Brooke's Blog

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March 12, 2017

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Monday, March 6, 3:12pm

Art classes offer much more to students than simply the ability to draw or paint. During the rally for school funding in Annapolis, Maryland’s State Teacher of the Year - an art teacher from Baltimore City - explained the life skills and learning capacity that are developed in her art classes. She said that she gives students a toolkit to succeed not only in art class, but also in life.

Monday, February 27, 3:26pm

February 27, 2017

Friends & Neighbors:

We are officially halfway through the 2017 session! Last week was a great week of action in Annapolis: starting with the Women’s Rally in Annapolis on Monday night highlighting a variety of legislation concerning women and family issues, and then great rallies for the Keep the Door Open Act (supporting mental health services) and a huge one on Thursday night in support of Baltimore City Public Schools! It was an exciting week and great to see so many Marylanders come out to show support for bills and issues they care about.

In Annapolis

The last two weeks have been filled with bills, the budget, and Baltimore issues!


Tuesday, February 21, 10:24pm

Team 46 Statement on the Baltimore City Public Schools Funding Gap

Over the past few weeks, we have received many heartfelt letters and emails from constituents who are deeply concerned about the funding crisis that Baltimore City Public Schools is facing. We appreciate the time and effort you and others have taken to advocate on behalf of our public schools and our children - it is so important that you make your voices heard. In our shared opinion, there is no more important City issue facing us during the 2017 General Assembly Session than effectively handling this funding challenge.

Saturday, February 4, 5:58pm

Today we hosted our third annual Team 46 Annual Town Hall! We use this time to update residents on what is happening in Annapolis. We discussed the budget and its implications for Baltimore, school funding, the Affordable Care Act and why it matters to Maryland, and each discussed a few of our own policy proposals. This year was our largest one yet - over 200 people came to Harbor Hospital to learn and ask questions! See the PDF here for all the slides we used during the presentation. 

Monday, January 30, 9:20am

Statement Against the President’s Executive Order Banning Refugees

President Donald Trump’s executive order to suspend entry of all refugees to the United States from seven Muslim countries rejects the fundamental American values on which our nation was founded. Thousands of suffering children, women, and men, fleeing war torn countries, are vetted by multiple U.S. government agencies over many months seek peace in our country and our state. We condemn this executive order and the ensuing entry denial at American airports in the strongest of terms.

Tuesday, January 17, 9:17am
Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination.
And, let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge, to make America what it ought to be.
Friends & Neighbors:
Wednesday, December 21, 9:50am

Friends & Neighbors, 

This message brings warm greetings on a cold day! The approach of the holidays means that the annual General Assembly session is not far away, and I am now preparing for my third session - the time has gone so quickly.  

Wednesday, December 14, 1:19pm


The facts about the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act of 2016

(BALTIMORE) – Last year, following the example set when Virginia passed a bipartisan transportation scoring bill, Maryland updated its transportation spending process to ensure transparency in how the state spends its capital money. HB 1013, the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act of 2016, was drafted to provide maximum leeway to the Governor and Secretary of Transportation, while also ensuring that capacity-building projects that cost over $5 million would receive a score to demonstrate to taxpayers what transportation goals they met.