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News Release | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Consumer Tips

35th annual Trouble in Toyland report uncovers mislabeled and dangerous toys

BALTIMORE --  Maryland PIRG Foundation’s Trouble in Toyland report has helped identify dangerous toys for 35 years. But 2020 is unique, and as Americans have worked, learned and played from home to protect themselves from COVID-19, children have become more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards. 

Report | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Consumer Tips

TROUBLE IN TOYLAND 2020

This year marks the 35th anniversary of our Trouble in Toyland report, which helps parents and caregivers spot toy hazards and offers advice to keep kids safer.

News Release | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Democracy

Statewide Voting Rights Coalition Urges Patience as Ballots are Counted

Maryland -- The state-wide coalition Everyone Votes Maryland has been working tirelessly throughout the 2020 congressional 7th District Special Election, Primary, and now General Election to ensure that every Marylander knows their rights when it comes to voting and ensuring a fair and safe election process.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Grassroots Groups Celebrate Passage of Question A for the Baltimore County Citizens’ Election Fund

Baltimore County -- Supporters and community leaders are applauding the presumed passage of Question A, a Baltimore County Charter Amendment to establish the Citizens’ Election Fund and Commission. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Grassroots Groups Launch Campaign to Support Question A for the Baltimore County Citizens’ Election Fund

On Wednesday night a crowd of supporters and community leaders came together on Zoom to launch the campaign to support Question A, a Baltimore County Charter Amendment to establish the Citizens’ Election Fund and Commission. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Public Health

Statement: Baltimore City Council Passes Ban on Toxic Pesticides

The Baltimore City Council voted in favor of a new comprehensive regulation on pesticides (CB 20-0495). The bill restricts the use of chlorpyrifos, neonicotinoids and glyphosate (the main ingredient in the popular weed killer RoundUp) in Baltimore City. The regulation will go into effect on July 1, 2022. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Solid Waste

Statement: Maryland steps up by officially implementing foam ban

Maryland’s statewide ban on polystyrene foam cups and containers begins today. In March 2019, Maryland became the first state in the country to pass a foam ban through its state legislature. 

News Release | US PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

FTC settles first case against VoIP provider for allowing illegal robocalls

This FTC settlement must be a wake-up call to phone service providers so they do more to protect consumers. If not, the FTC must be vigilant in going after companies that enable the immoral practice of preying on consumers. And the FCC should require providers to block spoofed calls that we all know are scams.

We're calling on Gov. Hogan to hit reverse on transit cuts

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Today Maryland PIRG and Environment Maryland sent a letter to Gov. Hogan, Secretary Slater, and Administrator Quinn in opposition newly proposed cuts to transit funding. 

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