Bringing a ‘Taste of District 17’ to Annapolis (February 2, 2017)
February 2, 2017
Thanks to everyone who joined us for District 17 Night in Annapolis. Your Delegates and I were glad to host you on Monday evening. If you missed it, you can read a bit and try to join us next year for policy, politics, delicious food, and activism when it is most needed!
Friends & Neighbors Visit the Capitol!
It was great fun to welcome activists and elected officials from Rockville and Gaithersburg. We were honored to be joined by many of our House and Senate colleagues from across the state, as well as Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.
Banning Harmful Polystyrene
Yesterday, I was joined by environmental activists from across the state as I presented SB186. Del. Brooke Lierman (D-Baltimore City) is sponsoring the bill in the House.
Currently, to restore a maiden name following a divorce, one must file a motion with the court. The proposed change must be advertised in the local paper, where anyone (including ex-partners) can object and call for a hearing. In addition to being expensive, the process is time-consuming and could endanger domestic violence survivors hiding from past abusers. Name changes can also create barriers to voting when the name on one’s ID does not match the one on voter registration files. My bill, SB83, passed the full Senate unanimously this morning.
Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for photos and updates throughout the session, as well as fun and interesting events in District 17. Check my website to learn about Senatorial Scholarships, internship opportunities, and more! Any questions or comments can be directed to me via email.