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Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on NAACP President Ben Jealous, September 8th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement onNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Ben Jealous’s decision to step down as head of the NAACP at the end of the year: “Under Ben Jealous’s leadership, the NAACP has continued its fight for fairness and equality across our nation.   Read the Rest…

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, August 28th, 2013

Washington, DC The work of Justice is urgent, it is real, and it is needed. Let there be no comfort in our country for the bigotry of cold indifference. For there are still too many lives in America taken from us by violence. …Still too many children in America who go to bed hungry, who  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on US Supreme Court Rulings on Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8, June 26th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8: “Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional as applied to states that recognize equal marriage rights. “This ruling is a powerful step forward  Read the Rest…

We the People: Remarks to the American Constitution Society, June 15th, 2013

Washington DC As Prepared for Delivery Thank you all very much,… A special word of welcome to those of you visiting from out of town.  I have a sacred constitutional duty as Governor of Maryland that I am here to fulfill.  You are hereby cordially invited to visit us across the Potomac.  Please feel free  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley, Senate President Miller, House Speaker Busch Sign Legislation Keeping Families Safe and Promoting Strategies That Work, May 2nd, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr, House Speaker Michael E. Busch, joined by Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown, today signed key legislation that advances the State’s commitment to keeping families safe and promotes strategies that work. Bills signed today include death penalty repeal, Grace’s Law to prevent cyberbullying,  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on Voting Expansion Bill Passage, April 8th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today applauded final passage of SB 279, the Administration’s voting expansion bill:  “Every citizen deserves the opportunity to cast their vote and be heard. In 2010, Maryland allowed early voting for the first time. Since then, we’ve seen a large increase – more than 16 percent of registered Maryland voters  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on President Obama’s Designation of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument, March 25th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the Presidential Designation of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument: “Today, President Obama made a long-held dream come true for countless Marylanders with his decision to forever commemorate the life and legacy of one of the Underground Railroad’s most famed conductors, Harriet Tubman. By  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on Passage of Death Penalty Repeal in Maryland, March 15th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the passage of the Administration’s bill to repeal the death penalty in Maryland. The final vote count on the bill is 82-56 in the Maryland House of Delegates: “With today’s vote to repeal the death penalty in Maryland, the General Assembly is eliminating  Read the Rest…

Death Penalty Repeal Press Conference, March 15th, 2013

Annapolis, MD Thank you all. Thank you so very, very much for all of your hard work on this important issue that says so much about us, and an issue that many states have not yet been able to face full on with the sort of truth and the sort of understanding that the people  Read the Rest…

Happy International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2013

I’m very lucky to have the leadership and guidance of some of the smartest, most effective women in public service. But instead of telling you about them, I wanted to share this inspirational video that a few members of our administration put together in honor of International Women’s Day.