MLAW has announced the bills that will comprise the 2013 Legislative Agenda:
• Asset Forfeiture for Human Trafficking and Related Offenses
• Earned Sick and Safe Time Act
• Akin’s Law
• Child Abuse—Failure to Report
• Protective Orders—Relief for Victims of Dating and Sexual Violence
• Committing a Crime of Violence in the Presence of a Minor
The most powerful advocacy tool for the Agenda is your signature as a supporter. Organizations and individuals are invited to sign on as a supporter of the 2013 Agenda. We also encourage you to invite your friends and colleagues to sign on. A list of supporters will be attached to the document before it is distributed to legislators and the public, as well as included on our website. Click here to download a sign on form: MLAW 2013 Agenda Sign On.
Cooperative action is the basis upon which MLAW operates. One voice is important but the collective voices of many impacts public policy and enables advocates and legislators to demonstrate concern and support for women’s issues. Make your voice count for women and their families in the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly.
A document containing the priority issues, background information, names of individual and organizational supporters will be published and circulated to legislators and various organizations. The document will be released at our Legislative Reception and Briefing and will be distributed to all legislators.
Please make sure to return your completed sign on form no later than January 18th. (MLAW 2013 Agenda Sign On). Individuals and organizations will NOT be listed without positive affirmation from someone authorized to sign on. Signing on to the agenda is a separate process from other forms of support, such as membership, sponsorship or attendance at past events.