Blog Posts 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. 

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.

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.

Our weekly trends and risk assessment report on COVID-19 in Maryland.

Along with U.S. PIRG and more than 1000 health professionals, we are calling on our decision makers to shut down, start over, and do it right. 

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

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

Some people and businesses are feeling intense pressure to resume economic activity, but Maryland’s recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases and limited testing and tracing capacity indicates that we are not ready to begin the process of reopening safely as outlined in Governor Hogan’s Roadmap to Recovery. Here, we’ll look at the numbers that explain why. 

Marylanders are eager to move beyond the shelter-in-place phase of the coronavirus response. But many are still anxious about safety. What are public health experts recommending?

Maryland PIRG, along with our partners at Environment Maryland are proud to support comprehensive legisation to restrict the use of toxic pesticides in Baltimore City. Below is our testimony for today's remote hearing in the City Council's Health Committee.