February 15, 2019


Media Contacts:

Diana Philip, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, 202-870-0422


Women’s Groups to Rally in Annapolis

(Annapolis, MD) On Monday, February 18, 2019, supporters will gather in Annapolis to rally in support of a progressive legislative agenda for Maryland women. Several organizations have co-sponsored the event for bills supporting reproductive justice, healthy families, and economic security, as well as opposing violence against women.


Rally sponsors include: NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, Planned Parenthood of Maryland, FreeState Justice, Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Maryland National Organization for Women (MNOW), Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA), Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women (MLAW), Baltimore Women United, Whole Woman’s Health of Baltimore, Reproductive Justice Inside, American Association for University Women, National Women’s Law Center, University School of Law Safe Center, and MomsRising.


What: Women’s Rally in Annapolis

When: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., February 18, 2019

Where: Southeast side of House of Delegates Office Building, in the grassy area near College Avenue and St. John’s Street, Annapolis, MD (across from Legislative Services Building and Lawyer’s Mall)

Who: (currently scheduled): Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch, Del. Pam Queen, Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes Women Legislators of Maryland, Del. Edith Patterson – Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, Del. Lily Qi – Maryland Legislative Asian-American & Pacific-Islander Caucus, Del. Wanika Fisher – Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus/New Women Legislators, Sen. Susan Lee, Sen. Mary Washington, Del. Charlotte Crutchfield, Del. Vanessa Atterbeary, Del. Shelly Hettleman, Del. Karen Lewis Young, Del. Ariana Kelly,  Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk, Del. Jheanelle Wilkins, Del. Kirill Reznik, Ruth Martin – Moms Rising; Andrea Johnson – National Women’s Law Center; Karen Nelson – Planned Parenthood of Maryland; Diana Philip – NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland; Monica Cooper – Maryland Justice Project, Michelle Siri – Women’s Law Center of Maryland & Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women; Kim Haven – Reproductive Justice Inside, Jessica Emerson – UB Law Human Trafficking Prevention Project, Amanda Rodriguez – UMD School of Law Safe Center, and Shauntia White – Maryland NOW.


Why: In response to current threats to women’s rights and in support of pro-women legislation


Speakers will be available for interviews at 6:30 p.m. across from Lawyer’s Mall.




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