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800-plus Marylanders ask: Will Hogan answer our questions about Trump?

Demonstrators unhappy with Governor Hogan's silence on recent Trump Administration actions took to Lawyer's Mall on Saturday afternoon to voice their opinions.

Gov. Larry Hogan's recent State of the State speech was remarkable for its failure to explain his position on a number of vital issues for Maryland voters, despite thousands of calls, Facebook posts, letters and emails from his constituents ("Hogan's alternate reality," Feb. 1). In response, over 700 Maryland residents signed this letter in a period of less than 12 hours, asking him to hold an open town hall meeting to hear our concerns and provide us with concrete policy statements and proposals.

We are Maryland voters who care deeply about the present and future of our state. We hail from all over Maryland, and we have made thousands of phone calls to Governor Hogan's office in the last several weeks seeking his views on a wide range of issues. We are still waiting for his answers.

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Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders may lose their health care and many more risk the loss of important benefits, such as the elimination of lifetime maximums, as a result of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. We are unable to support refugees fleeing death and destruction as a result of the president's action, and the federal government is threatening to deputize our local law enforcement for the purposes of enforcing immigration law rather than our own criminal laws and to take away funding from sanctuary cities. Our Jewish Community Centers, mosques, churches and public schools have become targets of hateful speech and acts. Also, recent news reports suggest that the new administration may reduce funds for women's health care and domestic violence shelters, which provide care and refuge to the most vulnerable among us.

Mr. Hogan is our governor. We voted him into office, yet we feel our concerns are being ignored. We deserve to know how he proposes to address these issues. What is he going to do about the impending health care crisis in Maryland? What is he doing to help ensure that Maryland continues to be a welcoming place for immigrants and people fleeing from violence and persecution? What does he propose to keep our houses of worship and our schools safe from hate? What does he propose to ensure access to basic women's health care services and to minimize the harm to victims of domestic violence in the wake of reduced federal funding to shelters?

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Because our phone calls have gone unheeded and many of our Facebook posts have been deleted and blocked, we request that Governor Hogan announce and hold an open town hall meeting to share with us his concrete policy proposals on health care coverage, his views on immigration, and how he will show leadership in response to the uptick in hateful acts in our state and the potential defunding of domestic violence shelters and resources.

We want to work with Governor Hogan to make Maryland the best state that it can possibly be and to help Maryland rise to the challenges that it will face in the years to come. We need to know where he stands, and we want him to know that we are motivated, we are concerned, and we are not going away.

The letter was mailed to Governor Hogan's office on Feb. 3. We have yet to receive an answer to our request. We hope he will take his responsibility to be responsive to Maryland voters seriously.

Nienke Grossman, Abby Cohen, Abigail Wilcox, Alberta Maschal, Alecia Armold, Alejandra Calvo Ona, Alexandra Eisler, Alice R. Chase Robeson, Aliece Winston, Alison Beman, Alison Harris Bannister, Alison R. Cain, Alison Spain, Alissa Sheinbach, Alli Gordon, Allison Carr Veals, Allison Chetney Heintz, Allison Clayton, Allison Fainberg Scharf, Allison Galbraith, Allison Jennings-Roche, Allison Morton Addalia, Allison Shellaway, Alyson Judge Frederick, Amanda Agarwal, Amanda Caruso, Amanda DeLeo, Amanda Driscoll, Amanda Duggan Rosenbloom, Amanda Farber, Amanda Martin Tyman, Amanda Moskowitz, Amanda Schmitt, Amie Gavin Glasgow, Amy Balkan, Amy Chase, Amy Kelsey Zaprowski, Amy Miller, Amy Rowe Tomaszewski, Amy Stern, Anastasia Bodnar, Andrea Cognetti, Andrea DeLuca, Andrea Gates, Andrea Gillespie, Andrea Weir, Andrea White, Angela Banks, Angela Mudd Rahmani, Angela Peerman, Angela Petruncio, Angelina Kelly, Ann Klimas, Ann Marie Sekerak, Ann Masters Stern, Ann Vos Greenawalt, Anna Adler-Kirkley, Anna Brinley, Anna Freedman, Annamaria Basile, Anne Adoryan, Anne Bertinuson, Anne Fleshman, Anne George, Anne Marie Dailey, Anne Maxson, Anne Puckett, Anne Scott, Annette Nelson, Annie Shaw, Antonia Faith, Ashley 'Meece' Cox, Ashley Thorndike-Youssef, Aviva Nebesky, Bärb Hmmønd, Barbara Durkan Axelsson, Barbara Hoover, Barbara Kennedy, Barbara Lynch, Barbara Whitsitt, Barbara Winter Watson, Barbara Wood, Bari Hochwald, Basil Brown, Becca Brown, Becca Niburg, Beckie Walker Mihelcic-Chapman, Becky Bloom, Becky Roth, Bernadette Roche, Beth Ann Hancock, Beth Berry, Beth Gray, Beth Johnson Maglietta, Beth Lake, Beth Manning, Beth Powell MacKenzie, Beth Renzulli, Bethan McGarry, Betsy Halsey, Betsy Stocksdale, Birgit Jaul Locklear, Blanche Cotlear, Bonnie Cosner, Bonnie Graham, Bonnie Weinberg Cowan, Brannan Armstrong, Brenna McHenry Godsey, Brit Saksvig, Brooke Ann, Brooke L. 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