Last week alone we lost 5 people to homicides in Baltimore City, including two constituents - Dashon Griffin and Alexander Wroblewski - as well as a police officer, an 18-year veteran of the force dedicated to keeping every neighborhood in Baltimore safe for families and residents. These deaths are tragic and this violence is unacceptable. It has continued for far too long, and we are calling on our state's executive to take actions to help curb the tide of violence that is engulfing so many neighborhoods around Baltimore. It’s easy to succumb to grief and anger in moments like these, but we refuse. We believe in the innate potential of Baltimore City to be a prosperous, thriving, and equitable society for all its citizens.
Sen. Bill Ferguson and Delegates Clippinger, Lewis, and I submitted comments to the Kirwan Commission today, the day of its public hearing in Baltimore City. Download the comments HERE.
October 12, 2017 - District 46 Delegation Comments to the Kirwan Commission
Friends & Neighbors,
And just like that, summer is over (unofficially at least) - and wow, was it a busy one for me and for many of you! Best of luck to all those moms and dads and grandparents sending their children off to school today - I hope it's a great school year.
In case you missed it, I wanted to let you know that an op-ed I wrote was published in the Baltimore Sun on August 28! You can read it here:
This fall, Delegate Brooke Lierman is holding a series of Community Conversations in District 46 - and all residents of the district are invited to attend one! These events will feature a chance to hear from Brooke and to engage with leaders of some of our agencies. Information on employment, rec & parks, public transportation, schools, and more will be available. There will be a Q & A session at every Community Conversation.
October 17 - Patterson Park Public Charter School - 6 - 8 p.m.
Today, Team 46 offers a framework and concrete ideas for moving forward to combat the crime plaguing our streets and to create safe and healthy neighborhoods. This is not the beginning of the conversation, and it’s certainly not the end: these are our thoughts after talking with many individuals engaged every day in this work - and we look forward to hearing your thoughts as well. We propose these ideas for the purpose of starting a discussion that government, civic, and business leaders must have now so that we can address violence and crime head-on.
I was delighted to stand with the other members of Team 46 - Bill Ferguson, Luke Clippinger, and Robbyn Lewis - on Tuesday night to kick off our campaign together! We are a great team, working together in Annapolis and in Baltimore for the people of District 46 and Baltimore, and so we are proud to be working together to ask for the votes of District 46 voters. The primary election is in one year - June 26, 2018! Our kickoff, held on a beautiful night in the Baltimore Visitor Center, brought together supporters from all over the district and Baltimore. It was wonderful to have so many people come out to show support - thank you!!
After a few days over 90 degrees, I think summer has arrived in Maryland! My May was filled with community meetings and discussions of session, and June started off with an incredibly memorable day at Federal Hill Park for my third annual free Community Picnic in the Park. Breaking down invisible barriers between neighborhoods is a job I take seriously – my Community Picnic invites residents from all over the district (and City) to come together for an opportunity to learn about some great non-profits, meet elected officials, and enjoy some great food and good fun. This year’s picnic was hugely successful and very sunny!