Poor People's Campaign

Tue April 5 from 9-11 AM
MD PPC Annapolis Rally to pass important End to Poverty bills still not voted on by our Legislators.

We will be standing with our partners to highlight these bills and gather signatures on our End to Poverty Resolution Petition.

DEADLINE in the MGA: This is the last week of ‚Äúreal‚ÄĚ hearings in the Maryland General Assembly.

DEADLINE CROSSOVERS: By March 21st, any bills that will advance (cross over to the other chamber) must have passed out of committee and received floor votes.

VOTING AHEAD: The next two weeks will be full of voting sessions, so the goal is to ensure that our priority bills get on the lists of bills voted on.

WHERE DO OUR SELECTED BILLS STAND?
None of these bills have been voted out of committed and passed on the floor of at least one chamber. If they are not voted on the floor and crossed over to the other chamber by March 21, the bills are dead.

  1. HB0171/SB0135 Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act
    Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo/Senator Kramer
    HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS COMMITTEE

  2. HB0596/SB0783 Constitutional Amendment – Environmental Rights
    Delegate W. Fisher/Senator Smith
    HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

  3. HB0008/SB0275 Labor and Employment – Family Medical Leave Insurance Program (Time to Care Act of 2202)
    Delegate Valderrama/Senator Hayes
    HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS COMMITTEE

  4. HB0114/SB0129 Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Program
    Delegate Williams/Senator Hettleman
    HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

  5. HB269/SB53 Child Interrogation Protection Act
    Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo/Senator Kramer
    HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS COMMITTEE

ACTION: Go the Maryland General Assembly website and locate your Delegates and Senator. Fill in the message templates below to each Legislator and send them an email. You can list all of the bills in one message. Simple and very effective.

For your Delegates:

My name is _________, my address is ______________, and my phone number is __________.  I am writing to let you know that I am strongly supporting the following bill(s) and would like your help in getting them on a voting list this week.  I would also like to ask that you not vote for any weakening amendments.

If you are not on the relevant committee for these bills, I would appreciate your voting for them on the House floor and ask that you do not vote for any weakening amendments.

For your Senator:

My name is _________, my address is ______________, and my phone number is __________.  I am writing to let you know that I am strongly supporting the following bill(s) and would like your help in getting them on a voting list this week.  I would also like to ask that you not vote for any weakening amendments.

If you are not on the relevant committee for these bills, I would appreciate your voting for them on the Senate floor and ask that you do not vote for any weakening amendments.