Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Calls for Roy Moore to Step Aside

By Maria Trovato In the past few weeks, allegations of sexual assault have surfaced against Roy Moore, a current candidate in the Alabama Senate race. Since then, many Repubican officials withdrawn their endorsements or called for Moore to step down. Recently, Republican Governor Larry Hogan made his own comments against the candidate. “Roy Moore’s defenders should ask themselves if they would be so quick to … Continue reading Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Calls for Roy Moore to Step Aside

Patrick Wojahn reelected as mayor of College Park

By Maria Trovato On Nov. 7, the City of College Park, along with regions all across the nation, held mayoral and city council elections. Mayor Patrick Wojahn was reelected to serve a second term. This year’s mayoral race was one of the most contested elections in College Park History, with three other candidates running, including District 4 Councilwoman Mary Cook, District 4 resident Zari Malsawma, … Continue reading Patrick Wojahn reelected as mayor of College Park

Maryland denied federal funding to process untested rape kits

By Maria Trovato This month, the U.S. Justice Department announced $34 million in new grants to combat the massive backlog of unprocessed rape kits nationwide. But for the third year in a row, Maryland applied and failed to receive funding from this federal program and will not receive any of these grants. The state of Maryland is currently in major need for this type of … Continue reading Maryland denied federal funding to process untested rape kits

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