Friday, June 20, 2008
Pro-Choice Activist Donna Edwards Sworn Into Congress
Congratulations to Donna Edwards for winning Maryland’s fourth district seat in Congress! She was sworn in on June 19th after winning a special election.
Donna Edwards is the first black woman to represent the state of Maryland in Congress. She has also been an active advocate for reproductive rights gaining support from organizations like Planned Parenthood Federation, National Organization for Women (NOW), and EMILY’s List.
Having Donna Edwards in office will give pro-choice women and men assurance that reproductive rights will not be ignored, but protected.
NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland wishes Donna Edwards much luck in her position. After the resignation of Congressman Albert Wynn, Donna Edwards was nominated for the special election. The Pro-choice congresswoman defeated Republican candidate Peter James and Libertarian Thibeaux Lincecum by taking more than 80 percent of the vote. Find out more about congresswoman Donna Edwards here at her website.