May 1, 2014
Press Contact for CASA de MD
María José Sandoval
BRIDGE Maryland to Hold Gubernatorial Candidates Forum in Baltimore City
Candidates for governor to discuss economic inequality, immigrant opportunity, affordable housing, transportation, other issues of concern to faith community
What: BRIDGE Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Event
Who: Invited guests: Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown,* Attorney General Doug Gansler,* Charles Lollar,* Del. Heather Mizeur,* Harford County Executive David Craig, Del. Ron George and Larry Hogan with moderator Rev. David Carl Olson of First Unitarian Church, Baltimore
Where: Israel Baptist Church, 1200 N. Washington Street, Baltimore
When: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Music at 6:00 p.m.; forum at 7:00 p.m.
* confirmed to attend
BALTIMORE – Candidates for Maryland governor will come together in Baltimore City on May 8, 2014 to discuss the critical issues facing the state. Nearly 1,000 people of faith are expected to come out to hear from those seeking to lead Maryland. All of the declared gubernatorial candidates have been invited; Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, Charles Lollar and Del. Heather Mizeur are confirmed to attend. The event is sponsored by BRIDGE Maryland, an interdenominational group of faith leaders who work to bridge the gap for opportunity and justice.
Unlike traditional candidate’s forums, the BRIDGE Gubernatorial Candidate Event along with CASA de Maryland will also feature testimony from people directly affected by the issues that the candidates will address, including: addressing economic inequality; creating opportunities for immigrants; generating fair development, housing and jobs; streamlining reinstatement of voting rights for ex-felons; and developing accessible and reliable public transportation.
Free buses to the event are available from Baltimore City as well as from Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s and Charles counties. Please call 443-857-0831 for more information about transportation.
The BRIDGE Gubernatorial Candidate Event working along with CASA de Maryland, is also co-sponsored by Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, Communities United, Ex-Felons Union and Raise Maryland.
BRIDGE Maryland spans the denominational, regional and ethnic differences that divide communities of faith.
BRIDGE discovers our common values and work together so that we might move from the world “as it is” toward the world our faith calls us to co-create.