I am on State Senator Bill Ferguson’s email list so I received the following email this morning. You have to give him credit for asking his constituents what they think about this important issue (slots). How many other local elected officials do something like this on controversial issues?
Expanded Gambling in Maryland
|Tell me what you think. Click the image to take the survey.|
I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the hot days of summer! Life is quite busy these days balancing legislative commitments, my employment outside of the legislature, and preparing to become a father later this month. Suffice to say, daily doings are active and exciting!
I wanted to get your input on a few items to you that I thought you may find of interest.
Special Session 2012, Part 2: Yesterday, the General Assembly returned for the second time for a special session to take up the issue of expanding gambling in Maryland. I’ve been quite conflicted on this issue. On one hand, expanded gambling may yield more revenue for the State to invest in schools. On the other hand, gambling certainly isn’t the most ideal means of supporting Maryland’s future. I’d love to hear your opinion. Let me know your thoughts by clicking here. Additionally, Delegate Sandy Rosenberg and I wrote a Letter to the Editors of The Baltimore Sun with our perspective on the issue (see here for original article).
Baltimore City’s 21st Century Schools Campaign: Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a Community Conversation hosted by the Baltimore City Public Schools. I was incredibly impressed with the event, and I wanted to share with you the opening video that set the stage for the conversation. This is an enormous opportunity to truly transform Baltimore City’s future.
End of 2012 Session Letter: In case you did not receive a copy of my End of Session letter in April, I wanted to make sure you have an electronically available copy.
“Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry” Campaign: Throughout the summer the Share Our Strength Campaign has again been working to ensure that all Baltimore City children have access to healthy meals while school is out of session. They need your help! If you are interested you can learn more by clicking here or you can contact the Campaign Manager, D’Juan Hopewell, directly firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 673-1618.
Summer Activities for Families: The Waterfront Partnership is offering a number of free and fun activities for families this summer. Take a look:
Together, and only together, we can shape our future. Keep dreaming big!