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    Supreme Court Places Responsibility on the States to Rein in Partisan Gerrymandering

    Press Release – June 27, 2019

    ANNAPOLIS, MD – In a ruling today the Supreme Court of the United States put the power to fix gerrymandering in the hands of the states, and the League of Women Voters of Maryland will be leading the charge to ensure Maryland enacts a redistricting process that will lead to fair maps in the 2021 redistricting cycle. In a 5-4 decision, in Benisek v. Lamone out of Maryland’s 6th Congressional district, alongside two consolidated cases out of North Carolina, Rucho v. League of Women Voters and Rucho v. Common Cause, the Court ruled that partisan gerrymandering is not justiciable by the courts.

    “As a resident of Maryland’s 6th district, it is a disappointment that the court has opted not to re-enfranchise voters here, but as a leader in the state I will work tirelessly to ensure our state legislators put an end to this undemocratic practice in 2020,” co-president of the state League, Richard Willson declared.

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  • Upcoming events

    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 01:00 PM

    Sunday at the Theater with LWVMD

    Join LWVMD at Arena Stage for a "comical & inspiring production" of 

    Ann - An Indomitable Icon - SOLD OUT

    (Photo Credit - Arena Stage)

    LWVMD's reserved block of tickets for this performance are SOLD OUT, however, you may contact Nancy Soreng at to check additional ticket availability on a case-by-case basis.

    Actress Jayne Atkinson (House of Cards, Criminal Minds) reprises her role as Ann Richards of the Texas Governor's "feisty and unadulterated life."

    "Ann is a captivating tribute to Richards’ life as an activist, politician and feminist champion."

    Join in the spirit of fun and celebration of feminist strength as we remember the struggles and triumphs of those who have come before us.

    LWVMD invites you to enjoy Ann with us at the slight discounted rate of $81 ($84 at the box office). ***Ticket purchases through the League will include a small monetary bonus to support the work of LWVMD. 

    Tickets must be purchased by July 11 to reserve our block of seats for the August 11 showing - so get yours today!

    Additional Information & Discounts:

    Parking & Valet: Arena stage is offering free valet service for people who have handicap parking permits.  All parking will be $17 when you order your tickets through the League.  It is normally $25. To reserve a parking space call 202-488-2380.

    Metro: Don’t like driving in downtown D.C.?  Arena Stage is one block from the Waterfront Metro Station on the Green Line.  If you haven’t visited the newly completed District Wharf, plan to come early or stay late and enjoy the water views, restaurants and shops!

    Special Discount: You can also call 202-488-2380 and get a 30% discount on pre-purchased wine and beer and/or pre-order a three course meal at Richard’s Place Café (soup or salad, main entrée and dessert) for $20 instead of the regular price of $29. 


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