Prioritize the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act in MD'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 HB1 & SB2 - Rape Survivor Family Protection Act

The Senate version of the bill, SB2, was heard in the Judicial Proceedings Committee  on January 11, 2018.  After the hearing amendments were proposed that could kill the bill again. A vote is scheduled for the week of January 22, 2018. Please contact members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and ask them to vote favorably for SB2 without amendment.
 

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 with NO amendments. 

 

The House version of the bill, HB1, was heard in the Judiciary Committee on January 18, 2018.  Please contact committee members with the message that they should SUPPORT HB1.
 

MARYLAND HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PHONE AND EMAILS:

Leadership:

Joseph F. Vallario, Jr. (D-23B) - Chair
Phone: (410) 841-3488
Email: [email protected]

Kathleen M. Dumais, (D-15) - Vice Chair
Phone: (410) 841-3052 | (301) 858-3052
E-mail: [email protected]


Anne Arundel County:

Michael E. Malone (R-33)
Phone: (410) 841-3510 | (301) 858-3510
E-mail: [email protected]

Baltimore City:

Frank M. Conaway, Jr. (D-40)
(410) 841-3189 | (301) 858-3189
E-mail: [email protected]

Curtis Stovall (Curt) Anderson (D-43)
Phone: (410) 841-3291 | (301) 858-3291
E-mail: [email protected]

Angela C. Gibson  (D-41)
Phone: (410) 841-3283 | (301) 858-3283
E-mail: [email protected]

Baltimore County:

Charles E. Sydnor III (D-44B)
Phone: (410) 841-3802 | (301) 858-3802
E-mail: [email protected]

Joseph C. (Joe) Cluster, (R-8)
Phone: (410) 841-3526 | (301) 858-3526
E-mail: [email protected]

Dan K. Morhaim, M.D. (D-11)
Phone: (410) 841-3054 | (301) 858-3054
E-mail: [email protected]

Charles & Prince George's Counties:

Elizabeth G. (Susie) Proctor (D-27A)
Phone: (410) 841-3083 | (301) 858-3083
E-mail: [email protected]

Carroll & Howard Counties:

Trent M. Kittleman (R-9A)
Phone: (410) 841-3556 | (301) 858-3556
E-mail: [email protected]

Harford County:

Glen Glass (R-34A)
Phone: (410) 841-3280 | (301) 858-3280
E-mail: [email protected]

Susan K. McComas (R-34B)
Phone: (410) 841-3272 | (301) 858-3272
E-mail: [email protected]

Howard County:

Vanessa E. Atterbeary (D-13)
Phone: (410) 841-3471 | (301) 858-3471
E-mail: [email protected]

Montgomery County:

David Moon (D-20)
Phone: (410) 841-3474 | (301) 858-3474
E-mail: [email protected]

Pamela E. Queen (D-14)
Phone:(410) 841-3380 | (301) 858-3380
E-mail: [email protected]

Prince George's County:

Jazz Lewis (D-24)
Phone: (410) 841-3691 | (301) 858-3691
Email: [email protected]

Carlo Sanchez (D-47B)
Phone: (410) 841-3340 | (301) 858-3340
E-mail: [email protected]

St. Mary's County:

Deborah C. Rey (R-29B)
Phone: (410) 841-3227 | (301) 858-3227
E-mail: [email protected]

Washington County:

Paul Corderman (R-2B)
Phone: (410) 841-3125 | (301) 858-3125
E-mail: [email protected]

Neil C. Parrott (R-2A)
Phone: (410) 841-3636 | (301) 858-3636
E-mail: [email protected]

Your voice and actions matter. Call your delegate and tell them to vote favorably on HB1. 

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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Editorials published by the Washington Post:

  • March 23, 2016 – “Maryland should terminate rapists’ parental rights”
  • April 2, 2016 – “Maryland’s opportunity to make women and children safer”
  • April 15, 2016 – “Maryland’s ‘massacre’ of a bill to terminate rapists’ parental rights”