Ben Jealous on Civil Rights
Protect and expand protections for LGBTQ Marylanders
In Maryland, I helped lead successful efforts to pass the Maryland DREAM Act, achieve marriage equality and abolish the death penalty.
While our state and country have made many gains, we still have much more to do to protect and
advance civil rights and ensure that we eliminate inequities that exist in education, the economy and criminal justice.
As governor, I will:
Source: 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial website BenJealous.com
, Jul 8, 2018
- Ensure that prisoners returning to society have the opportunity to access employment and can re-integrate into their communities instead of turning to crime.
- Develop a state procurement and employment
process that is inclusive to all.
- Protect and expand protections for LGBTQ Marylanders.
- Ensure Maryland leads the nation in fostering Women and Minority Business Enterprises (WMBEs)
Experience as Civil Rights leader will move state forward
Maryland has been a civil rights leader before, and we can do it again.
I've spent my entire adult life as a civil rights leader and community organizer, working to build broad diverse coalitions to move every community forward.
Source: 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial campaign website, BenJealous.com
, Jun 26, 2018
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