Time is running out for legislators to pass a bill to keep antibiotics working. On Tuesday, we lead a group to Annapolis to educate legislators about this important bill.
Together, we dropped off 188 pill bottles filled with lifesavers to every office in the Maryland General Assembly to urge them to vote yes on SB 607 and HB 829! Our pill bottles got a lot of people’s attention and it was a great success!
188 Pill bottles, ready for delivery
23,000 people die in the United State every year from antibiotic resistant infections.
Representatives from the Maryland Campaign to Keep Antibiotics Working, including Maryland PIRG, Maryland PIRG Students, NRDC, the Maryland Public Health Association, the Maryland Environmental Health Network, and Maryland Clean Water Action team up to deliver an important message to legislators.
State Director, Maryland PIRG; Director, Stop Toxic PFAS Campaign, PIRG
Emily directs strategy, organizational development, research, communications and legislative advocacy for Maryland PIRG. Emily has helped win small donor public financing in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County. She has played a key role in establishing new state laws to to protect public health by restricting the use of antibiotics on Maryland farms, require testing for lead in school drinking water and restrict the use of toxic flame retardant and PFAS chemicals. Emily also serves on the Executive Committees of the Maryland Fair Elections Coalition and the Maryland Campaign to Keep Antibiotics Working. Emily lives in Baltimore City with her husband, kids, and dog.