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2019 Minority Legislative Reception

Registration is NOW Open! Presented by the MDHCC and the HCCMC, join us for an evening of networking and discussion of our 2019 legislative agenda at our 19th annual Minority Legislative Reception.

When: 04/16/19
5:00 pm
Where: Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring, Maryland  20910
United States
Contact: Brandon Warehime

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Sponsored by BGE, join us for an evening of networking and discussion of our 2019 legislative agenda at our Minority Legislative Reception. MDHCC members have the opportunity to meet some of Maryland’s newly elected officials and our chamber’s Government Affairs Committee members over light fare and drinks.


Come join the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County
at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veteran's Plaza for what will be our 19th annual reception. These annual evening receptions bring together a large group of leaders within the Hispanic, African American and minority business community to productively strengthen the relationship with our legislators and Governor, and actively improve the business climate in the region.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Restoring trust between police and the communities they serve
  • Better protections undocumented victims of crime
  • Protecting access to healthcare in Maryland
  • Ensuring educational opportunity
  • Better wages and opportunity


Space is limited so register today at



5:00 pm - 6:00 pm:
Networking with Legislators and Business Peers

6:00 pm:
Welcome from Chamber President and CEO & Katie Nash

6:10 pm:
Welcome from the HCC MC Chair

6:15 pm:
BGE Sponsor

6:20 pm:
Welcome from Legislative Latino Caucus

6:30 pm:
Keynote Speaker

6:50 pm:
Update on Census 2020 and Advocacy



Keynote Speaker:


Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk



Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk represents Maryland Legislative District 21, which includes parts of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties. She is a married mother of three children who attend school in Prince George’s County. Raised by a single mother, she became the first in her family to graduate from college.

After receiving her law degree, Delegate Peña-Melnyk pursued a successful legal career as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., as a defense attorney, and as an advocate for neglected and abused children. Delegate Peña-Melnyk served two- terms on the College Park City Council before being elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2007.

Delegate Peña-Melnyk is an effective legislator and has been the lead sponsor of over 50 bills enacted into law. Currently, she is a member of the House Health and Government Operations Committee. She chairs the Public Health and Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee.


VIP Attendees:


Senator Malcolm Augustine
 Delegate Heather Bagnall Delegate Darryl Barnes
Delegate Erek Barron
District 47
Prince George's County
 District 33
Anne Arundel County
District 25
Prince George's County
District 24
Prince George's County
Delegate J. Sandy Bartlett Delegate Joanne Benson Delegate Lorig Charkoudian Delegate Wanika Fisher
District 32
Anne Arundel County
District 24
Prince George's County

District 20
Montgomery County

District 47B
Prince George's County

Delegate Dr. Jay Jalisi Delegate Ariana Kelly  Delegate Lesley Lopez
Delegate Julie Palakovich Carr

District 10
Baltimore County

District 16
Montgomery County
District 39
Montgomery County
District 17
Gaithersburg & Rockville 
Delegate Jesse Pippy
Delegate Lily Qi Delegate Mike Rogers Delegate Jared Solomon
District 4
Frederick & Carroll Counties
District 15
Gaithersburg & Rockville

District 32

Anne Arundel County
District 18
Montgomery County

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