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Cardin to Participate in Broad Discussion with Howard County Women’s Organizations

Wednesday, April 1 at 1:30 PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will participate in a roundtable discussion with Howard County women’s organizations, including the League of Women Voters of Howard County, on wide-ranging issues like human trafficking, the environment, campaign finance reform and the minimum wage. The Equal Rights Amendment also will be central to the conversation.

“Women have made tremendous advances in our nation, but America still has not realized its promise of equal protection under the law for men and women,” said Senator Cardin. “I believe there should never be a deadline when it comes to ensuring the equal rights of any American. The Equal Rights Amendment should be ratified as part of the U.S. Constitution to provide courts with clearer guidance in deciding discrimination cases nationwide. It would mark the start of a new wave of progress in which we notch wins for women world-wide, extending human rights protections for women, rejecting violence against women in any and every form, and ensuring equal pay for equal work.”

WHAT:          Roundtable Discussion on Women’s Issues

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Howard County League of Women Voters

                        Other Howard County Women’s Organizations

WHEN:          Wednesday, April 1 @ 1:30 PM

WHERE:        Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD

HOW:            MEDIA RSVP to Tim Zink,tim_zink@cardin.senate.gov.