Julie's Vision for Maryland
Campaign Finance reform
We need to end "pay to play" by special interests in state elections by prohibiting state-registered lobbyists from contributing to state level political campaigns.
Only 34% of Maryland state legislators are woman. This gender gap is reflected in our states laws. For instance, it took nearly a decade to repeal the state law that required a woman to get her rapist's permission to put the resulting baby up for adoption. I will fight for the rights of women, including our right to make our own choices about our bodies.
Paid Family Leave
Maryland needs paid family leave to allow people to care for an infirm family member or to bond with their newborn or adopted child without worrying about making ends meet.
Maryland is a leader in terms of sensible gun laws, but we can do more to protect our residents. Counties and cities should be allowed to enact even stronger gun control laws, but are currently preempted under state law. I will push for local governments to have this authority.