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Maryland IAF Public Action Geared Towards Jobs, Not Jabs

Friday, May 23, 2014
The Baltimore Sun

Why can't the big televised debates be run this way?

"We want your responses to these questions, not your critiques of each other," the Rev. Nancy Ladd warned the three gubernatorial hopefuls seated in the front pew of a packed St. Matthew Catholic Church.
The Maryland Industrial Areas Foundation promoted its May 14 candidates forum in Baltimore as being geared toward "jobs, not jabs." Read more about Maryland IAF Public Action Geared Towards Jobs, Not Jabs

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BUILD: "We Want a Public Relationship, Not a Booty Call!"

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Washington Post

The Baltimore pastor explained it like this: Being courted by a politician can sometimes feel like a one-night stand for community activists. In the heat of the moment, there is intense devotion and endless promises. But what happens the next morning? “We’re not asking you to marry us. This is no request for death-do-us part relationship,” said Bishop Douglas Miles of Koinonia Baptist Church, addressing three Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls during a forum in Baltimore on Wednesday night. “But, understand, neither will we be treated as, like the young people say, as a booty call.” Read more about BUILD: "We Want a Public Relationship, Not a Booty Call!"

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