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We all need to do more to ensure that, when it comes to our elections, everyone participates and everyone's voice is heard. Only then can we create a democracy that’s more fully of, by and for the people.

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How to Vote in the 2022 Maryland Primary Elections

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How to Vote in the 2022 Maryland Primary Elections

  As Maryland goes through the redistricting process, there have been a few changes in terms of dates, deadlines, and districts for the upcoming Maryland primary this summer. This post will walk through what you need to do to register to vote and submit your ballot in the primaries.

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Coalition Delivers Petitions to Put Small Donor Campaign Finance Charter Amendment on the Anne Arundel County Ballot

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Coalition Delivers Petitions to Put Small Donor Campaign Finance Charter Amendment on the Anne Arundel County Ballot

A coalition announced today the delivery of petitions with more than 11,000 signatures to the Board of Elections to put a charter amendment on the ballot that would create a small donor campaign finance system for Anne Arundel County executive and council races.

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We sent a letter to Mayor Scott urging funding for Fair Elections

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We sent a letter to Mayor Scott urging funding for Fair Elections

On Monday, May 2nd, Maryland PIRG, Common Cause Maryland, Jews United for Justice, and the Baltimore Fair Elections coalition sent a letter to Mayor Brandon Scott urging that funding for the Fair Elections program be included in the FY23 budget. The full text of the letter is located below. 

We supported Fair Elections at Baltimore City Taxpayers’ Night

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We supported Fair Elections at Baltimore City Taxpayers’ Night

Tonight is Baltimore City Taxpayers' Night, where Baltimore residents have the opportunity to testify on the proposed FY23 budget. We're excited to support funding for the Fair Elections program! This public campaign financing program will reduce the influence of big money in the political process and encourage candidates for office to speak with and fundraise from Baltimoreans. 

Crossover Update: 2022 Legislative Session

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Crossover Update: 2022 Legislative Session

With 3 short weeks left of the 2022 legislative session in Maryland, I'm proud of the progress we have made on some of our priorities and ready to charge ahead through the finish line.

Maryland General Assembly Bill Crossover Deadline – Democracy Update

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Maryland General Assembly Bill Crossover Deadline – Democracy Update

  Yesterday (March 21st) was the bill crossover deadline for the Maryland General Assembly. In other words, it’s the deadline for bills to move from one chamber to the other in order to be considered during this legislative session. I’ll be taking a look at which democracy bills did and didn’t move through at least one chamber of the Maryland General Assembly by this deadline. 

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