the state to maintain all current restrictions, and consider implementing additional containment measures if COVID-19 cases begin to rise again. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Maryland falls short of holding successful primary election during COVID-19

BALTIMORE -- Maryland held its primary election Tuesday. The primary was originally scheduled for April 28, but because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Gov. Larry Hogan delayed it and attempted to send absentee ballots to all active voters.

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