From Del. Mary Ann Lisanti:
State of State Address and Raising Awareness
This week marked the Governor’s opportunity to deliver his annual State of the State Address to a Joint Session of the House and Senate. It’s always a trilling opportunity to be part of this historic occasion.
Governor Hogan seemed to set a tone of bipartisan leadership which is certainly welcomed after such a nasty campaign season. As we move forward, I plan to continue working with the Governor and Democratic Leaders on things we can agree on and continue to push forward for sensible policies.
In addition to the State of the State, we had many important organizations join us in Annapolis to raise awareness for various issues this week including heritage tourism, cardiovascular disease and gun violence.
The American Heart Association in partnership with the Women’s Caucus sponsored a day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of women that takes a woman’s life approximately every 80 seconds. Please visit the American Heart Association online to learn more.
Harford County representatives from Moms Demand Action, joined members from across the state to visit nearly every single member of the General Assembly to advocate for safe communities and solutions to gun violence.
I even got to spend a little time with one of our pages, Garrett Frankis from John Carroll. As a former page, I know firsthand the unique and rewarding experience it is to learn the legislative process up close. Whether it be action on the floor or in committee, the access these students have help shape their understanding of how government operates. Additionally this experience usually increases their passion for public service to the extend that they may return to serve in Annapolis as a legislative director like Adam Hiob on my staff did, or even as a legislator like myself.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns regarding legislation or how I can assist you. It’s a great privilege to serve the people of Harford County and I always appreciate hearing from you while serving in Annapolis.
Mary Ann Lisanti
Delegate, District 34A
Mike Callahan says
Hey Soulcrusher—stick this in your pipe and smoke it!
And don’t let the facts get in the way of your lack of awareness!!!
Why on earth would you invoke the Crusher of Souls regarding this? I am a firm supporter of anything that is related to preserving our environment. I challenge you to find anything I’ve ever typed on the Dagger that even remotely proposes that I don’t believe in the effects of climate change and the disaster our world is heading for. Mike, I don’t know how many times I have said I am not a Republican or a Democrat, I am an American. For some reason you have never gotten this thru your thick skull. You seem to think I’m a staunch supporter of the Republican party and you are mistaken. Calling me out on this video is pointless because even though I don’t always agree with Maher, I do agree with him on this topic. You probably should’ve singled out someone else as I’m not going to oppose this video in the least.
Mike Callahan says
Hey ,SoulCrusher—Stick this in your pipe and smoke it!!
! Republicans are the problem.
They are anti-democracy (public rule is contaminated and corrupted))
, They anti-free speech/press (facts are called fake news)!
And they are , anti-investigate the lying, cheating, criminal President and we can all get along!
Mike Callahan says
And the state of the union is farking ridiculous !
Well, I believe both sides are the problem. You can blame the side you are not for all you want, but it took both parties working together over the years to steal the liberty we used to know. Let me remind you that the treasonous Democratic party of this State is responsible for making the statutes that have illegally marked many a man in this State a felon, yet there is NO such thing as a felony statute being lawfully enacted since 1867. That’s your party right there Mike. Let me remind you that it is your party which wishes to disarm the people of Maryland so your mob can walk all over them. Let me remind you that it is your party that recently passed late term abortion laws in New York that so closely resemble murder that a self professed pro-choicer, such as myself, can only call that same law an abomination of God’s law. You Democrats are NOT Gods. You are mobs. Stop being a traitor Mike and become a REAL American that owes no allegiance to a treasonous corporation. Yes Mike, your party is a treasonous corporation that seeks to own people. You don’t own me. I’ll kill the SOB who tries to own me, or I’ll die trying.
Addressing New York’s New Abortion Law
Mike Callahan says
SoulCruhsher/Trump Toady —
You and Trump are pathological fear-mongering lying demagogues on the issue of abortions.
You dont have any idea what the hell your talking about.
You spout out the cliches of b.s that come from the Republican Far Right (fascist)
Trump was elected by racist fear mongering nonsense about immigrants
. He and his goon squad of advisors think he can now fear-monger nonsense about abortion to get re-elected.
I predict he won’t be on the ballot in 2020.
He will resign in complete disgrace as the most incompetent and corrupt President in American history
Or he will be thrown out on his ear by the impeachment process.
Mike, obviously you don’t know what a fascist is. I haven’t seen Trump stomp on everyone’s rights in order to promote the group. Mike, please state one of YOUR rights that Trump or his policies have violated or infringed. I’ll be waiting right here for your response….In the meantime I would like to remind everyone that the Democratic party is the one that brought us the new deal along with many unconstitutional regulatory agencies to implement that new deal. They then decided they could regulate our behavior thru international treaties making Federal statutes and supposed law. Yet there is no Constitutional authority to make these statutes under Article 1 Section 8. Traitors like Mike Callahan want you all to think he is right, but Mike is nothing but a stinking traitor and a terrorist who advocates the termination of pregnancies past the 1st trimester. It is against the law of God to terminate a birth once you have felt the “quickening”. These new abortion laws break the boundaries of traditional pro-choice advocation and the laws of God. Mike, when did you and the Democratic party become Gods?
Looks like the ocean is rising and America is sinking!
Bob, just because New York’s law sounds viable on paper there is no doubt that some women will claim that the abortion is necessary to preserve their “mental health”. Under this statute a woman can claim the right to an abortion if it effects their “health” and there is no deterring them from using a “mental health” claim as their health. I am against any abortion after the 1st trimester unless the baby is dead in the womb. If the baby is dead in the womb, I agree that an abortion is justifiable. No woman should have to carry “death” in their womb.
SoulCrusher, I assume you would allow an abortion after 24 weeks if the “life” of the mother is at risk?
Well, if the life of the mother is at risk then it would stand that the life of the fetus is also at risk. So, shall we allow both the mother and the fetus die? What you are talking about at that point is a medical necessity and NOT an elective action. However, if a mother wants to abort because she thinks it will ruin her life then she should have thought about that before the end of the first trimester. When I say I am against any abortion after the 1st trimester I am talking about elective abortions and not those of necessity. Now, if a mother can prematurely deliver the baby without an abortion and the baby has a probability of survival, don’t you think that would be the proper course of action?
Not necessarily, it would depend on the risks of the medical procedure(s) used to induce labor or precipitate the birth of the fetus.
Whatever, I am against any elective abortions after the first trimester, period. If it is a procedure of medical necessity then so be it. Short of that, you should’ve made up your mind sooner. I know a woman who has 3 children and ALL of them were born prematurely. They ALL survived, even though the doctors said they probably wouldn’t. Once they even told her one of the babies was dying and wouldn’t make it thru the night. There is such a thing as God’s will.
A completely rude and ignorant comment, Bob.
Soul Crusher, Happy Valentine’s Day.