New spot “Let’s Be Honest” addresses the impact of structural racism in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD – On Saturday, former Obama administration official and Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Miller released a new ad, “Let’s Be Honest.” The ad addresses the impact of structural racism in Baltimore and Mary’s plan and preparedness to drive inclusive growth for all of Baltimore’s residents by investing in housing, small businesses, and creating jobs.

“From crime and poor education to the lack of affordable housing and good jobs, structural racism is the root of many problems in Baltimore, and we have to be honest about this, says Mary Miller. “As Mayor, I’ll fight redlining in our most distressed neighborhoods, invest in education and inclusive job growth, and confront bias in the police department. We can’t change the past, but we CAN work together for a better future.”

While serving at the U.S. Treasury Department, Mary helped cities across this country come back from the great recession. In Baltimore, she has been working to get money flowing into neighborhoods that have been left out for far too long, and helping women and people of color start small businesses. Mary knows that government can be a powerful force for creating economic opportunity, and she knows it’s what we need in Baltimore.

This ad is part of the Miller Campaign’s significant TV ad buy. The campaign will air ads through Election Day on April 28.

“Let’s Be Honest” can be viewed here.

About Mary Miller:

Mary Miller is a Democrat running for mayor of Baltimore, her home of 34 years. Her career has been spent studying urban planning and investing in cities. In 2010, President Obama appointed Mary to lead our country’s recovery from the Great Recession. As the first woman to serve as the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the U.S. Treasury Department, Mary oversaw the entire U.S. economy. Mary left the Obama administration determined to help strengthen her hometown and has been working to get money flowing into neighborhoods that have been left out and helps women and people of color start small businesses and revitalize historically neglected areas of the city.

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