MLC’s Climate Justice Wing is a statewide coalition of individuals and grassroots and grasstops organizations focused on getting State level climate justice legislation passed and undertaking other climate justice advocacy initiatives.
Because it is difficult to get the Maryland General Assembly to agree to pass more than an extremely limited number of climate bills, we advocate with one voice for a limited number of bills to increase the odds of getting climate legislation passed. In selecting our priorities, each bill is evaluated through an equity lens, with a particular focus on how disadvantaged communities are affected by the bill and what role the communities had in shaping the legislation, what job opportunities are created or affected for communities of color and low income communities, and the climate impact. For the 2021 session our two principal legislative priorities are passage of the Climate Solutions Now Act and the Maryland Transit Authority Funding bill. In addition, we have subgroups working on additional legislative priorities such as the Community Choice Energy Act, the farm workers protection bill, and others.
We also engage in advocacy campaigns such as urging Governor Hogan to use the monies the General Assembly set aside for low income weatherization, to stop fracked gas pipeline projects on the Eastern Shore and in Charles and Prince Georges Counties, and to overturn Governor Hogan’s vetoes of mass transportation projects.
Our Member Organizations (and Growing)!
|Takoma Park Mobilization Environment Committee||Coalition for Smarter Growth|
|Maryland Poor People’s Campaign||MCPS Clean Energy Campaign|
|350 MoCo||Do The Most Good Montgomery County|
|Chesapeake Climate Action Network||Potomac Conservancy|
|Indivisible Howard County||Casa De Maryland|
|The Climate XChange||Food & Water Action|
|WISE||Nuclear Information & Resource Service|
|Clean Water Action||Clean Air Prince Georges|
|Maryland Sierra Club||J’Aire’s Workgroup|
|Frack Free Frostburg||Laurel Resist|
|CHEER||Greenbelt Climate Action Network|
|The Climate Mobilization||Maryland League of Conservation Voters|
|Glen Echo Heights Mobilization||Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church|
|Howard County Sierra Club||Environmental Justice Ministry|
|Montgomery Countryside Alliance||Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland|
|Audubon Naturalist Society||The Nature Conservancy|
|Concerned Citizens Against Industrial CAFOs||HoCo Climate Action|
|Wicomico NAACP||Farmworkers Support Committee|
|Assateague Coastal Trust||Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights|
|Chesapeake Climate Action Network||MoCo DCC|
|Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility||National Parks Conservancy-Mid-Atlantic|
|Chispa MD||Columbia Association Climate Change & Sustainability Advisory Committee|
|Climate Law & Policy Project||Labor for Sustainability|
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