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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published September 13, 2011

CARDIN TO ADDRESS ADVOCATES, DESCENDANTS OF HARRIET TUBMAN TO DISCUSS PROPOSED TUBMAN NATIONAL PARK



Cardin’s bill would establish Tubman National Park on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will address advocates, state and local civic leaders, historians and descendants of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman at a noontime luncheon on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, September 14.

Senator Cardin is the lead sponsor of the Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act (S. 247), which would establish the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties, along with the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York. Senator Cardin will talk to Tubman supporters about his efforts to move the bill out of committee and to consideration by the full Senate.

Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (both D-NY) are original co-sponsors of the bill. The bill is currently in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, which held a favorable hearing on the measure in May. Senator Cardin has urged the Committee to hold a vote on the bill soon so that the full Senate can take action on the measure.

· WHAT: Senator Cardin to address supporters of the creation of a Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

· WHEN: Wednesday, September 14 at noon

· WHERE: Senate Visitors Center,
 Rooms, 212 and 210