On Wednesday, February 27, 35 WDC members traveled to Annapolis for WDC’s 2019 Advocacy Day. Each member received an information packet with summaries of WDC’s priority legislation, the legislative process, tips for meeting with legislators, and a schedule of legislator meetings. The day began with the morning session of the Women Legislators’ Caucus, where members heard presentations about child abuse and human trafficking in Maryland.
Montgomery County Senator Susan Lee (D16), Senate Majority Whip and Vice Chair of our Montgomery County Senate delegation, welcomed WDC to Annapolis and emphasized the value of our advocacy work. Members were seated by legislative district so they could get to know each other. Next, Advocacy Committee member Leslie Milano reviewed some helpful advocacy guidelines for meeting with legislators and each of WDC’s Priority Issues Captains reviewed the bills for which WDC had submitted written testimony . WDC advocates for priority legislation that significantly impacts women and their families in six Priority Issues Areas: Affordable Housing, Aging, Children and Youth, Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Health, and Working Families.Read More