January 6, 2023
We are less than a week away from the kickoff of the 445th Maryland Legislative Session! I am incredibly excited to get back to work representing the people of District 30A.
And this Session brings a significant amount of change. On January 18th, we will be welcoming Governor-Elect Moore and his administration to Annapolis. I, along with my fellow Democratic colleagues are looking forward to working with Governor Moore to improve Maryland!
I’m holding a Pre-Session Reception next Monday, January 9th. I look forward to seeing and hearing from everyone next Monday!
If you cannot attend, I still want to hear from you! Throughout the Legislative Session, I rely on hearing from constituents and their views on legislation so I can best represent this district. If there is a bill or particular legislative issue that you care about, please reach out and help me improve MD! You can email my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 410-841-3211. I look forward to keeping you all up to date of the happenings of the MGA and the district throughout this legislative session.
Salvation Army in Need!
This week, youth volunteers and I went by the Salvation Army in Annapolis to donate children’s books and diapers. While there, their staff implored me to spread the word about their urgent need for diapers and baby formula. Their food pantry, baby bank, and adult hygiene bank are available to those in need every week, and they are currently struggling to meet the demand.
If you have the means, please consider donating any diapers sizes 4-7, baby formula, or adult hygiene products!
If you have additional questions about donating, or how you can volunteer, please reach out to Melisa Hernandez who is Salvation Army’s Social Services Director at Melisa.email@example.com or 410-263-4091.
Annapolis Rec and Parks Winter Programs 2023
The 2023 Annapolis Rec and Parks winter program guide is out! Check it out HERE for more information on all of the programs, some highlights below:
*NEW* Lacrosse (age 9-13) begins Wed Jan 11
Rhythm & Hip Hop (age 5-12) begins Wed Jan 11
Fencing (age 7-13) begins Thu Jan 12
Soccer (age 6-13) begins Mon Jan 30
Volleyball (age 18+) begins Mon Jan 16
Pickleball (age 18+) ongoing Mon-Fri from 6 am to 2 pm
Congratulations to our new Attorney General Anthony Brown!
Congratulations to Maryland’s new Attorney General, Anthony G. Brown! I’m excited to see him continue his career in public service as the first AG of color in Maryland. I was proud to be in attendance for this historic swearing in ceremony this week!
Police Still Searching for Vehicle in Eastport Hit and Run
The Annapolis Police Department is continuing to investigate the deadly hit and run that took place last weekend in Eastport. They worked with witnesses and near-by homeowners to determine a vehicle of interest shown in the picture to the left.
If you have any information or were a witness to this incident, please contact Annapolis Police at 410-268-4141 or submit an anonymous tip HERE.
Annapolis Chess Challenge IV
See below for details about an upcoming Annapolis Chess Challenge for K-12th grade players. Sign-up HERE!
Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park: 2023 Winter Lecture Series
I love this series! The Annapolis Maritime Museum holds its annual Winter Lecture Series over eight consecutive Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. from mid-January through early March. You will be challenged to question and to learn by engaging speakers on diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science, and maritime art.
It is always a fun and interesting series, with a wonderful diversity of speakers! The 2023 series will be held in person at the Museum Campus (723 Second Street Annapolis, MD 21403). Pre-registration is strongly suggested as space is limited. Registration fee of $10 per person at the door – first come, first served.
To see the full line-up of speakers, click HERE!
Covid-19 Testing and Booster Shots
Make sure you are up to date on your Covid-19 boosters this holiday season, and take precautions by testing before and after seeing friends and family! See below for options to receive FREE at-home testing kits, or to schedule a vaccine appointment in Anne Arundel County today.
Pick-up free at-home tests: https://www.aahealth.org/rapidcovidtests
Order free at-home tests to your door: www.covid.gov/tests
Schedule a vaccine appointment at one of 38 local clinics today:https://www.aacounty.org/covidvax
Maryland Youth Advisory Council Grant Program
The Council will be distributing grants for youth-led projects which align with our vision of advocating for and improving the quality of life for young people. This grant project is an opportunity for youth-led organizations throughout Maryland to receive grants of up to $1,000, which organizations will use to execute a project which benefits Maryland youth. Organizations can vary in scope, whether it’s a statewide-advocacy organization or a high school club, all are welcome to apply.
In order to receive funding, a youth member and an adult advisor from the organization must attend a mandatory virtual application information session. Two sessions are offered: January 5th at 7pm and January 7th at 2pm. Interested participants RSVP for the event HERE
New Hours at the Discoveries Library Pantry at the Mall
Please see below for new hours at The Community Pantry at Discoveries: The Library at the Mall. Anyone who needs help getting basic baby and/or hygiene supplies is welcome.
Supplies include baby/infant supplies up to 5T & hygiene products.
Baby soap and shampoo
Pads and tampons
You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn about volunteer opportunities, community resources, COVID-19 updates, and much more. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact my office by email at Dana.Jones@house.state.md.us or by phone at 410-841-3211.
Stay safe and healthy,