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Meredith Curtis Goode,

March 1, 2024

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The following is a statement from Yanet Amanuel, public policy director for the ACLU of Maryland, regarding House passage of HB 814:
“We applaud the six brave delegates who resisted a bill that has been driven by media propaganda and not rooted in best practices or actual data. We need our elected leaders to center the humanity of Black children and prioritize care over cages. Thank you for your courageous and humane words and leadership, Delegate Tiffany Alston, Delegate Gabriel Acevero, Delegate Debra Davis, Delegate Ashanti Martinez, Delegate Jamila Woods, and Delegate Caylin Young.”
Learn more about the ACLU of Maryland’s 2024 General Assembly priorities.