By Del. Shane Robinson (D-Montgomery County)
We are very close to making Maryland the second state in the country to declare that routine use of human antibiotics in livestock who are not sick is a public health threat that must be addressed. Against great odds, the legislation I sponsored in the House of Delegates and that Paul Pinsky sponsored in the Senate passed with overwhelming, bipartisan votes in both chambers.
We are almost at the finish line, but now it’s up to Gov. Hogan. Will you please contact Gov. Hogan and urge him to sign this bill into law?
Most of us probably know the stories of people who have suffered antibiotic-resistant infections. As the father of two, I want to do everything I can to keep my family safe — and that means protecting this critically-important tool of modern medicine from extinction.
So many of you helped us during the Maryland General Assembly session by writing your legislator or making a phone call (some of you even came to Annapolis to testify — thank you!). Democracy works best when we actively participate. Here’s your next chance to take action.
Please take a moment to let our Governor know that protecting antibiotics is a position everyone can get behind. Click here to send him a message today.