Potomac, MD – Today, Democratic Congressional candidate David Trone officially announced the formation of Women Supporting David Trone, a group of nearly 40 women from the Sixth Congressional District who support his candidacy. The group’s members come from diverse backgrounds, and there are members from all five counties in the Sixth District.
“Like many in Western Maryland, David has lost a family member to opioids,” said Washington County Co-Chair of Women Supporting David Trone Alice Dixon. “I’m supporting him because he’s the only candidate to put forward a comprehensive plan to address the opioid crisis.”
“In business, David has worked hard to remove the systemic barriers that keep women from achieving the same success that men do,” said Garrett County Co-Chair Zelma Neary. “I know he will continue to be a fierce advocate for women’s equality in Congress.”
“I’m supporting David because I’m impressed with his plans for universal pre-k and free community college,” said Allegany County Co-Chair Susan Stakeman.
Trone has made issues that predominantly impact women a major focus of his campaign. He has released policies papers which outline his priorities for combatting violence against women, ensuring women have equal opportunity in the workplace, and protecting the right to choose.
In these papers, Trone says that in Congress he will fight for crucial legislation on these issues. The bills he will support include: the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would help women fight back against employers who pay them less than men for the same work; the FAMILY Act, which would bring the United States in line with the rest of the developed world by mandating that employers provide paid family/medical leave; and Congressman Anthony Brown’s Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act, which would keep convicted domestic abusers and stalkers from obtaining guns. He also supports repealing the Hyde Amendment and the Women’s Health Protection Act.