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Mission & Vision

Advance Maryland’s mission is to make advocacy campaigns more effective by amplifying the voices, ideas, and messages of organizations and coalitions that are working for progress, opportunity, and equity in our state. As a strategic partner and digital communications hub, we provide innovative policy and advocacy solutions for the movement to secure a just, inclusive, and sustainable future for all Marylanders.

Our vision is a Maryland with thriving, healthy and inclusive communities where all Marylanders have access to opportunity, including safe and affordable housing; economic prosperity; quality healthcare; reliable transportation; a restorative justice system; and a livable future.

How We Partner With Advocates

Who We Are

Our team is led by Executive Director Alice Wilkerson (she/her), who has over 15 years of experience working in and with the Maryland General Assembly as well as nonprofits and advocacy partners across the state. Advance Maryland’s communications and outreach efforts are managed by Digital Director Maya Holliday (they/she), who has over 5 years of experience working in political advocacy and digital outreach at the local, state, and national levels.

Advance Maryland’s board of directors is comprised of longtime public policy leaders from across the state: Molly Amster,Tom Coale, Sheila Maith, and Larry Ottinger.

Meet Our Board

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Our Work

Advance Maryland is building on the work of our founding partners as well as expanding our policy support; our work includes passing youth justice reforms, addressing climate change, enacting progressive tax reforms, supporting housing justice, ensuring equitable access to abortion care, and addressing health disparities.

We take an “on tap not on top” approach to our work with coalitions, organizations, and advocates by providing tailored and scalable services to support their efforts. This can range from organizational support and strategic planning to digital content creation and owned media strategy.

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