Supporting Women and Working Families: Far too often, politicians rely on the votes of everyday working people, and then forget about their problems and concerns until the next election cycle.
Growing up on two public school teachers’ salaries, my family was always stretching to make ends meet.
Time after time, politicians would visit and promise that they were going to change things, that as a result of
policies they would implement if elected, things would get better. They rarely did. Sharon, a 43-year teacher,
union leader, and Prince George’s County native, and I don’t spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to
spend on pollsters and consultants to tell us what hard-working Marylanders want: we know it, because we
both lived it. That is why my administration will implement initiatives that don’t just bow to the rich, but that
focus on and help us all.