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.

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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