The theme of each town hall is “Care for Our Common Home – Environmental Responsibility in Maryland.” These town halls are timed to happen during, and have some influence upon, the Maryland General Assembly of 2022 as it considers critical climate and environment legislation.
The first was on February 15 convened by Archbishop Lori, and then on March 30 toward the end of the legislative session (before final votes on essential climate legislation, we hope) to be convened by Cardinal Gregory. This could really be helpful in garnering support from Catholics at the grassroots and in the General Assembly for important legislation like the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 (SB528) and the Environmental Human Rights Amendment to Maryland’s constitution (HB 596).
Here is a link to more information about the first of the town halls with Archbishop Lori. Information will be forthcoming about the March 30 Town Hall Meeting