Tuesday, March 07, 2006


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  1. Your presence needed in Annapolis, MD this Thursday (March 9, 2006)
  2. Become an Activist -- Demand the Protection of Maryland Children -- Call Judiciary Committee Members
  3. Attend a SNAP Meeting tonight in Maryland (this meeting is open to survivors of all faiths)

1. Your presence is needed in Annapolis this coming Thursday (March 9, 2006). Come to either provide your own testimony and or offer your support.
Park at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium. It is off of Rowe Blvd, between Farragot and Taylor - and all are asked to please use the Taylor Avenue entrance. Annapolis Rowe Blvd. Exit off Route 50 is recommended. Parking is $5.00 for automobiles. There is a free Scuttle to Annapolis. Ask the scuttle driver where to get off for the Lowe House Office Building. It is 84 College Avenue or 12 Bladen St. .Ask for the Judiciary Committee Hearing Room. A photo ID will be required.

Call for Witness.
We are looking for testimony to support HB 1147 & 1148. Please consider testifing for these reasons and more:
  1. If you are a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, including clergy abuse.
  2. If you had a friend or family member who committed Suicide resulting from Child Sex Abuse.
  3. If your family has suffered because of child sex abuse was by someone outside your home.
The Bills are:
1. House Bill 1147 hearing date is Thursday March 9th, 1:00 p.m.
HOUSE BILL 1147 Entitled: Civil Actions - Child Sexual Abuse - Extension of Time to File Action
Synopsis: Extending the time for the filing of specified civil actions relating to child sexual abuse; and providing that the Act may be applied retroactively.
Long Version: http://mlis.state.md.us/2006rs/bills/hb/hb1147f.pdf
Short Version: http://mlis.state.md.us/2006rs/billfile/hb1147.html

2. Bill 1148 hearing date is Thursday March 9th, 1:00 p.m. (See Details below)
HOUSE BILL 1148 Entitled: Civil Actions - Child Sexual Abuse - Statute of Limitations
Synopsis: Extending the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse actions to 24 years after the date that the victim attains the age of majority.
Long Version: http://mlis.state.md.us/2006rs/bills/hb/hb1148f.pdf
Short Version: http://mlis.state.md.us/2006rs/billfile/hb1148.htm


2. Become an Activist -- Call or Fax House Judiciary Committee Chairmen Joseph Vallario. Urge him to bring H.B.1147 & 1148 to vote before the Committee.

Democrat, District 27A, Calvert & Prince George's Counties
House Office Building, Room 101
12 Bladen St.
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 1991
(410) 841-3488, (301) 858-3488
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3488 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3850, (301) 858-3850

Attend SNAP MEETING Tonight (March 7, 2006)
Washington DC SNAP meeting is on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-8:00 in room 203 at St. Columba's Episcopal Church. The meeting room is booked there from now until the end of 2006. Address is: St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016, tel: 202-363-4119. St. Columba's is only a few blocks from the intersection of 355 and Albemarle street. Any questions just write me or give me a call: Joe Radko, Home (301) 607-4374, Work (703) 796-7158, Cell (301) 514-2902 or email: snap_witness@yahoo.com

SNAP of Baltimore --is held the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Towson Library, at 7:00 to 8:45 p.m., 320 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21204. If you reside in the Baltimore area you may be interested in attending. Call Frank Dingle 410-744-2398 or e-mail: snapmd@comcast.net for additional information.

For more information call:
Frank Dingle
CP 443-996-8994


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