Coalition Members

ACLU of Maryland

ACLU_logo“The Maryland ACLU works to ensure that all people in the state of Maryland are free to think and speak as they choose and can lead their lives free from discrimination and unwarranted government intrusion. We are guided in our work by the United States Bill of Rights and the Maryland Declaration of Rights. The Maryland ACLU acts without partisanship to achieve these goals.”

CASA de Maryland

big_logoCASA de Maryland is the largest Latino and Immigrant organization in the state of Maryland, and a key partner in the national campaign for immigration reform.  Along with our sister organization CASA in Action, a registered 501 (c) 4, we are leading the movement for social justice for Maryland’s low-income Latino and immigrant community.

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation“CJPF is a non-profit organization based in Silver Spring, MD. Our mission is to educate the public about the impact of drug policy and the problems of policing on the criminal justice system. We provide information to policy makers and the public to promote innovative ideas about criminal justice issues, including sentencing and drug policy.”

Demand Progress

demand-progress-logo.4534a37b3be0Demand Progress is 1.5 million member mass mobilization organization that focuses on civil liberties and progressive causes. We run online campaigns to rally people to take action on the news that affects them — by contacting political leaders, funding pressure tactics, and spreading the word in their own communities. We work in Washington and the states to provide an advocate for the public in all the back-room decisions that affect our lives. In Maryland, we are over 25,000 members strong.

Equality Maryland

equality-maryland“Equality Maryland works to secure and protect the rights of LGBT Marylanders by promoting legislative initiatives on the state, county and municipal levels. We work with members of the General Assembly to shape and pass positive legislation in Annapolis and to beat back discriminatory legislation.”

The International Women’s Cannabis Coalition-Maryland Chapter (IWCC)

iwcclog2The International Women’s Cannabis Coalition was founded with the intent of bringing pro-cannabis women together in an alliance to end cannabis prohibition worldwide. The war on cannabis is a war on families. We as women, wives and mothers, sisters and daughters, the cornerstones of the family unit, are tired of watching our families torn apart, our loved ones die, our children taken, our lives destroyed, over a beneficial and often lifesaving plant. It is the IWCC’s hope that through education, awareness and discussion, people  everywhere, even those who do not use cannabis, will come to realize that the greatest harm associated with cannabis is the prohibition against it.

Job Opportunities Task Force 

jotf logoThe mission of JOTF is to develop and advocate policies and programs to increase the skills, job opportunities, and incomes of low-skill, low-income workers and job seekers.

Labor Network for Sustainability

logo_300dpi“Labor Network for Sustainability is dedicated to engaging trade unions, workers and our allies to support economic, social, and environmental sustainability. LNS provides a community for those in the labor and sustainability movements and their allies who care about economic justice, ecology, and equality. Our members are helping labor become a force for advancing worker interests – while advancing the broader social good.”

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Badge“LEAP is an international organization of criminal justice professionals who bear personal witness to the wasteful futility and harms of our current drug policies. Our experience on the front lines of the ‘war on drugs’ has led us to call for a repeal of prohibition and its replacement with a tight system of legalized regulation, which will effectively cripple the violent cartels and street dealers who control the current illegal market.”

League of Women Voters of Maryland

“The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization of women and men, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Our goal is to empower citizens to shape better communities world‐wide.”

Libertarian Party of Marylandlpmd_logo

“The Libertarian Party of Maryland is Maryland’s third-largest political party, uniting more than 13,000 registered voters across the state.  We believe in a smaller government that costs less and leaves individuals with more economic opportunity and more personal freedom. ”

Marijuana Policy Project

NEW-LOGO-We-Change-Laws-Transparent“MPP, the nation’s largest marijuana policy organization, envisions a nation where marijuana is legally regulated similarly to alcohol, marijuana education is honest and realistic, and treatment for problem marijuana users is non-coercive and geared toward reducing harm.”

The Maryland Green Party

“The Maryland Green Party is a ballot-qualified political partydevoted to running mgpcandidates for office on the local, state, and federal level. The Green Party has nominated candidates in every election cycle since being recognized by the state Board of Elections in 2000. The Maryland Green Party is funded solely by its supporters and refuses financial contributions from corporations or PACs.”

Maryland Justice Project

“We are Maryland’s leading statewide advocacy organization focused on reforming the criminal justice system. Every day, we organize around and explore legislative, administrative and systemic solutions to both age-old and contemporary injustices in order to bring about statewide and lasting reform.”

Maryland NORML

1MDNORMLLOGO“Our organization, the Maryland state chapter of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, strives to educate the public and grow the movement toward marijuana legalization in Maryland. We also seek to help build, support and organize NORML chapters throughout the state in order to effectively communicate with one another to work toward our common goal.”

Medical Cannabis Advocates of Maryland

Medical Cannabis Advocates of Maryland is an organization dedicated to  having laws that will protect patients that have chosen to use cannabis as an alternative, or where conventional medicine has failed.

Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalitionmoccrc

We are individuals and organizations organizing to protect our civil liberties and civil rights everywhere by protecting them where we live — in Montgomery County, Maryland.

naacp_logo_stacked_rgb_alia1“Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.”

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

ssdp-logo-white“Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who areconcerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.”

Veterans for Peace, Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter

“Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using our experiences and lifting our voices. We inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars. Our network is comprised of over 140 chapters worldwide whose work includes: educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war, and most significantly, working to end all wars.”

Maryland United for Peace and Justice logo_MUPJ

“Maryland United for Peace and Justice is a network of Maryland organizations and individuals created in 1987. We network and work for issues of peace, nonviolence, social and economic justice, environment and real democracy at the federal, state and local levels. We hold an annual peace, justice, and environment conference; we sponsor an annual High School students peace essays and arts contest; we join and organize with other activists and organizations in legislative and other forms of activism; and we help build bridges that link different races, nationalities, ages, women-men, and other populations.”

Montgomery County Young Democrats mcyd-logo 2012

“The Montgomery County Young Democrats are registered Democrats (if we’re able) ages 14-39 who live, work, or go to school in Montgomery County. Our members are passionate about defending the American Dream through democratic political activism, community building, and education. We host monthly membership meetings, undertake local and state advocacy campaigns, work to strengthen the Democratic party, and offer opportunities for professional and leadership development. ”

UFCW Local 400logo_print_color_trans

“Representing 40,000 workers in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Tennessee working in the food processing, retail, poultry, and textile industries.”