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Send emails or letters, or make telephone calls, to Maryland lawmakers and other government officials from our lobbying actions page. Lobbying actions are updated most frequently from mid January through early April when the General Assembly is in session with updates continuing through May when the Governor signs and vetoes bills.
Maryland Legislator Report Cards, Voting Guides, and Scorecards
- Maryland General Assembly Scorecard for 2016.
- Maryland General Assembly Scorecard for 2015. SCMD supported four House bills and one Senate bill that went to a non-unanimous floor vote in one or both chambers. This identifies the lawmakers who voted against these bills.
- SCA Voting Guides and Report Cards. Information on Congressional lawmakers, including some from Maryland, can be found here.
- American Humanist Association Center for Humanist Activism Congressional House Scorecard
Help us research Maryland laws, regulations, and funding
- Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
- Current House Status Report
- Current Senate Status Report
- Maryland State Assembly
- Municipal codes.
- Maryland Funding Accountability & Transparency
- Maryland Heneral Assembly Protocol Calendar, February 7. Placed on the Internet by the Baltimore Sun newspaper. Change date in name to try to find more recent version.
- Sunlight Foundation Open:States Maryland Bills. Also has information on committees and legislators.
- Maryland Reporter.
- Center Maryland.
- Capital News Service Maryland.
- Baltimore Sun coverage of the Maryland General Assembly.
- Washington Post, Maryland news.
- Maryland Senate Democratic Party news. A mix of advocacy and what's hapenning in the Senate news.
- National Institute on Money in State Politics. Follow the money, also has some historical lawmaking activity information for individual state lawmakers.
- Maryland Association of Counties.
- Hastings Center explains the ethics of health care provider conscience clauses.
- Rewire description and criticism of Maryland contraceptive insurance coverage refusal clause.
- Rewire description and criticism of Maryland abortion, artificial insemination, and sterilization refusal clauses.
- NARAL description and criticism of Maryland abortion and contraception laws, gives the state a B+ score.
- Maryland legislative Watch. Features a list of recent and past votes going back many years.
- Maryland Won't Forget. Opposition to restrictions on gun ownership motivated web site features list of bills conveniently color coded by current status. Warning: Not completely accurate.
Maryland bill tracking
- Protect Thy Neighbor, state legislation 2017, Americans United For Separation of Church and State.
- Center for Inquiry Public Policy state bill tracking.
- Allegany (home rule).
- Anne Arundel (charter).
- Baltimore (charter).
- Caroline (home rule).
- Cecil (charter).
- Charles (home rule).
- Dorchester (charter).
- Frederick (charter)
- Harford (charter).
- Howard (charter).
- Kent (home rule).
- Queen Anne's (home rule).
- Montgomery (charter).
- Prince George’s (charter).
- St. Mary's.
- Talbot (charter).
- Wicomico (charter).
- Worcester (home rule).
Secular wedding officiants
We need more options for secular marriage officiants in Maryland. Here are some options:
- American Marriage Ministries. Free and immediate ordination, 100% naturalistic.
- American Humanists. Trained, experienced officiants.
- Baltimore Ethical Society. Trained, experienced officiants.
Secular addiction recovery
- Identifies non-religious addiction recovery programs, some of which may sometimes operate somewhere in Maryland. These programs do not appeal to an imaginary "Higher Power". Note: The Secular Coalition for Maryland does not vouch for the effectiveness of any of these programs.
Faith based health care providers
The quality of health care is undermined when health care institutions prioritize directives authored by clerics over a conflicting empirically derived consensus of the medical experts:
- Trinity Health is a national, not-for-profit Catholic health system sponsored by Catholic Health Ministries, which is part of the Roman Catholic Church. It operates according to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring
- Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
- Holy Cross Health Centers in Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Aspen Hill
- Holy Cross Health Partners are primary care sites owned and operated by Holy Cross Health with locations at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg and in Kensington
- Ascension Health is the United States's largest Catholic health ministry
- Saint Agnes HealthCare hospital, Baltimore
- St. Joseph's Ministries, Emmitsburg
- The Catholic Health Association of the United States is a ministry of the a Catholic Church
- Bon Secours Hospital, Baltimore
- Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, Germantown
- Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring
- Mary Catherine Bunting Center, Baltimore
- Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore
- Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore
- Saint Luke Institute Inc., Silver Spring
- University of Maryland, St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson
- Maria Health Care Center, Inc., Baltimore
- Sanctuary at Holy Cross - Maryland, Burtonsvile
- St. Joseph's Ministries, Emmitsburg
- Stela Maris, Inc., Luthervile Timonium
- Holy Cross Home Care & Hospice, Silver Spring
- Mercy Ridge, Timonium
- Adventist HealthCare, based in Gaithersburg, Md., is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization that claims to operate according to "Seventh-day Adventist principles of wellness".
- Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital,Takoma Park
- Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, Rockville
- Adventist HealthCare Germantown Emergency Center, Germantown
- AMG Primary Care - College Park, Germantown, Greenbelt, Montgomery, Poolesville, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, White Oak.
Historical SCMD archives
- 2012 September 11th at 2 pm ET conference call agenda.
- 2012 October 9th at 2pm ET conference call agenda.
- 2012 November 13th at 2pm ET conference call agenda.
- Maryland General Assembly Scorecard for 2014. There were three House and three Senate bills, some of which were voted in both chambers. SCMD supported all six bills. This identifies the lawmakers who voted against these bills.