Legislative Priorities

Every year the League of Women Voters asks the members of the local Leagues to advise the LWVMD Board of Directors about the issues they want LWVMD to focus on in the upcoming General Assembly session.  

Our legislative priorities for 2016 were:

Making Democracy Work

  • Redistricting Reform
  • Open Government
  • Improved Voter Access
  • Eliminating Contested Elections for Judges

Protecting the Environment

  • Mitigating Climate Change
  • Increasing Renewable Energy
  • Assuring Clean Water Standards
  • Public Transportation

Adequate Resources to Meet Basic Human Needs

  • Full Funding of the Bridge to Excellence Act
  • Corrections and Sentencing Reform
  • Maintaining the Safety Net for Vulnerable Populations

Click here to access the web page for the Maryland General Assembly - a great place to track bills of interest.

2016 Legislative Priorities Brochure