- MD's incarcerated need your support during COVID-19: Support is needed to ensure COVID-protections for vulnerable Marylander's in prisons and jails, is comparable to what is offered to those in our communities. Tell your Maryland representatives that this is important to you by contacting them by email or phone and tell them "I'm concerned about how prisoners are being protected, or lack there of, in Maryland's prisons and jails". Learn more about this issue on the ACLU website.
- Support override of Governor's veto of the Kirwin bill: Strong Schools of Maryland is seeking support through letter writing to show how important we think the Blueprint for Maryland's Future is for schools in Maryland; go to their website to complete a quick web-letter that will be sent to your representatives.
During the 2020 legislative session Quaker Voice of Maryland chose to work on the following legislative priorities:
Gun Violence Prevention & Peace Building:
Blueprint for Maryland 's Future ("Kirwan Commission" Bill) - Passed, Vetoed by Governor
Criminal Justice & Prison Reform:
Requiring Transitional Services from Solitary Confinement - Not Passed
Restrictive Housing Reform Act - Not Passed
Rewarding Educational Milestones - Not Passed
Changing the Felony-Murder Rule - Not Passed
Climate Solutions Act of 2020 (Strengthening Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act of 2020) - Not Passed
Climate Crisis and Education Act - Not Passed
Immigration Civil Rights:
Override of the Dream Act Veto - Success
Bill Progress Updates
The legislative session ended on March 18th, 2020.
We encourage you to check out our legislative summary update to learn about the final status of our priority bills.