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    LWVMD Issues Strong Position Supporting #FairMaps

    Every ten years, the US Constitution requires that a census be taken and be used to reapportion voters into Congressional, state and local districts. The 2020 Census results will be available by May 2021, and the redistricting in Maryland must be completed by early 2022. The LWVMD and LWVUS have strong and long-held positions for how to draw People-Powered Fair Maps. The Maryland General Assembly will work on redistricting after their 2021 Session, probably in a Special 2021 Session.  The League is active now and is watching the process closely.

    To learn more and how you can help Maryland get Fair Maps for the next decade, please read the League's Issue Paper!

    If you have questions or want to volunteer, contact Beth Hufnagel, Lead of the LWVMD Redistricting Advocacy Team ([email protected]).

    LWVMD Redistricting Team - #FairMaps

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  • Upcoming events

    Tuesday, March 02, 2021 at 09:30 AM · $5.00 USD

    Legislative Day 2021

    Legislative Day 2021 Discussion Topics

    Maryland 2021 Budget

    Victoria Gruber, the Executive Director of Legislative Services will be discussing the Maryland 2021 Budget.

    Address from Speaker

    LWVMD Members who attend will view a special video address by the Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County).

    Racial and Economic Agenda

    A special guest will be joining us to discuss the Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) Racial and Economic Agenda which is comprehensive legislative package crafted in partnership with dozens of federal, state and local leaders to address systemic racism in housing, banking, corporate management, health, government and business.  The agenda has five areas of focus: creating an equal path to homeownership for more Black Marylanders; addressing underlying health conditions that stem from systemic medical and social inequities; encouraging entrepreneurship through access to capital and assets; emphasizing diversity on corporate boards and increasing minority business participation in public contracts.

    League of Women Voters MD Advocacy Team Leaders

    Our hardworking advocacy team leaders will give an update on all their progress during the 2021 Legislative Session so far.  

    Purchase Tickets Below

    If you believe that purchasing a ticket will be a financial hardship we can assist you through our Lois Stoner Fund.  Contact [email protected] if you would like to use this option.  

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