From the Justice & Peace Committee

The Justice and Peace Committee at St. Ignatius Catholic Community will host a discussion with some of the candidates for the upcoming election to determine Maryland’s next governor. This event will focus on a wide range of social issues pertinent to Baltimore City and Maryland at large. The conversation will be held on Tuesday, November 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, located at 740 N. Calvert Street, next to Center Stage in the Mount Vernon area.

We believe that it is vital that constituents have as many opportunities as possible to know the stance of the candidates on issues of importance to them. This event will help them to make informed decisions when they enter the voting booth.

As such we invited all candidates who had officially announced or indicated a serious consideration to run and received over 1% support in available opinion polls. Rushern Baker, Peter Franchot, Doug Gansler, Mike Rosenbaum, Tom Perez, and Wes Moore have confirmed their availability for the conversation.

The event will be moderated by Kate Walsh and Glendora Hughes. Ms. Walsh is a St. Ignatius parishioner and tireless education advocate. Since 2003 she has been President of the National Council on Teacher Quality, spearheading efforts to instill enhanced transparency and standards among institutions responsible for teacher preparedness. Ms. Hughes, a lifelong catholic, has diligently worked in the legal field representing the needs of the under-served. She is currently General Counsel for the State of Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, continuing the push for true equality and has been involved in numerous archdiocesan initiatives, boards, and conferences.

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