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Calling women to action for a stronger democracy
Calling women to action for a stronger democracy

There was a time that Maryland's congressional delegation included as many women as men. Remarkably, in 1984, Maryland voters elected women to half of the state's seats in Congress: Reps. Helen Bentley, Beverly Byron, Marjorie Holt and Barbara Mikulski. In the election of 2014, exactly 30 years later, our Congressional delegation is not as gender balanced as it once was. While many able men serve in elected office, Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Rep. Donna Edwards are the only women representing Maryland at the federal level. But there are reasons to be optimistic that the number of women in elected office in Maryland will be back on the rise. When the General Assembly convenes in...