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Thinking of Running for Office? LCV can help!

We’re partnering with LCV national and re:power to train people to run in down-ballot races across the United States. Are you up for the challenge? 

2020 could be the year you run for office — and we want to help. 

For the first time in its history, LCV is holding a non-partisan Candidate Academy to teach the ins and outs of running for office. 

This exclusive program, in partnership with re:power, will give diverse environmental leaders who are passionate about their communities the tools they need to run — and win. 

We all succeed when individuals who are passionate about the environment and addressing climate change take the leap and run for office.  If that sounds like you, then we want you to apply today! 

Apply to be a part of LCV’s first-ever Candidate Academy >>

The deadline to apply is January 10, 2020. The training will take place in February and March in Seattle. Space is extremely limited, so apply today! If you are selected, we will be in touch with you soon on next steps. 

For questions, contact Shanthi Gonzales at LCV (sgonzales@lcv.org)

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Statement from Kim Coble, Executive Director, Maryland LCV

January 3, 2020

Immediate Release

Press Contact: Dannielle Lipinski, dlipinski@mdlcv.org, 443-617-7257

Statement from Kim Coble, Executive Director, Maryland League of Conservation Voters in response to:

Environmental Protection Agency’s comment at today’s Chesapeake Bay Commission meeting that the Chesapeake Bay TMDL (the Bay clean up plan) is an “aspirational document” not a regulatory document. 

“This is a profoundly sad and disappointing moment in Bay history. After decades of leadership on Bay clean up efforts, we are watching the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) turn its back and walk away from the Chesapeake Bay. EPA is abdicating its role and responsibility by treating the Bay clean up plan as an ‘aspirational document’ and not as the effective model it has been recognized as and proved to be. Maryland LCV is calling on Governor Hogan, as the Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council, to coordinate an immediate and robust response to EPA’s abdication of its responsibility.”

Under the current clean up plan, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania must develop and fully implement their pollution reduction plans by 2025. This would ensure the ultimate removal of the Chesapeake Bay from the list of dirty waters (the 303d list) https://www.epa.gov/tmdl/overview-listing-impaired-waters-under-cwa-section-303d. The state clean up plans, collectively known as the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load, have been touted as the most effective and successful environmental clean up effort in the country.

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Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) is a state-wide nonpartisan organization that uses political action and education to protect our air, land, public health, and water. Maryland LCV endorses and elects pro-conservation candidates and holds elected officials accountable through legislative scorecards. A leading legislative watchdog in Annapolis, we have advocated for smart environmental policies for 40 years, working to make Maryland a healthy and prosperous place for families and communities. Maryland LCV protects public health by fighting for restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and local waters, preserving green spaces, promoting smarter growth and increasing Maryland’s investment in clean energy.

 

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2016 Environmental Leadership Awards

2016 Environmental Leadership Awards

Brian Frosh ATTORNEY GENERAL

Brian Frosh has spent his career championing important environmental laws that protect the health and safety of all Marylanders, including the Maryland Recycling Act, a ban on oil drilling in the Chesapeake Bay, the Brownelds Revitalization Act, strict requirements for more ecient automobile emissions standards resulting in reduced carbon emissions and air pollution, and sti penalties for polluting our water and stealing state natural resources. As Maryland’s Attorney General, he now works to ensure those laws are enforced.

Collin O’Mara PRESIDENT/CEO, NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION

Under Collin O’Mara’s leadership, National Wildlife Federation is protecting wildlife ranging from bison to monarch butteries, ensuring healthy waters and sustainable habitats, advancing environmental education, and connecting people with the great outdoors. Prior to NWF, O’Mara led Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, and he was a primary architect of the City of San Jose’s Green Vision.

JOHN V. KABLER AWARD to Central Maryland Beekeepers Association

This year the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association worked hard in Annapolis – along with other area beekeepers and the Smart on Pesticides Campaign – to lobby legislators and advocate for the Pollinator Protection Act. The “beeks” played an important role in Maryland becoming the first state in the country to pass restrictions on consumer use of toxic neonicitinoid pesticides, which harm bees, birds, butteries, and other wildlife.

LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD to Senator Catherine Pugh

Senator Pugh has been a dedicated public servant representing Baltimore City since 1999. In 2007 she was elected to the State Senate where she has served as, among other things, Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus and as Senate Majority Leader. Her commitment to both clean energy and expanding economic opportunities for women and minorities merged in her successful sponsorship of the Clean Energy Jobs Act which expanded the goal of Renewable Portfolio Standard to 25% by the year 2020. She is the Democratic candidate for Mayor of Baltimore City

Thursday, October 13, 2016 Drinks and hors d’oeuvres – 6:00 p.m. Dinner and program – 7:00 p.m. Loews Annapolis Hotel 126 West Street, Annapolis, MD

