Get To Know
Jazz

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GET TO KNOW ME

I am a lifelong resident of Prince George’s County. This is where my parents chose to raise me and it is where my wife and I are raising our son. My community is vibrant and engaging. It is made up of labor organizers and public servants, artistic trailblazers and diligent business owners. My community invested in me, and I have dedicated my life to giving back to it.

 

I began my career as a community organizer in Baltimore. Through organizing, I learned the power of collective action and the importance of cultivating personal relationships within a movement, a skill I use in my work every day. My conversations with working families across the state have taught me that quality jobs, which pay living wages, can change communities. 

 

I took my organizing skills to elections, where I have worked to elect candidates up and down the ballot who fought for our community. In every campaign, win or lose, we have created a movement that brought together people of all backgrounds and made our community stronger. I served with campaigns and candidates to promote a better, more inclusive Maryland that put our neighbors first, both in Annapolis and in DC.

 

As your advocate in Annapolis, I have worked tirelessly to focus on the issues important to everyday Marylanders who have been left behind too often. I have sponsored and supported legislation to expand access to healthcare by subsidizing care in high-need neighborhoods, passed tax credits to incentivize grocery stores in food deserts, tackle the systemic inequities in our prison system, and support new opportunities for young people looking towards a brighter future. 

I am running for Congress because we cannot continue to pass the same problems down from generation to generation. We need proven progressive leadership that champions issues for working families and will bring the change we need now. As your Representative, I will ensure that your voice is heard in Congress and that our district has the representation it deserves. My family has a stake in this fight. If yours does too, let’s not wait for change. Join the campaign. 

It is my privilege to be your voice and advocate in Annapolis. I am running for Congress because too many of us are being left behind; we cannot wait decades on issues we can change today.
Read more about me and my candidacy below.

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