During the Maryland General Assembly, the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) often calls upon its members to speak with a legislator regarding a particular bill. The Buddy System is MACo’s grassroots effort to match county elected officials with Maryland Senators and Delegates to increase communication about legislation impacting county government. During Session, Buddy Alerts are sent via email when a vote on a specific bill is crucial. The alert will provide a brief overview of the legislation, MACo’s position, and a sample dialogue. MACo encourages elected officials to sign up to participate in this effort by selecting a Delegate(s)/Senator(s) from the lists below. Prior to selecting your “buddy” take into consideration those that you have the best rapport and feel most comfortable conveying a position on a bill. Please send buddy requests to Emily Hollis at email@example.com.