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Sen. Conway is fighting for eviction reform.

Let her know, We have your back!

April 3, 2018

When Sen. Joan Carter Conway sponsored SB 520, to ensure that Baltimore City renters have at least 7 days' notice of an eviction trial, she took on a fight to bring basic dignity to an unfair, one-sided judicial process.

As the legislative session winds down this week, powerful interests are blocking this progressive reform legislation: the real estate industry lobbyists and the Maryland Judiciary. Baltimore County Sen. Bobby Zirkin, who chairs the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, will not bring the bill up for a vote in the committee.

Today, we ask Sen. Conway to keep fighting for City renters.
FIGHT to end surprise eviction trials.
FIGHT for 7 days to prepare for trials that determine whether you have a home.
FIGHT for 7 days, so that a working mom can reschedule a shift, find a friend who can take the kids to school, or call around for legal advice.

This is a fight for dignity and a meaningful opportunity to be heard. It is a fight for Baltimore’s Black women and children, who are disproportionately impacted by eviction.

Call or write to Sen. Conway today and let her know that you need her to keep pressing Sen. Bobby Zirkin to bring SB 520 to a vote. Let her know that she isn't standing up alone for a fair eviction law. You have her back!

Phone: 410-841-3145
For more information about the PJC’s legislative work on rent court reform, contact Zafar Shah at (410) 625-9409 x237 or shahz@publicjustice.org. For general inquiries about legislation, contact John Nethercut at (410) 625-9409 x238 or nethercutj@publicjustice.org.

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