Pass a Maryland Voting Rights Act
You may have noticed for the past 30 years that the courts have been slowly chipping away at our protections under the federal Voting Rights Act. Even though our state has a reputation for its progressive policies, we have troubling history when it comes to race and the right to vote. In fact, we still have discriminatory practices and systems in force to this day. Unfair gerrymandering and the suppression of the vote through intimidation are just a few examples of the legacy of our State’s racist history that we still live with today.
Let’s fix this by enacting our own fully effective Maryland Voting Rights Act. By doing so, we will protect Black, Indigenous, and Voters of Color in our state, regardless of what direction the Supreme Court pushes the federal law.
Tell members of the House Judiciary and Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee to vote “Yes” on SB 878/HB 1104.
House Judiciary and Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Members