Door Stories: Week of December 4th, 2017

This weekend, I knocked on Rachel & Jason’s door in the Baltimore Highlands neighborhood. They are homeowners here in Baltimore, and we talked through their concerns about public safety. I believe that no one should live in a neighborhood where gun shots and related violence are common occurrences. In spite of the challenges their neighborhood faces, Rachel & Jason are committed to staying in Baltimore and improving their community.

Net Neutrality

Today, I’m #thankful for net neutrality. An internet which doesn’t discriminate is a space with the freedom of open communication and innovation.

A little girl’s simple question

Last session, I was walking through Lawyers Mall in front of the Maryland State House, when I met a group of elementary and middle school students who were advocating for …

Baltimore PROSPERS plan (pdf)

Team46’s Baltimore City Proposed Strategy for Personal & Community Safety (or Baltimore PROSPERS) is a well-researched position and policy proposal document which succinctly yet thoroughly lays out Team46’s plan to reduce violence and crime in Baltimore City. It lays out immediate and near future proposals while also illustrating steps that have been taken by members of Team46 during previous legislative sessions.

Door Stories: Week of July 10th, 2017

Over the past week, I’ve knocked on hundreds of doors, and talked to dozens of neighbors in the McElderry Park Community and Patterson Park Neighborhood. These encounters are important for …

Baltimore Style Screenshot

In The Margins (Baltimore Style)

“My starting point for everything I do is social justice,” says Robbyn Lewis, one of three state delegates representing Maryland’s 46th District. For her, “social justice” means advocating for public health and criminal justice reform and building a green community that everyone can enjoy. Home to great wealth and great poverty, the 46th includes Harbor East as well as Cherry Hill and Curtis Bay, and is the whitest legislative district in the city—60 percent. Lewis is the district’s first delegate of color.

Session Wrap Up

What follows are some of my legislative highlights, policies that I sponsored or helped sponsor, though it is not comprehensive: BILLS I SPONSORED Workgroup on Health in All Policies — …

Podcast: Soundbites: The People’s Climate March

We hosted the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. We listened in to a panel that took place Wednesday, April 19, at 2640 Space in Baltimore, “Fired Up & Ready To Go,” leading up to the People’s Climate March on April 29th in Washington, D.C. I talked with a panel of environmental activists including: Maryland Delegate Robbyn Lewis (46th District), a public health professional, sustainability advocate and community leader