Talbot Democratic Women Celebrate Year of Service

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U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin. D-MD keynoted the Talbot County Democratic Women’s Club at their June 2019 Annual Meeting held at the Democratic Headquarters in Easton.  The Congressman was introduced by District 37A Delegate, Sheree Sample-Hughes.  His exciting, impassioned address, made before a packed house, covered everything from a seminar on Constitutional law to an overview of the legislative accomplishments of the Democratic-led House of Representatives.

From L-R, scholarship recipient Emily Redmond, guest speaker Congressman Jamie Raskin, (MD-8), scholarship recipient Diana Hudson-Hohensee and TCDWC president Joyce Scharch.

The former American University Constitutional Law professor dove deep into the issues surrounding Congressional Authority and Presidential accountability.  Congressman Raskin highlighted a number of key legislative accomplishments that he and the Democratic Caucus are exceptionally proud of.  Since January, House Democrats have passed many bills including, the Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act of 2019, the Paycheck Fairness Act, the Local Water Protection Act, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 – all bills still awaiting consideration before the Republican-led Senate.  Following his talk, Congressman Raskin there was a vibrant Q&A session, which brought many enthusiastic cheers and sounds of agreement from the crowd.

In addition to the inspiring speech by the Congressman, TDWC President Joyce Scharch, presented two outstanding Talbot County Public School graduates each with $500.00 scholarships to help them continue their education. Emily Redmond of Easton High School is planning on attending UMBC and Diana Hudson-Hohensee  of St. Michaels High School will be attending the University of Lynchburg. It give the TDWC great pleasure to help these two young ladies as we have other local young women for the past several years.

For more information about the Talbot Democratic Women’s Club, please contact Joyce Scharch at joyce202@verizon.net.

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