Legislative session

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 Justice:

Climate Solutions Now

Expanding Access to Healthcare

Maryland Health Equity Resource Communities Act

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Bill Progress Updates

  • Climate Solutions Now Act > In the final hours of session there was a failure to compromise between the House and Senate, but not all is lost with this bill not passing - the environment still came out with some wins! Check out this Maryland Matters article to learn about how things went down for CSN and read the League of Conversation Voters press release highlighting environmental bills that crossed the finish line.

  • Next steps - to the Governor! For the bills that passed during session the next step is the governor's desk, so the legislative news isn't quite over yet. If this is news to you check out the MD General Assembly Legislative Process cheat-sheet to brush up on your legislative process knowledge - I find it super helpful!

Quaker Voice - Bill Update - 1/24/21.xlsx

Action Alerts

With the General Assembly session ending on April 12th, action alerts are on hiatus; stay tuned for an update soon.

Quick Link Resources for Advocacy Work:

Calendar of Events

Use our event calendar to see when our working group meetings are scheduled and any upcoming events.