Today, several of us F2Bers travelled from all around the state (and some from other states!) to Annapolis to testify against Delegate Ben Kramer's anti-Boycott Bill in the House of Delegates. Here's a shot of us standing in the rotunda of that building after the bill hearing. That's the seal of Maryland on the floor. It's a Ploughman and a Fisherman. Cool, huh?
F2B Testifiers. From left: Saqib Ali, Maria Baroody, Paul Verduin, Courtney Peterson, Melinda Thompson, Unknown, Susan Kerin, Unknown, Betsey Cunningham, Shelley Cohen Fudge, Sami Alqasem, Kareem El-Hosseiny, Zachary Flaugher, Chip Gibbons, Taher Hazerallah
We felt the hearing went well for our side. It took nearly 3 hours total. Watch some of the highlights (and lowlights!) below:
Believe it or not, these vignettes don't cover the entire hearing. There was quite a bit more -- including Delegate Kramers strident (and very dubious) testimony in favor of his bill. You can watch the entire hearing by clicking here.