Secular value voters


Register to vote here now. Assistance with completing the voter registration form over the Internet. Using a phone, or using text messaging, answer the questions. Depending on your state, the completed form is either submitted automatically or it is emailed or mailed to you.

Voter registration (June 26 2018 primary election): Register to vote on or by June 5, OR At an Early Voting location, when you go to vote (to register during early voting, you must present a document that proves where you live - a MD driver's license or ID card, or a paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and address) Voter registration process Your voter registration must affiliate you with a political party in order to vote in that party's primary. Review your voter registration record & find your polling place Three options for 2018 voting: During the Early Voting period (Thursday, June 21 through Thursday, June 28; 10 am to 8 pm) ( early voting information) On Election Day at your local polling place (7 am to 8 pm By absentee ballot ( information and instructions)

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Secular wedding officiants

We need more options for secular marriage officiants in Maryland. Here are some options:

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.

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