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Crossover Success!

Dear Neighbor March 23, 2023

 

💪We have made it through Crossover!! I am so proud of all that I have accomplished with my colleagues for the State of Maryland. Below is my personal update on legislation I have passed!

 

New Vice Chair of Health and Social Services

I am honored to announce that Speaker Jones has appointed me to be Vice Chair of the Health and Social Services Sub-Committee. This committee is responsible for overseeing critical budget issues, many that impact some of our most vulnerable Marylanders. I also want to congratulate my dear friend and colleague, Delegate Emily Shetty, for being named Chair of the Sub-Committee. I am thrilled to continue our partnership in these new roles serving Maryland families!

 

Trans Health Equity Act PASSED in the House

I have had the great privilege of working beside and for incredible women in my career. I am blessed that this chapter of my life is no different.

🏳️‍🌈 As a PROUD Co-Sponsor of the #TransHealthEquityAct - I’m so happy last week the House of Delegates PASSED this critical piece of legislation! After voting down two poison pill amendments, for which I voted against both, HB283 finally passed with a vote of 93-37.

I am thankful to serve the state of Maryland led by our fearless Speaker Adrienne Jones. The incredible work that my dear friend Delegate Anne Kaiser did on this legislation in coordination with Chairwoman Joseline Peña-Melnyk and Vice Chair / brilliant floor leader Bonnie Cullison has been thoughtful & inspiring.

I am so very appreciative of the support for this legislation by our Speaker and this incredible group of women legislators.

HB 283 ensures that Maryland Medicaid covers gender-affirming care when that care is deemed medically necessary by a licensed healthcare provider in accordance with current clinical standards and follows medical science.

I want to thank the advocates for their tireless work on this legislation. My heart is truly overflowing with gratitude for you. This year, Annapolis Pride - We have a little more to celebrate during the #AnnapolisPrideParade I can’t wait to see & hug you again this year!



 

My 2023-2024 Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN!

Now accepting 2023-2024 Scholarship Applications!!🗳

Each year, State Legislators have the honor of granting scholarships to eligible students from their home district. The Maryland Delegate Scholarship Program provides funds for enrollment in undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies at approved colleges, universities, and private career (or vocational) schools in the State of Maryland to eligible students. We are accepting applications for our 2023 - 2024 legislative scholarship through April 30th 2023.


**Reminder, you MUST be a resident of District30A** You can learn more about my scholarship on my website & apply here: https://forms.gle/YRhSCmV95E3yS2wB7 If you have any questions, please contact our office at dana.jones@house.state.md.us or at 410-841-3211.

 

Naval Academy Men’s and Women’s Glee Club Concert!

Please join the Naval Academy Men’s and Women’s Glee Club for a very special Spring performance! Join them for this memorable 90-minute concert featuring Patriotic favorites, Sea Chanties, Broadway, and sacred songs in the beautiful setting of the Naval Academy Chapel!

Time: Friday, 31 March 2023, 7:00pm

Location: Main Chapel Annapolis, MD

Tickets: General Admission $20 | Child $10 | Buy your tickets here!



 

Maryland Day at Historic Annapolis

Celebrate Maryland Day with Historic Annapolis at any of these upcoming events!

- March 31st: Visit the William Paca Garden and enjoy our 2-acre oasis of natural beauty nestled in the heart of Downtown Annapolis. Then, stroll down to the Waterfront Warehouse and learn about the history of the city’s waterfront. Register Here!

- Time: 10am - 4pm

- Location: William Paca Garden, 186 Prince George Street | Waterfront Warehouse, 4

Pinkney Street

- Cost: $1 per person for the Paca Garden (Free for HA Members); Free for Waterfront

Warehouse

- April 1st: History comes to life at the William Paca House and Garden and Hogshead! Encounter living historians at every turn, sharing their trades and experiences. Learn about the history of the city’s waterfront at Waterfront Warehouse and then step into our American story at the Museum of Historic Annapolis. Register Here!

- Time: 12 pm - 4 pm

- Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street | Hogshead, 43

Pinkney Street Waterfront Warehouse, 4 Pinkney Street | Museum of Historic Annapolis, 99

Main Street

- Cost: $1 per person for the Paca House and Garden, Hogshead, and Museum of Historic

Annapolis; Free for Waterfront Warehouse

- April 2nd: Step into the story of Annapolis at the Museum of Historic Annapolis and discover the stories and voices that represent over 400 years of our shared history. Explore even more of the city’s waterfront history at Waterfront Warehouse. Visit the William Paca Garden and enjoy spring as it begins to bloom in their hidden oasis of natural beauty. Register Here!

- Time: 11 am - 3 pm

- Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street; Waterfront

Warehouse, 4 Pinkney Street; Museum of Historic Annapolis, 99 Main Street

- Cost: $1 per person for the Paca Garden and Museum of Historic Annapolis (Free for HA

Members); Free for Waterfront Warehouse

 

Eastport Civic Association Appraisal Roadshow


Join the Eastport Civic Association for their Appraisal Roadshow, this Saturday at 11:30AM! For more information, visit their site here!

 

Adult Easter Egg Hunt


Calling all adults for some childish fun, come by Pip Moyer Recreation Center for the annual adult Easter egg hunt. Hundreds of eggs are filled with “eggcellent prizes” including golden eggs worth $50 values or more.

Meet in the "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center (PMRC) parking lot behind the building by Griscom Ballfield #1. Bring a basket and a flashlight.

Rain Date is Sunday, April 2nd (same time and place.)



The Sweet Satisfaction food truck returns this year! It will be on site that night selling sweet treats for purchase.


Meet in the "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center (PMRC) parking lot behind the building by Griscom Ballfield #1. Bring a basket and a flashlight.

Rain Date is Sunday, April 2nd (same time and place.)

The Sweet Satisfaction food truck returns this year! It will be on site that night selling sweet treats for purchase.

 

“Allegro” Print Making and Book Arts at Quiet Waters

“Allegro,” featuring printmaking and book arts from fourteen artists from around the country, and juried by Helen Frederick, founder of Pyramid Atlantic and Professor Emeritus of George Mason University, will be on view at the Willow Gallery in the Visitor Center at Quiet Waters Park from March 29 through May 14, 2023. The exhibit is sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College’s Printmaking Club. The show theme of “Allegro” encompasses the musical concept of liveliness and upbeat tempo.

The Opening Reception will be April 2, 2023 from 1:30 to 3:30. The Galleries in the Visitor Center are open from 9 - 4 on weekdays and 10 - 4 on weekends. Entrance to the Park is $6 per vehicle; fee is waived for the reception only.

For more information on the event, click here!


 

Women’s History Month Reading List

Choose your next read from our lists of books about women's history!📚





- Check out our booklists for kids, teens, and adults.

- Download books by women in eBook and eAudiobook formats to enjoy instantly using Overdrive/Libby and Cloud Library.

- Looking for more books written by female authors? Use NoveList’s “Advanced Search” feature to generate a list of books by gender identity.

 

Women’s History Moment Floor Address


This week, I was overjoyed to give the Women’s History moment on the House Floor honoring Maryland’s own U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski.

A true goliath of Maryland, a giant of the United States Senate, and a colossal role model for some many women - it truly meant the world to me to have the opportunity to honor the great Senator!

To see my speech, please visit here!

 

You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn about volunteer opportunities, community resources, legislative 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,






Delegate Dana Jones District 30A, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County

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