John Lewis’s “Good Trouble” lecture encourages UMD to act against injustice

By Maria Trovato. U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, political figures and co-authors of the graphic novel trilogy, March, gave a lecture Oct. 12 entitled “Good Trouble,” to a group of about 400 people in the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel.  Their speeches stressed the importance of youth organization, protest, and participation in democracy. As the former chairman of the Southern Nonviolent Coordinating … Continue reading John Lewis’s “Good Trouble” lecture encourages UMD to act against injustice

New Maryland laws increase protections for victims of sexual abuse

By Maria Trovato On Oct. 1, dozens of laws went into effect for the state of Maryland. Among these, several new laws focus on redefining sexual crimes and mark incredible progress for advocates of sexual assault victims. One new law states that evidence of physical resistance by the victim is no longer required to prove that a sexual attack took place. This new legislation ensures … Continue reading New Maryland laws increase protections for victims of sexual abuse

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan opposes GOP’s latest effort to repeal ACA

By Maria Trovato Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday released a statement calling for Congress to vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill. This bill is the latest attempt by the GOP to repeal and replace former President Barrack Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) “Unfortunately, the Graham-Cassidy bill is not a solution that works for Maryland,” the Republican governor said. “It will cost our … Continue reading Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan opposes GOP’s latest effort to repeal ACA