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Weekly Update, January 6, 2018

January 11: Rally for Earned Sick Leave
January 11: Happy Hour With a Purpose: Anniversary of the Women's March
January 18: Luncheon With Neera Tanden. Online Registration Now Open
January 19: Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Safe Passage Center
January 23: What's Happening in Montgomery County? Jobs and the Economy
January 28: Women's Legislative Briefing. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.
Later Dates
Online Registration
Now Open for Neera Tanden Luncheon
When:  Thursday, January 18 
Time:   12:00-2:00 PM
Where: Pooks Hill Marriott 
Free Parking
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Neera Tanden is President and CEO of the Center for American Progress ( https://www.americanprogress.org ) and the Center for American Progress Fund, working to expand opportunities for all Americans. She is a savvy Democratic Party advisor, valued campaign strategist, and in-demand guest on the talk show circuit. She served in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, as well as on Presidential campaigns. 

Or Pay by Check
Please mail your check ($36 for members or $41 for non-members) made out to WDC to:  Sybil Cantor, WDC Treasurer,  8524 Atwell Road, Potomac MD 20854 . On your check, indicate your meal preference (chicken or vegetarian).

Rally for Earned Sick Leave
When: Thursday, January 11
Time: 10:00-2:00 PM
Where: Lawyers Mall, Annapolis, MD


Come together on Lawyers Mall in front of the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate Building to show support for Earned Sick & Safe Leave.
WDC Happy Hour With a Purpose
When: Thursday, January 11 
Time:   5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Home of Dr. Enid Light, 8501 Hazelwood Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814
Free Event
 
To commemorate last year's planning session for the Women's March and energize all of us for the year ahead. We have great speakers and opportunities to volunteer. Bring your Pussy Hats

Let Enid know you are coming. Register here: Eventbrite
Open House and Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony for Safe Passage Center

When: Friday, January 19

Family Services, Inc. (FSI) is pleased to announce the opening of Montgomery County’s Safe Passage Center for Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchange, located in Rockville, MD.

The Center is a “family friendly” and safe access site for Montgomery County, MD, families with a Montgomery County Court Order.

WDC members advocated for the Safe Passage Center. Come celebrate this victory.

What's Happening In Montgomery County?
Jobs and the Economy
If schools are closed due to inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled.
When: Thursday, January 23, 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Where: Rockville Library, Room 2
Register: Eventbrite 
Free Event

Speakers: David Petr, Executive Director, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation and 
Collins Jones, PhD., Biotechnology Coordinator, Montgomery College


Women's Legislative Briefing Volunteers Needed
When:  Sunday, January 28, 2018
Where: The Universities at Shady Grove, Building II, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
WDC Volunteer Sign-Up (event fee paid by WDC) :   ​https://goo.gl/forms/pfKNU10FCM57lf122 

Attendee Event Registration: Eventbrite
Learn about bills affecting women and families that will be introduced in the Maryland General Assembly and the U.S. Congress, and spend face-to-face time with your legislators.

Volunteers needed to staff the WDC information booth in 2-hour increments throughout the day. If you volunteer, WDC will cover your registration fee. 

Feel free to contact Linda Kolko 127lkolko@gmail.com or Andrea Grossman blainegrossman@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Later Dates
MLAW Reception and Briefing
When: Thursday, February 8
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Where: Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Register: Eventbrite

There is no charge to attend the event, but please register early as space is limited.

Please join us for MLAW's Annual Legislative Reception and Briefing. This is your opportunity to join us in Annapolis to learn about the legislation that will make up the 2018 Legislative Agenda and to meet with legislators and discuss issues important to women.
WDC Annapolis Day
When: Wednesday, February 28
Time: 9:00-3:30 PM


At this unique members-only opportunity, we will see the General Assembly in action, watch the Senate and House debate live, learn effective advocacy strategies from Annapolis insiders, meet one-on-one with legislators, tour the State House, and observe legislators in committee. RSVP here by Feb 21 to this first-come, first-served event: https://goo.gl/forms/qJSh2RDuZqo4nEJ62 .

For questions, contact emily.shetty@gmail.com
Candidate Forums: March 22 and April 24
Mark your calendar for WDC's County Executive Forum (March 22) and Gubernatorial Forum (April 24). 
Ongoing
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WNDC offers WDC members a discount on author events and parking; use promotion code WDC2017 when you register.
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