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Session Update - Rally for HB1 Earned Sick Leave



Dear Friends,

I cannot thank you all enough for your support on Monday at the Rally to Support Health Families. On Monday, I stood before a standing room only crowd, including the Speaker of the House, fellow members of the Maryland General Assembly, constituents, impacted workers, business and faith leaders to share one of the most personal stories I've ever told.

After last Session, I started to feel more than just post-Session fatigue. My doctor diagnosed me with a rare form of leukemia. At that moment, I have to admit for the first time I was not thinking about to-do lists or others I was fighting to survive. With the support of family, friends, and colleagues I was able to take the time I need to get better. I'm happy to announce that two weeks ago I found out that my cancer is in remission, making it even clearer that if sick leave is good enough for me, it is good enough for 750,000 Marylanders. 

You can learn more about my journey as profiled in the Washington Post or watch the speech here

Now more than ever we need your support to fight for Marylanders to access Earned Sick Leave. On February 10th we will have our first hearing for HB 1 in front of the House Economic Matters Committee. If you or someone you know has been impacted by this issue, please share your story. This document outlines guidance for your testimony and directions for submission. Testimony will be due Monday, February 6th and emailed to lrichards@jotf.org.

As Session continues, I will keep you updated on this and the other issues, included ensuring Maryland's budget is not balanced on the backs of Baltimore's citizens. You can reach me to share your thoughts or questions at info@luke46.com or 410- 841-3303.

Sincerely, Luke


SAVE THE DATE

46TH DISTRICT TOWN HALL- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AT 10

This year we will host our annual 46th District Town Hall on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Please join me and the District 46 Team- Senator Ferguson, Delegate Lierman, and Delegate Robbyn Lewis at Harbor Hospital in the Baum Auditorium from 10 until 11:30.  Please use the following link to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you next week. 

Please park in the higher parking spaces on the south side of the parking lot. Go through the main hospital entrance and ask to be directed to the Baum Auditorium.

KEEP IN TOUCH

Visit us in Annapolis! If you are in Annapolis we love to see constituents, families, and school groups. You can always reach me at info@luke46.com or call 410-841-3303. We hope to see you soon.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

If you live in the 46th District and are interested in applying for a Legislative Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year from my office, applications will be due on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Applications are now available. Please call or email my office and we will send you an application.  



Tuesday, January 31st is the Last Day of 2017 Open Enrollment in the Maryland Health Connection.

Note: As of January 1, 2014, most U.S. residents are required to have health coverage. You (and each person in your tax household who doesn’t have coverage) may be assessed a tax penalty unless you apply for and qualify for an exemption.

Sign up for coverage through the website, the mobile application or over the phone:

Website -Enroll online at https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/

App - Enroll MHC is the official mobile app for Maryland Health Connection, Maryland’s health insurance marketplace for individuals and families to enroll in health and dental coverage. See if you qualify for financial help like tax credits or Medicaid/MCHP to make health insurance more affordable.

Enroll MHC provides Marylanders easy, on-the-go access to shop for health and dental coverage, compare plans, apply for financial help, find local assistance, update your information, view notices and even use your device's camera to upload documents. Download the application for iOS or Android

Over the Phone - For Over-the-phone enrollment support - The MD Health Connection offers assistance in more than 200 languages, as well as TTY services for the deaf and hard of hearing. Call toll-free 1-855-642-8572 (TTY: 1-855-642-8573).


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By Authority: Friends of Luke Clippinger, Melissa Evans, Treasurer.