We are very pleased with the outcome of this year’s Maryland General Assembly Session. We are proud of the collaborative work we do with members, advocates, partners, allies, and legislators to ensure these outcomes. We are particularly appreciative of the advocates who worked on the bills and testified at hearings.
Many thanks to everyone who contacted their legislators – and made your voices heard!
Executive Director, MNADV
MNADV creates an annual legislative agenda approved by the Board of Directors with input from the Legislative Committee, domestic violence programs and service providers, allied professionals, and survivors. We provide research, collaborate with other local and statewide groups, participate in creating coalitions around specific issues, and offer information to the public through the MNADV website, Facebook page, and media contacts. During the Maryland General Assembly Session, we advocate with legislative leaders and public officials, coordinate with legislative sponsors, and provide information and written and oral testimony to legislators. Our Network also provides information to member programs and individual and organizational allies during the Session. Additionally, we monitor all bills related to domestic violence or which impact on domestic violence victims or abusers to ensure support for beneficial initiatives and opposition to detrimental ones.