Updated: Apr 5
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Attorney General candidate Craig Wolf to speak to activists rallying for equitable HBCU funding outside Frosh’s office on Wednesday
Wolf’s speech to the group will highlight the key themes of his campaign – the importance of putting people before politics, and the need for state leaders to work together to solve the issues facing Maryland
Baltimore, MD (Apr. 4, 2018) – Attorney General candidate Craig Wolf will join activists to advocate for equitable funding for HBCU’s when they gather to picket outside the Attorney General’s office in Baltimore on Wednesday. The group is protesting Frosh’s decision to appeal a November remedial ruling by the U.S. District Court, which affirmed a process to provide HBCU’s with equitable funding and rectify decades of neglect by state leaders.
Excerpts from Wolf’s speech highlight the key themes of his campaign – the importance of putting people before politics, and the need for state leaders to work together to solve the issues facing Maryland.
“I’m here today to say that your education matters. Our HBCU’s matter. I believe the same thing you believe – that it’s important that Maryland’s historically black colleges and universities be provided with the resources and curriculum necessary for them to be competitive with traditionally white universities.”
“Maryland has four great HBCU’s with a rich tradition and history – and much to be proud of: Morgan State, Bowie State, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Coppin State, which holds a special place in my heart because my mother, who at the time was a struggling single mom with two children to raise, received her bachelor’s degree from that fine institution.”
“I may be a candidate for office, but I speak to you today not as a Republican or Democrat, but as a Marylander who believes that 12 years of litigation is long enough. Your elected officials are supposed to hear you, understand you, and then work together to solve the problems in this state. Because this isn’t an issue of party – it is an issue of parity.”
“Brian Frosh has simply failed to fully-engage with the HBCU community and focus his attention on this case, and he has not worked to bring the parties together.”
“I applaud Governor Hogan for putting the first serious offer on the table to resolve this matter, but there’s still much work to be done. As Attorney General, I promise you that I will work with whoever wants to sit down at that table to resolve this issue. I will keep the promise that Brian Frosh has broken, and I will work tirelessly to settle this lawsuit.”
To view Craig’s Facebook Live video from the event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/craigwolf4ag/videos/175325086448784/
Craig Wolf is a former state & federal prosecutor, served as Counsel to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, is President and CEO of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, and a US Army Veteran. He is running for Attorney General to put the safety and security of Marylanders first. To learn more about Craig and his priorities, please visit our website at www.Wolf4AG.com