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Women from Across Maryland Endorse Tom Perez for Governor as Perez-Sneed Campaign Releases Blueprint for Maryland Women

March 22, 2022

Annapolis, MD – Democratic candidate for Maryland governor and former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez and his running mate, former Baltimore City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, today released the Perez-Sneed Blueprint for Maryland Women, a multifaceted agenda for advancing women’s rights.

“Women’s History Month is a time for us to celebrate change-makers in Maryland and across the country who spent their lives overcoming discrimination, shattering glass ceilings, and fighting for progress,” Perez said. “As Maryland’s next governor I will not only prioritize women’s issues, but always make sure that women, no matter what zip code they live in, have access to opportunity so we can work as partners to continue bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice and equality.”

Below is a highlight of proposals included in the Perez-Sneed Blueprint for Maryland Women:

Economic Opportunity

Health Care

Education

Public Safety

Child Care

Women from Across Maryland Endorse Tom Perez for Governor

Perez and Sneed were joined by dozens of supporters today to announce that over 200 women throughout Maryland were announced as founding members of “Women for Tom” who believe in the Perez-Sneed vision to deliver jobs, justice, and opportunity for all Marylanders.

“Women for Tom” Co-chairs include:

“Women make up over half of our state’s population, but time and time again, we’ve seen how women’s issues have been pushed to the backburner,” said Women for Tom Co-chair State Senator Joanne Benson. “In 2022, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to put our state back on track. That means electing Tom Perez as our next governor and Shannon Sneed as our next lieutenant governor, who both understand the challenges facing women today.”

“Tom Perez defines what it means to be an inclusive, progressive leader, and he has a long track record of getting things done,” said Pia Morrison, President SEIU 500, and Women for Tom Co-chair. “We know that he will be the best advocate for women in every corner of Maryland, and we strongly support him to be the next Governor of our great state.”

Tom Perez and Shannon Sneed are continuing to build a diverse coalition, which includes unprecedented  statewide support from Maryland labor organizations, including 32BJ SEIU, SEIU Local 500, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Communications Workers of America (CWA), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and more.

In total, over 100 union locals representing over 120,000 union members throughout Maryland have endorsed the Perez-Sneed team.

The Perez-Sneed campaign has also garnered major endorsements from a rapidly growing number of national, state, and local officials, including Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi; Former President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards; Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison; Maryland State Senator Joanne C. Benson, Prince George’s County; Maryland State Senator Cory McCray, Baltimore City; Maryland State Delegate Luke Clippinger, Baltimore City; Maryland State Delegate Bonnie Cullison, Montgomery County; Maryland State Delegate Carl Jackson, Baltimore County; Maryland State Delegate Robbyn Lewis, Baltimore City; Maryland State Delegate Lesley Lopez, Montgomery County; Maryland State Delegate Kirill Reznik, Montgomery County; Maryland State Delegate Dana Stein, Baltimore County; Charles County Commissioner President Reuben Collins; Montgomery County Council President Gabe Albornoz; College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn; Mount Rainier Mayor Celina Benitez; Baltimore City Councilmember Kristerfer Burnett; Baltimore City Councilmember Ryan Dorsey; Montgomery County Council Vice President Evan Glass; Baltimore City Councilmember Danielle McCray; Hyattsville Councilmember Rommel Sandino; Former State Party Chair Kathleen Matthews; Former Maryland State Delegate Salima Marriott Gibbs; Former Baltimore City Council President Mary Pat Clarke; Former Prince George’s County Council Chairman Sam Dean; and Former Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett.

To learn more about the Perez-Sneed campaign, please visit tomperez.com