Archive | September 2021

MLAW’s Fall Conference – November 13th – Register Today!

Turning Crisis Into Opportunity: Building a Stronger Care Infrastructure

The MLAW fall conference will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm online via Zoom.

The Conference will provide information and strategies to activate and energize participants to successfully advocate for legislation impacting women and families during the 2022 Maryland General Assembly Session.

Join us to:

  • Start the day with a welcome message from Delegate Anne Healey, President of the Maryland Women’s Caucus of the Maryland General Assembly
  • Listen to a video conversation with Dr. Lena Wen on our public health crisis
  • Hear a Panel Discussion addressing how Maryland can build a stronger care infrastructure though legislative and grassroots action. Confirmed speakers to date: Ana Rodney, MomCares; Myles Hicks, Maryland Rise; and Ricarra Jones, 1099SEIU
  • Gain valuable insights from Advocates and Legislators presenting 2022 Legislative Proposals
  • Network with other MLAW supporters from around Maryland about these important issues in breakout rooms

Tickets are $25 until 11/10/21 . Sponsorship opportunities are available and encouraged. For more information, call 443-519-1005 or email us at  mdlegagenda4women@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.mdlegagendaforwomen.org for sponsorship levels benefits and pricing. 

To register, visit: https://mlaw2021conference.eventbrite.com

Join MLAW at the Women’s Rights Rally to Defend Abortion Care

Women’s Rights Rally – Defend Abortion Care
Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 12pm

MLAW is proud to co-sponsor the Annapolis Rally to Mobilize and Defend Reproductive Rights. Join MLAW and other organizations on Lawyers Mall in front of the State House in Annapolis at 12pm on Saturday, October 2nd and make your voice heard. Free parking is available at the Calvert Street Garage or street parking is available.

Call for Legislative Proposals for the 2022 Agenda

MLAW will host its annual Fall Agenda Conference Turning Crisis Into Opportunity: Building a Stronger Care Infrastructure online via Zoom on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

MLAW is encouraging organizations (lead groups) and legislators to submit legislative proposals for consider at the conference. Selected legislation will comprise our 2022 Legislative Agenda.  Legislation must meet the following criteria: 
*Addresses an issue related to women’s health, women’s personal safety at home, in public, in school, and in the workplace; the ability to achieve and maintain economic independence; or freedom from discrimination in Maryland’s economic, educational, judicial, political, and social system;
*Can be addressed through the legislation in the Maryland General Assembly;
*Has a reasonable chance to move successfully through the legislative process;
*Has at least one legislative sponsor Has an identifiable, sustainable lead group that can shepherd the bill. The lead group must be a Maryland-based group or a national group with a strong on-the-ground presence in Maryland and have issue-area expertise and/or a track record of supporting legislation/advocacy in areas related to this proposal.  

All proposals MUST be submitted no later than Monday, November 1st. Because we are hosting a virtual conference this year, we need information well in advance of the event.   

To submit a proposal, complete this online form. Please note that all information must be entered at one time into this Google form. You cannot save it and come back later to finish. A helpful tip is to type out your narrative answers in a Word document and paste them into the form. If you have submitted a proposal in the past, we have added a few questions and changes this year. To view a sample of how the information you provide will be presented at our conference, please view our 2021 Agenda document.   For questions or help, contact Jessica at mdlegagenda4women@yahoo.com.