● Racial equity and inclusion in the sports betting licensing process.
● Unemployment insurance reform in processing, administering and distribution of claims.
● Housing stabilization and eviction prevention to including assistance with rental utility costs (arrearage)
● Closing the wealth gap by increasing economic mobility (changes in taxation, income equity, expand prevailing wage, etc.).
● Support frontline healthcare workers by providing on the job protection (PPE, equipment and information/skills on COVID-19); protect mental and physical health (provide leave as necessary); and ensure receive additional (hazard) pay.
● Provide greater access for Black business recovery from the effects of COVID-19 with specific funding programs for Black businesses and reforms that will assist Black banks in providing loans and other programs to Black businesses.
● Support MGA veto override of legislation entitled, “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future” (HB 1300/SB1000).
● Support MGA veto override of legislation entitled, “Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Funding” HB1260/SB1043).
● MSDE must provide guidance to ensure that all students are supported with equipment (computers) and tools (tutoring, PPE, etc.) for successful learning.
● Ensure broadband access for low income families.
● Reform the school resource officer program.
● Culturally responsive K-12 curriculum that will provide education on race and bias in a manner that leads to an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice and racism.
● Reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Black community.
● Create a racial health disparities strike force to collect data, review and recommend efforts to eliminate health disparities in the Black community.
● Focus on Black maternal health and eliminate maternal deaths.
● Create and fund Health Equity Resource Communities to help reduce health inequities, including grants, tax incentives in locations in the state with poor health outcomes that contribute to health inequities
● Repeal of Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBR).
● Reform the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) to eliminate the shielding of police misconduct records as reflected in Anton’s Law.
● Creation of a statewide use of force statute to standardize law enforcement’s use of force and to ensure criminal penalties for noncompliance.
● Increase production of energy from renewable energy sources.
● Eradicate those energy sources that create pollutants, hazardous waste and water contamination situated near Black communities.
● Increase quality local food production through urban farming and other local food production and distribution.