Our state is in crisis. Communities across Maryland, from Baltimore to Oakland to Ocean City, La Plata, Elkton, Rockville, and everywhere in between are suffering from the scourge of addiction to heroin and other opioids.
Maryland has been a civil rights leader before, and we can do it again. I’ve spent my entire adult life as a civil rights leader and community organizer, working to build broad diverse coalitions to move every community forward.
Immigrants have shaped our state since before it was founded. We have a moral responsibility to ensure members of our community are afforded equal opportunity, but we also have an economic responsibility to cultivate the talent immigrant families bring to Maryland.
As a life-long environmentalist, I know that protecting our planet is not just a moral imperative, it is an economic opportunity that Maryland can take to propel our state forward. As governor, I will expand the use of renewable power and create good-paying jobs in the process.
Far too many seniors and their families in Maryland are struggling. We must take action to ensure that Maryland families don’t have to choose between taking care of their parents and saving for their children’s futures.