Updates

Let's ban toxic chemicals in paint strippers

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

On Tuesday we were pleased to suppoort Delegate Lam's bill, HB1138 to ban the use of the chemicals methylene chloride (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paintstrippers. These chemicals are highly toxic and dangerous.

News Release | Public Health

Asbestos Found in Claire’s Kids Makeup (Again)

Independent lab results confirm that makeup the Maryland PIRG Foundation found for sale at Claire’s retail stores is contaminated with asbestos, which causes cancer. 

Our 2018 Legislative Priorities

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

We are halfway through Maryland's 90-day legislative session. There's a lot of work to be done. Here are our top priorities.

Today we submitted this testimony on Delegate David Moon's bill to ban corporate campaign contributions.

100% renewable is 100% possible

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Today we submitted this testimony on Delegate Shane Robinson's HB878 for 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2035.

HB785: The Maryland Small Donor Incentive Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Our democracy is based on the premise that every citizen, regardless of wealth has more or less equal opportunity to influence the actions of our government. Unfortunately, large and corporate contribitions, which few of us can afford to make have undue influence over who can run for office and who wins elections. 

Giving Marylanders control of their financial information

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Maryland PIRG is pleased to support HB710/SB202 to give Marylanders control of their financial information through access to free credit  "freezes," “thaws”  annd “temporary lifts.” 

The Financial Consumer Protection Act of 2018

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Maryland PIRG is proud to support SB1068/HB1634 to enact recommendations by the Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission.

Protecting families and fire fighters from toxic chemicals

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Chemical flame retardants can be found in everything from the toys our children play with to the furniture we use every day. 

Ensuring all eligible voters can vote on Election Day

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Maryland PIRG strongly supports SB594/HB532. A functioning democracy depends on the participation of its citizens. Every American – Republican, Democrat, Independent – has a fundamental right to vote and have their voted counted. Our Democracy works best when everybody makes his or her voice heard on Election Day. Voting also serves as a building block to more active involvement in civic life. 

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Poll: Which of these positive changes do you most want to see in 2020?
More restaurant chains commit to stopping their overuse of antibiotics.
Stop using Roundup, which has been linked to cancer, on our parks and playgrounds.
Ban the worst single-use plastics.



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