During the 2021 legislative session Quaker Voice of Maryland will be focused on the following legislative priorities:
Gun Violence Prevention & Peace Building:
Blueprint for Maryland 's Future ("Kirwan Commission" Bill)
Criminal Justice & Prison Reform:
Step-Down Program - Preparation for Release
Rewarding Educational Milestones
Maryland Correctional Ombuds Act
5 Demands for Police Accountability
Climate Solutions Now
Expanding Access to Healthcare
Maryland Health Equity Resource Communities Act
Bill Progress Updates
Bill Hearings / Voting Sessions coming up the week of 4/5 - 4/9:
Since this is the last week of session things are moving quick; the most up-to-date information about bills, sponsors, and current status can be found below in our tracking sheet.
Resources for Legislation Education:
Week 11 (4/5 - 4/9)
Show support to for climate solutions NOW in Maryland! Climate Solutions Now Act was heavily amended in House, but Chesapeake Climate Action Network is continuing to support the amended version - contact representatives to say you want SB414 to pass!
Show support for a clear definition for "lethal use of force" in Police Accountability Bills! While the final bill versions are still being considered, we want to make sure that there is a strong definition for "lethal use of force"; use our action alert to say that this is an important part of any successful police accountability bill package.