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?”

How to Vote in the 2022 Maryland Primary Elections

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

 

As Maryland goes through the redistricting process, there have been a few changes in terms of dates, deadlines, and districts for the upcoming Maryland primary this summer. This post will walk through what you need to do to register to vote and submit your ballot in the primaries.

We sent a letter to Mayor Scott urging funding for Fair Elections

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

On Monday, May 2nd, Maryland PIRG, Common Cause Maryland, Jews United for Justice, and the Baltimore Fair Elections coalition sent a letter to Mayor Brandon Scott urging that funding for the Fair Elections program be included in the FY23 budget. The full text of the letter is located below. 

We supported Fair Elections at Baltimore City Taxpayers' Night

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

Tonight is Baltimore City Taxpayers' Night, where Baltimore residents have the opportunity to testify on the proposed FY23 budget. We're excited to support funding for the Fair Elections program! This public campaign financing program will reduce the influence of big money in the political process and encourage candidates for office to speak with and fundraise from Baltimoreans. 

Maryland General Assembly Bill Crossover Deadline - Democracy Update

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

 

Yesterday (March 21st) was the bill crossover deadline for the Maryland General Assembly. In other words, it’s the deadline for bills to move from one chamber to the other in order to be considered during this legislative session. I’ll be taking a look at which democracy bills did and didn’t move through at least one chamber of the Maryland General Assembly by this deadline. 

Today, we testified on legislation to expand local public campaign financing programs to include additional offices. 

Maryland PIRG's 2022 Democracy Legislative Agenda

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

This legislative session, we're committed to ensuring that Maryland's democratic process truely represents the people of Maryland. 

News Release | Common Cause Maryland, Maryland PIRG | Democracy

TODAY at 1pm - Senate Hearing on Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Today, February 23 at 1pm, the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on SB 895, a proposed constitutional amendment establishing individuals’ right to know in an open, timely, and transparent manner about how, when, and by whom money is spent and from whom money is raised to influence the vote of the individual for candidates for office and ballot questions; and establishing that a publicly financed election is a right of the people.

Testimony: Public Financing Act – State Senate and House of Delegates

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

Today, we testified in support of SB 358 to expand public campaign financing to elections for Maryland Senate and the House of Delegates.

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