MLC’s Climate Justice Wing is a statewide coalition of individuals and grassroots and grasstops organizations focused on getting State level climate justice legislation passed and undertaking other climate justice advocacy initiatives.
Because it is difficult to get the Maryland General Assembly to agree to pass more than an extremely limited number of climate bills, we advocate with one voice for a limited number of bills to increase the odds of getting climate legislation passed. In selecting our priorities, each bill is evaluated through an equity lens, with a particular focus on how disadvantaged communities are affected by the bill and what role the communities had in shaping the legislation, what job opportunities are created or affected for communities of color and low income communities, and the climate impact.
We also engage in advocacy campaigns such as urging Governor Hogan to use the monies the General Assembly set aside for low-income weatherization and public transportation, to stop fracked gas pipeline projects on the Eastern Shore and in Charles and Prince Georges Counties, and to overturn Governor Hogan’s vetoes of many great pieces of legislation.
Our Member Organizations (and Growing)!
Adat Shalom Climate Action
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church Environmental Justice Ministry
Chesapeake Earth Holders
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility
Climate Parents of Prince George’s
Climate Reality Project
ClimateXChange – Rebuild Maryland Coalition
Coming Clean Network, Union of Concerned Scientists
DoTheMostGood Montgomery County
Elders Climate Action
Fix Maryland Rail
Glen Echo Heights Mobilization
Greenbelt Climate Action Network
Maryland Legislative Coalition
Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
Montgomery Countryside Alliance
Mountain Maryland Movement
Nuclear Information & Resource Service
Safe & Healthy Playing Fields
Takoma Park Mobilization Environment Committee
The Climate Mobilization MoCo Chapter
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland