IB urges Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, Cummings to support Title X protections in appropriations bill

This March, Trump administration imposed a 'domestic gag rule' that bars clinics that refer patients to abortion services from receiving federal funding under Title X, which pays for birth control and other family planning services for low-income patients. Indivisible Baltimore has sent letters and made phone calls urging Congressmen Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, and Cummings to support … Continue reading IB urges Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, Cummings to support Title X protections in appropriations bill

IB-backed Election Day Registration passes Maryland General Assembly with veto-proof majority

Last year, Indivisible Baltimore teamed up with Common Cause Maryland to get a ballot measure approved for Election Day Registration for the November 2018. 67% of Maryland voters approved the ballot measure, paving the way for EDR legislation in the General Assembly this year. On April 1, the Maryland General Assembly passed Election Day Registration … Continue reading IB-backed Election Day Registration passes Maryland General Assembly with veto-proof majority

Maryland Indivisible Coalition lobbies to expand voting rights for incarcerated citizens

Indivisible Baltimore organized the Maryland Indivisible Coalition to submit joint testimony to the Maryland General Assembly in support of HB252, which would make voting more accessible to incarcerated citizens. HB252 builds on the General Assembly's extension of voting rights to returning citizens on parole and probation. Marylanders serving time for a misdemeanor convinction, and those … Continue reading Maryland Indivisible Coalition lobbies to expand voting rights for incarcerated citizens

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