Cory will fight to provide more apprenticeship opportunities in emerging industries and trades, including construction, nursing, S.T.E.M., computer technology, and other fields that benefit the residents of the 45th District, the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland.
Living Wage Jobs
Cory will fight for all employers that accept state subsidies to pay a living wage because he knows that our community was at its best when all of our neighbors received a living wage. Neighborhoods like Belair-Edison, Oliver, Berea, Overlea, Frankford, Gardenville and so many others in East and Northeast Baltimore worked at Bethlehem Steel, Domino Sugar, American Can Company, and Lever Brothers, making a living wage for their hard work. While the manufacturing industry has been replaced by the service industry, everyone who works everyday to provide for themselves and their families should receive a living wage. In Annapolis, Cory will partner with all employers within the 45th Legislative District to create living wage opportunities for those in the district.
Cory will stand up for small businesses. In Annapolis, tax subsidy after tax subsidy is handed to large corporations merely because they have the money and power to lobby legislators. Cory will work to have more funding allocated to small businesses that hire residents within the neighborhoods they serve. Cory will educate small businesses on existing opportunities and identify new opportunities to grow small businesses.
Cory will fight for employment opportunities for our youth during the summer. Leading by example, Cory will employ two youth each summer during his four-year term—training them to be community leaders and public servants.