Thousands rallied Saturday in Washington in support of reproductive rights as a response to a restrictive abortion bill passed in Texas and an upcoming Supreme Court challenge to a Mississippi law.
The rally is not a traditional Women’s March but part of a coalition effort instead, with more than 660 sister marches planned nationwide.
Immigrants’ rights advocates rallied in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs Nov. 8, 2019, in front of Baltimore City Hall. The rally represented a stop near the end of a march from the Statue of Liberty in New York City to the Supreme Court in Washington ahead of a Tuesday hearing that could decide the fate of the programs. The “Home Is Here” march began Oct. 26. Participants, many of them DACA beneficiaries, walked the whole way, sleeping in allies’ homes and church basements.
Students came from across the state, missing school for the day, so that they could meet with lawmakers in Annapolis. They were all part of the Council of American Private Education (CAPE) annual Advocacy Day promoting its BOOST program. With help from the state, the BOOST program provides scholarships to students to help cover the cost the attending the state’s nonpublic schools.
-Hundreds rallied on Lawyer’s Mall in front of the State House on Thursday to urge Governor Hogan to “keep the door open” for those suffering from mental and behavioral health challenges. The demonstrators say the General Assembly last year expanded a program to tackle the heroin and opioid addiction problem. But, they say, the Governor’s budget proposal fails to fully fund it.
DACA recipients and their supporters turned out by the hundreds on Capitol Hill Thursday demanding that Congress enact legislation to reinstate the program that prevents the deportation of undocumented young people.
Protesters rallied for more federal support for Puerto Rico, which was hit by Category 4 Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20. Weeks later, most of the island still lacks power.
Several hundred people gathered on the national mall last weekend for a pro Trump rally. But what was being called the “mother of all rallies” came up a little short.
Young people from all over the East Coast joined together in front of the White House to send President Trump a message about his immigration policies. They were speaking up for families at risk of being separated because of deportation.
arlier in the year, the Maryland Court of Appeals unanimously voted to change the standard used to determine if an individual should be required to pay a cash bail. Supporters of bail reform rallied Tuesday in Annapolis, saying Senate Bill 983 would undermine the Court of Appeals ruling.