Poor People's Campaign

The 2022 Maryland General Assembly bills have been the most progressive in years and will result in real economic and legal benefits for poor, low-wealth, and working families.

The Assembly overrode Governor Hogan’s vetoes on these bills that MD PPC supported:
Paid Family and Medical Leave, Child Interrogation Protection Act, Funding for Eviction Prevention Services (Right to Counsel in Eviction Court).

The MD PPC Policy Working Group has identified housing for all—especially the unhoused in Maryland— Environmental Justice, and the poverty fallout from Covid-19 as issues that the 2022 Assembly failed to act on.

ACTION:
Read the PPC Pandemic Report that gives profiles of Maryland Counties. These profiles include death, poverty, and housing insecurity data. You can enter Maryland in the state search box and then select your county statistics. bit.ly/ppcPandemicReport

ACTION:
Read “Poverty is a Policy Choice”; Kairos Center Policy Briefing April 2022.
This briefing argues that the Child Tax Credit–funded through the American Rescue Plan Act–must be reinstated to lift children out of poverty. Data show that 3.7 million U.S. children dropped back into poverty in December 2021 when the Child Tax Credit ended. Some are Maryland children.

Sat, Apr 23 at 1:00 PM
Fight for Our Future Rally for Climate, Care, Jobs, and Justice at the White House. Sponsored locally by our partners Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights, SEIU, NAACP, Sierra Club. This will likely be the largest action of the climate movement since the start of the pandemic. RSVP by clicking here.