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For all her accomplishments, a hallmark of the Prince George’s County executive’s tenure has been political caution.

Working with the University of Maryland and other research universities to find evidence-based solutions for public policy challenges.

Together and through a community lens, we can improve the health and wellbeing of our residents without criminalizing addiction. 

The next governor and General Assembly should substantially increase funding for in-school psychologists, social workers and counselors, while sustaining support for outside programs.

Utilities are on track to spend tens of billions of dollars replacing their entire local distribution systems and expanding pipeline capacity.

Life Sciences

Studies show that people of color tend to have lower cancer screening rates and, thus, often have their cancers diagnosed at a later stage when treatment is far less effective.

Engineer: It’s indefensible to proceed with a $5B investment without first addressing all the credible questions raised about the transparency of the traffic modeling used to justify the project.

This past legislative session, the Maryland Nurses Association supported a measure that would have ensured there would be a nurse in every school.

Racial Justice

An Environmental Human Rights Amendment would give the state and local governments a constitutional obligation to protect Maryland’s air, water, lands, wildlife and ecosystem.

The vice-chair of the Maryland Minority Cannabis Business Association warns that more effort will be needed to ensure that a recreational cannabis industry is racially diverse and equitable.