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.
Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety
Our streets are too dangerous for everyone who uses them. By pursuing a 'Vision Zero' strategy, Maryland should aim for eliminating deaths and serious injuries of pedestrians, bicyclists, and people in vehicles.
Only 34% of Maryland state legislators are woman. This gender gap is reflected in our states laws. For instance a woman has to get her rapist's permission to put the resulting baby up for adoption and children as young as 15 can be married. As the only woman in this race, 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 should do its part to address climate change and to improve local air quality by aiming for 50% of its electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030. Five other states plus DC have already set similar goals.
We need to invest in public transportation to reduce traffic congestion and ensure that everyone has access to jobs and education opportunities.
Montgomery County schools need sufficient resources from the state to maintain their high quality and to keep up with the second fastest enrollment growth rate in the state.