The African American family has been destroyed by targeted, racial profiling. Advocating to stop "prisons for profit" is my top priority when I am elected as Maryland Delegate for Prince George's County District - 25.
Suitland, Maryland (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
It’s September 11th, 2011. As Americans run for their lives to escape the raging storm of debris, chemical fumes and smoke clouds, an off-duty Chief Deputy US Marshal, who just happens to be in the “Big A” while on vacation, is just six blocks away. Instinctively, he rushes in toward the explosion with no protective gear, no mask, just courage and heart, a true warrior.
Who would have known that this same US Marshal, a Whistleblower, was in the middle of a more than decade long, administrative Civil Rights battle with his employer, the US Department of Justice (Case No. 00-5138) that resulted in a landmark victory? The jury declared the US Department of Justice a hostile environment for all African American employees.
During this war, this same US Marshal lost everything. Yet he never gave up. He remained true to himself and his oath to protect and serve the community. Standing in his convictions, experience and knowledge of the law, while representing other victims of discrimination, he won 8 additional Civil Rights cases.
The Marshal went on to become elected as the National 1st Vice President of Blacks in Government (BIG) and, was elected as the Vice-President of Congressional Relations of Federally Employed Women (FEW) as the Organization’s first male executive. Historically he is the only person to have held and currently hold both positions. He went on to personally sponsor 10 social justice resolutions, all adopted by the Blacks In Government (BIG) National Delegation.
Now, that man is running to Annapolis to serve as Maryland Delegate – District 25, and his name is Matthew Fogg.
Fogg is not an attorney or lawyer, he is an Activist and Advocate who will stand during the darkest hour of adversity, fight for the rights of others, protect the vulnerable, and serve with honor. He is a man of integrity.
His platform includes:
- Ending the school to prison pipeline of black and brown citizens through the implementation of recommendations identified in the “Doors to Detention, Prince George’s Utilization Study 2012”
o Advocate for Education and Training of those working in the Criminal/Juvenile Justice System on equality, race relations, and diversity sensitivity.
- Fix Flaws in Education System
o Advocate for Education and Training for educators on race relations and diversity sensitivity and increased pay for teachers.
o Support efforts to implement early screening for learning disabilities and mental health disorders.
o Advocate for intervention and prevention programs during and after school.
- Advocate for Women’s Equal Rights Act
- Replace minimum wage with a living wage reflecting today’s inflation index, not an antiquated one.
- Advocate to improve Veteran Services
o Expedite medical benefits
o Create viable jobs for Veteran
To learn more of Matthew’s platform visit: Matthewfogg4delegate.com.
There are many ways to support Matthew to ensure he wins his bid for the Prince George’s County, District - 25 Delegate seat. If courage, discipline, experience, integrity and trust are important to you, then Matthew Fogg is the clear choice. "Turn on the Fogg lights to Elect Matthew Fogg as Maryland Delegate – District 25".
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