Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio was named a “Liberty Legislator” after receiving a grade of 100% on a scorecard that reviewed votes taken in the 2009 session of the Maryland General Assembly.
The Liberty Vote Scorecard was compiled to inform the public of the effect their legislator’s votes have on their liberties as citizens of Maryland. The votes that were graded were chosen based on whether they promoted or infringed upon the liberties inherent in the Bill of Rights. One example was the Freedom of Association and Assembly Protection Act of 2009 which prohibits police from spying on individuals or groups without probable cause. Haddaway-Riccio also supported a floor amendment related to the REAL ID Act.
“Liberty is a very powerful concept that our country was founded on,” said Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio. “The Bill of Rights was meant to provide guidance for Congress when they are making laws. Being a state legislator should be no different, so I am very proud of my designation as a Liberty Legislator.”