Ben JealousGovernor of Maryland
Ben Jealous (D) is the former National President and CEO of the NAACP.
Ben Jealous has a history of civil rights leadership.
Jealous has worked with governors to develop plans to help end mass incarceration, helped stop Mississippi’s governor from turning a public HBCU into a prison, and advanced efforts to abolish the death penalty in Maryland.
Ben Jealous is passionate about criminal justice reform.
If elected, Jealous will legalize marijuan, end money bail, and advocate for adequate reproductive healthcare for incarcerated women.
Ben Jealous wants to address police misconduct.
If elected, Jealous will end nondisclosure agreements for police misconduct settlements, create a searchable public database for officer use of force reports, and create a Special Prosecutor’s Office to oversee all police misconduct cases.
Ben Jealous values quality public education.
If elected, Jealous will prioritize funding for Maryland’s most impoverished school districts, fund full-day, universal pre-K, and raise teacher pay by 29%.
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