Summer Spring for Maryland's 8th Congressional District
Last year, she became the proud mother of two beautiful girls and that’s when she had a watershed moment and felt that she had to run for Congress.
“Having had two little girls, I suddenly appreciate more than ever, how babies feel. I need to make sure that unborn babies who can feel pain are protected! My opponent and incumbent Jamie Raskin voted against a bill that would protect Pain-Capable Unborn Children in the Pain-Capable Unborn Children Protection Act (HR 36) (https://ballotpedia.org/Jamie_Raskin#cite_note-3 ) . This is horrendous and I can’t imagine that most district 8 residents feel that this is okay. Raskin was not representing our interests when he voted against that bill. Although I’m running as a centrist Democrat, my goal is to represent the people of district 8 completely – both republicans and democrats. We are a diverse group of people. Many of us are religious. Many of us are minorities. We are women and men who care about protecting the defenseless and pain-capable and who can’t stomach the idea of causing pain to a child. We are environmentally conscious. We care about quality subsidized childcare for our young, good education for our youths, job opportunities for our workforce, and affordable healthcare for all of us.”
Regarding her race, which is indeterminable at first glance, she says:
“I grew up identifying as African American, but race should never define a person. Now I often checked the Other box. I’m Jewish Italian, Jamaican, and American Indian on my mom’s side and Asian Indian from New Delhi on my dad’s.”
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We need to pursue legislation that tackles car, life, and health insurance to ensure that the American insurance industry does not continue to exacerbate the vicious cycle of poverty.
Maryland’s recent development has led to investments in new neighborhoods, new businesses, and increased property taxes. However, some renters can no longer afford monthly payments and home-owners the increase of taxes.
“I want to ensure that new development in our communities continues to allow for the diversity that truly makes Maryland’s 8th Congressional district special”
Gentrification is a reality that forces people from their homes and the stability of neighborhoods. We need to make sure that Maryland developers respect our community goals and bring in as many stakeholders as possible. Furthermore, lower -income and homeless Maryland residents can find stable housing simply by reducing barriers to finance.
Maryland’s 8th Congressional District
One of the things I love most about Maryland is its wonderful diversity in people and resources.
We need to invest in finding long-term solutions for those who have lost their jobs in the coal industry.
Democrats need to urgently propose an immigration solution that reflects modern realities and can pass Congress.
We need a Congress for the 21st century; including updated cybersecurity, and leveraging technology to better meet and document our constituents needs.
We need to fully fund education and prepare our workforce for the 21st century by pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Public school funding has not matched the growth of communities and our improving economy. We need to stop using the short-sighted solution of closing underutilized schools and instead look at community based solutions like adult education classes and community centers. Education not only improves our schools and school aged children, it improves our economy through value-added industries.