Md governor hopeful Wes Moore lays out plan for black families


Five days after the candidates for governor of Maryland received a November, 1st deadline to publish a black calendar on their websites, author Wes moore did exactly that.

The former CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, an organization fighting against poverty, published his plan Tuesday for black families in Maryland, who understands encourage companies to hire HBCU graduates, accelerate the plan to increase the minimum hourly wage to $ 15 (effective January 1, 2025) and require corporations and large businesses to have at least one board of directors member of an under-represented community.

“This bold action plan to open economic opportunities for black families in Maryland aims to both address the urgent needs facing families across the state and address long-standing fragilities and disparities.” Moore, a democrat, noted in a report. “I am proud of this roadmap as a clear and concrete demonstration of how this campaign will unite coalitions and create jobs, wages and wealth for every family in Maryland.”

Moore’s plan, which can be viewed at, is described through various subjects based on Three priorities – work, wages and wealth.

A proposal would offer a state trust for low-income children born into poverty tin adulthood and meets educational and other requirements. Money could be used for higher education, buying a house or starting a business.

Uunder the theme of work, Moore proposes that the state assess how the climate affects transportation decisions that often hurt low-income communities and Black and Latino communities.

It also aims to remove obstacles to state financial assistance for people with criminal records. and increase the funding and location of the state’s formerly incarcerated apprenticeship pilot, which it says would help to improve wages.

Prince George County State Attorney Aisha Braveboy said in a statement that Mooyour vision help returning citizens to return to the labor market as well help the state‘s economy.

“It’s the kind of bold thinking and systems-level approach this is necessary to create safer communities and give hope for the future, ”she said.

At a reception Thursday in Anne Arundel County, Del. Darryl Barnes (D-District 25) of Upper Marlboro, Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, demand all candidates for governors to publish a “black agenda” for the Marylanders just over eight months before the June 28 primaries.

Democrat and State Comptroller Peter Franchot released his “A Level Playing Field” plan, which his campaign handed out at reception.

The other seven Democrats are former Prince George County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, former nonprofit executive Jon Baron, fformer Attorney General of Maryland Doug Gansler, former Obama administration official Ashwani Jain, former US Secretary of Education John King Jr. former Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez and Baltimore bBusinessman Mike Rosenbaum.

The three Republican candidates are Maryland Secretary of Commerce Kelly Schulz Of the. Daniel L. Cox, who represents parts of Carroll and Frederick counties, and Robin Ficker.

David Lashar, an information technology executive from Annapolis, representss the Libertarian Party.

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