The StarDem reports:
Education is perhaps the most important aspect in encouraging people to become involved with important political issues, according to Derek McCoy, president of Maryland Family Alliance.
"We need to educate people on the issues and get them really understanding not just what's coming up, but the effects of what's coming up," McCoy said Wednesday evening at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department on Creamery Lane. "Let's talk about (these issues). Let's understand what's right for the citizens in our state and what's right for our culture."
... McCoy emphasized that everyone, despite race, income or religion, needs to get involved in the political and legislative process. Every citizen's participation is needed in the effort to stop the same sex legislation from passing next year, he said. If the legislation isn't stopped in the House or Senate, it will be critical to ensure that the legislation is referred to the ballot via a referendum, he said. "It's going to be a vicious fight this session," he said. "Together, we can make a difference."