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 [Bill yet to be determined]
Climate Solutions Now
Expanding Access to Healthcare
Maryland Health Equity Resource Communities Act
Bill Progress Updates
The legislative session started on Jan. 13th, 2021!
Stay tuned as we kick-off the session!
Something you can do now to support priority legislation in Annapolis:
Show support for the 5 Demands for Police Accountability: Let your representatives know police accountability is important to you.
Check out our Action Alert for background about the bills, recommendations on who to contact, and an email template to use when contacting representatives.
Calendar of Events
Use our event calendar to see when our working group meetings are scheduled and any upcoming events.
This year we plan to join with the following groups for advocacy activities:
American Civil Liberties Union, MD
Maryland Coalition for Justice & Police Accountability
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Interfaith Action for Human Rights
Maryland Healthcare for All
Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform
Strong Schools Maryland