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“How could a judge turn you into something that you’re not?” was the question that Bryan Stevenson asked himself. In his widely acclaimed Ted Talk, “We Need to Talk About an Injustice”, Stevenson recounts his consternation and exhaustion as he stands before his fourteen year old client, clearly a child, and wonders at the “magic power” the judge has used to turn this child into an adult in his courtroom. Stevenson goes on to describe how, in an effort to grab some of that “magic power” for himself, he files a motion to try his “poor 14 year old black male client like a privileged, white, 75 year old corporate executive.”
NOTE: Photo ID is required for admission to all Maryland Government Buildings.
8:30 am Registration and Coffee
8:30 -10:00 am Visits to Legislators arranged by Local Leagues*
*Local Leagues are responsible for making those appointments in advance.*
8:40 -10:00 am An Optional tour of the Legislative complex
10:00 am Report on legislative visits
10:15 am Discussion of proposed legislation impacting the League’s legislative priorities
11:00 am State budget presentation by Victoria Gruber, Executive Director, Department of Legislative Services
11:45 am Discussion of the impact of the budget on our legislative priorities
12:00 pm Lunch - Speaker: Nikki Charlson, Deputy Administrator, State Board of Elections, will be speaking on Election Security
1:00 pm Optional visits to committee hearings
Your Legislative Day Ticket includes a buffet lunch. Parking is not included.
*The Lois Stoner Scholarship Fund is available for members who would like assistance with their registration fee. Please contact the LWVMD office for details.
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Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Maryland, Inc., & League of Women Voters Prince George's County
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Join us for a Tour of History, Fun & Adventure!
Come to the shore and celebrate centuries of legendary local ladies. Discover Harriett Tubman who led scores of people to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Then mosey on down to the home of Phoebe Anne Mosey, who shot her way to stardom as sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Bea Arthur, a Cambridge native, served as an early United States Marine, later becoming a comedienne serving up laughter as our favorite Golden Girl.
Meet your local step-on guide at the Dorchester County/Sailwinds Visitor Center and then wind through the picturesque rural landscape on Maryland’s Eastern Shore exploring the childhood, teen and young adult years of Harriet Tubman’s life. Visit the 1800’s general store which was the site of her first act of defiance. Hear stories about her life as a slave, her family and escapes along the Underground Railroad in this area. Visit the Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. Tour downtown Cambridge including Pine Street, Freedom House/Black House, Annie Oakley, Bea Arthur, Courthouse, High Street and Long Wharf (slave trading sites).
Baltimore - Meet at 6:45 am at Greenspring Shopping Center Parking Lot, 2801 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
Annapolis - Meet at 7:45 am at Riva Road Park and Ride
Lunch - will be included at the Portside Restaurant in Downtown Cambridge, MD with your pre-selected choice of grilled chicken breast or traditional Eastern Shore crab cake. Vegetarian meal also available.
***Tour package includes local step-on guide for a full day of touring, basic guide gratuity, Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad sites, donation/admission to Bucktown Village Store, lunch, meal tax and gratuity, guide gratuity, round trip motor coach transportation via Superior Tours and driver gratuity.
Dinner - will be on your own at Cracker Barrel in Stevensville, MD
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You may pay $140 in full now or make a deposit of $40 at this time and pay the balance of $100 by April 14th (see your RSVP email for link to finalize payment)