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In This Unprecedented Year, Maryland Matters Needs Your Help




Looking back on this year — a year like no other — one thing is clear: the need for reliable independent news is greater than ever.

Whether it’s the fight for racial justice, the devastation of the pandemic or the battle for the ballot, we’ve been here for you, reporting the facts you need.

Will you be here to support our nonprofit news site?

I invite you to take part in the chance to double your donation. Maryland Matters has again been selected to participate in NewsMatch, a national nonprofit that supports independent newsrooms like ours, with aid from the Democracy Fund, Knight Foundation and other foundations.

At Maryland Matters, we are small, scrappy — and determined to bring you stories that might otherwise go untold:

**”Empty Plates at Maryland’s Tables,” our series about childhood hunger.

**A Hogan administration official whose social media post praised a teen accused in two fatal Kenosha shootings – and who subsequently lost his job.

**Life in Langley Park, the Prince George’s County community where difficult conditions for its immigrant residents have been worsened by COVID-19.

**Baltimore’s Northwood shopping center, Morgan State University and the fight against segregation.

**Myriad state and local ballot questions, voting access and Baltimore mayoral and council races.

As our democracy faces its greatest challenges, we are pleased to do our part, giving you information that empowers you as a citizen.

Your loyal support has enabled Maryland Matters to grow from an occasional blog powered by volunteers to a full-time staff of six reporters publishing six days a week. We’re always developing new ways to get the news to you — including our latest venture, the podcast Maryland Chatters.

We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you!

Trusted reporting has never mattered more.

In a year like no other, I hope you will invest in Maryland Matters and double your impact thanks to NewsMatch.

We don’t know what will happen in the days and weeks ahead. But please know you can count on us to report on the issues that matter most for our state.

Thank you very much.

With gratitude,

Josh Kurtz/Editor

P.S. In a year like no other, each and every one of us at Maryland Matters has redoubled our efforts to bring you news you can count on in these uncertain times. Please make a tax-deductible gift to Maryland Matters today and your donation will be doubled thanks to a generous matching grant! Thanks.