Shadow Politics, March 24, 2019
New energy around 'DC Statehood' coming from our neighbors across the District line! Our guest Delegate Gabriel Acevero introduced 'USA - District of Columbia - Statehood' in the General Assembly of Maryland. He also introduced in the House the Uniform Citizen Complaint Process or “Anton’s Law.” The bill says that if you file a complaint against a police officer in Maryland, you have the right to know how the investigation was conducted. And if other complaints have been filed against that officer, you get to see those too.
Guest, Gabriel Acevero
I’m running because I love my community; I’ve spent many years working on legislation and advocating for issues important to working families; working families just like the one that raised me. As your representative in Annapolis, I’ll always listen to the voices in our community and work tirelessly for you, increasing the quality of life many of us share while making sure to include the experiences that aren’t always represented at the policymaking table. I’m running because regardless of who you are, where you’re from or who you love, everyone should have the same opportunities at pursuing success while also positively contributing to the social fabric that is America. District 39 deserves legislators that work for everyone in the community in ways that promote sustainable growth, safe streets, great schools, attracts desired investment and jobs that pay living wages, protects our environment, and a transportation system that is efficient. These are realistic, attainable, goals that we can achieve. I’d be honored to earn your vote!
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