Ben Jealous to visit Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE — Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Ben Jealous will visit Cambridge
for a ‘Moving the Shore Forward’ rally, at The Gracie Building at 403 Academy St., Sunday, Oct. 14.
Jealous, who visited Easton in late September, is expected to bring other speakers during the rally, which will take place from 7-9 p.m. The list of additional candidates has yet to be released by the Dorchester County Democratic Central Committee.
Earlier in October, Jealous rallied around comedian Dave Chapelle at Morgan State University, along with Baltimore Mayor Cathrine Pugh. The group emphasized the importance of funding Maryland’s historical black colleges and universities during Morgan State’s homecoming weekend.
During his Sept. 29th visit, Jealous discussed the need for added school safety, including school resources officers and secure buildings. Jealous also said that the idea of arming teachers with guns was “the most insane proposition I’ve ever heard in American Politics.”
Jealous said he was a proponent for recreational marijuana, and said he did not originally plan on running on a platform for the substance, but spoke to its benefits.
“We would be able to generate so much new revenue that it would pay for universal full day pre-k across the state,” Jealous said “And that to me is a win-winwin. We get safer, businesses get rich and our kids are better educated.”
Jealous also discussed the burden of the cost of medical expenses to seniors, saying the issue is one he would be tackling, if elected. Jealous said passing laws at the state level to allow pharmaceutical companies to import from Canada is one way to drive down the cost of prescriptions.
“The chairman of my campaign is 80 years old. He’s a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, serial entrepreneur, went bankrupt before the recession and lost ever ything,” Jealous said Sept. 29. “Back in the workforce, why? Because he can’t afford his wife’s pharmaceutical bill.”
The event is sponsored by the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus, an organization who’s mission is to identify, recruit and elect progressive candidates and to promote labor and progressive issues.
DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE BEN JEALOUS