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4/29/19: Today we announce Executive Director Karla Raettig's resignation from the organization, effective 5/24. Following 8 years of accomplishments leading Maryland LCV, we ask you to join us in thanking Karla for her service as our executive director and join us in congratulating her on her new position as the executive director of National Wildlife Federation Action Fund in Washington, DC., a return to her roots. READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE.
The clear winner for Tuesday night was Maryland's environment. And that is all thanks to you. Check out our list of endorsed candidates to see how they performed.
Thanks to pro-conservation voters, volunteers, and donors, 86% of our endorsed candidates won! Maryland saw record-breaking turnout during early voting and on election day with over 2 million votes cast in Maryland.
That is phenomenal, and a large turnout means Marylanders are standing up for their communities and making sure their voices are heard. You not only voted, you turned out to support these candidates through volunteering and spreading the word. Through the Maryland LCV Political Action Committee, we doorknocked and called nearly 20,000 voters in priority districts - that is all thanks to your support.
The candidates who ran on environmental issues have been pounding the pavement door-knocking, calling, participating in debates and forums for many months and all their hard work has paid off. While not all of our candidates won, we saw candidates embracing the environment as a winning issue.
Our endorsed candidates have pledged to protect our air, land, and water and we look forward to working with them to fulfill your environmental values.
So take a rest now, Friend because in January, we are going to need to come together to fight for a stronger Maryland. This next legislative session we are going to have some big asks because we don’t have time to wait.
We need to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act to increase our renewable energy in Maryland, secure stronger water protections, and encourage smarter growth to mitigate climate-related weather disasters. We have our environmental champions in place at the county and state level to secure these gains but we’ll need your help to ensure that campaign promises are turned into action.