2022 Maryland Legislative Session Agenda
CASA mobilizes and organizes its sizeable membership to both lead and participate in passing several critical bills that would transform the everyday lives of immigrants and working families in Maryland. In coalition with partners across the state, we advocate for a variety of immigrant rights bills.
Healthy Babies Equity Act
The Healthy Babies Equity Act is a first step toward offering better access to healthcare, by extending Medicaid coverage to children and pregnant persons.
Access to Care Act
The Access to Care Act ensures ALL income-eligible Marylanders can purchase coverage through the exchange, regardless of immigration status.
Access to Counsel in Deportation Proceedings
The Access to Counsel Act fights for all Marylanders who are in detention and facing deportation have access to justice in the form of zealous legal counsel to represent them in removal proceedings.
As a member of Renters United Maryland, CASA is fighting to completely overhaul the eviction process and take steps toward affordable housing for all.
Meaningful Police Reform
As a member of the Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability (MCJPA), CASA is fighting to continue reimagining the role, presence, and responsibilities of police in Maryland.
Equity in Education
CASA is a proud member of the Maryland Alliance for Racial Equity in Education (MAREE). MAREE will continue efforts this session to monitor the implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future, push for greater access to data that better serves Black and brown children, improve supports for immigrant students, and move toward legislation that will take steps in ending the school-to-prison pipeline.