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About the Maryland Women’s Legislative Caucus

The Women’s Caucus is a bipartisan, bi-cameral organization of women legislators serving in the Maryland General Assembly, working together to develop policy to improve the quality of life for women and their families. Founded in 1972, the Women’s Caucus is the oldest Women’s Legislative Caucus in the nation.

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Who We Are

The Maryland Women’s Legislative Caucus is the First Women’s Caucus in the nation. We are the oldest bi-partisan, bi-cameral organization of women legislators and we constantly working to represent the interests of women and children in Maryland.

Our Mission

Our mission has always been to improve public policy that affects women’s lives and increase the number of women elected and appointed to public office in Maryland. During the 2023 session, however, we are working to solve problems in women's healthcare, reform criminal justice, and fortify reproductive rights.

Our Goals

The Women's Caucus aims to improve women's lives by promoting legislation that serves women, encouraging greater participation of women in Maryland government; and communicating with other women’s organizations so we may determine where problems truly lie and how we may best solve them.

Issues We Care About

The Maryland Women’s Caucus is a leader in the Maryland General Assembly on issues that have a notable impact on women such as gender-based violence, sexual harassment, access to reproductive care, and gender disparities in education and employment opportunities.

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