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May 4, 2015

CONTACTS: Tim Zink 410-962-4436/ Sue Walitsky 202-320-0819 (CARDIN)

Rachel MacKnight/Alanna Wellspeak 202-228-1122 (MIKULSKI)

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

Cardin, Mikulski to Host “OUR BALTIMORE: Unity in the Community” Roundtable at Greater Baltimore Urban League

Senators, clergy, community leaders to discuss need for immediate end to racial profiling, expanded efforts to restore hope to urban neighborhoods

TODAY, Monday, May 4 at 10:00 AM, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski (Both D-Md.) will lead a group of clergy and community leaders in a roundtable discussion on Senator Cardin’sEnd Racial Profiling Act of 2015, federal legislation that would prohibit discriminatory racial profiling nationwide by all levels of law enforcement, and other ways to better address the needs of Baltimore’s urban communities. Senator Mikulski and Cardin will brief faith leaders, community activists and fellow elected officials on their long-running efforts in Washington to guarantee the constitutional right to equal protection of our nation’s laws to all of Maryland’s citizens. The senators also will facilitate a conversation on ways to address the persistent challenges faced by Baltimore’s urban communities, including unemployment, crime, crumbling infrastructure, and lack of access to health care and educational opportunities.

WHAT:          Roundtable Discussion on Challenges Facing Baltimore’s Urban Communities

WHEN:          Monday, May 4 @ 10:00 AM

WHO:            U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        J. Howard Henderson, President/CEO, Greater Baltimore Urban League

                        Baltimore Faith and Community Leaders

WHERE:        Greater Baltimore Urban League

                        512 Orchard St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

HOW:            MEDIA ONLY PLEASE RSVP to Tim Zink, 410-962-4436 or 202-507-2763, tim_zink@cardin.senate.gov

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