Letter to Hogan: 1000 health professionals call for action

Along with U.S. PIRG and more than 1000 health professionals, we are calling on our decision makers to shut down, start over, and do it right. 

Maryland PIRG has sent a letter to Governor Hogan. Along with U.S. PIRG and our partners across the country, we are calling on our decision makers to shut down, start over, and do it right. This call has been joined by more than 1000 public health professionals from Maryland and nationwide, and the list is growing.

We have access to an incredible team of public health experts in Maryland and Governor Hogan laid out a strong plan with his Roadmap to Recovery.  The plan outlines the need to rollback reopening if conditions worsen. Unfortunately, we have reached that time.

Maryland PIRG is calling on the Governor to immediately tighten restrictions statewide and be ready to shut down, start over, and do it right.

It’s time to reset. Bold action taken today will save lives, and we need leadership.

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We've created an open letter to America’s decision makers on behalf of health professionals across the country. We'll update the list regularly with signatures. If you're a health professional, add your name.

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Emily Scarr

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.