Anne Arundel County Chapter Fundraiser at the Home of Beth Garraway
Kurt Riegel – Ward 2
Marc Rodriguez – Ward 5
Shaneka Henson – Ward 6
Rob Savidge – Ward 7
Ross Arnett – Ward 8
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
6 PM- 8 PM
Home of Beth Garraway
904 Creek Drive
Annapolis, MD 21403
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and support Maryland League of Conservation Voters!
The actions taken in Annapolis impact every part of our state. They can protect our farms, forests, rivers, beaches, and lakes – or allow for further harm. It’s up to us to make sure our legislators represent our values in protecting our air, land, water, and public health.
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Tell Governor Hogan to stand up for Maryland’s coast!
Once again, Marylanders who care about our coast must come together to fight against Dirty Energy. We haven’t seen Governor Hogan speak out against opening Maryland’s coast to drilling.
The time is NOW for Governor Hogan’s leadership in protecting and preserving our coastal jobs, ecosystems, and communities. Send your message today urging our Governor to stand with people and oppose offshore drilling as part of Maryland’s clean energy future!
In November, Howard County residents voted to establish the Citizens’ Election Fund directing the County Council to create a new program to curb the influence of large and corporate donors.
Now we’re calling on the County Council to pass CB30 to finalize the Howard County Citizens’ Election Fund in May for a more accountable local government.
By Kristen Harbeson, Political Director
And it’s all thanks to you. Maryland became the first state to pass a statewide ban on Styrofoam food service products, and Maryland is facing the climate crisis head-on with the passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act.
Environmental champions also took up the work of Chispa Maryland, the organization’s Latinx outreach program, to pass legislation that creates a permanent grant structure to fund the transition of Maryland’s school bus fleet from diesel to electric-powered.
It’s time for us all to work together as the urgency of the climate crisis becomes more apparent with every passing day. All of these bills passed because of the work that Marylanders did in electing Delegates and Senators who prioritize a clean environment.
Once our elected officials return to Annapolis in January, we at Maryland LCV will be there to hold them accountable for their actions, or inactions.
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Contact: Ramón Palencia-Calvo email@example.com Cell: (202) 531-5091
September 27, 2019
Annapolis, MD- On September 27th, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) announced funding for electric school buses as part of pilot programs to improve air quality and provide immediate health benefits to children through reduced vehicle emissions for four school districts in Maryland.
“Chispa Maryland celebrates this critical milestone in cleaning up our school fleets. We will continue working with Governor Hogan, MDE, and local school districts to phase out dirty diesel school buses in Maryland to protect the health of children and advance our Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign,” said Ramón Palencia-Calvo, Deputy Executive Director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) and Director of Chispa Maryland, community organizing program of Maryland LCV.
Volkswagen cheated federal emissions tests and polluted the air with toxins that increase respiratory illnesses and further the effects of climate change. In 2017, Chispa Maryland launched the Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign. The campaign, supported by thousands of parents, students, and advocates called for using the money that Maryland received from the Volkswagen Mitigation Fund to transition diesel public school buses to zero emissions electric school buses to protect the health of students and communities, especially these in communities most affected by poor air quality.
Palencia-Calvo added, “we congratulate all the youth and allies that are working tirelessly to accelerate this transition to clean electric buses and are encouraged to see the commitment of the Hogan Administration to zero emission vehicles by financing all the electric school bus projects submitted as part of this settlement. However, at a time when every dollar in Maryland’s education system is critical, we are perplexed by the fact that school districts left $2.1million unclaimed.”
After this first round of funding, about $2.1 million remains available for school bus projects. MDE intends to open this funding for new proposals in spring 2020. Chispa Maryland will continue advocating to use these funds for zero emissions school buses.
Chispa, meaning “spark” in Spanish, is a program of Maryland League of Conservation Voters launched in 2014. Chispa Maryland has been working to ensure that Maryland Latino families and community leaders are a powerful voice for protecting the environment, our health, and our future. Chispa works with Latino families, community groups, faith-based organizations, and legislators to identify and address unique environmental issues facing Latino communities in Maryland.