Legislative Advocacy

If you don’t like the law, you can work to change it.  Maryland’s General Assembly meets for 90 days beginning every January.  Congress convenes at times all through the year.

Legislators listen to the views of their constituents, especially if your views are individualized.  That is, better to write an email yourself than to copy someone else’s words.  Even more critical is testimony.  If you have been the victim of a wrong, and there is no law against it, you might want to look for a group advocating on behalf of law reform.

The Pregnancy Fairness Act of 2013 is a prime example of the power of victim testimony. I will post about upcoming legislative initiatives that I’m aware of as the Maryland General Assembly opening draws nearer.  Contact me if you would consider testifying on behalf of any of the bills.