News and Updates
On Juy 29th, our Latino Outreach Director, Ramon Palencia-Calvo is going to our nation's capital in DC to testify for the new rules to combat Climate Change. President Obama and the EPA announced new rules to slash carbon pollution from existing power plants.
This is the biggest step forward we've ever seen to curb carbon pollution, the driving force behind climate change.
For Latinos and other minorities, the new standards will dramatically benefit the safety, well-being, and the health of our communities, protecting our children from the harmful effects of carbon pollution, which among other threats, triggers asthma attacks and permanently damages and reduces the function of their lungs.
Since 1979, we at the Maryland League of Conservation Voters have been scoring our legislators on important environmental issues. On July 23rd, we released our 2014 Environmental Scorecard.
As the watchdog of Annapolis on environmental issues, we grade each delegate and senator on how they voted on the conservation issues that matter most. How did your legislators do?
This scorecard is YOUR TOOL to see how well your elected officials performed. Did they represent your values? Did they vote with you in mind?
Don't know who your legislators are? Click here to find out!
Check your mailbox for a scorecard from us to share with friends and family - if you don't receive one or want additional copies -call our offices at 410-280-9855.
The environment was a clear winner this election cycle.
Nearly 90% of our 112 endorsed #MDVotesGreen2014 candidates have been elected in their primary election and they are one step closer to representing us in the Maryland General Assembly.
We set out to elect a pro-conservation Administration and Attorney General, build a pro-conservation majority in the Senate, and maintain a pro-conservation majority in the House of Delegates . With a large number of open seats and contested races, we made unprecedented investments in coordinated and independent campaigns this primary season to move voters to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Ken Ulman, Brian Frosh, Jim Brochin and Brooke Lierman, among others.
Thank you for your support and now onto the General Election in November!