As a councilmember, I work hard to support programs that address disparities in our community. I advocate for equity in our public schools and I have taken many tough votes to support affordable housing. I am a strong supporter of public transportation. I led the charge to restore our Earned Income Tax Credit and I supported a higher minimum wage. I have advanced new child care initiatives, including creating a program to provide business counseling to child care providers, many of whom are new entrepreneurs. And I have worked hard to support community and economic development throughout the county. For these and many other reasons, I am proud to have the support of the African American Democratic Club of Montgomery County.