Shame on Democrats for not backing Ben Jealous

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Democratic gubernatorial challenger Ben Jealous (left) and his running mate Hon. Susan Turnbull (right) in a past photo.

After reading the article, “Some Dems tepid on Jealous” (Sept. 24), I felt compelled to do something I have never done — write a letter to The Baltimore Sun. The Democratic leaders should be ashamed that they are not fully behind the forward thinking Democratic candidate running for governor. Ben Jealous is advocating for our future and yes, that means taking some risks and offering some sacrifices to achieve the goals for the long game.

We Democrats just sit on our hands and don’t take the risks that will ensure the health, welfare and education of our children. That is what we need to be focused on — our children and their future well being. Everyone should have health care without the risk of bankruptcy, Everyone should receive an education with the best teachers, best facilities and the best curriculum we can provide. We need public transportation to ensure people can get to work easily and safely and entice businesses to Baltimore and the surrounding counties.

Yes, we may have to pay for those things with more taxes or fees, but isn’t our children’s welfare and future worth that? We are leaving a legacy of poor schools, poor environment, poor infrastructure and poor medical care opportunities for our children. We should be ashamed. We need to pull up our “boot straps” and look to the ideas of the future and not be “tepid” or timid. Maryland, in my opinion, is one of the best places in the U.S. to live but we could do better, we could be the leaders and example for other states in the areas of education, environment and health services.

We have so many excellent resources, organizations and caring people in Maryland, let’s add to that advantage with a progressive governor. Everyone needs to vote and Democrats should support Ben Jealous as our candidate. I have heard him speak. He is articulate, he has excellent ideas and he has thought through solutions to the problems. Please make an informed decision when you vote and vote for the brightest future we can give our children. Vote for Ben Jealous.

Kelly Boyle, Catonsville

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Governor Larry Hogan talks about Maryland’s opioid epidemic during an interview with the Editorial Board of The Baltimore Sun. After Larry Hogan vowed to take on Maryland’s opioid epidemic, deaths soared. What happened? Corruption in Prince George’s County and in Maryland soared too and violations covered up by the state all the way to the U.S Supreme Court in an organized version. What happened under Governor Larry Hogans watch? Where is the conservative agenda?

For those who say Hogan is “good enough,” what has he actually done to deserve your support? Does he support working families, a living wage, health care for those who need it, protection of immigrants from being torn from their families? He tried to take credit for education measures that passed in the legislature despite his objections. The opioid crisis has accelerated on his watch and he says he has tried everything; the Sun says that’s not true.

He has no real ideas for how to fix the transportation mess that plagues Baltimore. Ben Jealous has plans for all of these things and more but Hogan paints him as a dangerous radical and then makes fun of his speech impediment. That’s a guy who is good enough for another four years as governor? Wake up folks and cast a vote to make a real difference for Maryland this year. Vote Ben Jealous democrat for Governor of Maryland and disrupt the machine. Vote for Craig Wolf as the next Maryland Attorney General. Vote Frosh out.

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Craig Wolf for Maryland Attorney General (in white polo shirt at the center here) Get this guy in office Craig Wolf is a high action impact guy that will kick butt and take names as he is known for. Once elected to the Public office and he will restore trust within the Maryland State government agencies unlike Brian Frosh seen below.

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Mr. Brian Frosh is seen here is accused of advancing corruption within the judiciary, discriminatory and racist tendencies within state agencies in addition to failing to protect Marylanders first before going to confront the federal government. “It’s Misplaced Priority”. In Maryland, We need a no nonsense AG. Even the Baltimore Community can no longer put up with ineffective Frosh. His ads are lunacy.  Many who have lived in Baltimore for more than 10 years and don’t ever remember him doing any of the things he says he has done in those ads. Vote Frosh out. Vote Craig Wolf in as AG.

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