• 2021 MD General Assembly
    Convenes January 13


    Thank You

    LWV 2021 legislative priorities

    Gov’t Transparency; Progressive & Adequate Fiscal Policy; Education & the Blueprint for MD; Police Accountability & Reform; Affordable Housing; Public Transportation; Clean Energy

    Ways to stay informed

    • LWVMD’s Action Blog links users to League legislative priorities and provides updates and Action Alerts on them. To receive up-to-date info in your email, go to Action Sign–Up.
    • See also the MD General Assembly’s online platform that allows the public to track a bill’s progress and to watch floor or committee sessions in real time.

    Some GOOD NEWS for 2021

    Maryland State Seal

    Montgomery County begins the year with two ambitious plans for creating a better county—plans that we as League members are studying and will observe in their implementation.

    • See the draft Climate Action Plan just released for public review. The plan moves the County to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2035 and has a significant impact on residents’ daily life in the process.
      LWVMC will host county climate coordinator, Adrianna Hochberg, in a review of the plan on February 22, 2021. Save the date and watch for details.
    • The Racial Equity & Social Justice Act creates a racial equity lens for evaluating how county bills and department actions are intentionally designed to guarantee justice for all. League committees will watch the implementation.

    Mark your calendar

    DISCUSSION GROUPS: Program Planning meetings take the place of Discussion Groups in January.  Go here for details. To prepare for the next calendar year, please review the Fact Sheet, Program Planning 2021-2022. Consider proposing a new study or joining a committee.

    TRENDING TOPICS: Mark your calendar for January 18 when Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp and MoCo Councilman Andrew Friedson will talk about 2022 state and local budgets and how COVID-19 will impact revenues and expenses.

    GREAT DECISIONS returns February 2021. Join another year of in-depth analysis of foreign events via Zoom. Contact Nancy Bliss at greatdecisions@lwvmocomd.org for information and Great Decisions book.

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