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02.18.2016

Step Away from the Convention!

Annapolis – The Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee today heard SJ5, a Resolution to rescind Maryland’s existing calls for a federal Constitutional Convention. The sponsor and advocates supporting the bill discussed the importance of Maryland acting – and acting now.

Voting & Elections 02.18.2016

Maryland Legislature Considers Landmark Automatic Voter Registration Legislation

Today, the Maryland State Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee will hear testimony on automatic voter registration, a reform that would register eligible citizens to vote when they interact with the Motor Vehicle Administration and other state agencies. With almost half a million eligible but unregistered citizens, Maryland could dramatically boost its registration rate while reducing costs and making registration more convenient for government officials and voters alike.

01.13.2016

2016 Legislative Session Begins – Chance to ‘Fix Our Politics’ Here in Maryland

With the General Assembly open for action, Common Cause Maryland sees an opportunity to answer President Obama’s State of the Union call here in Maryland. Common Cause Maryland is pushing a broad set of reforms aimed at empowering citizens, protecting the constitution, and ensuring that the government is both open and fair – so that the politics of division and inflexibility can be overcome.

Voting & Elections 08.6.2015

Response from League of Women Voters Maryland and Common Cause Maryland on Governor Hogan’s Commission to Study Redistricting Reform

Today Governor Hogan announced the appointment of a study commission to look at options for redistricting reform in Maryland.

Voting & Elections 07.16.2015

Momentum Building for Redistricting Reform in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS – With momentum building both nationally and in Maryland, the Tame the

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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