Legislative Day is always a great opportunity to hear from our accountability partners and this year was no exception.
Sergio Espana introduced us to the priorities of CSJC (Campaign for Justice, Safety, and Jobs), including working for local control, protecting Anton’s law, and stopping marijuana odor based searches.
CASA organizer Viviana Lozano explained how important it is to protect the rights of immigrants and shared that CASA is currently focusing on health care access and tenant’s rights.
Chris Dews represented Out For Justice, who are working to make the removal of criminal charges from people’s records faster (in line with other states) and more just (focusing on the removal of charges for which people are acquitted and other common sense changes).
BTEC president Samuel Jordan and outreach coordinator Zaneta White-Holmes were our final accountability partners to speak, explaining BTEC’s focus on the Transit Equity Act and a petition to decentralize Baltimore City transit decisions.
We wrapped up with district-based meetings which happened both virtually and in person. Thanks to all our members and especially to our accountability partners for making this happen!