John’s Plan For Maryland

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THE BLACK AGENDA

The Black Agenda is not just a single policy for John, it’s a lens through which he views every part of his platform.

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A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR MARYLAND

For too long, politicians have promised progress on the challenges of climate change. It’s more clear than ever that those promises have been hollow. From rising temperatures, to increased severe weather events and flooding across Maryland, the threat of climate change grows more pressing every day.

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EDUCATION

As a lifelong educator, John knows that ensuring every student in Maryland has a world-class public education is the key to building a more equitable state.

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A MARYLAND ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR ALL

A thriving Maryland economy requires making sure every Marylander – urban, suburban or rural; Black, brown, or white; born wealthy or poor – has the chance to live up to their full potential.

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ONE BALTIMORE

We can build a brighter, more just, more equitable future for Baltimore together, but only if we tackle the systemic issues the city faces head on, and strive to transform our government into a force for good in the lives of Baltimoreans.

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PROTECTING & EXPANDING THE RIGHT TO ABORTION CARE

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, it is no longer enough for Democrats to only be pro-choice. John and Michelle, his running mate and former board president of Planned Parenthood of Maryland, are committed to aggressively protecting and expanding the right to abortion care in Maryland. 

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BUILDING WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EQUITY

A King-Siri administration will work to undo the current inequity that is steeped into the system and build a strong, equitable economy.

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STUDENT DEBT RELIEF AND COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY

Education will be a top priority for John’s administration, and as the next governor of Maryland, John will be committed to making sure that college is affordable for Marylanders.

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HEALTH CARE

John believes that health care is a human right. While Maryland’s unique health care system has had its fair share of successes, serious barriers to care and equity gaps remain.

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HOUSING

John has heard concerns about housing from Marylanders across the state and will take a holistic approach to tackling the housing crisis by building housing policy around supply, stability, and subsidy.

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TRANSPORTATION

John will be a champion for equitable, accessible, and smart public transit that faces the Climate Crisis head on.

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SUPPORTING IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES

John knows that immigrants are essential members of their communities, driving forces to Maryland’s economy, and contribute greatly to the cultural vibrancy of our state.   

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LGBTQ+ RIGHTS

John believes wholeheartedly that LGBTQ+ Marylanders of all ages deserve to live safe, prosperous, and affirming lives; and he’s committed to ensuring that LGBTQ+ people, especially LGBTQ+ people of color, have the protections and support they need in Maryland.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Maryland’s prison population has the worst racial disparities in the country by a wide margin, incarcerating a higher rate of young Black men than any other state. John will take bold steps to correct this injustice.

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CANNABIS LEGALIZATION

The time is long past to legalize recreational cannabis in Maryland.

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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

As a teacher and principal, John lost students to gun violence. He’s sat with grieving parents and seen the lasting pain that gun violence inflicts on our families & communities first hand. He knows that public safety is foundational to exercising all of our other rights, and is committed to making Maryland a safer, more thriving place for everyone. 

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