Local and Regional News
ACTION ALERT—Support Metro Funding in MD: HB 372 & SB277
Area Leagues, in coalition with other non-profit groups, are requesting government representatives with authority over Metro “to work together to provide $500 million annually in new, dedicated, and bondable long-term funding for Metro.” Read more from the LWV Maryland and the LWV National Capital Area.
Maryland General Assembly 2018 session: January 9-April 10
Legislative priorities for LWVMD in 2018 are Making Democracy Work, Protecting the Environment, and Promoting Social and Economic Justice. Volunteer activists are tracking and testifying on bills that fall within these priorities. To stay informed and be involved read the Report from State Circle and also read LWV MD testimony.
Fighting Voter Suppression
The LWV works nonstop to expand access to the polls:
- Promotes automated and online voter registration,
- Advocates early voting,
- Monitors compliance with the Voting Rights Act, and
- Protects voting rolls from illegal purges. Read more
What We're Keeping an Eye On….
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett’s Citizenship Initiative has a goal of moving 50,000 Montgomery County green card holders to citizenship. LWVMC members are helping with language translation at Citizenship Workshops and with registering green card holders who naturalize. To help with this project, visit our Making Democracy Work committee.