Category: Racial Equality

Let’s get the Blueprint signed! Please help!

Things are moving quickly! The House has now officially passed (96-38) the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and the next stop is Governor Hogan. We need to urge Governor Hogan to sign this legislation as quickly as possible We need your help to encourage him…

TODAY- YOU can make a difference for women and children, please do! Contact you Reps!

As you may have heard the House and Senate are holding a marathon of sessions this weekend to try to wrap up as many bills as possible in the face of closures from the corona virus. They have sent their staff homes and are…

Support Due Process for Children!

From the Maryland ACLU: There is only one month left of the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session. We need your help to get a committee vote on one our priority bills – due process for children. Every day in Maryland, children entangled in the…

Please post your support NOW for the Blueprint for Maryland’s future!

A sea of blue shirts rallied at the capital this morning to hear Brit Kirwan speak and support the big bill with the 10-year implementation of the recommendations of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (HB1300/SB1000).  This bill had a quadruple hearing in front…

Contact your Rep on House Judiciary today to support Women’s Prerelease Center

The bill to create a women’s pre-release unit for women preparing to return to the community after incarceration is on the move and will be heard in the House’s judiciary committee tomorrow, February 18 at 1 p.m. If you are in District 33, please…

Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Summit

Delegate Alice Cain and other supporters of full funding for the Kirwan recommendations  (Blueprint for MD) for education reform are sponsoring a summit from 2-5pm on Dec 7th.  Please spread the word, and attend if you can! Register at: tinyurl.com/AABlueprintSummit Only 40% of Maryland…

Please call Governor Hogan 410-974-3901 and tell him stop short changing HBCUs and give them the amount they are owed and deserve!

It’s time to take a stand! Please call Governor Hogan 410-974-3901 and tell him stop short changing HBCUs and give them the amount they are owed and deserve!  It is well past time to take a stand!  We need everyone to call!  Please also…

An excellent OpEd by WISE woman Mariya Hutto

https://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/columns/ac-ce-column-hutto-20190929-idxtkczmlrdgtlnargr2xnuqni-story.html

Equal Justice Initiative Essay

WISE Woman Lauren Carlson won second place in the Equal Justice Initiative essay scholarship contest, her essay is below, and was also featured in the Capital Gazette. Historically, this country’s oppressors used withholding the right to vote as a means of silencing African Americans….

Maryland Lynching Memorial Unveiled

The first Lynching Memorial in Maryland was unveiled in Anne Arundel County this month at Whitmore Park. Thank you to the Racial Justice Huddle and Connecting the Dots for partnering with the Equal Justice Initiative for this Remembrance and Reconciliation project. The memorial remembers the…