From the President of Jessica’s Law, Joan Dantoni Harris:
This is the man that is holding up the vote on protecting children in Maryland. CHAIRMAN BRIAN FROSH actually voted AGAINST Jessica’s Law in 2007. Chairman Brian Frosh of MONTGOMERY COUNTY, DISTRICT 16 needs to do the right thing and take Senate Bill 622 out for a vote and keep this bill exactly as the House Bill 254. CHAIRMAN FROSH HOLDING UP LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEX OFFENDERS. WE NEED SENATE BILL 622 out of committee and to keep this bill EXACTLY as the House Bill 254.
Here is his link:
I would like to thank Mark Lunsford for coming to Annapolis and Testifying on Child Predator Laws and helping to get HB 254 out of the House Judiciary Committee and Passed. Thanks to everyone who also emailed in and called in to their Reps to help. Under second degree rape of a minor under the age of 13, a convicted sex offender must now spend 15 years in prison without the opportunity for parole and no good time. Now we need to get the Senate to pass the same bill. Keep up the fight for our children, SB 622 must pass so we can have the bill signed into laws.
Child protection rally and press conference in Annapolis with Mark Lunsford
Citizens For Jessica’s Law is organizing a rally and press conference to welcome Mark Lunsford, father of murdered Jessica, to Maryland on Tuesday March 16. Mr. Lunsford is a torchbearer for efforts to protect children from child sexual predators.
Maryland is once again thrust into the national spotlight, disgracefully, because of the inactions of Delegate Vallario, Senator Frosh, and other legislators who refuse to protect our children from these monsters in order to cater to their Maryland Trial Lawyers Association interests. See backstory on Bill O’Reilly’s involvement here.
The rally and press conference begins at noon at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis. The rally is in advance of votes on 17 related bills that will be decided throughout the day, or in some cases, risk not being voted on at all. See article by Mark Newgent on Red Maryland.
Nancy Jacobs is sponsoring six bills, all but SB623 to be heard tomorrow:
SB170 Child Protection From Predators Act (eliminates diminution credits)
SB617 Plea Agreements – Elimination of Concurrent Sentencing for Child Sex Offenses
SB619 Elimination of Concurrent Sentencing for Child Sex Offenses
SB620 Diminution Credits and Parole (eliminates them)
SB622 Sex Offenses Against Children (sets mandatory 20 year sentence)
SB623 Monitoring with GPS
Candidate profile: Carmen Amedori for U.S. Senate
Carmen Amedori is a newly announced candidate for U.S. Senate against Barbara Mikulski. She has a clear, passionate, and conservative vision for the direction of Maryland and the nation. And she doesn’t shy away from expressing them directly and honestly.
Ms. Amedori is a lifelong resident of Maryland, raised in Govans in Baltimore City. She has lived in Carroll County for the past 30 years.
Her Catholic upbringing under blue-collar, Baltimore City Democratic parents during the civil rights movement of the 60‘s leaves one to ponder her early choice to register as a Republican at age 18. She was the only Republican in her family at the time, until they later changed to Republican.
She said, “My mom was a stay at home mom; my dad laid tile then opened a tavern in Patterson Park, which he has had for 37 years.”
She was a political activist as a teenager. She said, “I rode the Baltimore City transit buses. It was a great learning experience, what was happening. They were taking prayer out of schools, we were working with integration; there was so much turmoil going on in this country. The experience has definitely made me a better person.
AMEDORI FOR US SENATE: CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF FUNDRAISER
||Monday, April 19, 2010
||6:00pm – 8:00pm
||521 Jermor Lane, 140 Village Shopping Center
Campaign Kick-off at Liberatore’s
Time: 6:00– 8:00 pm
Tickets: $100 per person or $150 per couple
Buffet dinner and cash bar
For tickets, please mail your contribution to:
AMEDORI FOR US SENATE
690 Tram Way
Westminster, Maryland 21158
For more information,please contact Nicole Amedori at 410-861-7673 or
Bill would not fine Marylanders who don’t buy health care coverage
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ANNAPOLIS — If a bill supporters are calling the Health Care Freedom Act of 2010 passes the Maryland General Assembly this year, Maryland residents would not have to pay fines if they do not purchase health care coverage.
Washington County Republican Dels. Christopher B. Shank and Andrew A. Serafini, and Del. Charles A. Jenkins, R-Frederick/Washington, are sponsors of the bill, House Bill 603. State Sen. Alex X. Mooney, R-Frederick/Washington, is a sponsor of corresponding Senate Bill 397.
Shank testified in favor of the bill Thursday before the House Health and Government Operations Committee.
There is considerable attention paid to health care reform, and most people would agree the system needs massive changes, Shank told the committee.
“But many fear being forced into another plan,” he said.
Meet and Greet – David “Augie” Aughenbaugh
||Wednesday, March 24, 2010
||5:00pm – 8:00pm
||Dimitri’s International Grill
||2205 Frederick Rd
Come and join me at Dimitri’s for some great food, drink and a ‘little’ politics. This setting will allow for a informal ‘one on one’ approach to giving you all a little insight into the candidate, campaign and a good ole time. Use the time to conduct your personal interview…We will also have Steve Whisler and Al Nalley there too, so you can shoot the breeze with them as well.
What is the eve of Maryland Day 2010, I felt it appropriate to take the opportunity to invite my friends, neighbors, supporters and even the skeptics to see how a real ‘grass roots campaign’ is born.
This is a donation event!, suggested donation of 20.00 pp, but if you have to search your couch cushions for a few bucks so be it. On the flip side, if you want to contribute more, I wouldn’t be offended.
Happy Hour setting in the Bar Area…
Food: Wings, Onion Rings, Pasta (Alfredo and Marinara) and Salad
Drinks: From 5:00 – 7:30 – All domestic beers, House Wines and Rail Drinks
Looking forward to meeting those whom I’ve not met and seeing those familiar supporters!
UPDATE: If we reach 100 ppl a special raffle will be held and someone will go home with a brand new 32″ HDTV!
Shank is one of the people and for the people
To the editor:
On Tuesday, March 16, I had the honor of meeting with our distinguished delegate, Christopher B. Shank. I was in Annapolis to provide verbal testimony in support of House Bill 1058.
Some time ago, I sought Shank’s assistance on matters involving Allegheny Power’s operating tariffs and rate tiers within Maryland. Shank promptly drafted and sponsored HB 1058.
On March 16, Shank and I stood before the House Economic Matters Committee and provided verbal testimony in favor of this bill. I left Annapolis that day with more than just hopes of a passing bill. I witnessed firsthand the tremendous amount of unspoken, yet clearly genuine, respect Shank receives from his colleagues. This respect is well deserved, given the exceptional character and caliber of Shank.
I have also gained an immense amount of respect for the other delegates who shared the meeting room with us that day. Their grasp and understanding of the many complex issues before them on this day was nothing short of exceptional.
Hats off to Shank, who is clearly one of the people and for the people.
Randy A. Breeden