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Voting & Elections 04.14.2019

2019 Legislative Review

This session Common Cause Maryland helped move significant reforms that secured and implemented previous legislative victories, responded to 2018 election issues, and advanced technical reforms on a range of issues – teeing up more work to be done in 2020.

03.14.2019

2019 Session Priorities

This session, we will follow up a tremendous 2018 by working to secure and implement previous legislative victories, looking to respond to 2018 election issues, and seeking strategic steps forward on redistricting. Check out more of our priorities.

04.12.2016

Legislative Review 2016

With the 2016 legislative session finished, we are disappointed that more progress was not made on good government reforms in the past 90 days. While the legislature made some advances this session, particularly on expanding access to voting, overall we saw no meaningful progress on key reforms. At a time when the public is clamoring for open and honest government and is sick and tired of political duplicity, the lack of action on these issues sends the wrong message.

Voting & Elections 08.7.2015

It is time to Unlock the Vote

Meeting in the heart of downtown, commercial Baltimore, various community organizations gathered yesterday, August 6, to hold signs proclaiming “Recall this Veto!” and “Communities United!” We were drumming up interest about

Money & Influence 07.6.2015

Lobbying the Maryland Legislature

The industries spending most heavily to influence decision-makers in Annapolis haven’t changed much in the last three years. But the amount they are spending jumped by almost $2 million this year, according to research by Common Cause Maryland.

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