Indivisible-backed Automatic Voter Registration bill becomes law in Maryland

Indivisible Baltimore organized our members and the members of Indivisible groups from across the state to support two bills that will increase voting access for Marylanders.  The first bill establishes an automatic voter registration (AVR) system for eligible Marylanders who interact with certain state agencies. The second bill gives Maryland voters a chance to amend … Continue reading Indivisible-backed Automatic Voter Registration bill becomes law in Maryland

Indivisibles meet with legislators in Annapolis at AVR Lobby Day

In an on-going joint effort to protect and expand voting rights in Maryland, Indivisible Baltimore and Common Cause Maryland organized a Lobby Day for two bills on Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) and Election Day Registration (EDR) in Annapolis on Monday, January 29th. Over 60 people from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County, including members of … Continue reading Indivisibles meet with legislators in Annapolis at AVR Lobby Day

Baltimore Indivisibles move quickly to hold the line against new anti-immigrant bill H.R. 3697

Soon after our September 6th meeting between members of Indivisible Baltimore, Indivisible Towson, Indivisible Howard County, and CASA with Representative Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2) on his 'yes' vote on Kate's Law, we received word that a little-known bill, H.R. 3697 Criminal Alien Gang Members Removal Act - which would give the Trump administration far-reaching powers to deport … Continue reading Baltimore Indivisibles move quickly to hold the line against new anti-immigrant bill H.R. 3697

Indivisible groups ask Ruppersberger to oppose repeal of CFPB rule banning forced arbitration

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a new rule banning banks from forcing consumers to sign mandatory arbitration clauses. These types of clauses prohibit consumers from joining in class action suits in cases of fraud or predatory lending - lawsuits like the one that resulted in the $175m settlement from Wells Fargo … Continue reading Indivisible groups ask Ruppersberger to oppose repeal of CFPB rule banning forced arbitration

Maryland Indivisibles use phonebanking to urge out-of-state voters to defend ACA

Last week, Indivisible groups in the Baltimore-area and around Maryland organized phonebanking sessions targeting voters in Maine to defend the ACA. They set up three phone banking stations in Catonsville, Baltimore, and Towson over consecutive days from July 9-11. Using a new tool called Hubdialer, set up by ACA Defenders, callers were able to directly … Continue reading Maryland Indivisibles use phonebanking to urge out-of-state voters to defend ACA

Submit public comment to CMS opposing regulatory changes to ACA

Republican efforts to undermine and repeal the ACA must be fought on multiple fronts including at the state level, in Congress, and within the regulatory agencies themselves. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking public comments on the implementation of Trump's Executive Order 13765, which instructed all executive departments to reduce supposed economic … Continue reading Submit public comment to CMS opposing regulatory changes to ACA

Op-ed: Medicaid enables people with disabilities to be productive members of society

BMore Indivisible member Sarah Rice, who has extended family in Maine, wrote an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald urging Maine Senator Susan Collins to reject the drastic cuts to Medicaid proposed in the new senate AHCA bill. Senator Collins is one of ten GOP Senators that Indivisible has targeted for opposing the ACA repeal … Continue reading Op-ed: Medicaid enables people with disabilities to be productive members of society

Indivisible groups push Hogan to commit Maryland to Paris Agreement

Members of Maryland's federal delegation, including Representatives Cummings (MD-7), Ruppersberger (MD-2), and Sarbanes (MD-3) recently issued a joint statement asking Governor Hogan speak out against the President's decision to pull the US out the Paris agreement. Both Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz have issued commitments to honor the Paris … Continue reading Indivisible groups push Hogan to commit Maryland to Paris Agreement

BMore Indivisible submits public comment opposing HUD deregulation

By law, all Federal agencies must solicit public comments before implementing major changes in regulations. BMore Indivisible submitted a public comment today opposing implementation of President Trump's wide-reaching Executive Orders 13771 and 13777 directing broad deregulation across federal agencies, including Housing and Urban Development (HUD). With the guidance on policy from the Public Justice Center, … Continue reading BMore Indivisible submits public comment opposing HUD deregulation

Op-ed: Immigration screenings at jails in Baltimore County will weaken public safety

Indivisible Towson member Peta N. Richkus writes an op-ed in The Towson Flyer opposing Baltimore County Council Bill No. 32-17, which would require that the county join the federal program 287(g) to screen people detained in county jails for their immigration status and cooperate with ICE authorities in any potential deportation efforts. He argues that by … Continue reading Op-ed: Immigration screenings at jails in Baltimore County will weaken public safety