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2024 Legislative Review

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned on Monday, April 8, ending the 446th legislative session. Learn about the progress made over the 90 days.

Voting & Elections 02.1.2024

50 years of organizing on behalf of the people

We look back on the last 50 years at Common Cause Maryland and look forward to 2024.


2024 Legislative Priorities

This is a landmark year for Common Cause Maryland: as we head into the 2024 legislative session, we will be celebrating fifty years of fighting for an honest, open, and inclusive democracy. Since our founding in 1974, our team of democracy experts, past and present, have passed pragmatic, common-sense reforms that have strengthened democracy in Maryland. That work continues this session. In preparation for critical elections this year, Common Cause Maryland will be supporting legislation that ensures every vote counts, that every eligible voter has an equal say, and that our elections reflect the will of voters. We will also champion pro-democracy reforms that create greater accountability and build on our efforts for over half a century to create a truly participatory democracy at all levels of government. Though we expect many bills will be introduced this year, the list below outlines our priorities for the 90-day session.


2023 Legislative Review

This was a year of new beginnings in Annapolis: we inaugurated Wes Moore as Maryland’s 63rd Governor and welcomed an entirely new administration, as well as scores of new State Senators and Delegates within the General Assembly. This was also our staff's first time back fully in-person during the legislative session, though we held legislative leadership accountable to keeping a hybrid option in place so the public could remotely participate in legislative proceedings throughout the full 90-days. 

Voting & Elections 04.6.2023

How to turn regular Marylanders into accountability watchdogs

"Our lawmakers missed a tremendous opportunity this session when they voted no on this bill."

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