The 439th session of the Maryland General Assembly got underway on Wednesday, January 9. The session will last for 90 days, concluding on April 8.
The Maryland Catholic Conference staff will pursue numerous issues during the next 90 days, including issues of life, education, justice, and human rights.
Nearly 1/3 of the legislators who took the oath of office on Wednesday are new and the Conference has been working diligently to meet with and get to know the new members and leadership.
"We expect this to be an extremely busy legislative session for Maryland," said Jennifer Briemann, executive director for the Conference. "We welcome each legislator to Annapolis and look forward to a productive 90 days as we work to protect the vulnerable in our state: the poor, the unborn, immigrant communities, the elderly, persons with disability, the incarcerated, the sick, and victims of violence and trafficking."
To stay up-to-date on the Conference's work throughout the session, be sure to register for the Catholic Advocacy Network.