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Political Notes: King adds another endorsement

6/17/2022 | Josh Kurtz, Bruce DePuyt

Maryland Matters

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John King added another endorsement Thursday, this one from Sunrise Movement Maryland.

It is the latest in a string of endorsements from progressive groups, including the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus, Our Revolution Maryland, Pro-Choice Maryland, and Sierra Club Maryland.

King’s campaign said the new endorsements are proof that they are “meeting the moment with momentum at the right time.”

“The climate crisis is here and we need urgent action to fight it. I am proud to be the choice of progressive Marylanders who know we cannot afford to elect another governor who refuses to act,” King said in a statement. “As governor, I will create a Green New Deal for Maryland that will prioritize climate action to protect the Bay, achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, and reverse long-standing systemic environmental injustice.”

Sunrise Movement Frederick coordinator Davin Faris said King would bring policies on “green job creation, community resiliency [and] widespread public transit.”