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At our convention in May 2013, one of the Directions to the State Board was that we provide a list of coalitions to which we belong. LWVMD participates in coalitions to amplify our voice on issues on which we have a consensus. Some coalitions are temporary until a specific issue is addressed; others endure over time because they provide valuable information and services to LWVMD operations. Some require dues to belong; these tend to be permanent as long as we are a dues-paying participant. Others are more like loose alliances for a specific purpose.
(Each has a membership fee that is in our budget and requires a League member as liaison. They are permitted to use our logo on organizational writings after our approval of the content.)
Maryland Association of Non-Profit Organizations (Nancy Soreng, liaison)
Maryland Citizens Campaign for the Environment (Betsy Singer, liaison)
Maryland Alliance for the Poor (Ruth Crystal, liaison)
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (Name may change)
Maryland Citizens Against State Executions (LWVMD will continue to work on compensation for victims of violence)
Working Matters (An offshoot of Job Opportunities Task Force, formed to obtain passage of a requirement that employers provide some amount of paid sick leave. Ruth Crystal is our authorized representative.)
Maryland Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform
Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC)
Maryland Education Association (LWVMD endorses those issues that the MEA works on as long as they fall within our consensus positions. Lois Hybl is our authorized representative.)
Get Maryland Moving (LWVMD worked on transportation funding and will monitor use of gas tax funds)
Coalition to Tame the Gerrymander (Redistricting reform coalition with Common Cause MD and National Council of Jewish Women Annapolis Section)
Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition
Election Issues: Common Cause, ACLU, Progressive Maryland, Maryland Public Interest Research Group (MaryPIRG)
Redistricting Reform: Common Cause, National Council of Jewish Women
by Barbara Schnackenberg, Action Chair
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STUDY AND ACTION 2013-2015
A Leader’s Guide to LWVMD Program Positions
The Results of Our Studies, The Basis for Our ActionA very wise Leaguer once said: “Study without action is futile; action without study is fatal.”This guide is designed to give LWVMD leaders the full text of our public policy positions, background on the studies that led to them, and the action resulting from them. The underlined statements are summary statements that give an overview of the position. LWVMD will use these positions, as needed, to impact decisions made by various state level policy and law making bodies. Positions are available for use at the local level too, so look through them and remember this guide as a resource when you’re looking for a basis for action. The guide also includes the procedures to be used by Local Leagues in considering when and how to take action, information on LWVMD action in relationship to LWVUS positions and principles, and new program items adopted by delegates to the 2013 Convention.
Read more about LWVMD positions by opening the attached file.