The General Assembly is Maryland's legislative body and directly represents the electorate. The state has 47 districts represented by 47 Senators and 141 Delegates. Visit the MGA Look Up page to find your state representatives. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them.
Common Cause has an innovative, pragmatic, and comprehensive pro-democracy agenda. Their work leads and defines the democracy reform movement, promoting solutions already succeeding in some communities to shift power to the people and away from wealthy special interests and partisan ideologues. They can help you find your elected officials on each level of government—local, state, and federal.
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF), VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on aspects of the election process. Information is accessible in Spanish, as well.
Part of being a citizen is your civic duty to vote. Remember, your vote is your voice. Register to vote, stay up to date with your registration, and learn of all the ways to cast your ballot during an election with the Maryland Board of Elections.
The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State. The Attorney General's Office has general charge, supervision and direction of the legal business of the State, acting as legal advisors and representatives of the major agencies, various boards, commissions, officials and institutions of State Government. The office has provided several immigration assistances that can also be found in Spanish.
The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition strives to ensure equal justice for all immigrant men, women, and children at risk of detention and deportation in the DC metropolitan area and beyond. They work to keep families together and connect detained individuals with pro bono attorneys. They have a detained adult program, detained children’s program, and immigration impact lab.
With nearly 100,000 lifetime members, CASA in Action is the Mid-Atlantic region's largest electoral organization fighting for immigrant rights. They do lots of the on-the-groundwork in mobilizing and empowering Latino and immigrant communities in Maryland. If you want to join their efforts, visit their website for more information.
For a list of legal assistance in Maryland visit the National Immigration Legal Service Directory. Here you can find a right attorney or help for your legal matter. Most of these organizations have Spanish-speaking staff, never be afraid to ask for someone who speaks Spanish.
The Maryland Health Connection has helped shrink the uninsured gap in the Latino community. Thousands of families who lack health coverage are still eligible for free or low-cost insurance. Visit their website, or call 1-855-642-8572 for assistance in Spanish.
Centro SOL promotes equity in health and opportunity for Latinos by advancing clinical care, research, education, and advocacy at Johns Hopkins and beyond in active partnership with our Latino neighbors. Their vision is for Latinos to receive culturally competent healthcare that acknowledges the diversity of the community and respects the dignity of everyone.
Mary’s Center is a community health center serving people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area for over 30 years. Mary’s Center developed our Social Change Model (SCM), which allows them to offer medical, dental, and behavioral health services for the entire family, along with social services and family literacy services – all under one roof.
Proyecto Salud Clinic seeks to provide high quality, culturally competent, and affordable primary healthcare services to its patients. English, Spanish, Mandarin, and French are languages spoken by staff at the clinic.
A Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services program, the Latino Health Initiative addresses the health, language, economic and professional disparities impacting Latinos by developing innovative interventions. They work to improve the health and wellbeing of Latinos by enhancing coordination of health programs and services and advocating for policies and practices that enhance the quality of life for all County residents.
The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC) promotes the establishment, growth, prosperity and retention of Latino businesses, and those entities, and persons that support them in the State of Maryland. The MHCC serves the Latino business community by promoting business opportunities, workforce development, providing resources, and making connections through awareness and mentorship.
The Latino Economic Development Center’s mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate-income Latinos and other underserved communities in the D.C. and Baltimore Metropolitan Area by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.
The Maryland Hispanic Business Foundation provides educational and community outreach to and for Hispanic and other minority-owned businesses as a benefit to the economic and social development of the Maryland community at large. They promote education, sound business practices, and synergies between youth and the business community, specially minority owned businesses in Maryland.
Maryland Small Business Development Center’s Hispanic Business Center at the University of Maryland is an organization designed to help the Latino community with their business needs by providing free advice to all who need help in starting a business.
CASA is a group of passionate, community-conscious people working to organize, advocate for, and expand opportunities for Latino and immigrant people in the state of Maryland. They are one the largest immigrant-led advocacy organizations in the state. They help with various services, including immigration, healthcare, English learning programs, employment opportunities, and education needs for all immigrants.
The Esperanza Center is a comprehensive resource center whose mission is to welcome immigrants by offering hope, compassionate services, and the power to improve their lives. Since 1963, immigrants from all over the world have trusted the Esperanza Center to help them navigate life in a new country. They provide bilingual services related to education, healthcare, immigration legal matters, family reunification, anti-trafficking, and general community support to thousands of immigrants each year.