State of Maryland Archives: on Families & Children

Martin O`Malley: Cut infant mortality by 21%, after setting goal of 10%

Today in Maryland, you can go online right now, and see the 16 strategic goals we have set for our State's progress. On some of these, we've already exceeded our initial goals. On others, we're making progress. Progress requires accountability. But accountability means putting your commitment out there, for all of us to know and see, and hopefully to help drive.

One example: In 2007, one of the goals we publicly set was to drive down our infant mortality rate by 10%, by the end of 2012. A lot of people told us at the time not to make the commitment public. You see, the old way of thinking says elected officials should never set measurable goals with deadlines, because you'll be criticized if you fall short.

We chose a different path. We set real goals with specific, and more immediate, deadlines. By the way, at the end of 2012, together we had driven down Maryland's infant mortality rate--not by just 10%--but by 215. That means 164 lives saved just in 2012.

Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Maryland legislature Jan 23, 2014

Mary Landrieu: Supports adoption and foster care reform

Adoption and Foster Care Reform: There is nothing more important for a child than to be raised in a supporting and loving family. Unfortunately, whether it is due to war, famine, or abandonment here or overseas, too many children lack a family to call their own.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website,, “Issues” Mar 2, 2008

Corrogan Vaughn: Priority on family and marriage values

Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, Nov 6, 2006

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