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The Baltimore Jewish Council maintains a strong presence in Annapolis for the Maryland General Assembly session.
Session 2019 Information
See Session 2019 dates of interest.
Do you want to get involved during legislative session?
The GRC’s Legislative Committee meets regularly during the Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session, as well as throughout the year to review pending legislation and prioritize BJC’s efforts in Annapolis in light of existing Council policy. Contact us for more information.
BJC hosts the Baltimore Jewish community’s Advocacy Day in Annapolis each year during the Legislative Session. Community members advocate for the Maryland Jewish community’s legislative agenda at meetings with legislators. Click here to view more information.
Are you in the legislative loop? Click below for information on common lingo used in Annapolis, the types of bills introduced and the legislative process.
Resources for Maryland Families
Maryland Department of Legislative Services
The Baltimore Jewish Council is an active member of many coalitions. These coalitions advocate for various social justice issues pertaining to the work of The Associated and its agencies. Many of these coalitions focus their work to make the largest impact during the Maryland General Assembly session, using the interim time to meet with officials, educate their members and develop advocacy plans for the next session.
Below is a list of the coalitions with further information about their agendas and membership. For more information about these coalitions, or to find out how you can get involved, please contact Sarah Mersky.
- Behavioral Health Coalition
- Maryland Alliance for the Poor (MAP)
- Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
- Maryland Senior Citizens Action Network (MSCAN)
- Welfare Advocates
The Baltimore Jewish Council works with additional coalitions on an ad hoc basis. We are not a member of these coalitions, but participate when our legislative agendas in Annapolis overlap.