Maryland Legislation 2019

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The League ofWomen Voters:
Acts as a force to create positive, lasing change in our communities
empowers millions of voters to exercisetheir right to vote
educates citizens and fosters dialogue on pertinent issues – from healthcare and climate change to openness in government
Works to ensure that ALL votes arecounted and ALL voices are heard
Helps to make democracy work!  The League of Women Voters,
a nonpartisan organization of women and men, encourages the
informed and active participaionof citizens in government and
influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Our goal is to empower citizens to shape better communities
world-wide.
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LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET PRIORITIES FOR THE 2019
LEGISLATIVESESSION
LeAGue OF
WOMen VOTeRS OF MARyLAnD REPORT FROM STATE CIRCLE 2019
Six issues are published, approximately every
two weeks while the Maryland legislature is in
session.

LeAGue OF WOMen VOTeRS OF MARyLAnD
LeGiSLATiVe AnD BuDGeT PRiORiTieS
FOR THe MARyLAnD GeneRAL ASSeMBLy SeSSiOn OF 2019
PROTeCTinG
THe enViROnMenT
Our goals include:
Mitigating Climate Change
Increasing the Use of Clean Renewable Energy
Ensuring Safe Water & Clean Waterways for All
MAkinG DeMOCRACy
WORk
Our goals include:
Redistricting Reform
improved Voter Access & Security of Election Processes  Providing Adequate & Equitable
Pre-K – 12 Public Education
Campaign finance reform

MAJR

How We Work Together
Each of us brings unique strengths and perspectives to this work. Our work is enhanced by learning from each
other, building on one another’s ideas, and sharing responsibility for the group’s success.
Our priorities are informed by workgroups that address three major policy areas: (1) The “Front Door”
workgroup considers changes in how we strive to prevent crime and handle the pretrial process; (2) The
“Behind the Walls” workgroup addresses issues related to people who are incarcerated, such as the effects of
solitary confinement and the need for education; (3) The “Back Door” workgroup recommends changes to
help people returning from prison re-enter society, including measures to reduce recidivism (return to prison).
Membership is open and all are invited to participate at general meetings.

Intiatives

Front Door: Mental Health Screening and Diversion

Citations as Alternatives to Arrest

Sentencing Guidelines

Behind the Walls: Education

Back Door: Certification of Rehabilitation

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