The following article appeared in the Afro American Newspaper:
U.S. Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) continued her “2014 HBCU STEM Tour” Jan. 27 with a visit to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).
Edwards met with University President Juliette B. Bell, and toured UMES’s Solar Energy Facility, Child and Family Development Center, and Flight Simulation Lab.
As a senior member of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Edwards is visiting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to tour their facilities and gain additional insight on how best to engage women and minorities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
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Rep. Edwards was the keynote speaker at the 33rd Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast at Anne Arundel Community College.
From the Capital Gazette:
Donna Edwards was 19 and newly arrived at Wake Forest University when some fraternity members would march each year in Confederate uniforms and burn a black effigy.
It was 1976, about 30 years before Edwards would be elected Maryland’s first black congresswoman. And she offered the college memory Monday at the 33rd Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, saying of that Southern tradition, “It was shocking to me.”
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Earlier this month, Rep. Edwards participated in a press conference to unveil the new rail cars to be used by Metro.
“Safety is the most important thing,” Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md,) said during the news conference. “This is important because … a lot of people depend on this system for safety.”
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Rep. Edwards and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) were guests recently on CNN’s Crossfire. They were asked if the minimum wage should be increase.
See what they say:
Rep. Edwards is a guest on Crossfire and discusses increasing minimum wage.
On Nov. 10, Rep. Edwards took part in the panel discussion on “Meet The Press”. They discussed the implications of the Affordable Care Act roll out. The other guests were:
Doris Kearns Goodwin
MSNBC’s Morning Joe
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The Afro American Newspaper covered the forum held by Rep. Edwards, Sen. Mikulski, and Leader Pelosi on the Women’s Economic Agenda.
Here is an excerpt:
At the top of the agenda for the panel was income. With women continuing to trail men in pay, the target of economic parity looms large for women, the panelists agreed.
Edwards expressed the importance of paycheck fairness. “It’s important for us to have equal pay for work,” Edwards said.
Noting that women make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes on average in the U.S., Pelosi, former speaker of the House of Representative said a pay gap exists even for career women from their first year out of college and through womens’ lives.
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Rep. Edwards hosted a forum on “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families” with Sen. Mikulski and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Three women from Maryland also shared their stories about why paid sick leave, affordable child care, and health insurance are so important for women.
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Rep. Edwards took part in the panel discussion recently on CNN’s “State of the Union” to discuss the federal government shutdown.
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Rep. Edwards was included in a recent Afro American article: “Shutdown Devastation Major Capitol Hill Concern”.
“In the 113th Congress, Republicans choose continuously to ignore the challenges the House should be addressing, instead voting over 40 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now, their insistence on dogmatic relitigation of the ACA is taking our country to the brink of a government shutdown,” said Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) in an e-mailed statement. “This is irresponsible, mean-spirited, and certain to cripple our economy, and hurt the women, children, and families who need access to affordable, quality health care.”
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