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EVENT Today: Common Cause Maryland to Call for New Redistricting Plan at Baltimore County Council Hearing

Today, Common Cause Maryland will urge the Baltimore County Council to update draft redistricting plans to more accurately reflect the county’s rapidly growing diversity at a virtual Councilmanic Redistricting Hearing at 6:00 p.m. ET. Common Cause will urge the council to create a second minority majority district to reflect the 2020 Census population data showing Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities make up 47 percent of Baltimore County.

Money & Influence 10.16.2021

MoCo Candidates Learn About Public Election Fund Program for 2022 Elections

The Montgomery County Public Election Fund was the center of conversation during a forum last night hosted by Common Cause Maryland. Candidates and potential candidates for Montgomery County Executive and Montgomery County Council learned how to run a “people-powered campaign” rather than one driven by “Big Money” donor interests.

Money & Influence 10.13.2021

Maryland’s 2022 Gubernatorial Race to feature Fair Campaign Financing Program

Next year’s race for Governor will feature at least one ticket choosing to use the Fair Campaign Financing program, which provides matching contributions for small-dollar political donations. Candidates have until February 22 to opt-in to the program and qualify for funding in the primary election. 

TODAY: Maryland Redistricting Committee to Hold Virtual Public Hearing

Today, the Maryland Legislative Advisory Redistricting Committee will hold a virtual public hearing at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will include an overview of the redistricting process and the state’s population data gathered from the 2020 Census. The public will be invited to provide testimony, during which Common Cause Maryland will advocate for fair maps that prioritize the interests of voters ahead the interests of any one political party or elected official.

Voting & Elections 09.28.2021

Maryland Grassroots Groups Urge State Board of Elections to Authorize More Federal Agencies to Register Voters

Everyone Votes Maryland and Demos today released a letter to state officials urging that the State Board of Elections authorize additional federal agencies to register voters. 

U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2020 Census Demographic Data to Kick Off Maryland Redistricting 2021

We urge the Redistricting Commissions to ensure the mapmaking process is fair, transparent, accessible, and inclusive – allowing for timely and meaningful public input throughout the entire process.

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