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Gov. Hogan: the window is closing

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Today, Marland PIRG sent Gov. Hogan a letter imploring him to instruct SBE to mail voters their ballots like he did for the primary. The letter was signed by voting rights allies including ACLU of MD, Baltimore Votes, Jews United for Justice, NARAL Pro-Choice MD, AFSCME Council 3, SEIU Maryland State Council, and others.

Gov.Hogan: the window is closing

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Today, Marland PIRG and allies sent Gov. Hogan a letter imploring him to instruct SBE to mail voters their ballots like he did for the primary. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG Foundation, Mind the Store, Toxic-Free Future | Consumer Tips

New study indicates toxic chemicals used in take-out food packaging from popular chains

Packaged in Pollution: Are food chains using PFAS in packaging?, analyzes packaging from six national food chains, including Burger King, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s as well as health-minded food chains Cava, Freshii, and Sweetgreen, and includes packaging collected in Maryland. 

Report | Maryland PIRG Foundation and U.S. PIRG Education Fund | COVID-19, Consumer Protection, Solid Waste

HOSPITAL REPAIR RESTRICTIONS

COVID-19 is putting incredible stress on the U.S. medical system, including the work of hospital biomedical repair technicians, known as biomeds or BMETs. These technicians are essential; hospitals need working equipment to diagnose and treat patients. But in some cases, manufacturers restrict access to what biomeds need.

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. 

Ensuring Marylanders can safely participate in November's Elections

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

We're calling on Governor Hogan to mail every active voter a ballot and expand in person and early voting options.

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.

Election Day

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

It is Election Day in Maryland and today’s election is critically important for Baltimore, Maryland, and the entire country.

Vote By Mail in Maryland: What you need to know

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Voting by mail is a safe and secure way to participate during the COVID-19 crisis, so everyone who can vote by mail should vote by mail.

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