Updates

Testimony: The PFAS Protection Act

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Today we testified in support of the PFAS Protection Act. A bill sponsored by Senator Sarah Elfreth and Delegate Sara Love. 

Testimony: Maryland Right to Repair

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

We support HB84/SB412, Right to Repair, or as we call it, the “Just Let us Fix our Stuff Act.”  

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Consumer Tips

New study details how much Maryland families can save when they repair electronics

BALTIMORE -- With home electronics in heavy use during the ongoing pandemic, Maryland PIRG released a report Wednesday detailing just how much families can save by repairing electronic products instead of replacing them. Entitled “Repair Saves Families Big,” this new analysis, which was produced in conjunction with our Right to Repair campaign, also looks at spending habits and the importance of a strong repair economy

News Release | Maryland PIRG and U.S. PIRG

Maryland PIRG and U.S. PIRG mourn the passing of Sen. Paul Sarbanes

Senator Sarbanes dedicated much of his life to public service, as a Maryland state Delegate, U.S. Congressman and five-term U.S. Senator. He chaired the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs when he authored the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which required better financial transparency from publicly traded companies. .

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. 

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