Less than 1 week to go!

Early Voting has started and less than 1 week to go before our Sept. 14 primary election, I am thrilled by the growing support our campaign continues to win and eager to reach every voter we can in the final weeks of our race.

In recent weeks our campaign has won new endorsements from the region’s largest labor federation, the Maryland/DC AFL-CIO, from  the state’s largest union of teachers and educators, the Maryland State Education Association, and from the union that represents Baltimore’s police officers, Fraternal Order of Police Baltimore City Lodge No. 3. These endorsements are a real tribute to our campaign’s commitment to helping working families get the resources and jobs they need, building stronger schools for all Baltimore residents and making our city’s streets and commercial districts safer and more vibrant.

Coming on top of our endorsements from the Metropolitan Baltimore Council of the AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union and the Laborer’s International Union of North America, the backing of the state teacher’s union, the state AFL-CIO and the city police union gives us the support of many of Maryland’s leading advocates for working families, public safety and strong public services.

I am also inspired by the fact that we have won the support of such leading advocates for women’s rights as NARAL Pro-choice Maryland and the Democratic Women’s PAC of Maryland and of Equality Maryland, the Stonewall Democrats of Central Maryland and other leading advocates of civil and marriage equality for all Maryland citizens and of the state’s largest progressive organizing group, Progressive Maryland.

After my years of work to clean up our city’s open spaces and watersheds and help city residents find good green jobs, I am pleased also that we have also won the endorsement of such leading environmental activists as the Maryland League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club.

I am excited about the strong campaign we have built together. But I still face a very competitive race, and all our hard work and good intentions may mean little unless we reach every voter we can in the days before the primary and make sure all our supporters get out to vote.

I am eager to work with all my supporters and with Sen. Joan Carter Conway, Del. Maggie McIntosh and Del. Curt Anderson in Annapolis and here at home to build stronger schools and safer streets, bring new jobs to the city, protect our environment and build a community that is fair for everyone. But before I can get to work for you, we must win this race together.

That’s why I need you to help me knock on the doors of district voters and call our supporters and work at the polling places on Election Day and help get our supporters out to vote early and vote on Sept. 14.  And that’s why I continue to need your financial support so that we have the resources we need to reach every voter in our district.

With your support and your contributions, we will win this race and build a better Baltimore and a stronger state.

Thank you, Mary