Support SB151/HB82

Maryland Constitutional Amendment

for Environmental Human Rights

Stakeholder Call: January 18, 2021 at 7 pm RSVP

House and Senate Hearings: January 20 and 26

Read our Organizational Letter of Support here

Every person has the fundamental and inalienable right to live in a healthful environment

Everyone deserves the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment. Everyone. Yet our laws do not currently protect this right. We can change that.  

Support HB82/SB151 – the Maryland Constitutional Amendment for Environmental Human Rights. The amendment will protect the rights of all Marylanders to live in a healthful environment, including clean air, water, land, and a stable climate. It will also recognize the state as trustee of Maryland’s natural resources.  Protecting everyone’s right to live in a healthy environment in our state constitution and requiring the state to protect those rights resets the priority of the government to put the health of the public first.

Join Our Stakeholder Call on January 18 at 7pm

Join the Environmental Rights Amendment’s lead sponsors, Senator Obie Patterson and Delegate Wanika Fisher, for a Stakeholder Zoom Call on Monday, January 18 at 7 pm. We are rallying with key stakeholders ahead of our House Hearing (January 20th at 1:30 pm) and our Senate Hearing (January 26th at 1 pm). In addition to our lead sponsors, Rosa Hance, Chair of the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club will be speaking and Barry Hill, Adjunct Professor of the Vermont Law School, will talk about the role of the amendment in securing and protecting environmental justice.  

  • What Will be Covered on the Stakeholder Call?
    • How the Amendment is connected to the legacy of justice and this moment
    • What is new about the Amendment language in 2021?
    • What is critical in advocating in the House and Senate committees?
    • Perspectives on the Amendment from community leaders and student leaders
    • Your questions!

Thank you for your support. RSVP here. See you on January 18th at 7 pm!

Our Youth and Future Generations Are Counting on Us!