League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, MD
We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.
Pretrial Justice-Bail Reform
What happens after a suspect is apprehended? What is the role of bail and pretrial detention? Are there alternatives to jailing defendants before their guilt is established? What criteria should be used to determine which defendants are locked up?
Read our fact sheet LWV of MD Bail Reform Study and attend November Discussion Groups to talk about these issues.
LWVMC Supports Ranked Choice Voting
RCV ensures that the winning candidate will have support from a majority of voters. See the many other benefits!
In 2017, LWVMC testified in support of MC-19-18 (HB 173). This year the MoCo Delegation plans to introduce similar legislation, MC-29-19 Montgomery County-Voting Methods and LWVMC plans to support it again.
Attend Fair Vote’s activist summit on December 1 (details here) and learn how to help advocate for RCV.
2019 MD General Assembly:
LWVMD/MC will fight for the passage of a bill in the 2019 MD General Assembly that establishes a fair and transparent process to draw new, fair district lines after the 2020 census.
Maryland’s Congressional Districts are among the most pathetically gerrymandered districts in the country.
Learn about our campaign for redistricting reform in Maryland.
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