Thank you to everyone who made our 2016 Advocacy Day such a success. Once again, we teamed up with the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington to make our unified voice heard in Annapolis. Over 300 community members joined us in Annapolis to meet with their legislators on the issues most important to our community.
We are proud to report that two of our three Advocacy Day priority bills passed, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act and the Criminal Law-Stalking bill sponsored by Delegate Dumais. The ABLE Act will help Marylanders with disabilities save for disability-related expenses without losing the essential benefits provided through private insurance, Medicaid or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The Criminal Law- Stalking bill will help victims of stalking by expanding the definition of stalking from only “malicious” behavior to include acts by stalkers who intend to cause, or know or reasonably should have known that their conduct would cause, serious emotional distress to another. This piece of legislation will directly help several CHANA clients to achieve the relief they need from their perpetrators.
Did you miss Advocacy Day? Read through our participant packet materials below to find out what community members discussed.
Stay tuned for information on our 2017 Advocacy Day in Annapolis!
Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel:
Welcome Back Ceremony
Wednesday, August 17
Park Heights JCC
Join the ECYP Fellows and their families for a welcome back ceremony. The fellows will be sharing stories of their 3 and a half week experience in Israel.
For more information or to RSVP contact Noah Mitchel at email@example.com or (410) 542-4850.