Advocacy Resources and Publications
Maryland Issues and Statistics
- Maryland Alliance for the Poor Poverty Profiles: an overview of poverty data for the state, Baltimore City and each of Maryland’s 23 counties included.
- Welfare Advocates Guide to Welfare: a plain language explanation of the rules of welfare.
- Maryland Alliance for the Poor Their Voices: 14 stories describing the plight of vulnerable Marylanders organized into sections relating to housing (“Shelter”), health (“Strength”), and work.
To find your elected officials, put your address information into this link to search for your state and local elected representatives.
The Maryland General Assembly has served nearly continuously from Maryland’s founding in 1634. For over 370 years, the Maryland General Assembly has consisted of citizen legislators – part-time elected officials who live and work in their communities. Marylanders are typically represented by four legislators in the General Assembly – three members of the House of Delegates and one state Senator. The General Assembly makes laws for the state, may levy taxes and may reduce or restrict the budget proposed each year by the Governor. For general information about the Maryland General Assembly, click here.
Maryland State Departments
Catholic Charities and the Advocacy Department work in partnership with several different state departments, linked below.