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The Latest News from Senator Rosapepe's Office: March 2023

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Join us in Annapolis March 27th!

Delegates Joseline Pena-Melnyk, Ben Barnes,Mary Lehman, and I invite you to join us for our annual 21st District Night in Annapolis. It’s 6 to 8 pm, Monday, March 27th. There’ll be good food — from sliders,antipasto and crisp vegetables to flatbreads and oyster stew — and good fellowship at Market House at 25 Market Space Annapolis near the dock.

As in previous years, a number of other state and county officials will be joining us.

We have arranged for buses which will leave from College Park and Laurel.

They will return soon after 8 pm. If you come on your own, let us know ahead of time if you’d like to visit the State House before or after dinner.

Space is limited, so please RSVP soon to attend 21st District Night in Annapolis, further information please email my office at or call at 410-841-3141.

Students from Chesapeake Math and Information Technology (CMIT) Academy North in Laurel visit Senator Rosapepe in the Senate.

CMIT North Students Visit Annapolis

A wonderful group of High School students and staff visited me in the Senate from Chesapeake Math and Information Technology (CMIT) Academy North in Laurel. CMIT North is a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) public charter school that serves grades 9 through 12 with an academic program focusing on mathematics and information technologies. Along with College Park Academy, CMIT offers Beltsville and other Prince George’s students rigorous college prep and college courses. For information check out CMIT’s website.

Project HIRE

Project HIRE is an apprenticeship program that provides individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities between the ages of 18 and 25 a meaningful paid job training experience with a Prince George’s County Government agency. Program participants must be associated with a supportive Employment Provider Agency.

• Prince George's County resident with an intellectual or developmental disability

• 18 to 25 years of age

• Available to work Monday through Friday for a maximum of 8 hours

Interested residents should contact their support Employment ProviderAgency and complete the application at y-Apprenticeship-P-146 .

Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund

From the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development: You may not need assistance to stay in your home, but you may know someone who does. The Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund can provide mortgage relief, weatherization, housing counseling, and legal services.

Visit the website or call 877-546-5595.

Cold Weather and Your Pets

Exposure to extreme winter weather can harm our pets if we leave or take them outside for a prolonged period. Prince George's County law states that "all domestic animals, except livestock, are prohibited from being kept outdoors when the effective outdoor wind chill index is 32 degrees Fahrenheit." For their own safety, ensure your four-legged family members are kept warm, their paws are clear, and to report animal cruelty incidents to 301-780-7200.

If left unattended outdoors, pets can get frostbite or become disorientated and freeze to death. Hypothermia can result from extended exposure to cold and is a life-threatening condition.

If there are outdoor cats in your area, bang loudly on your car hood before starting the engine to give them a chance to escape. Cats like to seek shelter from the cold and can be under the

hood of your car. Learn more tips to care for our animals during winter and County laws at

First Tee of Greater Washington Registration is Open

For those who might be interested, First Tee of Greater Washington’s sign up opened on February 1st. First Tee is an organization to allow young people to learn the game of golf as well as life and leadership skills. Their program includes two locations in College Park and many others throughout the county. For anyone interested in signing up please go to:

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