Baltimore City League of Women Voters to Host Public Forums on Ballot Questions 4 and 6: The Dream Act and The Marriage Equality Act, at Morgan State University on Tuesday, October 9

Sounds good to me:

“On Tuesday, October 9th, from 7:00 PM – 9:10 PM in the Morgan State Student Union Theater, the Baltimore City League of Women Voters will be hosting a forum to discuss both sides of the issues concerning two of the most important Ballot Questions in the upcoming general Election on November 6: The Dream Act (Question 4), and the Marriage Equality Act (Question 6).


The forum, which is free and open to the public, will be moderated by Marc Steiner, host of the Marc Steiner show on WEAA, 88.9 FM, and will feature guests from both sides of each issue debating their stance, with time allowed for audience questions and answers.


The Dream Act forum will take place from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM and will feature representative Regina O’Neal from CASA de Maryland – speaking FOR the referred law, and offering an opposing view AGAINST the law, will be Charles Lollar from New Day Maryland. Question 4
on the upcoming ballot, is a referendum Petition
(Ch. 191 of the 2011 Legislative Session)
called “Public Institutions of Higher Education – Tuition Rates”. It establishes that individuals, including undocumented immigrants, are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at community colleges and state funded colleges in Maryland.


From 8:10 PM – 9:10 PM the discussion will shift to the Marriage Equality Act, with Sultan Shakir from Marylander’s for Marriage Equality speaking FOR Question 6, and Margaret Gallagher from the Maryland Marriage Alliance speaking AGAINST Question 6. Question 6
is also a Referendum Petition
(Ch. 2 of the 2012 Legislative Session)
known as the Civil Marriage Protection Act, which establishes that Maryland’s civil marriage laws allow gay and lesbian couples to obtain a civil marriage license. It also protects clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs.


The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization. No banners, literature, or other promotional material will be permitted in the theater.


DIRECTIONS: The Morgan State University campus is at the intersection of Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Rd. in the northeast part of Baltimore City. To get to the Student Union, go east on Cold Spring Lane past Hillen Rd., take the first right turn on Stadium Way and turn right after passing the stadium (2nd right). The parking garage will be directly in front of you, and there is a walkway from the garage to the Student Union.  The theatre is on the first floor of the Student Union.


For further information, contact Ruth Crystal at:, or contact the League Office at 410-377-7738.”

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