By Baltimore County Coalition for Fair Maps. The results of the 2020 census justify two Majority-Black districts and one Majority-Minority district for Baltimore County in 2021. In 2000, the County’s minority population was 200,402: 26.6% Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). It was only after pressure from ACLU and NAACP that a majority-Black District – the 4th – was drawn. That was back in … Continue reading What Are Fair Maps? And Why People Care.
By Sonia Shah. Over the past decades, Baltimore county has steadily diversified. In 1980, we were 10 percent black; in 2000, we were 20 percent black. Today we are 30 percent black. Forty-seven percent–nearly half of us–are non-white. Our diversity is a strength that benefits all of us in the county. And thanks to the Voting Rights Act, by law it must be reflected in … Continue reading County must reject pro-incumbent, anti-voter map
By Sonia Shah Community leaders and activists from a growing range of local grassroots groups, including Indivisible Towson, Indivisible Baltimore, Sunrise Baltimore, and the Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club, are launching new efforts to encourage their representatives in Washington, DC to support the resolution for a Green New Deal, recently introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey. These efforts to date include coordinated … Continue reading Momentum for a Green New Deal Grows in Baltimore County