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April 13, 2014
Columnist Susan Reimer says that the gender pay gap and the Paycheck Fairness Act are red meat tossed into our cages to get women to the polls and that she doesn't like being "played" by the Democrats ("Equal pay riles up base," April 10). Ms. Reimer makes a point that speaks to the heart of the matter. According to recent polls, Democrats are facing a tough midterm election, and their latest tactic is to use women to garner votes. The Democrats have thrown pay equality into the mix hoping to steer the conversation away from Obamacare and the stagnant economy.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
Ann Porter Lundy, a former president of the Maryland Orchid Society and founder of Baltimore's chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society, died Sept. 28 of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. She was 70. "She taught a lot of people about gardens, plants and life," said her husband, A. Lee Lundy Jr., a partner at the law firm of Tydings & Rosenberg LLP. "She meant a lot to a lot of people. " Ann Lundy was born March 25, 1944, in Palm Beach, Fla., in the Breakers Hotel, which was then being used as a troop and maternity hospital.
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March 12, 2013
Members of the Harford County League of Women Voters participated in last week's Women's Suffrage March in Overlea. One hundred years ago this month, suffragettes marched from New York City to Washington, D.C., to petition the government for equal voting rights for women. They stopped in Overlea before continuing their journey. Turnout for the commemorative march was excellent. Pictured are Peg Hill and Elaine Borum representing the Harford County League of Women Voters.
NEWS
October 3, 2014
Candidates forum The League of Women Voters will host an evening of debate from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis. The debate features the county executive candidates, Democrat George Johnson and Republican Steven Schuh. Event is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women and the National Council of Jewish Women. All are welcome. Information: 410-849-8832 or info@aa.lwvmd.org . Lighthouse tour A tour of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse will be held at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Visitors can learn about how lighthouse keepers lived, other lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and how many are still around.
NEWS
October 9, 2013
Annapolis voters can question mayoral candidates Josh Cohen and Mike Pantelides at a forum Wednesday. The League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County will sponsor a mayoral forum at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road. Cohen and Pantelides are expected to discuss their issues and field questions from the audience. Cohen, a Democrat, is seeking a second term as mayor of Annapolis. Pantelides, running for office for the first time, defeated two other candidates to win the Republican nomination.
NEWS
March 14, 2012
I have to totally agree with Susan Reimer 's assertion that Democrats must be living in a lovely dream waiting for the November elections ("Women will remember in November," March 12). True, some Republican presidential hopefuls have come down with foot in mouth disease, and there seems to be no shortage of eyebrow raising sound bites coming from the endless parade of televised debates. However, it's not the gaffes or the "I shouldn't have said that" moments that are making Democrats salivate for the coming elections but the realization that once again, the women's vote will lock onto a single issue and make it a major election point.
NEWS
July 20, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision - and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally - as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday with The Sun's editorial board, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made it clear that she expects access to contraception and family planning to be a major issue in Congressional races. Equal pay, paid sick leave, raising the minimum wage and affordable child care are also part of the "When women succeed, America succeeds" mantra - as will job creation, affordable education and rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, Ms. Pelosi acknowledged.
NEWS
August 18, 2003
Baltimore City candidates will discuss questions from the public during debates presented by the League of Women Voters. Western High School at Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane will serve as host for the City Council president and mayoral debates Wednesday and Aug. 27, respectively. The debates will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Other council debates will be held from Thursday to Sept. 4. Information: 410-377-7738.
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October 30, 1994
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that works to promote political reponsibility through the informed and active participation of citizens in their governemnt. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.The candidates' answers appear as submitted in reponse to a nonpartisan questionnaire. If answers exceeded the specified word limitation, the additional words were cut where practical, or at the end of the candidate's statement. All candidates were asked the same questions as other candidates running for the same office.
NEWS
September 12, 2014
Sunday, Sept. 14 Teen event BBYO in Howard County hosts a Family Picnic and Parent Information Session from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Park, pavilions E and F in Ellicott City. Jewish teens from across the county are invited to celebrate the start of the year of programming with the organization. Information: Jonah Potasznik at 240-688-6634 or email jpotasznik@bbyo.org . Classical music Sundays At Three opens its 18th season at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia.
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By Susan Cochran | August 25, 2014
On Aug. 26, 1920, Congress certified passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing all women citizens the right to vote. The jubilant day - since proclaimed "Women's Equality Day" - climaxed a long persistent half-century campaign for women's suffrage and led to the creation that year of the League of Women Voters. But equality did not automatically come along with the right to vote. And today, nearly a century later, there is still much work to be done. While significant progress has been made through legislation and court action in reversing laws and practices detrimental to women - including those by banks and lenders denying women mortgages on homes and care loans - inequities remain.
NEWS
July 20, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision - and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally - as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday with The Sun's editorial board, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made it clear that she expects access to contraception and family planning to be a major issue in Congressional races. Equal pay, paid sick leave, raising the minimum wage and affordable child care are also part of the "When women succeed, America succeeds" mantra - as will job creation, affordable education and rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, Ms. Pelosi acknowledged.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
With more than a dozen new locations and longer hours, the State Board of Elections will begin Maryland's most extensive early voting period yet on Thursday. Early voting will be available at 63 locations - including at least one in every county - from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through June 19. The early voting period opens for the third time in the state's history, following a series of legislative hurdles and legal battles over constitutional questions and concerns that the system invites fraud and disproportionately favors Democrats.
NEWS
June 3, 2014
Monday night's debate among the leading Democratic candidates for governor produced some sharp exchanges but also gave the undecided voters watching in the Maryland Public Television Studio - and their many counterparts around the state - some useful information as they seek to make up their minds in the three weeks before the primary election. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler turned in a much stronger performance than he had in two previous televised debates; Del. Heather Mizeur, while again offering voters a cohesive summary of her views, drew a clear contrast with her opponents in how she would govern; and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown finally gave a coherent, if not entirely flattering, answer about his role in putting together the state's failed health insurance exchange website.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Millie Tyssowski, a retired Medicare executive and Social Security Administration budgeting official, died of congestive heart failure May 16 at Sinai Hospital. The Dickeyville resident was 93. After retiring, she served as president of both the Maryland and Baltimore City League of Women Voters, and campaigned successfully for single representation of 14 City Council districts. "Whether it was at work serving seniors and families at the Social Security Administration or her years advocating for more women in public service, Millie demonstrated a deep commitment to social justice," said Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
The first televised debate in Maryland's Democratic primary for governor will be May 7, followed by a second debate on June 2, according to the stations that will broadcast them. The first TV debate matching Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 7 at the University of Maryland, College Park and will be broadcast on Washington's NBC affiliate. According to NBC4, "Meet the Press" host David Gregory will moderate.
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