Fantastic to see @JohnsHopkins @HopkinsMedicine taking this critical step to ensure the economic wellbeing of over 6,000 #Maryland employees. This investment will go right back into our economy + support healthier + more equitable communities across #BaltimoreCity + Maryland.
By January, Baltimore’s largest private employer plans to increase the minimum wage for university and health system employees to $15 an hour, which becomes a state requirement in 2025. https://bit.ly/2SxwtCT
The @SBAgov Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (#SVOG) portal is still open to applicants. I urge all shuttered venue operators in need of assistance to apply ASAP to avoid missing out. Visit http://sba.gov/svogrant for more information.
I commend @BaltimorePolice for their quick work to ID + charge the assailant who I trust will feel the full weight of justice. 2/2
Monday’s violent assault of two Asian Americans in Baltimore is yet another example of the vicious attacks against Asians occurring across the US. We must work together to combat prejudice + #StopAsianHate. 1/2
Today I join @Liberation_75, @ClaimsCon + the global community in commemorating the 75th anniversary of liberation from the Holocaust. May we never forget how hateful words transitioned to unthinkable violence in the past as we continue to fight antisemitism. #ItStartedWithWords
Before detaining Jews, they called them 'dirty' but when #WW2 started, imprisonment began. Liberated 76yrs ago this month, we celebrate Roman Kent's 5+yrs of survival in ghettos and camps of the #Holocaust. Please watch/share his message and #NeverForget that #ItStartedWithWords
#TeamMaryland just announced #MD will receive a further $727M in federal funds for the P-EBT nutrition + meals assistance program, which has been extended through June 2021. This funding will benefit over 530K students experiencing food insecurity. More: https://bit.ly/3ePrPYr
As we acknowledge #AAPIHeritageMonth, we celebrate and honor the invaluable role Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have played in shaping the American story.
Happy #JewishAmericanHeritageMonth! This May, we celebrate the immeasurable contributions that generations of Jewish Americans have made to #Maryland and our nation.
THIS WEEK: @AppropsDems will continue reviewing @POTUS’ budget request and hold 12 hearings. To learn more and find livestream information, visit: https://appropriations.house.gov/events/hearings