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Growing calls from Harford County Democrats for Del. Lisanti to step down after using racial slur

Posted at 6:20 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 06:45:47-05

Several different groups and elected officials are calling for Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti to resign.

As of Monday morning, other Harford County democrats are joining the growing list for her to step down. The county's Democratic Central Committee held a vote Saturday, calling for the delegate’s resignation.

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Lisanti apologized for using the n-word to describe people in Prince George's County while she was at a cigar lounge with her colleagues. Despite her apology, Lisanti said she does not remember saying the slur and that it's not in her vocabulary. She also said she will not resign.

Last week, the house of delegates voted unanimously to censure Lisanti. Which means they issued a formal statement of disapproval against her.

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Harford county democrats aren't the only ones calling for Lisanti to step down.

The Maryland State Conference of the NAACP as well as the African American Democratic Clubs of Maryland are pushing for the same thing.