Get Money Out—Maryland, Inc. (GMOM) is a volunteer force of Marylanders demanding full voting rights for every citizen and regulation of big money in politics. We work to promote reforms to end the corrupting influence of big money in the political process and strengthen the power of individual citizens. Our goal is enacting a U.S. Constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizen’s United v. FEC decision, empower states and the federal government to regulate the raising and spending of money in our elections, establish that Constitutional rights apply only to natural persons, and affirm the right to vote for all citizens.
Since GMOM was founded in 2012, our campaign has enlisted the support of nearly 9,000 Marylanders.
In 2018, the Maryland House of Delegates passed the Democracy Amendment Resolution (H.J. 11), which includes the call for a convention of states to propose a Constitutional amendment. Since the Resolution did not pass the Senate’s Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, the measure died.
Because the 2020 session of the Maryland legislature adjourned early due to COVID-19, GMOM has refocused activities on both state and national levels. Heading into the November 2020 elections, we have joined related organizations to promote mail-in balloting in Maryland, along with in-person voting.
We are asking supporters to pressure Congress for $3.6 billion in aid to the states to meet extraordinary expenses that would assure accessible, safe, secure, and fair elections in November. We are also asking Gov. Hogan to change his emergency order about the November election to more closely match the recommendations of Senator Pinsky, Senate President Ferguson, and local election officials.
GMOM also has initiated a national letter-writing campaign urging U.S. Senators to support a federal resolution similar to the one introduced in the House of Representatives in 2019, H.J.Res.48. It represents the strongest language to date for Congress to pass an amendment. GMOM has partnered with Move to Amend and with organizations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Mexico, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming to advance a comparable Senate bill.