MCASA E-lert: Call your Legislators to Vote for Vacating Convictions for Human Trafficking Survivors

Jan 30th, 2020

Support Human Trafficking Survivors:
Contact Senators and Delegates to Urge Them to Vote Favorably on Vacatur Bill

 

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) urges you to contact members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees and voice your support for HB242/SB206: the True Freedom Act of 2020.

The True Freedom Act of 2020 would allow human trafficking survivors the opportunity for a real chance to rebuild their lives, free from convictions for crimes that were directly related to the sexual violence they experienced as victims of human trafficking.  Current law permits a survivor of human trafficking to vacate a conviction for prostitution when the underlying activity was caused by trafficking, but fails to include many other crimes that are related to trafficking, such as loitering, indecent exposure, and drug possession.

This important piece of legislation, sponsored by Senator Susan Lee and Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary, expands the types of crimes that a human trafficking survivor can seek to vacate.  As long as convictions for minor crimes related to human trafficking remain on these survivors' records, they will never truly be free and have the chance to heal from this horrific crime. 

MCASA asks that you contact the members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and House Judiciary Committee and urge them to vote favorably on HB242/SB206, the True Freedom Act of 2020, to give survivors of human trafficking the opportunity to heal.

A list of the members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and House Judiciary Committee along with phone and email contact information is below.


MARYLAND SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE:

Leadership:

William C. Smith Jr., Chair (D-20)
Phone: (410) 841-3634| (301) 858-3634
E-mail: [email protected]

Jeff Waldstreicher, Vice Chair (D-18)
Phone: (410) 841-3137 | (301) 858-3137
E-mail: [email protected]


Baltimore City:
Jill P. Carter (D-41)
Phone: (410) 841-3697 | (301) 858-3697
E-mail: [email protected]

Baltimore County:
Chris West (R-42)
Phone: (410) 841-3648| (301) 858-3648
E-mail: [email protected]

Baltimore City and Baltimore County:
Charles E. Sydnor, III (D-44)
Phone: (410) 841-3612 | (301) 858-3612
E-mail: [email protected]

Carroll County:
Justin Ready (R-5)
Phone: (410) 841-3683| (301) 858-3683
E-mail: [email protected]

Frederick County:
Ronald N. Young (D-3)
Phone: (410) 841-3575 | (301) 858-3575
E-mail: [email protected]

Frederick and Carroll Counties:
Michael J. Hough (R-4)
Phone: (410) 841-3704 | (301) 858-3704
E-mail: [email protected]

Harford County:
Robert 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]


MARYLAND HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE:

Leadership:

Luke Clippinger, Chair (D-46)
Phone: 410-841-3488 | 301-858-3488
E-mail: [email protected]

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

Anne Arundel County:
J. Sandy Bartlett (D-32)
Phone: 410-841-3370 | 301-858-3370
E-mail: [email protected]

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

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

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

Baltimore County:
Jon S. Cardin (D-11)
Phone: 410-841-3054 | 301-858-3054
E-mail: [email protected]

Robin L. Grammer, Jr. (R-6)
Phone:  410-841-3298 | 301-858-3298
E-mail: [email protected] 

Baltimore and Harford Counties:
Lauren Arikan (R-7)
Phone: 410-841-3334 | 301-858-3334
E-mail: [email protected]

Cecil and Harford Counties:
Mike Griffith (R-35B)
Phone: 410-841-3444 | 301-858-3444
E-mail: [email protected]

Charles County:
Debra Davis (D-28)
Phone: 410-841-3337 | 301-858-3337
E-mail: [email protected]

Frederick and Carroll Counties:
Daniel L. Cox (R-4)
Phone: 410-841-3288 | 301-858-3288
E-mail: [email protected]

Jesse T. Pippy (R-4)
Phone: 410-841-3118 | 301-858-3118
E-mail: [email protected] 

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

Montgomery County:
Charlotte Crutchfield (D-19)
Phone: 410-841-3485 | 301-858-3485
E-mail: [email protected]

Lesley J. Lopez (D-39)
Phone: 410-841-3021 | 301-858-3021
E-mail: [email protected]

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

Emily Shetty (D-18)
Phone: 410-841-3181 | 301-858-3181
E-mail: [email protected]

Prince George's County:
Wanika Fisher (D-47B)
Phone: 410-841-3340 | 301-858-3340
E-mail: [email protected]

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

Ron Watson (D-23B)
Phone: 410-841-3448 | 301-858-3448
E-mail: [email protected]

Nicole A. Williams (D-22)
Phone: 410-841-3058 | 301-858-3058
E-mail: [email protected]


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