Tougher Penalties For Violent Offenders
In Annapolis, Cory will work to strengthen current criminal laws—seeking to protect the seniors, children, and all Baltimore City residents by strengthening statutory law in an effort to keep violent offenders off our streets.
Public Safety Resources
In Annapolis, Cory will work to get the Baltimore Police Department additional resources, including technology upgrades, to ensure they are equipped to efficiently and effectively complete their jobs.
Competitive Wages For Baltimore City Police
Cory will be a staunch advocate in the fight to ensure the Baltimore City Police Department has a wage, benefit, and retirement package that is competitive with surrounding jurisdictions—understanding the importance of attracting the best and brightest police officers to ensure public safety in Baltimore City.
Opportunities For Youth
Cory will work tirelessly to guarantee full funding for our schools, recreation centers, ball fields, and libraries. He is committed to provide safe spaces and bright futures for the youth of Baltimore. Cory will encourage partnerships in the public and private sectors to help our young citizens gain job experience—recognizing that investing in our youth helps to cultivate the City.
Resources For Ex-Offenders
Cory will fight for reentry resources for ex-offenders in the 45th Legislative District, including career counseling and job readiness workshops, free computer training, and information on local employers and labor market trends.
It is not such a radical idea that everyone should have the opportunity to be the architect of their own destiny. I believe it to my core. That is why in 2015, I successfully led the passage of House Bill 980 to re-enfranchise the estimated 40,000 ex-felons returning from incarceration. Under our old law, we trusted them enough to release them from prison, we expected them to jump over barriers, we expected them to get jobs and to stay out of trouble. Yet we denied them the simple, basic right to vote. And despite overwhelming support from both chambers of the General Assembly, Governor Hogan vetoed the bill, halting our effort to return voices to the voiceless.
Well, persistence pays off. In 2016, we were able to generate a grassroots movement to override the Governor’s veto. We were successful. Now one of the barriers to reintegration has been removed and we are one step closer to ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to have a say in the conduct of our communities, our City, and our State.