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August 05, 2020

Hundreds Join U.S. Representatives David Trone and Lauren Underwood for a Conversation on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to Discuss the Continuing Fight for Equality

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Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

 

Hundreds Join U.S. Representatives David Trone and Lauren Underwood for a Conversation on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to Discuss the Continuing Fight for Equality 

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Today, U.S Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted “A Conversation Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage and Discussing the Continuing Fight for Equality” with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Johns Hopkins University, Black Girls Vote, Inc., and the National Partnership for Women and Families.

This conversation comes during the 100th year celebration of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

“While we cannot come together in person to celebrate this important anniversary, it’s critical to take time to celebrate the civil rights victories made over the past century and define what the road ahead looks like towards equality,” said Congressman David Trone. “I’d like to thank Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and our panel for sharing their expertise on how we can continue to work together to fight for equity in areas like health care, pay, and representation for women in America and around the world.”

Participants in the conversation included:

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14)

Johns Hopkins University

  • Dr. Wendy Bennett, Associate Professor of Medicine

Black Girls Vote, Inc.

  • Nyki Robinson, Founder

National Partnership for Women and Families

  • Michelle McGrain, Federal Affairs Manager

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research. 

 

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