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Tonight’s General Meeting Cancelled

Due to concerns about coronavirus and in an effort to keep our community safe, tonight’s Immigration Huddle meeting at the Severna Park Library is CANCELLED. We were looking forward to an informative presentation on refugees and do not take the decision to cancel lightly.… Continue Reading “Tonight’s General Meeting Cancelled”

Support Due Process for Children!

From the Maryland ACLU: There is only one month left of the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session. We need your help to get a committee vote on one our priority bills – due process for children. Every day in Maryland, children entangled in the… Continue Reading “Support Due Process for Children!”

YOU can make history happen today and we need YOU to do so! Support the End of Life Option bill!

My tumors…now in my lungs and liver…are like special ops soldiers…the sheer terror that suddenly sneaks upon me; the fatigue, the vomiting, the numbness and burning in my hands and feet,” said stage IV incurable cancer patient Marci Rubin, a Chevy Chase resident. “Don’t… Continue Reading “YOU can make history happen today and we need YOU to do so! Support the End of Life Option bill!”

Fighting for fair maps and ending gerrymandering

Fighting for fair maps and ending gerrymandering. In a democracy, we are supposed to choose our elected representatives. However, in some instances, through sophisticated partisan gerrymandering tactics, our representatives are really choosing their voters. Election Day is when we get to have our say,… Continue Reading “Fighting for fair maps and ending gerrymandering”

Please call to support the Child Access Prevention bill!

Estimated 4.6 million American Children live in homes with at least one firearm that is loaded and unlocked.  Protect our children and get SB646 out of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.   We are asking you to call committee members Senator Cassilly (410-841-3158) Senator Hough… Continue Reading “Please call to support the Child Access Prevention bill!”

End animal testing for cosmetics! It is cruel and unnecessary!

End animal testing for cosmetics (SB 729) Animal testing for cosmetics is cruel and unnecessary. In traditional animal tests, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats have substances forced down their throats, dripped into their eyes, or smeared onto their skin before they are killed.… Continue Reading “End animal testing for cosmetics! It is cruel and unnecessary!”

Please contact your Delegates today to support a full Ban on cruel and inhumane killing contests.

PLEASE click on this link and send your Reps a strong letter urging them to vote for a full ban on these horrific, cruel killing contests that have no place in any society! Speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Please share this… Continue Reading “Please contact your Delegates today to support a full Ban on cruel and inhumane killing contests.”

2020 Legislative Priorities

Each year WISE develops a list of legislative priorities by asking each of our issues-based huddles to choose a few bills central to their mission they would like WISE to advocate for. Our 2020 legislative priorities include bills focused on education reform, reducing the… Continue Reading “2020 Legislative Priorities”

How to Submit Testimony to the Maryland General Assembly

2020 Legislative Session – Procedure for Submitting Written Testimony The below explanation was provided by Mark Posner of the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club. The following procedures govern the submission of written testimony to all subject-matter committees in the Senate and House.  The… Continue Reading “How to Submit Testimony to the Maryland General Assembly”

Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Summit

Delegate Alice Cain and other supporters of full funding for the Kirwan recommendations  (Blueprint for MD) for education reform are sponsoring a summit from 2-5pm on Dec 7th.  Please spread the word, and attend if you can! Register at: tinyurl.com/AABlueprintSummit Only 40% of Maryland… Continue Reading “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Summit”