Democracy

2019 Legislative Priorities

By | Emily Scarr
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

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. 

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

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Maryland falls short of holding successful primary election during COVID-19

BALTIMORE -- Maryland held its primary election Tuesday. The primary was originally scheduled for April 28, but because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Gov. Larry Hogan delayed it and attempted to send absentee ballots to all active voters.

Election Day

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

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

Vote By Mail in Maryland: What you need to know

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

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.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | COVID-19, Democracy

Maryland shows it's possible to hold safe elections during COVID-19

Maryland held its special election for the 7th District Tuesday. Because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the State Board of Elections and Governor Larry Hogan moved the election to vote by mail with limited in person voting. Maryland PIRG, along with allies, made various recommendations to the State Board of Elections and the governor on how best to run the elections.

Our comments to the Maryland State Board of Elections

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

We submitted the following comments to the State Board of Elections in advance of their meeting on April 2, 2020.

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