Joseline Peña-Melnyk Puts Her Track Shoes On

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HYATTSVILLE, MD – Monday night capped off a successful legislative session for Maryland State Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk, and today she’s out of the blocks and running full speed ahead to represent Maryland’s 4th District in the U.S. Congress.

It was a whirlwind session and I got a lot done — eight bills that I sponsored passed both houses of the Legislature and one, Kari’s Law, was signed into law Tuesday by Governor Hogan. Now, I’m focused like a laser on building a strong campaign team and getting my message out to the people.

Kari’s Law will improve emergency response in Maryland by requiring multi-line telephone systems to provide direct access to the 9-1-1 emergency system. The law is named after Kari Hunt Dunn, who was murdered in a Texas hotel room in 2013. Kari’s daughter tried repeatedly to call for help, but did not know to dial an extra “9” to obtain an outside line, followed by 9-1-1.

In addition to being tax filing day, today is also the day campaign reports must be filed with the Federal Election Commission. Joseline Peña-Melnyk for Congress reported receiving over $42,000 in contributions for the two week period from March 17th, when her campaign committee was established, to the report ending period on March 31st.

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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