Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act

UPDATE 3/24/19: The MCEJA has passed the Senate, and now goes to the Economic Matters Committee in the House of Delegates. Please contact your Delegates with the messages below.

 

The Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) needs your help! The biggest environmental bill of the year is in trouble and will be up for a vote this week. Please call your state legislators and ask them to support the Clean Energy Jobs Act, Senate Bill 516 and House Bill 1158.

The CEJA would bring thousands of solar and wind energy jobs to Maryland and would require that we get 50% of our energy from clean sources (solar and wind) by 2024. Our legislators need to pass the CEJA this year or Maryland will lose solar and wind energy jobs to other states that are more serious about clean energy. We cannot afford to wait another year–your legislators need to hear from you!
Here is a sample script:
Hello, my name is [NAME] and I live in [CITY]. I am calling [LEGISLATOR NAME] today in support of the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which is [Senate Bill 516 OR House Bill 1158]. I am deeply concerned about the impact that climate change is having on our planet. I think Maryland needs to lead the nation in taking bold actions to reduce emissions and reverse the warming trends. The Clean Energy Jobs Act, not only increases our renewable energy requirements but it will also create thousands of jobs in our state. I ask that [LEGISLATOR NAME] vote favorably on [Senate Bill 516 OR House Bill 1158], the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Thank you and have a good day!
(Calls to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Economic Matters Committee and the Chair of the Public Utilities Subcommittee are especially important.)
Short on time?
Open this link to the General Assembly: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmmain.aspx?pid=legisrpage&tab=subject6, click on the right hand corner where it says “Who Represents Me” (below the Facebook and Twitter symbols), enter your address and zip code and find your legislators. A button at the bottom says “Create Message” and you can send a message to all of your legislators at once.

Legislators to Contact:

District 14
SEN. CRAIG ZUCKER
410-841-3625 | 301-858-3625 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3625
Email: craig.zucker@senate.state.md.us
Senate Deputy Majority Leader
Committee Assignments: Vice Chair of the Rules Committee, Budget and Taxation Committee
*Del. PAM QUEEN
410-841-3380 | 301-858-3380 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3380
Email: pam.queen@house.state.md.us
Committee Assignments: *Economic Matters Committee

District 15
SEN. BRIAN J. FELDMAN – BILL SPONSOR
(410) 841-3169, (301) 858-3169, Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3169
e-mail: brian.feldman@senate.state.md.us
Committee Assignments: *Finance Committee, Executive Nominations Committee
Del. LILY QI, Democrat, District 15, Montgomery County
410-841-3090 | 301-858-3090 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3090
e-mail: lily.qi@house.state.md.us
Committee Assignments: *Economic Matters Committee

District 16
SEN. Susan Lee, Democrat, District 16, Montgomery County
(410) 841-3124, (301) 858-3124, Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3124
e-mail: susan.lee@senate.state.md.us
Senate Majority Whip
Committee Assignments: Judicial Proceedings Committee, Executive Nominations Committee

District 17
SEN. CHERYL C. KAGAN, Democrat, District 17, Montgomery County
(410) 841-3134, (301) 858-3134, Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3134
e-mail: cheryl.kagan@senate.state.md.us
Committee Assignments: Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee

District 18
SEN. JEFF WALDSTREICHER, Democrat, District 18, Montgomery County
410-841-3137 | 301-858-3137 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3137
e-mail: jeff.waldstreicher@house.state.md.us
Committee Assignments: Judicial Proceedings Committee

District 19
SEN. BEN KRAMER, Democrat, District 19, Montgomery County
410-841-3151 | 301-858-3151 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3151
e-mail: benjamin.kramer@house.state.md.us
Committee Assignments: *Finance Committee

District 20
SEN. WILL SMITH, Democrat, District 20, Montgomery County
(410) 841-3634, (301) 858-3634, Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3634
e-mail: will.smith@senate.state.md.us
Committee Assignments:
Vice Chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee
Executive Nominations Committee
Del. LORIG CHARKOUDIAN, Democrat, District 20, Montgomery County
e-mail: lorig.charkoudian@house.state.md.us
410-841-3423 | 301-858-3423 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3423
Committee Assignments: *Economic Matters Committee

District 39
SEN. NANCY KING, Democrat, District 39, Montgomery County
(410) 841-3686, (301) 858-3686, Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3686
e-mail: nancy.king@senate.state.md.us
Committee Assignments: Chair of the Budget and Taxation Committee, Rules Committee, Executive Nominations Committee

Finally, you can forward this link to friends and family in Maryland and ask them to call as well. In particular, there is a need for support in the following districts:
· District 8 – Baltimore County (Carney, Rosedale, Perry Hall), Sen. Klausmeier
· District 10 – Baltimore County (Reisterstown)
· District 24 – Prince George’s County, Sen. Benson
· District 25 – Prince George’s County (Suitland, Westphalia, Forestville)
· District 40 – Baltimore City, Sen. Hayes
· District 45 – Baltimore City, Del. Talmadge Branch.
· District 47 – Prince George’s County (Adelphi, Chillum, Colmar Manor, Bladensburg, Landover Hills, Cheverly) – Sen. Augustine

Learn more about the CEJA at:
http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&tab=subject3&id=hb1158&stab=01&ys=2019RS
http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&tab=subject3&id=sb0516&stab=01&ys=2019RS

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