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Standing by Our Maryland Families

April 5th, 2024

Dear Neighbor,

Key Bridge Collapse & Supporting Our Neighbors 

Please join me in supporting the Maryland families of the victims from the Key Bridge collapse. Last Tuesday morning, six families lost fathers, sons, brothers, and friends. This tragic and sudden loss is unthinkable. As Maryland recovers from this shock, let's uplift the families who will never truly recover from this week, but help, in any way we can to ease their pain.

How Can We Help?

At this point, there are 5 verified fundraisers for those impacted by the collapse of the Francis Scott Key bridge:

Baltimore Immigrant Community Fund, all money will be distributed to the families impacted by this tragedy. Donate here. 

  • Brawner Builders Inc. started this fundraiser to raise money for the Brawner employees who were on the bridge. is supporting this one and will manage the distribution of funds to the victims and/or their families. 

  • LULAC Institute Inc. has started this fundraiser to support the families affected.

  • This is a verified fundraiser for the family of Jose Mynor Lopez. It was started by Josue Latorre, the owner of a small family business and employer of Isabel Franco, Jose’s wife.

  • This is the verified fundraiser for the family of Maynor Suazo Sandoval. It was started by Christopher Heller, a friend of the family. 


💪 Women at the Helm ⚓

Incredibly honored to stand alongside some of #AnneArundel County's leading women for the Spring Issue of The Motherlode!

Thank you so much to the amazingly successful team at Annapolis Moms Media, I am awestruck at everything you have accomplished in such a short time. I am thankful to all the women at the helm who are moving Anne Arundel county forward! Thank you for not only being a resource women can rely on, but also for highlighting the powerhouse women that make Anne Arundel County such a spectacular place to live, work and raise a family! To read for the full issue, click here:


Let the Learning Begin: Kindergarten Registration Open!

Kindergarten registration is now open! Join the #AACPSFamily and come #BelongGrowSucceed with Anne Arundel County public schools. For more Information regarding enrollment and early admission visit 


For any questions contact # 410-222-5000


6th Annual Michelle Obama Awards!

🏆 Special congratulations to all honorees at the 6th Annual Michelle Obama Awards late last month! Thank you to the Caucus of African American Leaders and County Executive Steuart Pittman's office for organizing this event and recognizing some Anne Arundel County women who embody resilience, leadership, and inclusion during Women’s History Month. Also a shoutout to County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, a history making woman herself, for delivering a remarkable keynote address!


🐦Songbird Festival: Women Empowerment & Musical Brilliance

Join the Songbird Collective at Maryland Hall for an incredible event celebrating women and their voices! Songbird Festival 2024 is a must-attend experience for music lovers and supporters of female artists. Family friendly, get ready for a day filled with soulful melodies, powerful performances, and uplifting vibes. Located on Chase Street in Annapolis, MD, USA, this in-person event promises to be unforgettable. Come and immerse yourself in the magic of music, connect with like-minded individuals, find useful resources and celebrate the incredible talent of women in the community. Don't miss out on this extraordinary celebration of female empowerment and musical brilliance!


Click HERE to reserve a free spot! 


Rewarding Educational Excellence in MD!

🎓Looking for a college scholarship opportunity? My office is now accepting applications for the Delegate Dana Jones Scholarship Award for the 2024-2025 academic year. This scholarship is available to dedicated college students that reside in 30A who are eager to advance their education and contribute to our community's future. To access the details, requirements, and the application students please click here!

The fully completed application must be returned to my office no later than April 30, 2024, and late/incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Additionally, students that were awarded scholarship funds last year, are eligible for reapplication! This scholarship is a testament to our commitment to education and the future of our constituents in District 30A. We look forward to reviewing student applications and supporting educational endeavors in the coming academic year.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office through We are here to assist you through the application process.


MD Women English Channel Swimming Panel

Join Crossing Currents Aquatics for an inspiring evening listening to the stories of seven local English Channel Swimmers. These amazing women will share their channel crossing experience, their training, their struggles and their advice for swimmers currently training for their own challenging open water crossings. There will be a Q&A opportunity at the end of the panel. Light refreshments will be served.

Get your tickets HERE!


Arab American Heritage Month with AACPL!

April is Arab American Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of Arab Americans to the cultural, social and political fabric of the United States.

From science and technology to art and literature, Arab Americans have made significant contributions in many fields. Anne Arundel County Public Library is proud to observe Arab American Heritage Month by offering a variety of resources that showcase the experiences and achievements of Arab Americans and promote cultural awareness and understanding.

Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month at your local library by attending fun, educational events!

Enrich your knowledge of Arab American Heritage using the library’s digital resources!


  • Learn about Arab dance, music, cinema, art and more using our Fine Arts database. 

  • Stream films featuring Arab American actors and culture using Kanopy

  • Delve into the lives of historical and contemporary Arab Americans like Khalil Gibran, Linda Sarsour, Tony Shalhoub and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha using our Biography in Context database.   

  • Explore information on Arab American culture, experiences, identity and more using our Diversity Studies and Opposing Viewpoints databases.  

  • Discover Arab American history and perspectives using our U.S. History and World History databases. 

  • Check out Arab American demographics and learn what countries are considered Arab from the Arab American Institute Foundation. 

Choose your next read from lists of books about Arab American Heritage!

  • Check out booklists for kids, teens and adults.

  • Download books by Arab American authors in eBook and eAudiobook format to enjoy instantly using Overdrive/Libby.

  • Looking for more books written by Arab and Arab American authors? Use NoveList’s “Advanced Search” feature to generate a list of books by specific ethnicities and cultural identities.


From the Classroom to the Capital!

The 90 day session can be grueling, but it’s important to cherish every moment. I was overjoyed to have my son with me for one of the busiest days last week! As the end of Session gets closer and the pace in the House intensifies, I am thankful he was able to spend a day of his spring break with his Mom at work. This is a Spring break we’ll both remember so fondly. 💙


You can follow me on Facebook, X, 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 or by phone at 410-841-3211.

Stay safe and healthy,

Delegate Dana Jones

District 30A, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County


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