OUR COMMUNITY ENDORSES LORIG
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I am happy to announce my support for Lorig Charkoudian, an amazingly accomplished young leader who has already demonstrated her ability to serve both locally and statewide.
I place great stock in long term community involvement and experience in the political realm. Lorig, I know, has worked on many legislative initiatives in Annapolis, and as a result, she understands the legislative process and how to get things done. She holds a PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and knows her way around public policy.
I hope you will join me in supporting Lorig Charkoudian to become part of the District 20 Team, a team that truly reflects the diversity and strength of our district. As I move forward, I will be happy knowing that District 20 is in capable hands.
– SHEILA HIXSON, Retiring D20 Delegate
Lorig’s creativity in response to complex social problems, dogged determination, passion for social justice, and professional experience working on legislation in Annapolis prepare her for a delegate position. She would be an amazing legislator and the people of the 20th District would be incredibly fortunate to have her as their representative.
– HEATHER MIZEUR, Former D20 Delegate and Founder of MizMaryland, Soul Force Politics
Lorig’s leadership and determination across so many key issues—from criminal justice to food security and small business financing—make her an effective advocate and policy strategist for the people of District 20 and all of Maryland.
Lorig is a leader in building community-led policing, which gives residents a strong voice in how policing happens in their communities. She believes that law enforcement should work collaboratively with the communities they serve, and she has developed models to implement this approach.
On the state level, Lorig’s leadership helped the Public Safety and Policing Workgroup incorporate mediation for some police complaints into reform legislation. This gives residents and officers a chance to hear each others’ perspectives and build trust and a new way of engaging with each other. After this legislation passed, Lorig collaborated with the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to develop policy guidelines for agencies throughout the state who were interested in implementing such a program.
In Takoma Park, Lorig supports us by developing and conducting dialogues between young people and police officers, as we look to build stronger relationships among young people, especially young people of color, and our Police Department. Lorig also provided invaluable insights and advice from her work across the state on police issues as we conducted our search for a new police chief in Takoma Park.
I support Lorig for Delegate because I trust her to keep the interests of our entire community in mind when she makes decisions about how we police and protect our neighborhoods.
– KATE STEWART, Takoma Park Mayor
From the day I met her in 2001, I have watched Lorig build and support violence prevention measures that address everything from interpersonal conflicts to ending the school to prison pipeline. Lorig does the long term work over time that builds on community resilience and seeks to resolve the structural issues underlying the violence.
– ERRICKA BRIDGEFORD, Co-founder of Baltimore Ceasefire 365 and
The Baltimore Sun Marylander of the Year
Lorig will fight to protect Maryland’s environment and address the causes of climate change. She believes that 100% clean renewable energy is a top environmental priority, and that our communities will benefit from policies that speed our transition away from carbon-based energy sources.
And Lorig has the skills to bring people together and get things done. Let’s be honest — the 2018 legislative session in Maryland was a disappointment on the environmental front. Too many good bills went down to defeat. Working through differences is challenging, but Lorig knows that Maryland can and must unite to lead on climate. As a committed environmentalist, as a mediator, and as someone with deep experience in bridging divides and bringing people together for progressive reform, Lorig is the person I want in the room while difficult discussions are being had.
I support Lorig for Delegate because I know that she will look out for the best interests of our vibrant and diverse communities while she’s fighting to make our environment healthier and more sustainable.
– DORI CANTOR PASTER, Former Branch Chief, US Environmental Protection Agency
Former Legislative Chair, Maryland Sierra Club
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I support Lorig’s campaign to build a more just and inclusive Maryland because she helped write and pass the Maryland Farms and Families Act so low-income families can get more benefits when shopping at local farmers’ markets.
– HOWARD KOHN, Maryland Recreation & Parks Association Volunteer of the Year
How many candidates have legislative accomplishments BEFORE they get elected? I first met Lorig when she took one of my crowd-funding ideas and got it introduced into the Maryland state legislature. It passed both houses unanimously, and stands as the most visionary law in the country. I can’t wait to see what Lorig can accomplish for us once she’s in office!
– MICHAEL H. SHUMAN, Attorney, Economist, and
Author of “The Local Economy Solution” and “Local Dollars, Local Sense”
”It’s hard keeping up with Lorig, let me tell you. I have to go all over the state to find her. But I will constantly be in pursuit of her because she is such a great leader in breaking the impasse over social conflicts, family conflicts, workplace conflicts, you name it. At a time when there is so much division and polarization in society, what we need is exactly the kind of work that Lorig has been doing to bring people together for constructive problem-solving. That’s why I’m thrilled to be able to salute Lorig and urge her on.”