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Letters & Testimony
March 8, 2013
Common Cause Maryland supports SB 826, which would require a body that violates the Open Meetings Act to read the violation into the record at their next public meeting and would establish fines for willful violation of the Act.
March 6, 2013
This Common Cause Maryland testimony begins, 'Common Cause Maryland supports SB 825, which would clarify the Open Meetings Law to explicitly include subcommittees of the standing committees of the General Assembly. It has been a long-standing procedure by both chambers to keep subcommittee meetings open to the public. However, the law itself is silent as to whether subcommittee meetings are considered covered by the act, and an Attorney General opinion last summer has created doubt as to whether the law applies or not.'
June 29, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
A new crop of employers and industries emerged as major lobbying forces in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly, Common Cause Maryland (CCMD) reported today.
June 6, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
On Monday night, the Howard County (MD) Council voted 4-1 to stand with their constituents and establish the Citizens’ Election Fund.
April 5, 2017
Today the Maryland legislature voted to protect every Americans’ constitutional rights by rescinding its calls for a dangerous Article V constitutional convention. State lawmakers cited the threat of a “runaway convention,” which could result in major changes to the U.S. Constitution and its protections in a process bankrolled by special interests.
February 8, 2017
The call to rescind Maryland’s application for a dangerous Article V convention is gaining new momentum and support from legislative leaders, grassroots organizations, and constitutional rights and democracy reform groups.
Manager of State Outreach and Engagement, Common Cause Maryland, State Staff
Joanne implements outreach plans for key policy campaigns, specifically around money in politics and voting rights, and engages local, state, and national organizations in the coalitions and campaigns in Maryland.
Development Associate, Common Cause Maryland, State Staff
Raquelle Contreras is the Development Associate for Common Cause Maryland.