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LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET PRIORITIES FOR THE 2019
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:
improved Voter Access & Security of Election Processes Providing Adequate & Equitable
Pre-K – 12 Public Education
Campaign finance reform
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.
Maryland Legislative Coalition
Mark Chang, sponsor
Prohibiting a person from affixing, erecting, or placing a noose or swastika on any building or real property, without the express permission of the owner of the building or property, the owner’s agent, or a lawful occupant, with the intent to threaten or intimidate any person or group of persons; and establishing that a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both applies to a violation of the Act.