Sponsorships start at $1,000 Individual tickets are $200

Green Champions
Ed Hatcher, The Hatcher Group

Gold Sponsors
Harriett Crosby, Alan Griffith, Mike & Trish Davis, Dave & Katie Leavy, Don & Cathy MacMurray, Bambeco, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, U.S. Wind and Winning Connections

Silver Sponsors
                             Hon. Virginia Clagett, Marcia Verploegen Lewis & Tom Lewis, Jeff Schwaber & Liz Shrayer, Maris St. Cyr, Catherine Dea & Ken Code, Alison & Arnold Richman, Hobart K. & Janis Swan, Dick & Georgie Franyo, DunlapBrowder, League of Conservation Voters and Hannon Armstrong

Bronze Sponsors
District 15 Team: Sen. Brian Feldman, Del. Kathleen Dumais, Del. David Fraser Hidalgo &  Del. Aruna Miller, District 16 Team: Sen. Susan Lee, Del. Bill Frick, Del. Ariana Kelly & Del. Marc Korman, District 39 Team: Sen. Nancy King, Del. Charles Barkley, Del. Kirill Reznick & Del. Shane Robinson, Speaker Mike Busch, Councilwoman Mary Lehman, Hon. Joe Tydings, Rusty & Liz Gowland, Bob Gallagher & Cate Greene, John Dawes, Terry Lierman, Oscar Ramirez, Chuck & Jenn Porcari, Jeff Eckel, The Kabler Family, Annapolis Yacht Sales, Bell Nursery, Chesapeake Conservancy, Gally Public Affairs, HD Squared Architects, National Wildlife Federation, Spitfire, SB Microsystems, Trash Free Maryland and Winchester Construction

Thursday, October 13, 2016 Time: 6:00 PM
Loews Annapolis Hotel
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
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Your End of the Year Gift!

Your End of the Year Gift!

We are at a turning point. 2018 is a critical electoral year for all of us. All 188 legislators and state-wide officials are up for re-election. We saw what happened in Virginia and New Jersey, and I know that with a little hard work we can elect a pro-environment state government from top to bottom.

Not only does Maryland LCV help state and local environmental candidates get elected — we hold lawmakers accountable for their environmental performances once in office. None of this would be possible without regular people like you and me, along with thousands like us across the state, coming together to support Maryland LCV and the Conservation Voter Movement. Maryland LCV’s Environmental Scorecard is the best tool out there to see which legislators share our environmental values and which ones put special interests first.

Please take this chance to renew YOUR commitment to this important work and every donation made before December 31st will be TRIPLED by a generous donor!

If you prefer to pay by check, you will be given that option on the payment options page of this form.

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To Pay by check, please address to Maryland LCV and mail to Maryland LCV, 30 West Street Suite C, Annapolis, MD 21401

With your support, Maryland LCV is able to continue our work to hold elected officials accountable and protect our environment for future generations.

Because your contribution supports our effective legislative and political action, it is not tax deductible.

A copy of the current financial statement of Maryland League of Conservation Voters is available by writing Maryland LCV, 30 West Street Suite C, Annapolis MD 21401 or by calling (410) 280-9855. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.

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Anne Arundel County Chapter Fundraiser at the Home of Beth Garraway

Anne Arundel County Chapter Fundraiser at the Home of Beth Garraway

Anne Arundel County Chapter has endorsed the following candidates in the Annapolis city elections:
 
Michael Pantelides- Mayor
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

 

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To Pay by check, please address to Maryland LCV and mail to Maryland LCV, 30 West Street Suite C, Annapolis, MD 21401

With your support, Maryland LCV is able to continue our work to hold elected officials accountable and protect our environment for future generations.

Because your contribution supports our effective legislative and political action, it is not tax deductible.

A copy of the current financial statement of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters is available by writing Maryland LCV, 30 West Street Suite C, Annapolis MD 21401 or by calling (410) 280-9855. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day and support Maryland League of Conservation Voters!

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.

If you prefer to pay by check, you will be given that option on the payment options page of this form.

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To Pay by check, please address to Maryland LCV and mail to Maryland LCV, 30 West Street Suite C, Annapolis, MD 21401

With your support, Maryland LCV is able to continue our work to hold elected officials accountable and protect our environment for future generations.

Because your contribution supports our effective legislative and political action, it is not tax deductible.

A copy of the current financial statement of Maryland League of Conservation Voters is available by writing Maryland LCV, 30 West Street Suite C, Annapolis MD 21401 or by calling (410) 280-9855. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.

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Tell Governor Hogan to stand up for Maryland’s coast!

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!


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Calling on the County Council to pass CB30 to finalize the Howard County Citizens’ Election Fund

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.

 

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2017 Environmental Legislative Summit

2017 Environmental Legislative Summit

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Miller Senate Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21014
 
 

Join us after the summit to continue the conversation with Green Drinks Annapolis: Historic Inn’s Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle from 6-8pm!

http://www.annapolisgreen.com/greendrinks

 

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