About Us

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

Read Our Newsletter:

The Wing

Join Us!

Email us at mdlegislativecoalition@gmail.com to become a member and add your voice to the flight for climate justice.