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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

*** MEDIA ADVISORY*** SENATOR BEN CARDIN CONVENES ROUNDTABLE, HOSTED BY PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY SHERIFF HIGH TO DISCUSS CHALLENGES AND PROGRESS TO ENDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE NEED TO UPDATE FEDERAL LEGISLATION

On Thursday, May 31, at 10:00 a.m. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will lead a roundtable discussion of the benefits of the Violence Against Women Act and the progress and challenges to ending domestic violence in Prince George’s County, the State of Maryland and the Nation.  Joining Senator Cardin for this discussion will be host Prince George’s Sheriff Melvin High, as well as Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, along with representatives of the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center and the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, The House of Ruth, and other members of the Prince George’s community who are involved with support for victims of domestic violence and the fight to end such violence.
Following the roundtable, Senator Cardin, Sheriff High, State’s Attorney Alsobrooks, and other participants will join together to call on the House of Representatives to pass the Senate-approved version of the Violence Against Women Act
               WHAT:                 Roundtable on the fight to end domestic violence
               WHEN:                 Thursday, May 31, 2012
10:00-10:45AM – ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
10:45-11:00 – MEDIA AVAILABILITY w/Senator Cardin, Sheriff High, State’s Attorney Alsobrooks and others
               WHERE:              Prince George's County Office Of The Sheriff – 2nd Floor Conf
                                            Room.
                                            5303 Chrysler Way Upper Marlboro, MD 20773

Additional invited participants:  Family Crisis Center, House of Ruth, Local Clergy, Prince George’s County Hospital Center for Domestic Violence, Prince George’s County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Prince George’s County Police
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