The historic Maryland State House.  UULM-MD works to educate, mobilize and coordinate the advocacy of Maryland UUs on specific issues before the Maryland General Assembly.

The historic Maryland State House. UULM-MD works to educate, mobilize and coordinate the advocacy of Maryland UUs on specific issues before the Maryland General Assembly.

Maryland legislators attend UULM-MD's Annual Meetings to discuss UULM-MD's priority issues.

Maryland legislators attend UULM-MD's Annual Meetings to discuss UULM-MD's priority issues.

UULM-MD members participate in many activities that support protecting the environment in Maryland and in the world.  This is a group at the 350.org Moving Planet Rally in Annapolis, MD in September, 2011.

UULM-MD members participate in many activities that support protecting the environment in Maryland and in the world. This is a group at the 350.org Moving Planet Rally in Annapolis, MD in September, 2011.

UULM-MD members celebrate the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act with MD Lt. Governor Anthony Brown.

UULM-MD members celebrate the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act with MD Lt. Governor Anthony Brown.

UULM-MD members rally to end marriage discrimination for gay and lesbian couples.

UULM-MD members rally to end marriage discrimination for gay and lesbian couples.

Get Involved: Act on Your UU Values!

Get Involved: Act on Your UU Values!

Members of the UULM-MD Board of Directors with UUA President Peter Morales.

Members of the UULM-MD Board of Directors with UUA President Peter Morales.

WELCOME to UULM-MD

The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland (UULM-MD) is a statewide advocacy network of Unitarian Universalists. We work to educate, mobilize, and coordinate UUs on specific issues before the Maryland General Assembly. Working in coalition with established state and national organizations, we as UUs model a reverence for the interdependent web of all existence which fosters justice, health and equity in society. We encourage you to join us on this journey as we engage Marylanders, expand freedom and nurture an inclusive, life affirming system of government. Read more.

Legislative News

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 2015 UULM-MD Priority Issues

UULM-MD selected four issue areas as Priority Issues during the 2015 Session of the Maryland General Assembly.

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Richard E. Israel and Roger "Pip" Moyer Death With Dignity Act, SB676/HB1021:

The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland wholeheartedly supports  SB 676/HB021, entitled the "Death with Dignity Act".  In keeping with the basic civil rights of Marylanders, this bill honors the dignity of the life of an individual.  This bill creates a process by which a “qualified patient” may request and receive “aid in dying” from the patient’s attending physician within strict guidelines. While the bill exempts from civil or criminal liability state-licensed physicians who act in compliance with specified safeguards, it clearly includes criminal penalties for violating the provisions of the bill.  Such protections administer a respectful responsiveness to a clear need within the constituency.

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The Maryland General Assembly Website

The Maryland General Assembly website  is full of useful information.

You can find the names of those who represent you, a list of committees in both the House and the Senate, and the names of those on the committees. 

In addition, by scrolling down under "What's Happening Now" to the boxes titled "In the General Assembly" and "In Committee", you can watch hearings and listen to the floor debates.  When you click on the headphone icon for the Senate or House floors or the video camera icon for committees, you can then select the committee or floor debate that you want to follow.

To follow a particular bill, on the Home page, insert the number of the bill in the box indicated.  Once you are on the bill page, you will see a brief summary of the provisions of the bill, the name of the committee that is hearing the bill and you can follow it's progress by going to "History." 

If you have questions about using this website, please contact us a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ or call 410-266-8044, ext. 111.

UULM-MD News

Our website is undergoing a complete redesign.  Please bear with us!  We hope to have the new site up soon.

 

Upcoming Events of Interest

Health Care:
 
2015 General Assembly: A Look Back & What's Ahead
Maryland Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform Webinar
Friday, May 15th   12noon
 
There will be a Look Back at the 2015 Session and the budget and legislative outcomes followed by a focus on What's Ahead with discussions on the high priority health care reform related issues that advocates will be addressing in the near term. These will include: Medicaid redetermination challenges; the 2017 Essential Health Benefit benchmark plan; Network Adequacy; the New All-Payer Model; and more.

Presenters include:
Adrienne Ellis, Mental Health Association of Maryland
Robyn Elliott, Public Partners
Leni Preston, Coalition Chair
Ellen Weber, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, Drug Policy Clinic

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Affordable Care Outreach and Enrollment Summit
 
MD Health Care for All
Monday, May 18th   9am-12noon
MedChi, 1211 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD  21201
 
Health Secretary Van Mitchell, Deputy Secretary Shannon McMahon, MHC Executive Director Carolyn Quattrocki, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, and other statewide leaders will reflect on the most effective practices from the past and discuss plans for the future. Breakfast will be provided. 

 

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Sick Leave Legislation Debriefing and Planning
 
Working Matters Coalition Meeting
Wednesday, May 27th   10am-12noon
217 E. Redwood Street, Suite 1500, Baltimore, MD 21202
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This is a meeting to debrief on lessons learned during the 2015 General Assembly Session and to map out strategy for next year.

 

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