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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

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CARDIN, BENJAMIN L, Democratic Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $33,274.57

Average cost per trip - $2,772.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 194 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speak at MetLife education seminar on Pension and Retirement issue
Notes - Accompanied by wife Myrna Cardin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $497.50
Meal Cost - $229.91
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $727.41

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose -
Notes - Accompanied by wife Myrna Cardin

Travel Cost - $374.00
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $667.71
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $2,340.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 28, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - to participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse Myrna Cardin -- other include ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,796.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,146.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tax Coalition
Dates - April 5, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - speak at The Tax Coalition annual forum
Notes - spouse Myrna Cardin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $856.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $856.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 18, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Attend conference on education reform
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,759.40
Lodging Cost - $1,696.00
Meal Cost - $1,440.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,895.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maryland Association of Counties
Dates - August 14, 2003 - August 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Ocean City, MD

Purpose - Speak at Maryland Association of Counties' annual conference
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $140.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Beth El Congregation
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ocean City, MD

Purpose - Speak to project Mishtacha at Beth El
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $119.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $159.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speak at JFK School of Government Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost - $88.00
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $972.86
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,421.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - attend congressional health policy conference
Notes - spouse, Myrna Cardin, other-none specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $880.00
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $1,942.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard Univ
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speak at the Kennedy School of Government Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Baltimore, MD - Turnberry Isle, Aventura, FL

Travel Cost - $55.48
Lodging Cost - $881.40
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $1,904.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lausanne, Switzerland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - Baltimore, MD - Lausanne, Switzerland - Baltimore, MD

Travel Cost - $7,103.80
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $10,503.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maryland Assn of Counties
Dates - August 20, 2004 - August 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ocean City, MD

Purpose - Speak at annual meeting
Notes - Baltimore - Ocean City - Baltimore

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $239.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.