Ben Jealous Press release


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Current Democratic candidate for Governor of Maryland and former President of the NAACP Ben Jealous is coming to the Lower Shore for a meet & greet!


SALISBURY, MD February 3, 2018 --  

The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus (LSPC), a non-partisan political activism group on the Lower Shore of Maryland, is proud to announce that Ben Jealous will be joining us this Saturday for a meet-and-greet.  Ben will be speaking about building progressive power on the Eastern Shore, and finally giving the Lower Shore the attention it deserves.  Ben will then take time to answer questions from the audience.


Ben Jealous is a civil rights leader, community organizer, investor in startups for good, educator, former investigative journalist and a Rhodes Scholar who has spent his life bringing people together to get big things done.  At age 35, Ben was named the youngest ever President and CEO of the NAACP. Under Ben’s leadership, the NAACP underwent an unprecedented era of growth. In 2013, Ben was named Marylander of the Year by the Baltimore Sun because of the role he played in leading the effort to abolish the death penalty, helping assure the effort to pass marriage equality was successful, chairing the effort to pass the DREAM Act, and expand voting rights.


Ben Jealous hopes to win the Democratic Primary and go on to face incumbent Larry Hogan.  Ben wants to make Maryland the first state to have single payer healthcare, and wants to improve education and move toward renewable energy.


When and Where: 5:30 PM at the Poplar Hill Mansion at 117 Elizabeth Street

Salisbury, Maryland 21801 on February 3rd

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