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.

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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 and Common Cause Maryland | Democracy

Maryland General Assembly Updates and Permanently Funds Gubernatorial Public Financing Program

Annapolis - The Maryland legislature wrapped up its 2021 session on Monday after passing the Maryland Fair Elections Act, a bipartisan bill to update and fund the state's small donor public financing program for gubernatorial candidates. The Senate version of the bill was sponsored by Chairman Paul Pinsky (SB415), and the House companion bill was sponsored by Del. Jessica Feldmark (HB424).

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Statement: Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act Moves through Maryland House

In a bipartisan vote, today the Maryland House voted 107-28 to pass the Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act (SB283), which reduces the barriers that students and military members face when registering to vote and turning out.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Statement: Maryland General Assembly Votes to Establish a Permanent Mail-In Voting List

Today, the Maryland Senate voted 32-15 to pass HB1048, which would establish a permanent mail-in voting list.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Maryland sets the pace for progress on democracy reforms

BALTIMORE – The events of 2020 made a clear case for why American democracy desperately needs reform. But while an important federal election reform bill called the “For The People Act” has stalled in the U.S. Senate, a handful of states, notably Maryland, are pushing forward with building a better democracy. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Common Cause Maryland and Maryland PIRG Applaud Baltimore County Action on the Fair Election Fund

Both Common Cause Maryland and Maryland PIRG look forward to serving on the Baltimore County Fair Election Work Group and providing support as they work to implement a program.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Maryland Senate Updates and Funds Gubernatorial Public Financing Program

Annapolis - The Maryland State Senate Voted 39-6 in a strong bipartisan vote to update and fund the state's small donor public financing program for gubernatorial candidates. Senate Bill 415 is sponsored by Chairman Paul Pinsky and is cross-filed in the House of Delegates by Del. Jessica Feldmark (HB424).

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