THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Maryland

MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY

Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.

Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:

VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR MARYLAND

VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!

VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN MARYLAND

An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.

LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN MARYLAND

A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.

LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN MARYLAND

Twenty-six states, including Maryland & DC, allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached.  LEARN MORE! 

Maryland DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!

Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.

Urgent Action

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN & CONGRESS MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!

Urge the new Congress to pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1) a once-in-a-generation package of proven democracy reforms. Log your call and Add your name to demand that Congress makes a bold show of support for our democracy — and passes the For the People Act.

 

 

HELP STOP DISINFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Do your part for our democracy today. If you spot any misleading or deceptive posts about voting or democracy reforms on social media report them to the Common Cause Social Media Monitoring team!

 

Success Stories

BALTIMORE COUNTY VOTES YES ON QUESTION A

Citizens of Baltimore County vote “yes” on a Citizen’s Election Fund System, creating a public trust to match small donations to candidates running for county council and county executive.

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Maryland End Gerrymandering Pledge

Governor Larry Hogan signed the End Gerrymandering Pledge, a new Common Cause initiative to advance fair redistricting reform that is transparent, nondiscriminatory and politically impartial in advance of the 2020 Census.

Common Cause, League of Women Voters, other organizations recommend next steps for Maryland elections amid COVID-19

Common Cause Maryland, the League of Women Voters of Maryland, Maryland PIRG and ACLU of Maryland today urged Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Board of Elections to implement changes before the delayed 2020 Presidential Primary and the 7th Congressional District special election.