May 20, 2018
On Monday, May 28, our nation will commemorate Memorial Day. I implore you to take some time between burgers and hot dogs to reflect on the true reason for the occasion: honoring those who have died in service of their country. It can be easy for all of us to take for granted the blessings we enjoy on a daily basis. Memorial Day reminds us of the true cost of the freedoms we so enjoy. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
The primary election is just about one month away (June 26), which means our campaign for State Senate is operating at full speed. I’ve been humbled and encouraged by the support that the campaign has garnered since our announcement in October.
As we near the end of our primary journey, I’m looking forward to spending as much time as possible over the next month being out in the community, knocking doors, and reintroducing myself to neighbors in the 45th District.
I hope to see you along the way.
Debates, Forums, and More!
As the election nears closer, I’ve been fortunate to talk about my record and vision for the 45th District in a number of venues. I enjoyed participating in the No Rofo Debate, AKA Senatorial Forum, and Belair-Edison Candidate Forum. Over the last 8 months we’ve also logged in over 7,500 phone calls to constituents and knocked on more than 25,000 doors. That’s a lot of walking and talking – and we have no intentions of slowing down.
Through each phone call and stop along the campaign trail, I’m reminded of just how high the stakes in this election are. As I’ve said before, it is time for Baltimore – and the 45th District, in particular – to get its fair share of state funding and resources. As your State Senator, I’ll be committed to ensuring that happens, and will always be a zealous advocate for our neighborhoods and communities.
In non-campaign related news, I’ve enjoyed meeting with the 45th District Scholarship Committee to begin making decisions on which applicants will receive a Senatorial Scholarship from my office. We look forward to awarding a number of well-qualified and promising young individuals with funding that will help defray the cost of their college education.
On the Issues/New Endorsements
I recently submitted my responses to questionnaires distributed by the Baltimore Sun and the League of Women Voters, respectively. I encourage you to take a look at my thoughts on the important issues that voters will be weighing in the upcoming elections.
Thoughtful and progressive stances on these consequential matters have earned our campaign the backing of a number of influential organizations, including: SEIU 1199, Progressive Maryland, and Our Revolution. We also recently received an endorsement from Mr. Kowon Williams of Belair-Edison. I am so thankful to each of these groups, and Mr. Williams, for taking time to consider both of the candidates in the race and for demonstrating confidence in my ability to enact an agenda most favorable to the residents of the 45th District.
One Last Thing…
Of course, in order to win we’ll need your endorsement on the ballot! Remember to vote on June 26 (or during early voting: June 14-21). Additionally, you can show your support by showing off a lawn or window sign and/or by adding a bumper magnet to your car. It’s the easiest way for us to get the word out about the campaign. If you’re interested, we’ll arrange for one to be brought directly to you – all you have to do is fill out this form and we’ll take care of the rest!
Another great way to support our efforts is by making a small donation to #TeamMcCray. You can do so here. We appreciate your generosity.
Finally, early voting gets started in less than a month – and absentee ballots can be requested now through the Maryland State Board of Elections. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
Listening. Learning. Leading.
Delegate, 45th Legislative District