Hogan Vetoes SB 1023, Mid-Atlantic Redistricting Process

Statement from Common Cause Maryland and the League of Women Voters of Maryland on Governor’s announcement today on redistricting reform:

Today, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that he would veto SB 1023, the General Assembly’s proposal for redistricting reform. The Tame the Gerrymander coalition believes this veto gives both the legislature and the Governor another chance to work together to craft a strong, meaningful reform that will ensure Marylanders have the fair process they deserve.

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League Statement Supporting Redistricting Reform Published in Washington Post

Click here to see the opinion piece written by Nancy Soreng  Co-President of the League of Women Voters and Jennifer Bevan-Dangel, Executive Director of Common Cause. 

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League Response to Voter Roll Complaints

The Washington Time recently urged the League of Women Voters of Maryland to join an effort to expedite the purging of voters from the rolls in Montgomery County.   The League declined to support this effort, noting the many mistaken assumptions in the claim that there were too many people on the voter registration lists.

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“Politics before policy:” Legislature Fumbles the Ball on Redistricting

Annapolis - March 20, 2017 - Today, the state legislature put politics ahead of policy – killing strong legislation that would have made Maryland a leader on redistricting reform. In its place, the Senate is moving a bill that creates a false promise of reform, committing to end the gerrymander in Maryland only if five other states – from New York to North Carolina – take action as well.

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