ANGIE'S VISION FOR DISTRICT 4
People First Approach: District 4 needs a leader who is accessible, engaged and willing to execute the needs of everyone in the district. When elected, Angie will:
Schedule regularly district meetings to keep constituents informed
Utilize enhanced technology and creative communication methods
Work and advocate for a government that is open and transparent
Restore a more unified district that is enriched with unique communities
As the current State Central Committee 43rd Legislative District Chair, Angie understands what it takes to connect communities and families while building healthy relationships. She believes that it takes a collaborative and holistic approach to address the local concerns and that it begins with building meaningful partnerships. Angie believes in working together as a village to establish Strong Communities! As the Founder of Restoring the Village Project and the Radio Host of the RTV Radio Show, she has successfully been a true connector within the city. A strong district includes everyone within the equation: our youth, middle aged residents and our seniors whom are the pillars of our community. District 4 needs a leader who is capable and willing to bridge the gap to bring everyone together.
Be More Safe Approach: District 4 needs to be a safe environment for all families. When elected, Angie will:
Work closely with residents, community associations and businesses
Strengthen the relationship between the community and law enforcement
Provide support for re-entry programs, homelessness and behavioral health services
Work with the Mayor's Office to remove blight in our District
As a widow, Angie understands firsthand the need for comprehensive and wrap-around services. Not only does one want to feel safe but they also want to be provided with the opportunities to actually BE safe. She strongly believes in community policing and being transparent in order to effectively build trust. In addition, she feels that there is a great need to enhance technology used by Baltimore City officers as well as 311 and 911 operators. We need to properly track what's working and what's not. We also need to be sure that every approach made is fair and just. To her core, she believes that crime is a symptom of poverty and hopelessness. To tackle this, a diverse approach is required. This approach will need to address crime and deter it but also address the environment that perpetuates it.
Our Youth Matter Approach: Investing in families and our youth can help to rebuild a sense of community back into our district. When elected, Angie will:
Strengthen partnerships between the city and schools
Advocate for additional funding, recreational centers and after-school programs
Foster an environment that would promote parental involvement
Work towards seeing that our schools are safe and have quality education
As a Community Advocate, Angie understands that it takes working with stakeholders to create a safe and healthy learning environment for schools, staff and children. It also entails preparing our youth for a brighter future rather it be as an entrepreneur, preparation for college or a trade school. She understands the benefit of investing into vocational schools and also into STEM programs. Technology is advancing daily and we must continue to prepare our youth and their families. Angie will provide a safe environment within the district that will offer adequate support and resources to the youth as well as to their families.
Fight for Working People Approach: We need a vibrant district that is devoted to stabilizing our economy, infrastructure and environment. When elected, Angie will:
Push for equal infrastructure and neighborhood investments
Support small business incentive programs and retain our local talent
Advocate for increased opportunities such as job training and a livable wage
Support bills that will tax medical marijuana
As a Homeowner and a Working Woman, Angie will fight to redefine affordability for every constituent. She believes that equal investments throughout the district will in return provide healthy and energetic neighborhoods. In addition, she will work towards assisting every resident who is in need of support. As Councilwoman, Angie will help constituents to navigate through the resources already available as well as listen to ways that we can improve or create new ideas. Angie, also supports taxing medical marijuana and advocates that the tax revenues be used to lift up communities destroyed by the criminalization of it.
"Every Great Dream begins with a Dreamer. Always Remember, you have within you the Strength, the Patience and the Passion to Reach for the Stars to change the World." - Harriet Tubman