Updates

Testimony: Fix and Fund the Gubernatorial Fair Elections Fund

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Today we testifed in support of a bill that updates and improves on our existing gubernatorial public campaign finance program and another that will expand the program to state Senate and state Delegate races.

Testimony: Election Law – Early Voting Centers – Hours of Operation

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

Maryland PIRG supports SB 596, sponsored by Sen. Washington, to extend the operating hours of early voting centers. 

Like everything else in 2020, our electoral process had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure voters could safely participate in voting. Our democracy works best when we all participate, so we should do everything we can to ensure all eligible voters are able to participate, including improving our mail-in voting systems.

Testimony: Election Law - Time for Processing Absentee Ballots

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

We're calling on the Maryland General Assembly to pass this legislation, sponsored by Del. Kaiser, allowing local Boards of Elections to prepare mail-in ballots for tabulation 14 days before Election Day. 

Testimony: Election Law – Early Voting Centers – Number Required

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

Maryland PIRG supports legislation to increase the number of early voting sites in Maryland.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Consumer Protection

Advisory: Lack of repair options for Maryland farmers has Deere in the Headlights

 Maryland PIRG, one of the leaders of the “Right to Repair” movement, is hosting a webinar on Feb. 18 to unveil its new report, Deere in the Headlights, and talk about how farmers’ livelihoods are impacted by how difficult it is to repair John Deere tractors. State legislators will talk about efforts in Annapolis to address the problem.

Testimony: Climate Solutions Now Act 2021

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

We have joined Environment Maryland in supporting the Climate Solutions Now Act, which is sponsored by Sen. Pinsky and Del. Stein. Here is our testimony.

Testimony: Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

Today we testified in support of a bill that reduces the barriers that students and military members face when they're registering to vote and turning out on Election Day. 

Maryland Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) has had a long history of fighting to protect consumers’ rights, and is pleased to offer testimony in support of the timely Maryland Consumer Reporting Act, HB0642.

We're testifying in support of legislation sponsored by Del. Guyton to ensure that voting sites are accessible via public transportation and by people with disabiliites.  

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