Another Maryland Legislative session is upon us, with the General Assembly set to start on January 13, 2021. Due to COVID-19, this will be a virtual session and we will work to make sure people’s voices are heard by legislators as they make decisions during this challenging time. That’s why it is important to stay informed on what’s happening next session.

In 2021, the ACLU of Maryland will be working along with our partners on 5 priority areas as we reimage policing:

  1. Repeal the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights;
  2. Restore control of the Baltimore City Police Department back to Baltimore City residents;
  3. Make investigations into police misconduct transparent by reforming the Maryland Public Information Act;
  4. Limit the use of force by law enforcement; and
  5. Remove law enforcement from our children's schools.

ACLU of Maryland will also advocate for education rights like the Blueprint for Maryland’s future Act, fight to enact a statewide trust act, to defend the rights, of immigrants in our communities, and to take the Politics Out of Parole. Yanet Amanuel, Public Policy Advocate, Joe Spielberger, our Public Policy Council, and Justin Nalley, our Education Policy Analyst, join Thinking Freely this month to talk about this work and how you can get involved.

Produced, edited, and hosted by: Amber Taylor, Digital Communications Strategist, ACLU of Maryland

This podcast was recorded on Piscataway land.

Thinking Freely, ACLU of Maryland's podcast, will inform Marylanders about what's happening politically – from the courts to the streets – so they can get involved and realize a more equitable Maryland for all. 


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