League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, MD
The LWV encourages informed and active participation in government to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
OUR OFFICE HAS MOVED!
We hope you will come visit at our new location:
15800 Crabbs Branch Way, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20855
The office is on the 3rd floor in the Nonprofit Village.
Please Note: During Covid restrictions, visits are by appointment only. Call at 301-984-9585 or send us an email at email@example.com.
2021 MD General Assembly
Convenes January 13
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
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: February discussions will focus on “Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century.” The Civic Education Action Group will facilitate a discussion of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences “state of democracy" report. See the Resource Guide.
TRENDING TOPICS: Mark your calendar for February 22 @ 7 PM when experts on the MoCo draft Climate Action Plan will talk about how MoCo plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2035. Watch here for a Zoom registration link.
GREAT DECISIONS returns February 5 at 10:00AM for eight consecutive Fridays. Join another year of in-depth analysis of foreign events via Zoom. Contact Nancy Bliss at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and Great Decisions book.
LWVMD WINTER WORKSOP
is January 30, 2021
WOMEN'S LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING
is January 31, 2021