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Anne earned a 100% rating on The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition's 2012 legislative scorecard

MCRC on August 20, 2012
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MCRC’s scorecard grades each legislator on his or her floor votes on eight critical consumer rights votes during the 2012 regular session and the May special session. To shine a light on the decisions made by the powerful committees that mark-up key consumer bills, we’ve also given “committee scores” to the members of those committees based on their votes on a broader set of consumer concerns.

To see how your legislator scored, download the full scorecard here

You can also download the scorecard in a page-by-page format that’s easy to read and print here

To see all the floor and committee votes we used to grade Maryland legislators, and compare their 2012 scores to their scores on our 2011 and 2010 scorecards, please go to our Legislative Scorecard homepage

2012 Consumer Champions

Eighty legislators earned a spot on MCRC’s list of 2012 Consumer Champions with perfect scores on consumer rights votes this year.

Legislators earned those strong scores primarily by passing important new laws to protect Maryland consumers against foreclosures, tobacco addiction and identity theft this Spring. Yet the legislature’s overall record for 2012 was mixed, as important bills to limit unfair automatic renewal clauses in energy contracts, control fracking, protect auto dealers from unfair retribution, and take other key steps to protect consumers died quickly in key committees.

For more on the legislature's 2012 record, read our assessment of the 2012 session here.

But with the help of advocates like you, we’ll be back in 2013 to push our legislators to do more to help families save their homes, stop abusive auto sales practices, and stop financial predators.

Annual Awards Celebration tickets on sale now.

One great way to contribute to our work is to buy your tickets to MCRC’s 2012 Annual Awards Celebration or becoming a sponsor of the event today. Our Annual Meeting will take place:

  •    Thurs. Oct. 18 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Tens Oaks Ballroom at 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville, MD. Tickets cost $50.

You can get tickets and find out more about our annual celebration on our Annual Meeting homepage.

You can also learn more about legislative work, our annual meeting and other MCRC reports and events by following us on Facebook here and on Twitter here.



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2017 End of Session Newsletter


Congratulations to Delegate Anne Healey on being honored by The Daily Record as one of their Top 100 Women.

"This year's Maryland's Top 100 Women honorees lead companies, create change, break barriers, chart new territory and inspire future generations," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "These women make a difference at home, at work and in their communities. The Daily Record is proud to honor them."

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