Mary Stein: MSEA’s ESP of the Year

“An activist from the heart.”

Howard County nurse and community activist Mary Stein is MSEA’s ESP of the Year.

An activist from the heart” is how one endorsement read. Another said, “Her efforts have helped us win countless elections and legislative victories.” And finally, “she is ever vigilant to make sure nurses are treated as the professionals they are.”

That’s the impression MSEA’s 2017 ESP of the Year Mary Stein leaves with colleagues when she commits to a cause — and she commits frequently. Stein, a cluster nurse in Howard County, is a longtime activist for her profession, students, and families.

Watch Mary Stein’s speech at the 2017 MSEA Convention.

As a community and union leader, Stein has advocated for on-the-job policies that benefit nursing mothers and babies, organized and mobilized colleagues through the Howard County Education Association (HCEA) ESP Coalition, helped lead HCEA as a director and committee member, and represented MSEA on Maryland’s Working Matters Coalition to secure paid sick leave for all workers — an issue she’s passionate about.

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“I’ve seen the issues students face when left for long periods in the health room or who have had to come to school sick when parents had no sick time or resources,” Stein told MSEA delegates at MSEA’s annual convention in October. “We got the bill passed, but the governor vetoed it — with your help, we will override that veto in the 2018 General Assembly!”