Action Alert! Kirwan Bill set for Veto override vote in Senate on Friday!
Please contact your State Senator and urge them to NOT override Governor Hogan's Veto of the Kirwan Bill!
Please see sample letter below and the email address of your State Senator.
You may want to add points made in this recent publication from the Maryland Public Policy Institute.
A vote to override Governor Hogan's veto of the Kirwan Bill is scheduled for tomorrow Friday, February 12, 2021.
Simply copy and paste the following text, insert the last name of your State Senator in the beginning, insert your name and address at the end, and email to your State Senator. If you are unsure of who your Senator is you can enter your address here:
Subject: Please do not override Governor Hogan's veto of the Kirwan Bill!
Dear Senator XXXXXXX,
I am opposed to implementing the "Blueprint for Maryland", aka the "Kirwan Bill", at this time.
I refer you to the following recent quotes from Governor Hogan.
"The last thing Marylanders need is higher taxes. It is unthinkable that our Legislature would even consider doing this while so many Marylanders are struggling."
"Education is my top priority, which is why we have provided historically high funding for seven years in a row and proposed the largest investments in school construction in Maryland history. No governor has ever invested more in our schools. But while we’re working to get our kids back into classrooms and help Marylanders keep more of their hard-earned money, legislators are hellbent on pushing through a multi-billion dollar plan that can’t guarantee better outcomes for our kids."
"An override of this common-sense veto will cost at least $6,200 in tax hikes for every Maryland family. As we continue to battle a global pandemic and the worst economic crisis since the Great Recession, the last thing Marylanders need is higher taxes."
I ask that you please do not override Governor Hogan's veto of the Kirwan Bill. We simply cannot afford it!
Thank you very much!
XX Your Name XX
XX Your Address XX
District 14: Craig Zucker [email protected]
District 15: Brian Feldman [email protected]
District 16: Susan Lee [email protected]
District 17: Cheryl Kagan [email protected]
District 18: Jeff Waldstricher [email protected]
District 19: Ben Kramer [email protected]
District 20: Will Smith [email protected]
District 39: Nancy King [email protected]