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​Every child has a right to a quality education in a safe and supportive environment.  By responsibly and equitable allocating our resources, we can ensure that every child in public school is on a pathway to success.

  • Continued capital improvements to school infrastructure

  • Full-day Prekindergarten

  • Teacher recruitment and retention including diverse teachers 

  • Ensuring that all students are ready for college or career 

  • Continued support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities


By re-evaluating home appraisals, increasing credit access and putting a greater emphasis on estate planning, an equal path to homeownership will be afforded for more Marylanders

  • Prevent housing loan/credit applicants from being denied if applicants can provide alternate forms of credit worthiness including: a history of rent payments, utility payments, school attendance, work attendance

  • Conduct a feasibility study to help with estate planning for those with incomes below $50k per year

  • Require the State to report to the General Assembly on the amount insurers are charging per square foot of a home by county and by census tract

  • Create tax-free savings accounts for first-time homebuyers

  • Conduct a study on inclusionary zoning requirements to determine its impact on affordable housing and ways to expand requirements


With a greater emphasis on gender and ethnic diversity on corporate boards and in C-suites, Maryland can begin to create a culture of equity and help improve the performance of businesses across the state.

  • Require reporting on racial diversity of corporate boards in Maryland

  • Mandate any company doing business (contracts, tax credits, grants) with the State of Maryland demonstrate racial diversity on their board, executive leadership and mission by 2023

  • Create a State equity scorecard for corporations through the Governor’s Office of Minority & Small Business Affairs and Commerce, showing data on racial composition of senior leadership, employees and corporate governance, the percentage of procurement that goes to minority business contracts as well as diversity policies


Access to capital and assets encourage entrepreneurship and provide a way to ensure more Marylanders will have an equal opportunity to building wealth.

  • Create a revolving loan program that provides technical assistance grants to MDIs and CDFIs used to facilitate new mentoring relationships between low-income-designated credit unions and small MDIs that help those credit unions better serve their communities

  • Codify and strengthen the Community Reinvestment Act laws to apply to non-bank institutions including mortgage companies, financial technology companies, and credit unions


Economic justice cannot be achieved without access to quality healthcare. Moving toward greater health equity requires that we expand access to fresh, healthy foods, provide better tracking to get the full scope of health issues, and provide more opportunities for recreation and better support behavioral health.

  • Declare racism a public health crisis

  • Require health equity and bias training as part of the accreditation and licensing process including for all health care providers including registered doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners to work to lower the Black maternal mortality rate

  • Build money into hospital rates to improve health outcomes for Black and brown patients

  • Prioritize Program Open Space funding; provide more funding for Community Parks and Playgrounds in historically redlined districts

  • Incentivize fresh food at corner stores, convenience stores and other community retail opportunities to begin to diminish food insecurity

  • Establish Health Equity Resource Communities (HERC) to provide a range of services in four designated areas – food insecurity, healthcare, access to recreation and behavioral health


State governments must play a decisive role in accelerating economic equity. Increasing minority business participation in public contracts will help minority entrepreneurs get a fair shot at doing business with the state governments.

  • Give companies with a diverse workforce a stronger opportunity to compete for state contracts

  • Require by 2023 companies demonstrate racial diversity in leadership or mission in order to qualify for state capital funding, state tax credits or grant programs over a $1M

  • Expand TEDCO’s Builder’s Fund to $10M to provide more meaningful venture opportunities for minority businesses and increase racial diversity

  • Restructure the Governor’s Office of Minority & Small Business Affairs to be a more effective advocate with the ability to provide more technical resources to minority businesses. Have a liaison that reports to the office in every State agency

  • Improve the State’s procurement process to ensure that sub and prime contractors are paid on-time

  • Provide land grants through the Department of Agriculture of up to 160 acres to existing and aspiring Black farmers

Swipe left to right to view Speaker Adrienne Jones' Priorities on: 

Education, Housing, Corporate Management, Banking, Health, and Business and Government

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