This legislative session, we have a once in a generation opportunity to build a world-class education system in Maryland.
When looking at our issue advocacy strategies, how can we strengthen our understanding of evolving concepts like ballot initiatives, organizing, and direct action that together advance this work for the long term?
The 2019 Maryland General Assembly begins Wednesday, January 9, 2019! Some are calling the upcoming session "The Education Session!" In the coming weeks, the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (aka Kirwan Commission) will release its final report and legislation will follow shortly thereafter. Join us for an Education Funders and Public Policy Committee Advocacy Action Discussion for 2019. During the discussion, we will share known updates for the Kirwan Commission and legislation as well as determine possible advocacy actions for grantmakers, both collectively or individually.
Please join the Behavioral Health Funders Group to hear outcomes from this year's legislative session. We will hear from the following organizations: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Maryland Chapter, Mental Health Maryland Philanthropy Network of Maryland and Behavioral Health System Baltimore.
Please join the Workforce Affinity Group to hear outcomes from this year’s legislative session. Our panel will share information about legislation that was passed and efforts that didn’t quite make it this year.
With environmental protections under attack at the federal level, how have Maryland legislators responded this year? Proposed bills to increase our renewable energy mandate, eliminate polystyrene for food containers, raise community accountabilit
Please join the Health Funders Group for a wrap-up from this year’s legislative session. Topics will include the Medicaid Supports Maryland campaign, efforts to make prescription drugs more affordable, state-level rules to protect the affordability and viability of the public health insurance marketplace, and other challenges and opportunities in healthcare policy.
Join us to learn how to navigate the advocacy landscape and explore how funders are leveraging their grantmaking to undertake advocacy activities and/or support advocates that are addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the city (e.g. housing, education, water).