|Del. Kumar Barve discusses environmental issues.|
Delegate Kumar Barve came to campus to discuss environmental issues and the ways in which they impact the state of Maryland. During his talk he emphasized political pragmatism and bipartisanship. Barve is running for congress in Maryland's 8th district, which is being vacated by U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen.
Our next event featured former U.S. Navy Seal and transgender woman, Kristin Beck who is running for Congress in Maryland's 5th district against incumbent U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer.
During her speech she emphasized her experience in the military as a U.S. Navy Seal, both in terms of her career and her gender identity, term limits for Congressmen.
|Beck during her visit to UMD|
|U.S. Rep Donna Edwards discusses|
college affordability with UMD students.
Edwards is running for Senate against U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen.
Lastly, State Sen. Jamie Raskin came to campus to discuss the Bill of Rights and the ways that he interprets key parts of the document.
During his visit he recounted several of his cases as a constitutional lawyer, particularly those involving students, who felt their constitutional rights were being infringed upon.
Raskin is a law professor at American University and he is running for congress in Maryland's 8th district, which is being vacated by U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen. He is vying for the same seat as Del. Kumar Barve.
We would like to thank all of those who made our speaker circuit a success, especially the candidates who agreed to speak with us! Looking forward, we hope to bring more speakers and candidates to campus. Hopefully, we will be able to engage with the UMD community in an event greater capacity this spring!
|State Sen. Raskin discussing students' constitutional rights.|