Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s speech in Cleveland, Ohio:
Today, we heard President Obama articulate his strong vision for creating jobs, reducing the national debt, and fostering a climate of innovation and entrepreneurship in America.
At a time of great economic uncertainty, our President made the tough choices and smart investments that created new economic opportunity for the people of Baltimore. We cannot afford to follow Mitt Romney’s path, which would return our country to the failed ‘Bush-era’ policies of the past: Big Tax cuts for the wealthiest first and no rules for Wall Street—all while middle class families fall further and further behind.
As the President has said, this election is a make or break moment for the middle class. Baltimore cannot afford to go backwards. America must move forward. President Obama has the right vision for an economy that’s built to last, where everyone plays by the same rules, everyone gets a fair shot, and all families have a chance to achieve the American dream.
MIKULSKI TO KICK OFF 2010 RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN WITH STATEWIDE TOUR
Mikulski to make stops in six counties including Baltimore, Allegany and Montgomery
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski will officially kick off her 2010 re-election campaign this weekend, Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25 with various events around the state. Joined by Marylanders from across the state, other elected officials and Party leaders including Governor Martin O’Malley, Senator Ben Cardin, and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the tour will bring her to Baltimore, Allegany, Montgomery, Frederick, Prince George’s and Washington Counties.
Mikulski, the first female Senator elected in her own right, is considered the ‘Dean of the Women of the U.S. Senate’. She is currently running for re-election in 2010. Here are the tour details –
Friday, April 23: Fells Point Meet & Greet with Mayor Rawlings-Blake
Location: Jimmy’s Restaurant Diner- Fells Point (Broadway Square)
801 South Broadway
Time: 9:10 AM EST
Senator Mikulski will meet with local supporters and leaders – including Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake – and supporters. She will make brief remarks.
Saturday, April 24: 6th Annual Western Maryland Democratic Summit
Location: Rocky Gap State Park & Conference Center
12500 Pleasant Valley Road
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Together with Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley and Bill DuVall of the Allegany County Democratic Central Committee, Senator Mikulski will be a guest speaker at the luncheon of the 6th Annual Western Maryland Democratic Summit. The full summit runs from Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25.
Sunday, April 25: Silver Spring Meet & Greet with Young Democrats
Location: McGinty’s Public House – Silver Spring
911 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD
Time: 2:30 PM EST
Senator Mikulski will hold a meet and greet with the Maryland Young Democrats and other young professionals. She will give brief remarks.
Additionally, she will continue the campaign diner stops tour in Frederick, Prince George’s and Washington Counties.
Media interested in attending events should RSVP via email to email@example.com or by calling 410-209-4580.
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LT. GOVERNOR BROWN, MAYOR RAWLINGS-BLAKE, MARYLAND CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION AND COPS DIRECTOR MELEKIAN TO HIGHLIGHT LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL PARTNERSHIPS TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY
Federal Recovery Act helps Maryland police departments hire 112 officers; State touts another year of reduced crime
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (February 18, 2010) – Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will join local and federal officials, COPS Director Bernard K. Melekian, and law enforcement leaders tomorrow at a press conference in Baltimore City touting the effectiveness of the Federal Recovery Act, which allowed Maryland to hire 112 police officers through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
One year ago this week, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which included $1 billion for COPS hiring grants. Maryland received eight grants for a total of $23.25 million to hire 112 officers for two years. Baltimore City was awarded a $10 million grant to hire 50 officers.
Last year, Maryland reported the lowest violent crime rate since 1987 and the largest three-year reduction in homicides since the 1970s, including a 46 percent reduction in juvenile homicides over the same period of time. Between 2008 and 2009, Prince George’s County and Baltimore City reduced juvenile homicides by 45 and 53 percent, respectively.
WHO: Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown
Director Bernard K. Melekian, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
U.S. Representative Dutch Ruppersberger
U.S. Representative John Sarbanes
Other members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation
Baltimore Chief of Police Frederick H. Bealefeld, III
Prince George’s County Chief of Police Roberto L. Hylton
WHAT: Press conference touting effectiveness of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Maryland’s public safety efforts
WHERE: Baltimore Police Department Headquarters, Commissioners Board Room
601 East Fayette Street – 5th Floor
WHEN: TOMORROW, Friday, February 19, 2010