MCASA in the News: Prioritize the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act in Maryland’s Legislature


A recent Washington Post editorial doesn't mince words as it urges the passage of legislation that would protect rape survivors who become pregnant in Maryland.  Top Maryland lawmakers say they'll make the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act a priority in 2018, after the bill's failure to pass for the ninth time during the 2017 legislative session prompted national and international outcry. While having the support of these lawmakers is essential, MCASA’s Executive Director and Counsel Lisae C. Jordan, Esq. warns “it’s not over until it’s over,” an important reminder that we must remain committed and proactive until the bill is signed into law.

Contact Your Legislators to Urge Them to Support SB2 - Rape Survivor Family Protection Act

The Senate version of the bill, SB2, is slated for a hearing in the Judicial Proceedings Committee at 1:15 on January 11, 2018.  Please contact committee members with the message that they should SUPPORT SB2.
 

MARYLAND SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE PHONE AND EMAILS:

Leadership:

Robert A. (Bobby) Zirkin, Chair (D-11)
Phone: (410) 841-3131 | (301) 858-3131
E-mail: [email protected]

Delores G. Kelley, Vice Chair (D-10)
Phone: (410) 841-3606 | (301) 858-3606
E-mail: [email protected]


Baltimore County:
James Brochin (D-42)
Phone: (410) 841-3648 | (301) 858-3648
E-mail: [email protected]

Carroll County:
Justin D. Ready (R-5)
Phone: (410) 841-3683 | (301) 858-3683
E-mail: [email protected]

Carroll & Frederick Counties:
Michael J. Hough (R-4)
Phone: (410) 841-3704 | (301) 858-3704
E-mail: [email protected]

Cecil & Harford Counties:
Wayne Norman (R-35)
Phone: (410) 841-3603 | (301) 858-3603
E-mail: [email protected]

Harford County:
Robert G. Cassilly (R-34)
Phone: (410) 841-3158 | (301) 858-3158
E-mail: [email protected]

Montgomery County:

Susan C. Lee (D-16)
Phone: (410) 841-3124 | (301) 858-3124
E-mail: [email protected]

William C. (Will) Smith, Jr. (D-20)
Phone: (410) 841-3634 | (301) 858-3634
E-mail: [email protected]


Prince George's County:

C. Anthony Muse (D-26)
Phone: (410) 841-3092 | (301) 858-3092
E -mail: [email protected]

Victor R. Ramirez (D-47)
Phone: (410) 841-3745 | (301) 858-3745
E-mail: [email protected]

Your voice and actions matter. Call your senator and tell them to vote favorably on SB2. 

Learn more about MCASA’s 2018 legislative priorities on our websiteBecome a member of MCASA or donate to help us #FundTheFight in Annapolis and advocate for sexual assault survivors. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed about legislation that supports survivors.

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