Delegate Nicole Williams Newsletter - 5/11/2022
Dear Neighbors and Friends - Today marks 69 days until primary elections in Maryland, which will be held on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. Team Nicole has been out and about meeting with community members over these past few months to learn more about how I can best represent District 22 in Annapolis. As I run for reelection to continue representing District 22, I could use your help! This campaign has always been about bringing our great community together. Whether it is knocking on a few doors to encourage people to vote or hosting a virtual phone bank to recruit volunteers, every action is an opportunity to bring more people into our movement. At the end of the day, we want to make sure that everyone has a chance to see themselves heard in Annapolis. If you are interested in helping out with my campaign or making a donation to keep us in this race to the finish line, please visit www.nicoleawilliams.com. You can also sign up here to volunteer. We would love to have you as a part of the team! - Nicole
Standing Up for Abortion Rights
Last week, Americans learned that the Supreme Court of the United States is planning to overturn the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, which established the right to an abortion nearly 50 years ago. Let me be clear: if this leaked opinion becomes the final opinion of the Court, the harm that it will inflict on a countless number of women is unconscionable. As your Delegate, I will always stand up against such injustice and protect a woman's right to choose. During the 2022 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB 937: Abortion Care Access Act, sponsored by Delegate Ariana Kelly, which will aid in increasing the number of abortion care providers across the state and reducing the financial burden associated with seeking care. The Maryland General Assembly also set aside $3.5 million in the FY 2023 budget to go towards training new abortion care providers. At the moment, Governor Hogan is refusing to make a decision on releasing these funds, making it impossible for training programs to begin at a time of critical need. I was proud to join Delegate Kelly and over 80 of my colleagues in the House and Senate to urge Governor Hogan to release these funds immediately. You can read the letter we sent to Governor Hogan here.
On the Campaign Trail
It has been a busy few weeks on the campaign trail. I wanted to be sure to share a few moments with you from across District 22 and the state!
Chair of the Judiciary Committee Luke Clippinger presented a citation from the House of Delegates to Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera of the Maryland Court of Appeals at her Retirement Gala. Chief Judge Barbera was the first woman to hold that title.
The Pyramid Atlantis Annual HyBall gala in Hyattsville this past Saturday night.
Free Comic Book Day this past Saturday at the Beltway Plaza Mall in Greenbelt.
Meeting up with County Councilmember Dannielle Glaros at the Annual Azalea Classic 5K run to raise money for University Park Elementary School.
Hanging out with long-time resident Mr. Johnson of Berwyn Heights at the Annual Pancake Breakfast. Mr. Johnson celebrated his 101st birthday this past Saturday!
It was great to see County Councilmember Dannielle Glaros at the Annual Girl Scouts Convention for the National Capital region!
Talking with community members at the Meet and Greet in University Park.