Several of our members have been in contact with Governor Larry Hogan's staff in attempt to get meetings with legislative aides and other staffers that direct Hogan's political agenda. They have a lot of questions, naturally, since Hogan has not held a townhall.
On March 9th, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, a prominent member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced House Resolution of Inquiry 184 that would compel Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions to turn over all communications with Russian Officials to Congress.
Several Maryland and Virginia representatives have not signed on as co-sponsors. If this bill has any hope of a traction, it needs support
Reports of missing black and latinx boys and girls in the DC area have dominated local social media, garnering criticism from some national magazines and expressing concern that our government and our society isn't paying attention to these missing teenagers.
Given the rate of sex trafficking in the area we cannot accept this as normal and need to urge the council to get more involved.
DON'T STOP CALLING. The House is voting on the H.R. 1628 - American Health Care Act TODAY at around 3:30PM, after new changes that could encourage more Republican support. You have SIX HOURS to call your representatives and to urge your friends and families in red states (this will have even more impact) to do so.
Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) has introduced a bill that will help residents remain covered by insurance if ACA is repealed. Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington is calling for interested people to attend a hearing on the bill!
Hogan has nominated an anti-choice activist for the Maryland Board of Physicians! A member of Trumps "pro-life advisory council," Day Gardner is an extremist who tries to use medical boards across the country to attack abortion providers.
he Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act includes language to defund Planned Parenthood for one year. The same defunding language was previously part of a bill that was passed by Congress in 2015 but ultimately vetoed by President Obama. This threat is very real, and the time to act is now.
Some of you may have had the chance to meet Elizabeth Guzman, candidate to represent the 31st district in the Virginia House of Delegates, at our kickoff event last month; she made quite a splash! As she took the time to support Pantsuit District, now it’s time to return the favor.
PD is excited to announce that in coordination with Women's March on Washington - Local and the Women's March National Team, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Women’s Working Group and House Democrats will hold a press event on Wednesday, March 8 at 12:30 p.m. to honor International Women’s Day and ‘A Day Without A Woman.'
Donald Trump feels the walls closing in. Various reports this weekend portrayed an angry, erratic president seeking to divert attention from his own incompetence. Don’t let him distract you! Now more than ever is the time to stand up against Trump and his agenda. To that end, today’s Call to Action is twofold: