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"The only way to effectively approach public safety is to take it personally, because this is our community."
Del. Shaneka Henson
November 2, 2022
Shaneka Henson has worked tirelessly as delegate and sponsored, co-sponsored or supported with my vote 24 legislative acts aimed specifically at making communities safer.
Grand Opening of Wilbourn Estates Affordable Housing Community in Annapolis
June 23, 2022
Pennrose and the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA) celebrated the grand opening of Wilbourn Estates. This years-long effort culminated in transforming the former Newtowne 20 public housing site into brand-new affordable housing. The revitalization includes 78 high-quality apartments, a 3,500 SF community clubhouse, and passive and active recreation spaces.
Your Body, Your Rights
October 2, 2021
On October 2, 2021, with tears in her eyes Del. Shaneka Henson passionately spoke about protecting women’s right to choose. In the wake of the SCOTUS’ imminent overturn of Roe v. Wade, Del. Shaneka Henson voted to authorize $3.8 Million for training new and existing abortion care providers in Maryland.
Del. Shaneka Henson voted to protect Medicaid funding for abortion care when Delegate Ghrist (R- Caroline) pulled it out for a separate vote at 1:44:00 in the live-streamed voting session. Del. Shaneka Henson voted again to protect abortion care funding when Delegate Rose (R- Carroll) offered an amendment to strip abortion funding from SB290 on a floor.
Delegate Shaneka Henson voted to send a choice to the ballot, to give all Marylanders the chance to engraft women’s bodily autonomy in MD’s constitution. Unfortunately, the MD Senate refused the bill, authored by Speaker Adrienne Jones, and stopped it from being added to the 2022 ballot for referendum.