MLAW's 2024 Legislative Agenda

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Prince George's County Chapter participates in discussion with MLAW on legislation proposed and progressing through the Maryland General Assembly. Learn about the upcoming proposal 2024 Legislative Agenda. Visit this page frequently for an update on the final list of MLAW's 2024 supported proposals. 

- Joyce Duckett, Chair, NCBW-PGC Public Policy & Advocacy Committee

 MLAW's Proposed 2024 Legislative Agenda


MLAW was established to harness the collective power of women and to create a statewide, nonpartisan, independent coalition of groups and individuals to advocate for progressive legislative initiatives that promote and protect the well-being of women and their families in Maryland. This call to action for legislative change has resulted in a coalition almost unique in the United States. The annual legislative conference and other activities have energized thousands of women - and male allies - to become engaged in advocacy for important issues affecting Maryland women and families. 

The annual Legislative Agenda has included a broad diversity of issues and the organization’s advocacy and collaborative efforts have resulted in the passage of 112 pieces of legislation enacted by the Maryland General Assembly in the last 29 years. In the 2023 Maryland General Assembly session, all 7 bills on the MLAW Agenda PASSED. This extraordinary success has made a significant difference for women and families. It has established MLAW as a powerful voice for women and their priorities in Maryland. MLAW provides visibility for legislation affecting women and families. 

The fall conference develops our MLAW Legislative Agenda and a legislative briefing during the legislative session introduces the Agenda to advocates and legislators. These events focus legislators’ attention on our issues and raise their visibility throughout the state. We distribute the annual Legislative Agenda to every Maryland legislator. In collaboration with our advocacy partners, we submit testimony, advocate for bills, and promote our Agenda through our large e-mail list, website, and Facebook page. 

The Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women is proud of its achievements during the last 29 years, but there is more to be done. Join us and help us continue to make a difference for Maryland women and families.