• Where were you on 9/11?
    As the unofficial start to fall has passed, we can reflect together on the events that happened 20 years ago from today. In the photo above, Police Officer Moira Smith rescues an injured man. She went back to help others and sacrificed her own life. One of my best friends …
  • Vision Series (Part 1): Integrity matters
    Notwithstanding the many inspiring leaders I know and incredible initiatives I’ve seen (and led) in our great city, I struggled this summer with my own disillusionment over the so-called “way things are done” in Baltimore. But conformity is not an option. Corruption is a key barrier to opportunity and one’s …
  • Now is a good time for reflection…
    Yesterday was an especially moving and heart-full moment when my husband and I sent Elaine to the first day of her last year of preschool. What a journey. Even as I type, my eyes fill just thinking about how much our four-and-a-half-year-old has grown up during the pandemic. As I …
  • Are you ready to grow the middle class?
    This past July was Baltimore’s most historic month in nearly a century, but it passed quietly without much fanfare. In July 2021, families with children between the ages of zero and 18 began receiving advance, monthly child tax credit payments. I asked a grocery store clerk what she would do …
  • Invest in the Black Working Poor
    It takes courage and vision to value the black working poor. But it’s worth doing. The working poor contribute to consumer spending, which is about 70% all US economic activity. They spend money in ways that create demand for jobs. Many working poor also create demand for services like public transit, which needs ever more users. But above all, valuing and investing in the black working poor is humane.
  • Only 364 days to go!
    This month, our campaign contacted over 1,000 people! Join us!
  • Food deserts have been a choice.
    That we have food deserts has been a policy choice. Operators like Good Food Markets need funding for the full costs of a build-out and for the first one-to-two years of operational costs. A 10-year credit for personal property taxes is not enough.
  • Happy Loving Day and Happy Pride Month!
    We had a small wedding to officially get married and a large celebration with both of our families on Loving Day. As a proud interracial family, June 12 means so much to us. And as a proud ally with my LGBTQIA+ family, it means so much more.
  • Folks in Baltimore want to be safer.
    And then two weeks ago, my husband was assaulted and robbed as he walked down a busy street at 9:30 am.
  • Our fallen heroes defended the journey
    To honor the military personnel who have died in their performance of military duties, our campaign commits to care for their brethren who remain and may still be in distress.
  • For Black history and Women’s history…
    My mom is amazing. For Women’s History Month and in celebration of Black History all year, I celebrate my mom, China Long.  Her drive and resilience have most inspired my commitment to public service and my current run for Delegate to the Maryland Legislature.   My mom is one of eight …
  • We love residents!
    We love hitting the streets talking to residents—and feeding treats to cute little doggies! We are listening to you—and turning your ideas and concerns into our action agenda. Just take a look…and then check out what you’ve told us on our Issues page.
  • A new Baltimore
    I pray that you are blessed beyond measure in the new year. And I pray that you’ll have hope, that becomes faith, that becomes inspired action for the dreams you hold most dear in 2021. The challenges of 2020 have made me even more grateful for my family, all of …
  • A step forward…
    Happy Inauguration Day! Baltimore City’s new leadership was sworn into office today.  I’m more hopeful than ever that the city will move forward—and that Maryland will move forward. Last week, we took a step in the right direction on crime. With $600,000 in initial funding, Baltimore City re-committed to Group Violence Reduction …
  • Here’s to Women!
    Happy Thanksgiving! This November we continue reaching out to voters, very safely of course, and sharing our message more broadly.   Last Wednesday (Nov. 18), I was a panelist for a Johns Hopkins lecture called, “ Living for the City, Women’s Health in 21st Century Baltimore” . In case you missed it, together we must: …