Ready Report September 24th
Good Morning Everyone! I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend. As we gear up for the general election, Team Hogan has been working hard to ensure we continue to keep Maryland on the prosperous path Governor Hogan has put the state on.
Senator Ready and Delegates Krebs, Rose, and Shoemaker with MD AG candidate Craig Wolf
ICYMI: Senator Justin Ready & Family of Slain Howard County Teacher to Re-Introduce Legislation Protecting Expectant Mothers
With the news of Tyler Tessier’s suicide yesterday, the Wallen family was again denied justice. Tessier was charged with first degree murder for Laura’s death, but since Reid was only 14
weeks in development and not yet viable outside the womb, the State’s Attorney was unable to charge him with Reid’s murder.
Senator Justin Ready, (R-District 5), has sought to change the law for these vulnerable women. Ready plans to reintroduce legislation he first sponsored and introduced in the 2018 General Assembly Session - Laura & Reid’s Law. This legislation would allow prosecutors in Maryland to expand the application for the prosecution for the murder of an unborn child.
“I was angered and saddened at the news today. The Wallen family will now not only be denied justice for their grandson, but also for their daughter,” said Senator Justin Ready “We know that homicide is a leading cause of death among Maryland’s pregnant women. We know many of these women are targeted because they are pregnant. It’s time for women like Laura Wallen to have the full protection and access to justice they and their families deserve.”
“As Mark Wallen, Laura’s father, recently highlighted, Maryland’s laws are among the strongest in the nation for protecting the rights of women who choose not to have their children. But when it comes to protecting women like his daughter Laura, who choose to be mothers, most states, including California, have stronger fetal homicide laws than Maryland.” Concluded Senator Ready. Laura & Reid’s Law would allow for prosecution in murder cases where there is evidence that
the assailant knew that their victim was pregnant. It is carefully written to protect babies like Reid but not delve into medical or reproductive care or services.
For more information and updates on this legislation, please visit https://www.facebook.com/LauraAndReidsLaw/?ref=settings #REIDTOO.
2018 Lincoln Reagan Dinner
I wanted to invite you all to attend an upcoming event sponsored by the Carroll County Republican Central Committee. The special guest speaker is Congressman Jim Jordan, who is a founding member of the Freedom Caucus and the Republican Candidate for Speaker of the House.
The VIP Reception with Congressman Jordan will be from 6:00-7:00pm. The General Reception featuring dinner, a live and silent auction, and our guest speaker will be from 7:00-10:00pm.
Tickets and sponsorships are available but are selling quickly! Make sure to purchase your tickets ASAP by clicking here.
8th Annual Ready Fall Family Fun Fest
On Sunday, October 7th, from 4:30-7pm, we will be hosting our 8th annual Fall family cookout in Westminster. Join me and my family as well as special guests for the 8th Annual Fall Family event - this time at Sandymount Park between Finksburg and Westminster. This year we will feature delicious BBQ and sides from Outlaw BBQ Smokehouse in Hampstead and Custard and Italian Ice from The Cow in Westminster. Tickets can be purchased at by clicking here.
General Election Early Voting
This year the county is offering voters the chance to cast their vote early before election day on November 6th. Beginning on October 25th- November 1st, early voting will take place at the Westminster Senior Activities Center and South Carroll Swim Club, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., includes Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, click on the link below
Senator Ready and Local Officials at the Opening of the Carroll County Election HQ in Westminster
Connecting With Us:
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I consider it a great honor and responsibility to serve you in Annapolis and welcome your thoughts and opinions. Please feel free to contact me or my staff with any questions, or concerns that you have.
Sen. Justin Ready