Democracy

2019 Legislative Priorities

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Maryland PIRG’s mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters democratic government.

Call your representative and senators every day. Here's how.

By | Andre Delattre
Executive Director, U.S. PIRG

There’s a lot unfolding in Washington, D.C., right now, and you may be wondering: “What can I do to voice my concerns?”

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 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 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. 

Voting in Maryland: What you need to know (updated for November election)

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Our democracy works best when we all participate. Make sure you, your friends, and family have a plan to vote this November. Here is everything you need to know.

Gov. Hogan: the window is closing

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

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.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Statement: Gov. Hogan calls for more in-person voting in November, stops short of sending mail-in ballots

BALTIMORE -- Gov. Larry Hogan called Wednesday for a “normal” November election, including opening every polling location and early voting center. The governor said the state would also mail all eligible voters an application for an absentee ballot. 

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